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About St. Paul of the Cross Parish

Our Faith, Our Family, Our Future

St. Paul of the Cross is a Roman Catholic Parish of the Archdiocese of Chicago located in Park Ridge, Illinois, north of Chicago. Our parish has over 4,700 registered families, with approximately 650 students attending St. Paul of the Cross School, and 1,300 students attending our religious education program. Liturgy is vibrant at St. Paul. We have simultaneous Masses in our Upper Church and Holy Family Chapel on the weekends. Our campus also includes a Perpetual Eucharistic Adoration Chapel. We recently celebrated our 100 year Anniversary as a parish. We are happy to welcome newcomers to the parish and the Catholic faith. We hope you will take some time to explore our site and learn more about us.

Awe Before The Trinity

Last week another act of terrorism was committed against the innocent in London. The whole world seems to be watching these senseless acts of violence almost helplessly. I am not a historian, but in my limited understanding of history, I wonder whether humanity ever lived through a period like this. How can human beings be united in their consuming hatred that they would perpetrate such barbarous, random acts of murder? How callous can they be that they can invoke the name of God to justify their killing His children?

Read more: Awe Before The Trinity

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Parish Office Hours of Operation

Monday - Friday:  8:30 a.m. - 8 p.m.

Saturday:  9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Sunday:  9 a.m. - 1 p.m.


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Phone: (847) 825-7605

Fax: (847) 825-5186

Email: Parish Office



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St. Paul of the Cross

320 South Washington Street
Park Ridge, IL 60068

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Phone: (847) 825-7605
Fax: (847) 825-5186

Mass Schedule


7:30 a.m. - Upper Church
9 a.m. - Upper Church & Holy Family Chapel
10:30 a.m. - Upper Church & Holy Family Chapel
12 p.m. - Upper Church
5:30 p.m. - Upper Church

Monday - Friday

6:25 a.m. - Upper Church
8:30 a.m. - Upper Church


8 a.m. - Upper Church
4:30 p.m. - Upper Church & Holy Family Chapel