Parish News & Information

Parish News & Information


Mass Times


Regular Mass Schedule


7:30 am  

  Upper Church

9:00 am  

  Upper Church and Holy Family Chapel

10:30 am  

12:00 pm  

  Upper Church and Holy Family Chapel

  Upper Church

Monday - Friday  

6:25 am  

8:30 am  

  Upper Church

  Upper Church


8:00 am (weekday)

 4:30 pm (vigil)  

  Upper Church 

  Upper Church and Holy Family Chapel

Join Our RCIA Program


Are you, or do you know someone who is interested in exploring the Catholic faith? Or are you an adult Catholic who has not yet completed receiving the Sacraments? We invite you to consider joining the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) program, which is currently forming, to help you prepare to receive the Sacraments and learn more about Catholicism in an open and welcoming environment.

Read more: Join Our RCIA Program

Food Pantry Needs

Our Food Pantry is in Need of the Following

As we prepare for July's pantry distribution day, we are in need of the following items:

+ Soup - Chunky and Regular

+ Tuna

+ Canned Pasta Meals, Chili, Hash

+ Peanut Butter

+ Pasta Sauce (ready to serve)

+ Cookies


Kindly place donations through the drop door, which is located outside of the pantry, next to the prayer garden.

Thank you for making it possible for our parish to feed the hungry.

If you have questions, please do not hesitate to email or

Ushers Needed

Please consider signing up to be an usher at one of our weekend Masses

Read more: Ushers Needed

Take Them A Meal

Please help feed our priests on Tuesdays and Saturdays!

Calling all cooks or those who simply want to show their support for the priests of St. Paul of the Cross! Please sign up for a dinner so our priests can eat and pray together before their evening obligations. Your generosity is much appreciated!

Read more: Take Them A Meal


Join Fr. James in his daily podcast which provides reflections on the daily Mass readings.

Read more: THE DAILY Podcast

St. Benedict Thanks You

St. Benedict the African thanks St. Paul of the Cross parish for their generosity

Read more: St. Benedict Thanks You

Congratulations, SPC Class of 2017!

On Tuesday, June 1st, we had the honor of welcoming back our alumni from the SPC Class of 2017.

Read more: Congratulations, SPC Class of 2017!

That Man is You!

That Man is You brings together men of all walks of life for food, fellowship, and faith. Nationally acclaimed content combines modern science with Church teaching to inspire men to transform themselves, their families, and greater society.

Read more: That Man is You!

Welcome, Fr. James!

On July 1st, St. Paul of the Cross warmly welcomes Fr. James Wallace as its 9th pastor

Read more: Welcome, Fr. James!

Maureen McCambridge Recipients

Congratulations 2020 and 2021 Maureen McCambridge Scholarship Recipients!

Read more: Maureen McCambridge Recipients

Endowment Award Recipients

Congratulations to the St. Paul of the Cross Parish Educational Endowment Fund’s 2021 Scholarship Recipients

Read more: Endowment Award Recipients

SPC is Seeking Maintenance Worker

Join our exceptional Maintenance department!

Read more: SPC is Seeking Maintenance Worker

Congratulations SPC Graduates!

The SPC Class of 2021 graduated on June 8th, and we are so proud of each and every one of them.

Read more: Congratulations SPC Graduates!

Congratulations SPC School!

St. Paul of the Cross School Successfully Completes Challenging Year Amid Worldwide Pandemic

Read more: Congratulations SPC School!

Peter's Pence Collection: June 27

Peter's Pence Annual Second Collection: June 27th

Read more: Peter's Pence Collection: June 27

Stuff the Truck Event: July 24/25

Time to clean out your closets, garages, toy rooms, and kitchens for our 47th annual Stuff the Truck event to benefit St. Benedict the African parish!

Read more: Stuff the Truck Event: July 24/25

Reopening Letter from Fr. Britto

Important update letter from Fr. Britto as Illinois moves to Phase 5

Read more: Reopening Letter from Fr. Britto

First Holy Communions

Moments Packed with Love

Read more: First Holy Communions

Honoring our Dear Fr. Britto

If you were at St. Paul on June 2nd, it was hard to miss the sea of blue that overtook campus that day. The school children were clad in t-shirts designed in Fr. Britto’s favorite color, proudly displaying his name over their hearts. The message on the back of the shirts read: He imprinted his ministry on our hearts. This came from Fr. Britto’s expressed desire to have his name written not on any buildings, but on the hearts of people.

Read more: Honoring our Dear Fr. Britto

Sacred Heart Statue

Beautiful Flowers Surround the Sacred Heart of Jesus

Read more: Sacred Heart Statue

New Food Pantry

Fr. Britto's Dream Comes True!

Read more: New Food Pantry

2021-2022 CCD Registration Open

Catechesis (CCD) Registration has started for the 2021-2022 school year and we hae both in-person and remote options!

