Parish News & Information

Parish News & Information

 

Mass Times

 

Regular Mass Schedule

Sunday  

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
   
Saturday  

8 a.m.  

  Upper Church

(Vigil) 4:30 p.m.  

  Upper Church & Holy Family Chapel

Intro to the Gospel of Mark

Tuesday, December 5  -  9:30 a.m. & 7:30 p.m.  -  Upper Church

 

How often have you longed to understand the Sunday readings better?

Would you like to meet the Jesus of the Gospels beyond the short passages you hear on Sunday?

 

Come and get an introduction to the Gospel of Mark. This liturgical year we will be hearing selections from this gospel.  Delve deeper into the background, the theology and the community of Mark.

St. Nick Party

Sunday, December 3  •  10 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.  •  Parish Life Center

What makes this party unique is that children have a chance to give something to Santa at Christmas, rather than get something from him. Each child who visits with Santa brings an unwrapped gift (for ages pre-school through eighth grade) of approximately $10 in value. The gifts are then gathered and sent to local charities for needy families. Please don’t forget your camera to capture your child’s visit with Santa.

 

At Santa’s Secret Workshop, children can purchase gifts for Mom, Dad or other family members and have them wrapped at the party, so the gift will be a surprise on Christmas morning. The majority of gifts are less than $5.

 

Please join us for the St. Nicholas Party and get into the spirit of Christmas!

Learn more about volunteering for this fun parish event

 

Calling All Bakers

Your help is needed to make our Bake Sale at the St. Nicholas Party a success. Favorite items include cookies of all kinds, brownies, fruit pies, cakes, lemon squares, breads, candy, fudge, jams and jellies. Also, please bring a list of the ingredients – just the ingredients, not the amounts (Park Ridge Health Regulations).  If baked from a mix, bring the ingredient panel from the box. We hope these small inconveniences won’t deter you from baking.

 

Please use disposable containers or plastic or paper plates and wrap in plastic wrap (use bows if desired) and put only the name of the item on the label. We will price the items so please leave room for the price on the label.

 

Baked goods can be delivered to the Morello Parish Life Center on Saturday, December 3rd, 2 - 5 p.m. or on the morning of the sale, before 10 a.m.

Christmas Shopping for a Cause

St. Paul of the Cross Apostolate of Women Presents Christmas Shopping and Dining for a Cause to support WINGS and the mission of the AOW

At check-out let the cashier know you are with St. Paul of the Cross. Each participating merchant will donate a percentage of their proceeds.

Spread the word! Open to friends and family of SPC and the AOW!

 

Participating Merchants:

Edie Boutique (15%)
27 S. Prospect Avenue
Hours: 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.

WineStyles (10%)
105 S. Northwest Highway
Hours: 11 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Enter to win a Raffle Prize!

Raffia Gifts (10%)
141 N. Northwest Highway
Hours 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Enter to win a Raffle Prize!

Affresco (10%)
11 N. Northwest Highway
Hours 4 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Dine in, Pick up or Delivery

James: Pearls for Wise Living

Eleven Week Bible study by Jeff Cavins & Sarah Christmyer

Mondays 7 - 9 p.m. beginnig January 8

OR

Thursdays 9:30 - 11:30 a.m. beginning January 11

James is one of the most practical books of the Bible. Like the book of Proverbs, it is a book of wisdom, a collection of teachings on issues faced by ordinary Christians in everyday life. These teachings speak loudly to all those who feel torn between the competing demands of this world and their faith. This study offers "pearls for wise living" by applying the wisdom of James to the present day. For anyone who has struggled to live a truly Christian life, James offers a wealth of practical solutions for handling and even sanctifying everyday circumstances.

Read more: James: Pearls for Wise Living

Children's Choir Sign-Up

The SPC Children’s Choir sings from September through May at one Saturday 4:30 p.m. Mass each month. In addition to monthly Masses, the Children’s Choir rehearses nearly every Monday afternoon from 4 - 5 p.m. in Duffin Hall. Children's Choir is open to all SPC students and those students enrolled in the religious education program in grades 2 - 6.

