Thursday Mailings

November 16, 2017

Principal's Letter

Christmas is coming! T.R.I.P. can help you take care of some of your shopping while saving you money in the process!

Gift cards make great gifts! Purchase them through the St. Paul of the Cross Tuition Reduction Incentive Program (T.R.I.P.) Service. TRIP is a fundraiser that gives participating families the opportunity to earn tuition credit and also raise funds for our school. Click here for more information.

“By just by using TRIP for groceries at the Jewel we earn over $400 a year off of our tuition. I have a reloadable card that I fill on my smartphone before I shop, usually in the parking lot. The reloadable card can be used all year round. Most of the grocery stores have reloadable cards. In addition, we purchase gift cards for kids’ birthday parties and the Parish Giving Tree at Christmas. It's very easy and convenient.” ~ Missy Meyer, SPC Parent

Stop by the TRIP table in the UGC on Thursday, November 16th during Parent/Teacher conferences.  We will have cards for purchase (cash or check) that can be taken home with you! Buy cards for your holiday shopping or to give as gifts!


SPC Adopt a Family    
Chrismtas Tree imageWe are happy to bring back the St. Paul of the Cross Adopt a Family program, which is run by St. Paul of the Cross Parish Social Service Ministry and Servants of St. Francis. Each grade will adopt a family in need to help make Christmas a special time. This year, we will use Signup.com to manage the items purchased. Gifts will be due by Monday, December 11, 2017. Thank you in advance for your generosity. 
Please read this flyer for the details.


From the SPC Class of 2018

Thank you to all for participating in the Portillo's fundraiser. We raised $479 to help defray 8th grade costs.

‘Tis The Season…. Poinsetta Sale!
The eighth grade Class of 2018 will be sponsoring a Holiday Plant Fundraiser during the month of November. These beautiful flowers and poinsettias are sure to brighten any home, and make a beautiful gift for the Christmas Season! All proceeds will benefit our SPC 8th grade class and their many activities including: Graduation dance, graduation flowers, Memory Day dinner and video, class gift to SPC school, donations to the SPC endowment fund and other miscellaneous expenses. 

  • Orders will be collected through Friday November 17th
  • Please send orders with your child or hand in orders at the UGC office 
  • Payments MUST accompany order forms. Checks made payable to SPC
  • Order Pick-up is scheduled for Thursday November 30th between 2:30-4:30 PM

Please click on this link to download the order form.

If you have any questions regarding ordering or pick up arrangements, please contact: Jonie Montalbano (773) 842-2753  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or Susu Scialabba (847)502-6096  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  THANK YOU FOR YOUR HELP AND GENEROSITY!! ~Eighth Grade Room Parents


REGISTER NOW FOR THE WINTER 2017-2018 After School Chess Program!
Registration for the Winter 2017 after school chess program is underway! The 10-week program takes place on Tuesdays from 2-3 pm and runs from 12/5/17 to 2/20/18. The chess program is taught by Chess-Ed instructors and is open to all SPC students in 1st through 8th grade, and students of all chess abilities, novice or continuing. Professional instruction will include the basics for novice players and build with opening theory, middle game planning, and end game combinations for continuing students. Playing chess improves memory, uses analytical and critical thinking skills, teaches problem solving, responsibility, sportsmanship, social skills and more! The benefits of chess last a lifetime!

To register, please click on this link www.spcchess.eventbee.com. DISCOUNTED Registration Fee applies through 11/28/17; Final and Late fees begin 11/29/17. Chess-Ed is looking forward to seeing your CHESS ENTHUSIAST this year! 


Roundball is around the corner! 

Attention all 6th, 7th, & 8th Grade Girls and Boys!  

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Back by popular demand! It’s time for St. Paul’s Annual Roundball Basketball Tournament for all SPC 6th, 7th and 8th grade students (not just basketball players!). Practices will be held on Saturday, January 6th. Tournament games (a boy’s tourney and a girl’s tourney) will be held Sunday, January, 7th through Sunday, January, 14th. Each team will be coached by SPC alumni coaches who are currently enrolled in high school. All coaches will be expected to dress in professional attire for the games. All games will be officiated by professional referees. Members of St. Paul Men’s Club will announce the game play-by-play on the PA. Please click on the Player Registration form below. 

Attention all SPC High School Alumni! 
Last year, over 70 high school-aged St. Paul alumni returned to their alma mater to coach the 6th, 7th and 8th grade students in a double elimination tournament held in the gym. We hope to see another large turnout of alumni coaches again this year! 