Read more: 2021-2022 CCD Registration Open

Renew My Church - Process Complete

A Call to Rebuild

Read more: Renew My Church - Process Complete

Farewell Wishes, Fr. Britto & Fr. Peter

 Saying Sad Goodbyes to Fr. Britto and Fr. Peter

Read more: Farewell Wishes, Fr. Britto & Fr. Peter

Sojourners, Welcome Home!

RCIA Candidates are Welcomed into the Catholic Church at the Easter Vigil

Read more: Sojourners, Welcome Home!

FORMED Pick of the Week

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Read more: FORMED Pick of the Week


All the best Catholic Content. All in one place.

Read more: FORMED

Virtual Choir Performances

Our choir has created four virtual performances for your enjoyment!

Read more: Virtual Choir Performances

Congratulations Fr. Peter!

Fr. Peter Named Pastor of St. Ferdinand Parish in Chicago

Read more: Congratulations Fr. Peter!

Year of St. Joseph Indulgences

Granted by the Holy See from December 8, 2020 to December 8, 2021

Read more: Year of St. Joseph Indulgences

Chicago Marathon: Oct 10

Run with Team OLA in the Bank of Chicago Marathon on October 10th

Read more: Chicago Marathon: Oct 10

Watching Masses and Services


Read more: Watching Masses and Services

SPC School: Blue Ribbon Award


Read more: SPC School: Blue Ribbon Award

Adoration Chapel Update

Dear St. Paul of the Cross Adorers,

Thank you for your desire and commitment to spend prayerful time in the presence of our Eucharistic Lord. I am sure He understands your anguish over not being able to adore Him in the Blessed Sacrament lately because of this virus. I would like to express my gratitude and that of the parish for your ministry of prayer whether in the chapel or at home. Although I am fully convinced that abundant blessings flow on the parish because of our adoration chapel, I also feel the Lord’s special grace even during this difficult time when we are unable to gather as before.

Read more: Adoration Chapel Update

Counseling and Shelter Services

Please be informed about available services for needed counseling or shelter.

Read more: Counseling and Shelter Services

We Have a New App!

The St. Paul of the Cross app has been updated!

Click here for information on how you can access it.

Why Your Donation is Important

Please read this letter from Fr. Britto regarding online giving during this challenging time. Thank you in advance for your generosity.

Read more: Why Your Donation is Important

Spiritual Resources

We hope the resources found on this page may enrich your spiritual journey during this unprecedented time when we cannot come together as a community of faith in familiar ways. One thing we know for certain is that God has never left us. He is as present to us today as before. May this time of uncertainty and isolation draw us ever closer to Him.

Read more: Spiritual Resources

Easter Obligation

Please read the decree below issued by Cardinal Blase J. Cupich, Archbishop of Chicago, regarding the obligation to receive Holy Communion during the Easter season.

Read more: Easter Obligation

The Veil Removed

Enjoy this very moving short film produced in part by RJ Deldago, a parishioner at St. Therese.

The Veil Removed is a short film that reveals the coming together of heaven and earth at Mass, as seen by saints and mystics, revealed by scripture and in the catechism of the Catholic Church.

Read more: The Veil Removed

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

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.

Read more: Protecting God's Children

Tax Credit Scholarships

Invest in Kids

The Illinois Tax Credit Scholarship Program, “Invest in Kids,” provides a 75 percent Illinois state income tax credit to individuals and corporations that contribute money to a non-profit Scholarship Granting Organization (SGO). The SGOs award scholarships to eligible students from low-income families. Donors will use money already owed to the state (taxes) and donate it to a needs-based scholarships instead, all while receiving a 75 percent state tax credit.

Read more: Tax Credit Scholarships

Join Us For Mass


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
  • Schedules
  • Notes
  • Prayers
  • Multimedia
  • Notifications

Download today in the app store!

Mass Schedule


Current Liturgical Schedule

Monday - Friday

6:25 am (Upper Church)

8:30 am (Upper Church)


8:00 am (Upper Church) - weekday Mass

4:30 pm (Upper Church and HFC) - vigil


7:30 am (Upper Church)

9:00 am (Upper Church and HFC)

10:30 am (Upper Church and HFC)

12:00 pm (Upper Church)


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


Read more: Location

On-Site Parking

We have plenty of on-site parking available!


Read more: On-Site Parking

Perpetual Adoration Chapel

The Perpetual Eucharistic Adoration Chapel is open to everyone seven days a week, twenty-four hours a day. 

After 9 pm, a code is required to enter.


Read more: Perpetual Adoration Chapel

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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)


8:00 am (UC) - weekday Mass

4:30 pm (UC and HFC) - vigil


7:30 am (UC)

9:00 am (UC and HFC)

10:30 am (UC and HFC)

12:00 pm (UC)