Parish News & Information

Parish News & Information


Mass Times


Regular Mass Schedule


7:30 am  

  Upper Church

9:00 am  

  Upper Church

10:30 am  

12:00 pm  

  Upper Church

  Holy Family Chapel

Monday - Friday  

6:25 am  

8:30 am  

  Upper Church

  Upper Church


8:30 am (weekday)

 4:30 pm (vigil)  

  Upper Church 

  Upper Church

Financial Peace University

Ten-week program meets every Sunday at 7:00 pm beginning July 17th in our Kinane Center

Read more: Financial Peace University

Corpus Christi Procession

Corpus Christi Procession: Saturday, June 18th

Read more: Corpus Christi Procession

Taste of Park Ridge: July 14-16


Read more: Taste of Park Ridge: July 14-16

Statement on Supreme Court Decision


Sunday Night Suppers

If you, your family, or parish group would like to distribute suppers to the hungry in our area, here is your chance to volunteer! 

Read more: Sunday Night Suppers

Adoration Family Hour

We are exploring the possibility of beginning a weekly family hour at the Adoration Chapel. In years past, this has consisted of a guided prayer service for children on a Sunday afternoon. Some adorers have also suggested instituting a weekly hour for parents with very young children who might otherwise not have a chance to visit the chapel. Both of these options (at different hours) can be implemented if there is sufficient interest and available volunteers to help organize the prayer services.

If either option appeals to you and your family’s needs or you would like to volunteer to assist in the implementation of these offerings, please fill out this brief (two question) survey or call Nick Testa at 847-825-7605 x2250 to share your thoughts. Thank you!

June Food Pantry Needs

Please help by donating to our parish pantry. Our inventory is low.

Read more: June Food Pantry Needs

Peter's Pence Collection: June 26

Peter's Pence Annual Second Collection: June 26th

Read more: Peter's Pence Collection: June 26

Stroke Scan Plus Screenings: July 8th

Vascular and organ wellness ultrasound screenings: Friday, July 8th - PLC A/B room

Read more: Stroke Scan Plus Screenings: July 8th

New Parishioner Welcome: July 10th

Sunday, July 10th from 8:30 am until 12:00 pm in the Parish Life Center

Read more: New Parishioner Welcome: July 10th

Young Adult Gathering: July 22nd

Friday, July 22nd at 6:30 pm - Kinane Center

Read more: Young Adult Gathering: July 22nd

Welcome Back, SPC Gardeners!

Our parish vegetable garden to feed the hungry is planted and growing!

Read more: Welcome Back, SPC Gardeners!

Summer Mass Schedule: Begins 6/11

Beginning the weekend of June 11th/12th, we will be moving to a summer Mass schedule

Read more: Summer Mass Schedule: Begins 6/11

Summer Office Schedule: Begins 6/13

Beginning Monday, June 13th, we will be moving to a summer office schedule

Read more: Summer Office Schedule: Begins 6/13

2022-2023 CCD Registration Open

Catechesis (CCD) Registration has started for the 2022-2023 school year!

Read more: 2022-2023 CCD Registration Open

Calling all Aspiring SPC Artists!

We have an exciting opportunity for St. Paul of the Cross artists!

Read more: Calling all Aspiring SPC Artists!

Pick-up Basketball

Come join St. Paul of the Cross Men's Club members 21+ for some pick-up basketball

Read more: Pick-up Basketball

2022 Annual Catholic Appeal

Please make your gift to the 2022 Annual Catholic Appeal. Thanks in advance for your generosity!

Read more: 2022 Annual Catholic Appeal

Message from our Music Director

The Music We Sing

Read more: Message from our Music Director

Tax Credit Scholarship Program

The Invest in Kids Tax Scholarship Program has been extended into 2023. There will also be a 2:1 match again!

Read more: Tax Credit Scholarship Program

The LOOP by CatholicVote

Get the news Catholic style! The LOOP's daily email recaps the big issues of the day from a fresh perspective

Read more: The LOOP by CatholicVote

CRUX Teen Ministry

St. Paul of the Cross invites you to participate in the CRUX program offered by Mary, Seat of Wisdom parish

Read more: CRUX Teen Ministry

Renew My Church - Process Complete

A Call to Rebuild

Read more: Renew My Church - Process Complete

FORMED Pick of the Week

FORMED. All the best Catholic Content. All in one place. FREE as a gift to you from St. Paul of the Cross!

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All the best Catholic Content. All in one place.

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Virtual Choir Performances

Our choir has created four virtual performances for your enjoyment!

Read more: Virtual Choir Performances

Watching Masses and Services

Watch our Sunday 10:30 am Mass via livestream on our website or YouTube channel

Read more: Watching Masses and Services

SPC School: Blue Ribbon Award

National Blue Ribbon Schools Program - U.S. Department of Education

Read more: SPC School: Blue Ribbon Award

Counseling and Shelter Services

Please be informed about available services for needed counseling or shelter

Read more: Counseling and Shelter Services

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

Mass Schedule


Current Liturgical Schedule

Monday - Friday

6:25 am (Upper Church)

8:30 am (Upper Church)


8:30 am (Upper Church) - weekday Mass

4:30 pm (Upper Church) - vigil


7:30 am (Upper Church)

9:00 am (Upper Church)

10:30 am (Upper Church)

12:00 pm (Holy Family Chapel)


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!


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Perpetual Adoration Chapel

Open 24 hours a day, seven days a week

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)


8:30 am (UC) - weekday Mass

4:30 pm (UC) - vigil


7:30 am (UC)

9:00 am (UC)

10:30 am (UC)

12:00 pm (HFC)