Lay Ministry

Lay Ministry

Lay Ministry involves lay people (not ordained) serving the people of God through the Church.

They are not ordained but receive their call through the Sacraments of Initiation.

The term “Lay Minister” does not refer to one specific ministry.

Lay Ministers may serve the Church, with the Pastor’s authorization, in many areas of ecclesiology.



National Association for Lay Ministry   l   USCCB   l   USML - Lay Formation

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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 and HFC) - vigil


7:30 am (UC)

9:00 am (UC)

10:30 am (UC and HFC)

12:00 pm (UC)