Each team will have 5 or more high school coaches that will run practices and dress in professional, business casual attire for the games. All games will be officiated by professional referees. Members of St. Paul’s Men’s Club will announce the play-by-play of all of the games on the PA.

For questions, please contact Al Boehmer at  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , or cell 773.558.9601. Please click on the links below to access your forms. 

Player Registration Form
Parent Volunteer Information

New this year, coaches can register directly online! 
Electronic Coach Registration Form. Due November 6, 2017 - If you missed the date, please contact Mr. Al Boehmer.

Coach Information Form - Download and Print
Coach Registration Form - Download and Print - Due November 6, 2017 - If you missed the date, please contact Mr. Al Boehmer.

Sponsor Information 
Sponsor Form 


From the SPC School Board

Please join us for the next Open School Board Meeting on Tuesday, November 28th at 7:30 p.m. in the UGC, Morello Parish Life Center.


From the Parish 

AOW Shopping Day

 

 

 

 

 
      
Please click on the image above for detailed flyer

At check-out let the cashier know you are with St. Paul of the Cross Each participating merchant will donate a percentage of their proceeds!
Participating Merchants
Edie Boutique (15%) 
WineStyles (10%) 
Affresco (10%) 
Raffia Gifts (10%) 
Spread the word! Open to friends and family of SPC and the AOW! ** The mission of WINGS (Women in Need Growing Stronger) is to provide a pathway to independence for adults and children who are escaping from domestic violence and abuse. It costs approximately $65.00 to house one person for one night at WINGS. The AOW will give a portion of the merchants’ donation to WINGS.


Adopt a Family 2017
Wish lists are available from families in need. We are responding to their basic wishes for clothing, household items, books, toys, etc. Families come in all sizes from individuals to families of 8.

We ask that you spend $50 to $75 per family member to help make Christmas wishes come true.
If you would like to anonymously adopt a needy family or individual for Christmas, please contact Adrienne Timm, at Social Service Ministry, 847-692-6767 -  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Let us continue to hear the cry of the poor while we wait for the Christ child to be born.


Boy Scout Troop 24 Wreath Sale 

Saturday, November 18th after the 4:30 p.m. masses and Sunday, November 19th 8:30 a.m - 1:00 p.m.
The Boy Scouts of St. Paul of the Cross Troop 24 are selling fresh wreaths and roping this year to raise funds for troop activities.
Please click on this link to download the flyer.  


Annual Parish Christmas Eve Pageant Sign-Up - 2nd Graders, Kindergartners & PK 4's
Please click on this link to download the flyer.


The Parish Food Pantry Needs our Help!

Our families are holding steady at 125. Each household receives 3 double bags filled with food each month and the holidays will be here soon. We really need these bags!

PLEASE RECYCLE YOUR BROWN HANDLED GROCERY BAGS
AND DONATE THEM TO OUR FOOD PANTRY!
We use 600 brown handled grocery bags each month and our
supply is running low again. They may be left in the food boxes
in church, at the rectory, or dropped through the slot
outside the food pantry.
Thanks in advance for your help!


 

 

Cookbook flyer largeSt. Paul of the Cross Parish Cookbook Sponsored by St. Paul’s Boy Scout Troop 24!

The book will be ready in the Spring of 2018 but we need YOUR FAVORITE RECIPES! Please fill out the submission form and drop it in the boxes marked “Recipes” located inside all the entrances of church.
This is for SPC teachers, school staff, students, church staff and parishioners. THANK YOU!
Please click here to download the submission form.

 

St. Nicholas Party • Sunday, December 3
10 a.m. - Noon • Morello Parish Life Center
Please join us and get into the Spirit of Christmas!
This party is all about giving. Give Santa an unwrapped gift for a child aged pre-school through eighth grade, approximately $10 in value.
Santa will gather the gifts and they will be sent to local charities for distribution to needy families.
And, Santa’s Workshop will be filled with gifts for the children to buy for family and friends. 
Please click here to download the flyer.


From the Community

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Join us for our Thanksgiving Break Camp. Each day campers will build motorized LEGO Models, create Thanksgiving themed projects, and enjoy fun games and free play. Each camper will receive a LEGO Minifig!
Single Day Registration available November 20th (9am-12pm) , 21st (1pm-4pm) & 22nd (9am-12pm)
Registration Fee $45
Please click here to download the flyer.


