School Finance Committe

The School Finance Committee is a subcommittee of the school board and is comprised of individuals with credentials in the field of finance. They serve as an advisory board to the pastor and principal and are directly involved in the annual budget process.

School Board

Contact: Dr. Erika Mickelburgh

The mission of the School Board is to support and promote the following: “We believe that God’s will is to spread the Good News and make disciples as Jesus did. The school is committed to minister and teach his message to our children. We are committed to develop a community of love and service in which the child grows academically, socially, and spiritually in cooperation with his/her parents. In particular, we will impart knowledge of the needs of the poor and an awareness of third world countries.” Members of the School Board are elected by parishioners for a three-year term.

Pastoral Council

Contact: Patti Nowak

The Pastoral Council consists of dedicated parishioners nominated by their peers and appointed by the pastor after thoughtful discernment. The Council is a visioning rather than a problem-solving body which:

  • seeks input through consultation with all parish ministries in order to identify the needs of the parish
  • prioritizes short and long-term goals recommended to meet identified needs
  • suggests how parish resources be allocated in order to serve these needs
  • encourages communication and cooperation between the parish organizations
  • advises and guides the pastor in serving the needs of the parishioners

Meet our Parish Pastoral Council Members

Parish Finance Council

Contact: Sandy Labouvie

The Parish Finance Council plays a consultative role, advising the pastor on all financial matters and making the fiscal operation of the parish accountable and transparent. It assists the Pastor in the administration of the material resources of the community by examining and approving major expenses as well as collaborates with the business manager in the preparation of the annual budget.

Educational Endowment Fund Council

Contact: Mary Ploen

The St. Paul of the Cross Parish Educational Endowment Fund was developed in 2000 with the goal of keeping Catholic education affordable and accessible for future generations of SPC students. Thanks to the dedication and generosity of our many benefactors, the Endowment Fund currently has over $1.5M, which has allowed the council to allocate $65K back to the school each year to offset increases in expenditures and to keep tuition increase to a minimum. Additionally, the Endowment has funded need-based tuition scholarships.

Read more: Educational Endowment Fund Council

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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 and HFC

12:00 pm UC