We are thrilled to be participating in the Archdiocese of Chicago and Catholic Charities

video copynew initiative, the Soup-er Stadium Challenge, this fall, an effort to help eliminate hunger in our community.    

The goal is to collect enough food to fill every seat in Soldier Field…twice! This collection will provide more than 100,000 meals to Chicagoans in need. The Challenge has support from Soldier Field and Charles Tillman, retired Chicago Bears cornerback, who has agreed to be the spokesman for the initiative.

This is an effort to help eliminate hunger in our community. Through this challenge we are able to help people in need. Here at St. Paul of the Cross, we have decided to help our local community by filling the shelves of our parish food pantry.

After speaking with Mrs. Adrienne Timm, the social service ministry director, there are certain items that are in greater need. We have put together the most needed items and are dividing them amongst the different grade levels.

Certainly all donations are welcome and needed.

If you would like to participate in the Challenge, please have your child(ren) bring in his/her donation(s) to school anytime between September 12 – October 6. If you would like to make an online donation, please visit

We thank you in advance for your support and generosity to helping those in need.

Preschool Toothbrushes 

Prekindergarten Toothpaste 

Kindergarten Kleenex 

Grade 1 Toilet Paper 

Grade 2 Paper Towels

Grade 3 Macaroni and Cheese

Grade 4 Cookies

Grade 5 Peanut Butter

Grade 6 Jelly squeeze bottles

Grade 7 Pasta sauce in cans

Grade 8 Dry Pasta



We begin each Lent with an all-school assembly where we hear about the School/Parish Lenten Project. In addition, the students and faculty prepare and participate in prayer services and other service projects.

epare and participate in prayer services and other service projects.

"Lent is a favorable season for opening the doors to all those in need and recognizing in them the face of Christ" -- Pope Francis

This year our Lenten Mission will take us to Tennessee. We will help people most in need at the St. John Paul II Catholic Mission in Rutledge, TN. Our mission will also take us closer to home to help people in need in the Chicagoland area through Uncle Pete's Ministry. Please read the events and activities below so that our Lenten Mission can call upon all of us to serve others in the spirit of our faith. Lenten Mission 2017 

We are truly grateful for the outpouring of support by our students and families who participated in the Uncle Pete's Ministries mission to help feed the homeless in the Chicago area on March 7th. To see more photos, please click here to go to our Facebook page. 

The Living Stations of the Cross 2016

We thank teachers Mrs. Dulski, Mrs. Galvin, Mrs. Gayford, and
their fourth grade students who brought

Living Stations2016the Easter Tridium to life for us. The studentsreenacted several scenes in
celebration of Easter, starting with the Last Supper. Following that, students
narrated and played out Jesus’ trial, the march to Calvary along with the 
death and rebirth of Christ. The fourth grade teachers organize the Living
Stations of the Cross every year. Mrs. Dulski said
"This was remarkable. It has left us so faith filled and joy filled." 

 Click here to see more photos of the 2016 Living Stations of the Cross.