 

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St. Viator's High School invites you to Family Mass and Visit with Sant

Sunday, December 10, 2017
Mass 10:00 AM in Chapel
Visit with Santa 11:00 AM in Querbes Hall

 

November 9, 2017

Principal's Letter

News from the SPC Green Club
Green Team ImageWant to Win a stainless steel SPC water bottle??? Pack a waste free lunch on Wednesday, November 15th and you might win one of 25 special water bottles!

Did you know that SPC now has water bottle refill drinking fountains in both the EGC and UGC? Thanks to the generosity of The Class of 2016, Green Club and other school funds, SPC is taking steps to promote the use of refillable water bottles vs. single use plastic water bottles. Our SPC Green Club applied for a small grant from SWANCC (Solid Waste Agency of Northern Cook County) for the purpose of reducing waste in our school and we were approved! We were able to purchase 25 water bottles and would like to share them with students who pack waste free lunches. On November 15th, America Recycles Day, our Green Club members will travel the classrooms to hand out raffle tickets to those with waste free lunches. 25 lucky tickets will be drawn and bottles awarded!

What is a waste free lunch?
Five Simple Ways to Pack a Waste-Free Lunch

YES NO 
REUSABLE carrier (cloth bag, lunchbox)
NO throw-away bags
REUSABLE containers
NO plastic wrap, foil or styrofoam
THERMOS for drinks
NO single-use cartons or cans
CLOTH NAPKIN to wash and re-use
NO paper napkins
SILVERWARE to wash and re-use
NO plastic forks and spoons

It's not too late to join Green Club! All 5th-8th graders are welcome. We meet the second Wednesday of each month in Ms. Ufheil's room.

Questions? Please contact Mrs. Zurkowski This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Jen Niego at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Green Club Sign-up Form
Green Club T-Shirt Order Form


Please return all baby bottles
Thank you so much for all your help for the Women’s Center! Whether your bottles are filled with change or not, please return your baby bottle to school. All the money goes to help mothers and babies in need and empty bottles can be reused next year. We are so grateful for your help.


 

Roundball is around the corner! 
Attention all 6th, 7th, & 8th Grade Girls and Boys!  

roundballfeatured

Back by popular demand! It’s time for St. Paul’s Annual Roundball Basketball Tournament for all SPC 6th, 7th and 8th grade students (not just basketball players!). Practices will be held on Saturday, January 6th. Tournament games (a boy’s tourney and a girl’s tourney) will be held Sunday, January, 7th through Sunday, January, 14th. Each team will be coached by SPC alumni coaches who are currently enrolled in high school. All coaches will be expected to dress in professional attire for the games. All games will be officiated by professional referees. Members of St. Paul Men’s Club will announce the game play-by-play on the PA. Please click on the Player Registration form below. 


Attention all SPC High School Alumni!
 
Last year, over 70 high school-aged St. Paul alumni returned to their alma mater to coach the 6th, 7th and 8th grade students in a double elimination tournament held in the gym. We hope to see another large turnout of alumni coaches again this year! 

Each team will have 5 or more high school coaches that will run practices and dress in professional, business casual attire for the games. All games will be officiated by professional referees. Members of St. Paul’s Men’s Club will announce the play-by-play of all of the games on the PA.

For questions, please contact Al Boehmer at  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , or cell 773.558.9601. Please click on the links below to access your forms. 

Player Registration Form
Parent Volunteer Information

New this year, coaches can register directly online! 
Electronic Coach Registration Form. Due November 6, 2017

Coach Information Form - Download and Print
Coach Registration Form - Download and Print - Due November 6, 2017

Sponsor Information 
Sponsor Form 


Christmas is coming! T.R.I.P. can help you take care of some of your shopping while saving you money in the process!

Gift cards make great gifts! Purchase them through the St. Paul of the Cross Tuition Reduction Incentive Program (T.R.I.P.) Service. TRIP is a fundraiser that gives participating families the opportunity to earn tuition credit and also raise funds for our school. Click here for more information.

“By just by using TRIP for groceries at the Jewel we earn over $400 a year off of our tuition. I have a reloadable card that I fill on my smartphone before I shop, usually in the parking lot. The reloadable card can be used all year round. Most of the grocery stores have reloadable cards. In addition, we purchase gift cards for kids’ birthday parties and the Parish Giving Tree at Christmas. It's very easy and convenient.” ~ Missy Meyer, SPC Parent

Stop by the TRIP table in the UGC on Thursday, November 16th during Parent/Teacher conferences.  We will have cards for purchase (cash or check) that can be taken home with you! Buy cards for your holiday shopping or to give as gifts!


