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

Scout Christmas Wreath Sale

Orders due by December 6th

Read more: Scout Christmas Wreath Sale

Advent Monday Evenings of Prayer

November 28th, December 5th, 12th, and 19th

Read more: Advent Monday Evenings of Prayer

Oplatki Christmas Wafers

Oplatki Christmas wafers are available for purchase in the Rectory office or in the Sacristy between Masses

Read more: Oplatki Christmas Wafers

Year-End Liturgical Schedule

Read more: Year-End Liturgical Schedule

Book Club: January 9th

Join us for our next Book Club session on Monday, January 9th at 7:30 pm in our Parish Life Center AB Room

Read more: Book Club: January 9th

Bible Study: Begins Jan 11/12

Ten-week Bible study entitled "Jesus, the WAY, the TRUTH, and the LIFE" begins Wednesday, January 11th at 7:00 pm or Thursday, January 12th at 9:30 am

Read more: Bible Study: Begins Jan 11/12

The Word on the Street: Jan 17th

Tuesday, January 17th at 7:00 pm - Location TBD

Read more: The Word on the Street: Jan 17th

Seeking Youth Ministry Coordinator

St. Paul of the Cross is looking to hire a full-time Youth Ministry Coordinator

Read more: Seeking Youth Ministry Coordinator

Cardinal Lifts Dispensation: Nov 26/27

Cardinal Cupich has lifted the general dispensation from the obligation of attending Sunday Mass as we begin a new Church year on the First Sunday of Advent, November 26th/27th.

Read more: Cardinal Lifts Dispensation: Nov 26/27

Christmas Care Bag Project

Sponsored by St. Catherine of Siena Guild

(formerly Shoebox Project)

Read more: Christmas Care Bag Project

SSM Collects Walmart Gift Cards

Social Service Ministry is collecting $50 Walmart Gift Cards for Christmas

Read more: SSM Collects Walmart Gift Cards

Food Pantry Needs

Your help is needed to refill our cupboards!

Read more: Food Pantry Needs

Bulletin Content Deadlines

Please see our bulletin content deadlines below for the remainder of this year

Read more: Bulletin Content Deadlines

CRUX Night Fever: November 11th

On Friday, November 11th Saint Paul of the Cross hosted Nightfever, an event sponsored by the MSW & SPC CRUX teen ministry

Read more: CRUX Night Fever: November 11th

The Word on the Street: Nov 15th

The Word on the Street held its first event at the Harp & Fiddle on November 15th

Read more: The Word on the Street: Nov 15th

Apostolate of Women Update

The Apostolate of Women, the women’s group of St. Paul of the Cross, is pleased to share several updates following the October meetings held by the Spiritual, Service, and Social Pillars

Read more: Apostolate of Women Update

CCHD Second Collection: Nov 19/20

The annual Catholic Campaign for Human Development (CCHD) collection will take place on the weekend of November 19/20.

Read more: CCHD Second Collection: Nov 19/20

Parish Garden Clean-up Day

Another growing season has ended in our parish vegetable garden to feed the hungry

Read more: Parish Garden Clean-up Day

Christ, the Divine Savior Icon

St. Paul of the Cross is honored to be the new home of the Christ, the Divine Savior icon

Read more: Christ, the Divine Savior Icon

Apostolate of Women Message

As we continue to grow under our revitalized structure, the St. Paul of the Cross AOW Women’s Group invites you to renew or initiate your membership for the 2022-2023 year.

Read more: Apostolate of Women Message

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

Fire Trucks on Parade

Presented by the Park Ridge Historical Society and Stroll Park Ridge magazine

Read more: Fire Trucks on Parade

RCIA Program

Join our RCIA program and become a fully initiated Catholic

Read more: RCIA Program

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

Take Them A Meal

Please help feed our priests on Saturdays!

Read more: Take Them A Meal

Eucharistic Revival


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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

Read more: Adoration Family Hour

Calling SPC Artists and Photographers!

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

Read more: Calling SPC Artists and Photographers!

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

Renew My Church - Process Complete

A Call to Rebuild

Read more: Renew My Church - Process Complete

This Week on FORMED

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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

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

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. 


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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

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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)