Read more: Children's Choir Sign-Up

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  • Access the truth, beauty, and meaning of the Catholic faith
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  • Catechesis certification will soon be available!

Read more: FORMED

Join Us For Mass

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The parish priest and staff at St. Paul of the Cross Church are committed to making a welcoming place for you and your family to worship.

St. Paul of the Cross is a vibrant Catholic Community located North of Chicago. We have two worship spaces that are used on weekends - the upper church & Holy Family Chapel.

Read more: Join Us For Mass

SPC App Now Available

Staying connected to your faith and your parish is easier than ever with our new mobile app!

  • Podcasts
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  • Notes
  • Trivia
  • Prayers
  • Multimedia
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Mass Schedule

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Regular Mass Schedule

Sunday  
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
   
Saturday  
8 a.m.     Upper Church
(Vigil) 4:30 p.m.     Upper Church & Holy Family Chapel

Location

Location

Our church is located in Park Ridge, IL on the corner of Northwest Highway and Washington Avenue. 

Park Ridge is 15 miles Northwest of Chicago and 10 minutes from O’Hare Airport.

We are two blocks from the Union Pacific Northwest Metra Stop and one block from Downtown Park Ridge shops and restaurants.

Plenty of Parking on Site

 

Parking

The main parking lot entrance is off of Washington Avenue & Northwest Highway.

Additional parking is available in the small lot on Ridge Terrace next to our Kinane Center.

There is a handicap accessible ramp and elevator that is easily accessible from our small parking lot.

The entrance to our small parking lot is through the alley, off of Summit Avenue.

 

Please see our campus map for details

Perpetual Adoration Chapel

Adoration

The Perpetual Eucharistic Adoration Chapel is open to everyone seven days a week, twenty-four hours a day.
The main entrance to the Adoration Chapel is located at 215 Ridge Terrace off of Northwest Highway.
After 9 p.m. a code is required to enter.

For more information please contact the parish office 

For the locaton of the chapel and its entrances please see our campus map

Brick Dedication

Have you, your children, or even your grandchildren celebrated a spiritual milestone here at St. Paul of the Cross? Perhaps it was(or soon will be) a wedding, or a baptism, or first Holy Communion, or Confirmation, or a graduation from our wonderful parish school?

Read more: Brick Dedication

Lector & E.M. Schedules

We are pleased to provide our Liturgical Ministry Schedules in electronic format for your convenience. If you are interested in volunteering for these ministries please contact Fr. Matthew Kowalski

 

June - August 2017

Upper Church Lector Schedule

Holy Family Chapel Lector Schedule

Extraordinary Minister Schedule (upper church)

 

September - November 2017

Upper Church Lector Schedule

Holy Family Chapel Lector Schedule

Extraordinary Minister Schedule (upper church)

Built on the Rock

Hosted by Fr. Britto and Deacon Bob, this 30-minute radio show attempts to help listeners fashion their marriages and romantic relationships using the best insights of marriage experts while leading them to build solidly on the Rock that is Christ. The show uses wisdom from psychology, the well-tested insights of experts, real life experiences of couples, and the well-considered observations of priests. There is healthy doses of humor and at all times all our discussions are firmly rooted in our faith. Built on the Rock airs on Relevant Radio the first Thursday of each month 9:30 - 10 a.m. Listen to show archives now!

Parish Educational Endowment

About our Endowment

In 2000, under the leadership of Pastor Fr. Carl Morello, St. Paul established the Parish Educational Endowment Fund.  The goal of the fund is to help keep tuition as low as possible making Catholic education available to all families and to provide scholarships to well deserving and students in need and to assist with other educational needs of the parish. The fund began with a $10,000 donation from the school  walk-a-thon fundraiser.  The fund’s initial goal was to reach 1 million dollars and, until that goal was met, no monies were spent. 

Read more: Parish Educational Endowment

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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
Fax: (847) 825-5186

Mass Schedule

Sunday

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

Saturday

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