SPC Adopt a Family    
Chrismtas Tree imageWe are happy to bring back the St. Paul of the Cross Adopt a Family program, which is run by St. Paul of the Cross Parish Social Service Ministry and Servants of St. Francis. Each grade will adopt a family in need to help make Christmas a special time. This year, we will use Signup.com to manage the items purchased. Gifts will be due by Monday, December 11, 2017. Thank you in advance for your generosity.
Please read this flyer for the details.

Poinsettia Sale! 

‘Tis The Season…. The eighth grade Class of 2018 will be sponsoring a Holiday Plant Fundraiser during the month of November. These beautiful flowers and poinsettias are sure to brighten any home, and make a beautiful gift for the Christmas Season! All proceeds will benefit our SPC 8th grade class and their many activities including: Graduation dance, graduation flowers, Memory Day dinner and video, class gift to SPC school, donations to the SPC endowment fund and other miscellaneous expenses. 

  • Orders will be collected through Friday November 17th
  • Please send orders with your child or hand in orders at the UGC office 
  • Payments MUST accompany order forms. Checks made payable to SPC
  • Order Pick-up is scheduled for Thursday November 30th between 2:30-4:30 PM

Please click on this link to download the order form.

If you have any questions regarding ordering or pick up arrangements, please contact: Jonie Montalbano (773) 842-2753 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Susu Scialabba (847)502-6096 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. THANK YOU FOR YOUR HELP AND GENEROSITY!! ~Eighth Grade Room Parents


Cultural Fair DVD for Purchase!
The Media Club and the Fine Arts Committee is offering Cultural Fair DVD's for purchase. 
To purchase, please see this order form link.


REGISTER NOW FOR THE WINTER 2017-2018 After School Chess Program!
Registration for the Winter 2017 after school chess program is underway! The 10-week program takes place on Tuesdays from 2-3 pm and runs from 12/5/17 to 2/20/18. The chess program is taught by Chess-Ed instructors and is open to all SPC students in 1st through 8th grade, and students of all chess abilities, novice or continuing. Professional instruction will include the basics for novice players and build with opening theory, middle game planning, and end game combinations for continuing students. Playing chess improves memory, uses analytical and critical thinking skills, teaches problem solving, responsibility, sportsmanship, social skills and more! The benefits of chess last a lifetime!

To register, please click on this link www.spcchess.eventbee.com. DISCOUNTED Registration Fee applies through 11/28/17; Final and Late fees begin 11/29/17. Chess-Ed is looking forward to seeing your CHESS ENTHUSIAST this year! 


From the Parish 

AOW Shopping Day

 

 

 

 

 
     
Please click on the image above for detailed flyer

At check-out let the cashier know you are with St. Paul of the Cross Each participating merchant will donate a percentage of their proceeds!
Participating Merchants
Edie Boutique (15%)
WineStyles (10%)
Affresco (10%)
Raffia Gifts (10%)
Spread the word! Open to friends and family of SPC and the AOW! ** The mission of WINGS (Women in Need Growing Stronger) is to provide a pathway to independence for adults and children who are escaping from domestic violence and abuse. It costs approximately $65.00 to house one person for one night at WINGS. The AOW will give a portion of the merchants’ donation to WINGS.


Adopt a Family 2017
Wish lists are available from families in need. We are responding to their basic wishes for clothing, household items, books, toys, etc. Families come in all sizes from individuals to families of 8.

We ask that you spend $50 to $75 per family member to help make Christmas wishes come true.
If you would like to anonymously adopt a needy family or individual for Christmas, please contact Adrienne Timm, at Social Service Ministry, 847-692-6767 - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Let us continue to hear the cry of the poor while we wait for the Christ child to be born.


Boy Scout Troop 24 Wreath Sale 

Saturday, November 18th after the 4:30 p.m. masses and Sunday, November 19th 8:30 a.m - 1:00 p.m.
The Boy Scouts of St. Paul of the Cross Troop 24 are selling fresh wreaths and roping this year to raise funds for troop activities.
Please click on this link to download the flyer.  


The Parish Food Pantry Needs our Help!

Our families are holding steady at 125. Each household receives 3 double bags filled with food each month and the holidays will be here soon. We really need these bags!

PLEASE RECYCLE YOUR BROWN HANDLED GROCERY BAGS
AND DONATE THEM TO OUR FOOD PANTRY!
We use 600 brown handled grocery bags each month and our
supply is running low again. They may be left in the food boxes
in church, at the rectory, or dropped through the slot
outside the food pantry.
Thanks in advance for your help!


