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

Catechetical Sunday: 9/19

This Sunday is Catechetical Sunday – a day to celebrate the role our catechists play in handing on the faith to our children.

Read more: Catechetical Sunday: 9/19

Priesthood Sunday: 9/26

“The power of the priest, is the power of the divine person; for the transubstantiation of the bread.”  - Saint Bernadine of Siena

Read more: Priesthood Sunday: 9/26

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

New Food Pantry Opens!

To feed the hungry is the first corporal work of mercy. It was given by Jesus when he spoke to his disciples about the Judgement of the Nations, (Mathew 25: 31-46) and it still stands at the top of his list.

Read more: New Food Pantry Opens!

Monday Evenings of Prayer

Beginning Monday, September 13th, we will be holding Monday Evenings of Prayer at Saint Paul of the Cross.

Read more: Monday Evenings of Prayer

Seminarian Education 2nd Collection

On the weekend of September 18/19th, we will be taking up our Seminarian Education Fund annual second collection to raise funds to support the educational formation of our archdiocesan seminarians.

Read more: Seminarian Education 2nd Collection

That Man is You!

That Man is You brings together men of all walks of life for food, fellowship, and faith. Nationally acclaimed content combines modern science with Church teaching to inspire men to transform themselves, their families, and greater society.

Read more: That Man is You!

Divorce Support Group

September 15 - December 15, 2021: Wednesdays from 7-9 pm

Read more: Divorce Support Group

Ministers of Care Training

September 29th through October 27th, 2021: Wednesdays from 7-9 pm

Read more: Ministers of Care Training

Join our Adult Choir


Read more: Join our Adult Choir

Sunday Night Suppers


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Volunteers Needed at OLA


Read more: Volunteers Needed at OLA

Book Club

St. Paul of the Cross Book Club is Back in Action - Come Join Us!

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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

Join Our RCIA Program


Are you, or 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

SPC Food Pantry Has New Home!

AUGUST 3rd was a big day for the Food Pantry!

Read more: SPC Food Pantry Has New Home!

Griefshare Program Returns to SPC

Griefshare will be held at St. Paul of the Cross Church on Tuesdays, 9/14 – 12/7, 2021 from 9:30 am – 11:30 am in our Kinane Center (215 Ridge Terrace)

Read more: Griefshare Program Returns to SPC

Ushers Needed

Please consider signing up to be an usher at one of our weekend Masses

Read more: Ushers Needed

Take Them A Meal

Please help feed our priests on Tuesdays and Saturdays!

Calling all cooks or those who simply want to show their support for the priests of St. Paul of the Cross! Please sign up for a dinner so our priests can eat and pray together before their evening obligations. Your generosity is much appreciated!

Read more: Take Them A Meal


Join Fr. James in his daily podcast which provides reflections on the daily Mass readings.

Read more: THE DAILY Podcast

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

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

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

Watching Masses and Services


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SPC School: Blue Ribbon Award


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

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

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. 


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On-Site Parking

We have plenty of on-site parking available!


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Perpetual Adoration Chapel

We are excited that the planning for reopening our Adoration Chapel is well underway.

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)


8:00 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)