Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer Opportunities

Altar Servers

Girls and boys may become Altar servers starting in sixth grade through eighth grade. Servers assist the priests for weekday and Sunday Masses as well as Holy Days, weddings, and funerals.


The Mass Explained

Altar Servers and families - do you truly understand the Catholic Mass? Do you sometimes find Mass boring? Then "The Mass Explained" is for you.

We encourage you to read these commentaries to help you understand the Mass better. Better yet, read them together as a family. Take ten minutes a day to read and discuss a commentary. Remember, the family that prays together, stays together!


If you are interested in volunteering for this ministry please contact Fr. Peter Gnoinski.

Download the Altar Server Training Guide

Download the Order of Mass

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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