St. Paul of the Cross Seminar Series- “Where Work Meets Faith.”

Wednesday, November 15, 2017, 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm.
SPC Holy Family Chapel (lower church at 320 S. Washington, Park Ridge, Il. 60631)
The Seminar Series is about using the gifts that God gave you to build up community. Each series will feature presenters who will tell real life stories and how their faith played an important role. Hearing many different stories in our Seminar Series may increase connections among us that will bring us all closer together increasing our sense of community. Each presenter will answer questions from the audience at the end of their presentation.

About our Presenters:

Jeffrey Obarek, a security professional, will share his conversion experience. Hear Jeff speak of one of his favorite priests and a pledge Jeff made. Hear how God is growing Jeff in a simple yet profound way that we all can use. Understand the compassion and caring expressed in a smile. 

Barbara V. Parilla, MD a maternal fetal medicine specialist, will share a story of inclusive medicine. Take a walk through a complicated pregnancy and joyful delivery. Hear Dr. Parilla’s personal faith story blessing her with a skill set to meet people where they are at. Hear tips for all women to affirmatively impact newborn life, well before getting pregnant.

Jeff Liautaud, of the St. Paul of the Cross Seminar Series - “Where Work Meets Faith,” will share a story of the impact of the Series on his life. Understand a preciousness of God at work in the lives of ordinary people like us.

The event’s social benefit is getting to know each other better. The more we know about each other, the more opportunity we have for being connected. Go to www.Loquate.TV to hear these “Inspiring and Practical” talks. Better yet, come in person. If you have any questions, please contact Mary Ann or Jeff Liautaud 773-621-0863. We look forward to seeing you.


From the Community 

Resurrection College Prep Arts & Crafts Fair - Saturday, November 11th
Click on this link to download the flyer for more details.


Loyola Academy Open House - Thursday, November 9th
The Loyola Academy Open House is Thursday, November 9th, from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. The evening will include guided personal tours of the campus with the opportunity to meet Loyola Academy administrators, faculty, staff, students, coaches and club moderators. Tours will be offered continuously throughout the evening and are approximately one hour long. Prospective students will have the opportunity to learn more about Loyola’s academic, ministry, cocurricular and athletic programs. There is no preregistration for this event.  Come experience everything that Loyola’s Jesuit education offers! Questions, contact the Admissions Office at 847.920.2481 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Regina Dominican Girls' Night In Night of Service

Regina Girls' Night In! Attention Girls in Grades 6-8

Regina Dominican Presents The Music Man - Friday, November 17th at 6:00 p.m. 


 

November 2, 2017

Principal's Letter

Please read this important letter from Dr. Jim Rigg, Superintendent of Catholic Schools Archdiocese of Chicago, regarding a new way to fund scholarships for children who choose to attend private schools.
Letter from Dr. Jim Rigg


 Chipotle Restaurant Fundraiser for SPC today between 4:00 - 8:00 pm!

Bring in this flyer, show it on your smartphone Chipotleor tell the cashier you’re supporting the cause to make sure that 50% of the proceeds will be donated to St. Paul Of The Cross School.
Out of Uniform passes will be a floating pass good for any day besides a church/Mass day before Dec 21, 2017!

Click on the image to download the flyer.

 

 


Poinsettia Sale! 

‘Tis The Season…. The eighth grade Class of 2018 will be sponsoring a Holiday Plant Fundraiser during the month of November. These beautiful flowers and poinsettias are sure to brighten any home, and make a beautiful gift for the Christmas Season! All proceeds will benefit our SPC 8th grade class and their many activities including: Graduation dance, graduation flowers, Memory Day dinner and video, class gift to SPC school, donations to the SPC endowment fund and other miscellaneous expenses. 

  • Orders will be collected through Friday November 17th
  • Please send orders with your child or hand in orders at the UGC office 
  • Payments MUST accompany order forms. Checks made payable to SPC
  • Order Pick-up is scheduled for Thursday November 30th between 2:30-4:30 PM

Please click on this link to download the order form.

If you have any questions regarding ordering or pick up arrangements, please contact: Jonie Montalbano (773) 842-2753 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Susu Scialabba (847)502-6096 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. THANK YOU FOR YOUR HELP AND GENEROSITY!! ~Eighth Grade Room Parents


REGISTER NOW FOR THE WINTER 2017-2018 After School Chess Program!

