Pastoral Care

Pastoral Care

Field Advocates Ministry (Annulments)

Contact: The Parish Office

This ministry provides assistance and guidance to those who need to go through the process of a formal Annulment within the Archdiocese. Field Advocates meet with individuals at the rectory to complete the necessary paperwork and explain the process. All information is held in strict confidence.

Divorce Support Ministry

Help & Healing for those who are divorced or going through divorce

Come join us to experience hope and healing simply by listening and sharing experiences and insights with others. We will be using the Divorce and Beyond book and videos from the DivorceCare program. Registration and a small fee of $25 is required for the book and materials.
Through our church community and the Lord may He guide us through this healing process together.
For more information contact Nick Testa, Evangelization Manager, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 847-825-7605, x2250



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Bereavement Ministry

Contact: Margaret Teich

This ministry was formed to comfort all who mourn. Trained bereavement ministers meet with families who have lost a loved one to plan and personalize the Funeral Mass. The ministers follow the survivors in the days, weeks, and months to follow. The Bereavement Ministers host the annual All Soul’s Mass each November, where the names of the deceased are read aloud.


Please visit our bereavement website for help with funeral planning.

Anointing of the Sick

Contact: The Parish Office

About the Sacrament

The anointing of the sick is administered to bring spiritual and even physical strength during an illness, especially near the time of death. It is most likely one of the last sacraments one will receive. A sacrament is an outward sign established by Jesus Christ to confer inward grace. In more basic terms, it is a rite that is performed to convey God’s grace to the recipient, through the power of the Holy Spirit.  


Annointing of the Sick at St. Paul of the Cross

If you have a loved one who is gravely ill and would like to receive this Sacrament, please call the rectory (847) 825-7605, and a priest will visit as soon as possible.

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Contact Information

St. Paul of the Cross

320 South Washington Street
Park Ridge, IL 60068

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Phone: (847) 825-7605

Mass Schedule

UC = Upper Church
HFC = Holy Family Chapel 

Monday - Friday

6:25 am UC

8:30 am UC


8:30 am UC - weekday Mass

4:30 pm UC - vigil


7:30 am UC

9:00 am UC

10:30 am UC and HFC

12:00 pm UC