Parish News & Information

Parish News & Information


Mass Times


Regular Mass Schedule


7:30 am  

  Upper Church

9:00 am  

  Holy Family Chapel

10:30 am  

  Upper Church
Monday - Friday  

8:30 am  

  Upper Church

(vigil) 4:30 pm  

  Upper Church

Health Education Programs

The St. Valentine Guild has sponsored health programming each spring for the last several years. This spring, the St. Valentine Guild is offering three health education programs.

Read more: Health Education Programs

Central and Eastern Europe Collection

Annual Second Collection for the Church in Central and Eastern Europe: February 28, 2021

Read more: Central and Eastern Europe Collection

Chicago Marathon: Oct 10

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

Read more: Chicago Marathon: Oct 10

Virutal Turkey Trotters Finish Strong

The 2020 Edison Park Turkey Trot went virtual this year. The committee had no idea what to expect because of the pandemic. However, they were able to reimagine the event. Donations rolled in to contribute to this year’s cause, which is to support the local food pantries who have been serving more food insecure people because of COVID 19.

Read more: Virutal Turkey Trotters Finish Strong

Stations of the Cross Resources

The Stations of the Cross are a 14-step Catholic devotion that are commonly prayed during Lent. If you are unable to attend our Stations held every Friday during Lent at 7:30 in the Upper Church, you may find the following resources helpful aides in making your private pilgrimages at home.

Read more: Stations of the Cross Resources

Mass in Solidarity: March 13

We will be holding a Mass in Solidarity on March 13th at 10:00 am in the Upper Church

Read more: Mass in Solidarity: March 13

Services During Lent

Below, please find information about services available during Lent

Read more: Services During Lent

2021 Lenten Almsgiving

Help the Purepecha Indigenous Community in Mecca, CA  Build a Church

Read more: 2021 Lenten Almsgiving

Lenten Reflections on FORMED

Sgn Up at for Free Daily Lenten Reflections with Dr. Tim Gray

Read more: Lenten Reflections on FORMED

Renew My Church

A Call to Rebuild

Read more: Renew My Church

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

Happy 32nd Anniversary, HFC!

The Holy Family Chapel celebrates it’s 32nd Anniversary January 15th

Read more: Happy 32nd Anniversary, HFC!

Eucharistic Adoration

First and Third Fridays of the Month

Read more: Eucharistic Adoration

Virtual Choir Performances

Our choir has created three virtual performances for your enjoyment!

Read more: Virtual Choir Performances

Coming Soon!

You may have noticed our empty lot on Summit Avenue and Ridge Terrace. A new, larger garage will be built to hold more food for our parish pantry and for much needed extra storage for the maintenance department. 

Read more: Coming Soon!

Watching Masses and Services


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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

Sacred Heart Statue

The Sacred Heart of Jesus Welcomes Us All!

Read more: Sacred Heart Statue

Reopening Info - updated 10/28

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 10/28

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


All the best Catholic Content. All in one place.

We are pleased to offer, 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

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

  7:30 am    Upper Church
  9:00 am    Holy Family Chapel
10:30 am    Upper Church
12:00 pm   Gym 
Monday - Friday  
  8:30 am   Upper Church
(vigil) 4:30 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
Fax: (847) 825-5186

Mass Schedule

Monday - Friday

8:30 am - Upper Church


4:30 pm (vigil) - Upper Church


7:30 am - Upper Church

9:00 am - Holy Family Chapel

10:30 am - Upper Church

12:00 pm - Gym