Domestic Violence Committee

Domestic Violence Committee


Domestic violence is any kind of behavior that a person uses to control an intimate partner through fear and intimidation. It includes physical, sexual, psychological, verbal and economic abuse. Examples of this are battering, name-calling, and insults, threats to harm one’s partner or children, destruction of property, marital rape and forced sterilization or abortion.

“As bishops, we condemn the use of the Bible to support abusive behavior in any form. A correct interpretation of scripture leads people to an understanding of the equal dignity of men and women and to relationships based on mutuality and love.”



  • You are not alone and help is available for you and your children
  • Share your story in confidence with someone you trust.
  • If you choose to stay for now, set up an action plan to ensure your safety.
  • Find out about resources in your area that offer help to battered women and their children

The National Domestic Hotline provides crisis intervention and referrals to local service providers. Call 800-799-SAFE (7233) or 800-787-3224 or Hotline advocates are available to chat online, Monday to Friday, 9 AM – 7 PM CST. Our local Catholic Charities at 1717 Rand Rd. in Des Plaines, IL has qualified counselors on staff and can provide emergency assistance and other kinds of help. Monday – Friday, 9 AM to 4 PM, 847-376-2100.

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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