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

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

Priests' Health & Retirement Collection

Second Collection: Sunday, June 13th

Read more: Priests' Health & Retirement Collection

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

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SPC is Seeking Maintenance Worker

Join our exceptional Maintenance department!

St. Paul of the Cross is looking for someone to fill a part-time Maintenance Worker position. Click here to read the full job description.

If interested, please email Sandy Labouvie or call 847-825-7605, x2249.

We can't wait to hear from you!

May 13th Candlelight Rosary

On May 13th, the Respect Life Committee hosted a Candlelight Rosary honoring Mary in the month dedicated to her, as well as commemorating the Feast of the Ascension and the anniversary of the first apparition of the Blessed Mother to the children in Fatima on May 13, 1917. 

Read more: May 13th Candlelight Rosary

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

Welcome, Fr. James Wallace!

Meet Fr. James Wallace, St. Paul of the Cross' 9th Pastor

Read more: Welcome, Fr. James Wallace!

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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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

2021 Annual Catholic Appeal

Please make your gift to the 2021 Annual Catholic Appeal COME, FOLLOW ME… and bring hope to the world

Read more: 2021 Annual Catholic Appeal

Eucharistic Adoration

First and Third Fridays of the Month

Read more: Eucharistic Adoration

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

Join Our RCIA Program


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

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

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

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

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.

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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)