Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer Opportunities

Protecting God's Children

All St. Paul of the Cross volunteers over the age of 18 must complete training that is mandated by the Archdiocesan Office for the Protection of Children and Youth


Virtus Training

All volunteers must attend Virtus Training. New volunteers need to register for a class. If you have already attended a class you must continue to read the training bulletins that are provided. To register for class and to read training bulletins go to www.virtusonline.orgInstructions on how to register for Virtus can be found here.



The CANTS form for the State of Illinois Department of Children and Family Services needs to be completed each fall and turned in to the program administrator or your Ministry Leader.


Code of Conduct

The Code of Conduct form needs to be completed when you first volunteer.  The form needs to be turned in to the program administrator or Ministry Leader for your program. 


Mandated Reporter Training

Catechists, coaches, scout leaders and volunteers as well as anyone volunteering for Youth Ministry programs need to complete this training.  You will need to complete an online course that takes about 25 minutes: http://.mr.dcfstraining.org. The completion certificate will need to be turned in to the program administrator or Ministry Leader for your program.


Background Check

If you interact with minors you will need to complete a background check.  Your background check will be completed through your Virtus account. You can download instructions here.


Please direct questions and concerns to the program administrators:

Parish: Monika McGavin 

School: Linda Foy


For additional information, please visit the following Archdiocesan resources:

Office for the Protection of Children and Youth

Office of Assistance Ministry

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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