Parish News & Information

Parish News & Information

 

Mass Times

 

Regular Mass Schedule

Sunday  

7:30 am  

  Upper Church

9:00 am  

  Holy Family Chapel

10:30 am  

  Upper Church
   
Monday - Friday  

8:30 am  

  Upper Church
   
Saturday  

(vigil) 4:30 pm  

  Upper Church

Catholic Voting Resources

As we prepare to cast our vote, here is a link to the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops' resources for forming consciences for faithful citizenship.

Read more: Catholic Voting Resources

Mental Illness Mass: Oct 25th

Annual Mass Supporting People with Mental Illnesses, Families, Friends, and Mental Healthcare Providers

October 25th at 2:00 pm

Read more: Mental Illness Mass: Oct 25th

Apache Wilderness Princesses

Neighborhood Food Drive Helps SPC Feed the Hungry

Read more: Apache Wilderness Princesses

AOW Virtual Event

St. Paul’s Apostolate of Women invites all women of St. Paul of the Cross parish to a special virtual event on Tuesday, October 20, at 7:00 pm

Read more: AOW Virtual Event

K of C Men's Retreat

A Call to Missionary Discipleship: Saturday, October 24th from 9 am - 3 pm

Our Lady of Hope (9711 W. Devon Avenue, Rosemont)

Read more: K of C Men's Retreat

World Mission Sunday Collection

Second Collection: October 18, 2020

Read more: World Mission Sunday Collection

Virtual Choir Performances

Our choir has created two virtual performances for your enjoyment!

Read more: Virtual Choir Performances

Candlelight Rosary

Wednesday, October 28th @ 7:30 pm - Upper Church

Read more: Candlelight Rosary

Mass Videos and More!

 

MASS, STATIONS OF THE CROSS, AND ROSARY STREAMS ARE NOW AVAILABLE TO VIEW AT ANY TIME

Read more: Mass Videos and More!

No Stuff the Truck Event This Year

Due to the pandemic, our annual "Stuff the Truck" clothing drive that benefits our sister parish, St. Benedict the African, will not be taking place this year.

Mass to End Domestic Violence

ACDVO 2020 Mass to End Domestic Violence and for Survivors and Their Families

Read more: Mass to End Domestic Violence

Project Hope

Catholic Charities Project Hope offers a hand up - instead of a hand out 

Read more: Project Hope

Respect Life Month

October is Respect Life Month

Read more: Respect Life Month

Pray: The Story of Patrick Peyton

In Theaters October 9th - The Pickwick Theatre in Park Ridge was chosen for opening weekend for this inspiring movie!

Go to www.pickwicktheatre.com for show times or contact Dino Vlahakis at (847) 825-5800 for group tickets.

Read more: Pray: The Story of Patrick Peyton

Priesthood Sunday: Oct 11th

Do not wait until a priest retires or is transferred to celebrate their service. Like Father’s Day, let Priesthood Sunday be the one day a year that we make priests feel truly appreciated and special!

Read more: Priesthood Sunday: Oct 11th

Growing Food to Feed the Hungry

 Our parish Centennial Vegetable Garden is ending it’s 9th growing season this month. This year, the CDC required social distancing when planting, watering and harvesting the crops. Thankfully, our master gardener, Mike Polley, and his team of experienced gardeners, stepped up to the plate. They continued to grow and distribute fresh vegetables to those who struggle to make ends meet. Well done!

Read more: Growing Food to Feed the Hungry

Peter's Pence 2nd Collection

Read more: Peter's Pence 2nd Collection

Food Pantry Update

SPC Social Service Ministry thanks you for another successful food distribution this past Saturday, September 26th

Read more: Food Pantry Update

SPC School: Blue Ribbon Award

NATIONAL BLUE RIBBON SCHOOLS PROGRAM - U.S. DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

Read more: SPC School: Blue Ribbon Award

Remembering Frank Dopek

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Frank Dopek.

Read more: Remembering Frank Dopek

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

Join Our RCIA Program

BECOMING A FULLY INITIATED CATHOLIC

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

Sacred Heart Statue

The Sacred Heart of Jesus Welcomes Us All!

Read more: Sacred Heart Statue

Reopening Info - updated 8/11

Here are resources related to our safe and cautious plan for reopening our church amid COVID-19 in accordance with Archidiocesan guidelines.

Read more: Reopening Info - updated 8/11

Counseling and Shelter Services

Covid-19 has increased the incidence and intensity of anxiety, depression, and domestic violence. 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

FORMED

All the best Catholic Content. All in one place.

We are pleased to offer FORMED.org, which provides parishioners free access to catechism programs, feature films, Catholic ebooks, audio presentations, and much more! 

  • Access the truth, beauty, and meaning of the Catholic faith
  • Use it on your computer, tablet, or smartphone
  • Catechesis certification will soon be available!

Read more: FORMED

Treat Our Priests Tuesdays

The parishioners of SPC want to show our priests how much this community loves and appreciates all that they do and the good shepherds that they are to our parish family. 

Read more: Treat Our Priests Tuesdays

A Call for an Increase in Giving

On the weekend of October 14, 2018, Parish Finance Council presented a renewed effort to increase regular Sunday giving for St. Paul of the Cross. The goal being better fiscal management by lessening our reliance on unplanned items such as bequests to balance annual results. St. Paul of the Cross is a thriving parish by several measures. We have a long and diverse list of parish ministries, our Religious Education program has over 1,200 students. Our school’s enrollment is currently above 550 students and our preschool and kindergarten are continuing to grow. During Fr. Britto Berchman’s tenure, 1,500 new families have joined and we are one of the largest parishes in the Archdiocese. We have a large, well-maintained campus and facilities. 

Read more: A Call for an Increase in Giving

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

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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
  • Schedules
  • Notes
  • Prayers
  • Multimedia
  • Notifications

Download today in the app store!

Mass Schedule

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Current LIturgical Schedule

Sunday  
  7:30 am    Upper Church
  9:00 am    Gyml
10:30 am    Upper Church
   
Monday - Friday  
  8:00 am   Upper Church
   
Saturday  
(vigil) 4:30 pm     Upper Church

Location

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

Location

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On-Site Parking

We have plenty of on-site parking available!

Parking

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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.

Adoration

Read more: Perpetual Adoration Chapel

Built on the Rock

Third Thursday Monthly: 8:00-8:30 am
WNDZ 750 AM 

Hosted by Fr. Britto M. Berchmans and Sandra Labouvie, this 30-minute show will attempt to help listeners fashion their marriages and romantic relationships using the best insights of marriage experts, leading people to build their relationships 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 are healthy doses of humor, and at all times all our discussions are firmly rooted in our faith.

Listen to show archives now!

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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

Monday - Friday

8:30 am - Upper Church

Saturday

4:30 pm vigil - Upper Church

Sunday

7:30 am - Upper Church
9:00 am - Holy Family Chapel
10:30 am - Upper Church