Resources Beyond Our Parish

Resources Beyond Our Parish

Avenues to Independence

Avenues to Independence provides jobs, homes and community living opportunities for adults with intellectual, physical, and developmental disabilities in the metropolitan Chicago area. 

Catholic Charities

With more than 150 programs at more than 160 locations throughout Cook and Lake counties, Catholic Charities serves virtually every neighborhood and parish in the Chicagoland area. Annually they assist more than 1 million persons in Cook and Lake counties without regard to religious, ethnic, or economic background.

St. Vincent dePaul Center

Since 1915, St. Vincent dePaul Center has been serving the needs of the working poor of Chicago at the corner of Halsted and Webster. Sponsored byt eh Daughters of Charity, St. Vincent's provides vital programs and services in the areas of, child development, social services, outreach to at-risk famliies and individuals, and services for the elderly.


FISH is a local agency that has been serving residents of Maine Towneship (Park Ridge, Des Plaines, Niles, NW Edge of Chicago) since 1971 providing transportation for medical needs. There is no charge or obligation to recipients. 
For more information please contact Maine Towneship.


WINGS helps homeless and abused women and children by offering integrated services that meet their needs for shelter, education, guidance and support. We provide safe, secure living environments, through transitional housing and emergency shelter, in residential neighborhoods that allow women to go to school, work, and achieve financial and emotional independence.

Places to Donate Items

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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

All in Upper Church

Monday - Friday

6:25 am

8:30 am


8:30 am - weekday Mass

4:30 pm - vigil


7:30 am

9:00 am

10:30 am

12:00 pm