Registration for the Winter 2017 after school chess program is underway! The 10-week program takes place on Tuesdays from 2-3 pm and runs from 12/5/17 to 2/20/18. The chess program is taught by Chess-Ed instructors and is open to all SPC students in 1st through 8th grade, and students of all chess abilities, novice or continuing. Professional instruction will include the basics for novice players and build with opening theory, middle game planning, and end game combinations for continuing students. Playing chess improves memory, uses analytical and critical thinking skills, teaches problem solving, responsibility, sportsmanship, social skills and more! The benefits of chess last a lifetime!

To register, please click on this link www.spcchess.eventbee.com. DISCOUNTED Registration Fee applies through 11/28/17; Final and Late fees begin 11/29/17. Chess-Ed is looking forward to seeing your CHESS ENTHUSIAST this year! 


Cultural Fair DVD for Purchase!
The Media Club and the Fine Arts Committee is offering Cultural Fair DVD's for purchase. 
To purchase, please see this order form link. 


 

Baby Bottle Project for the Women's Center - Please Return By Nov. 3rdbaby bottle
Baby bottles were sent home with your student last Thursday. We ask that they fill the bottle with spare change and return the filled bottle to school by tomorrow, November 3rd. The money will go to assist moms and babies in need. Thank you for participating in this annual fundraiser for the Women's Center.

 


SPC Home & School News

Thanks to all of the parent volunteers who helped to make Fun Fair so fantastic for our children! 

Would you like to meet new friends, spend time with old friends, have fun, and help school? Come to the next Home & School Meeting to find out more!
Date: November 8th
Time: 7:00-9:00 p.m.
Location: The Curragh Irish Pub - 6705 N. Northwest Highway, Chicago.

We are looking for a Programs Chair for the 2017-18 School Year. If interested please email Jeanne McKenna at  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Celebrating The Spirit Chairs are looking for volunteers. Please email Lesia Forowycz @  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or Lisa Parisi  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  if interested 


Early Childhood Moms Nights Out!       

EC Moms Night Out Fall 2017 copy 
Please click on the image to download and print the invitation.
Preschool Moms: Tuesday, October 24th --  They had a wonderful time!
Pre-Kindergarten Moms: Tuesday, November 7th 
Kindergarten Moms: Thursday, November 9th

Where: Wine Styles of Park Ridge, 105 S. Northwest Hwy 
Time: 6:00-8:00 P.M.  

RSVP to Meghan Waldeck at  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  


Roundball is around the corner! 

Attention all 6th, 7th, & 8th Grade Girls and Boys!  

roundballfeatured

Back by popular demand! It’s time for St. Paul’s Annual Roundball Basketball Tournament for all SPC 6th, 7th and 8th grade students (not just basketball players!). Practices will be held on Saturday, January 6th. Tournament games (a boy’s tourney and a girl’s tourney) will be held Sunday, January, 7th through Sunday, January, 14th. Each team will be coached by SPC alumni coaches who are currently enrolled in high school. All coaches will be expected to dress in professional attire for the games. All games will be officiated by professional referees. Members of St. Paul Men’s Club will announce the game play-by-play on the PA. Please click on the Player Registration form below. 

Attention all SPC High School Alumni!
Last year, over 70 high school-aged St. Paul alumni returned to their alma mater to coach the 6th, 7th and 8th grade students in a double elimination tournament held in the gym. We hope to see another large turnout of alumni coaches again this year! 

Each team will have 5 or more high school coaches that will run practices and dress in professional, business casual attire for the games. All games will be officiated by professional referees. Members of St. Paul’s Men’s Club will announce the play-by-play of all of the games on the PA.

For questions, please contact Al Boehmer at  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , or cell 773.558.9601. Please click on the links below to access your forms. 

Player Registration Form
Parent Volunteer Information

New this year, coaches can register directly online! 
Electronic Coach Registration Form. Due November 6, 2017

Coach Information Form - Download and Print
Coach Registration Form - Download and Print - Due November 6, 2017

Sponsor Information 
Sponsor Form 


Attention parents of SPC 8th graders
Please keep an eye on the 8th Grade Information Page where you are able to access important dates and relevant information for your 8th grade students throughout the year. The 8th Grade Information Page gets updated weekly.


Portillo's Fundraiser - Save the Date - November 6th! Click on the image to download and print the flyer for details. 

 

Portillos  


Christmas is coming! T.R.I.P. can help you take care of some of your shopping while saving you money in the process!

Gift cards make great gifts! Purchase them through the St. Paul of the Cross Tuition Reduction Incentive Program (T.R.I.P.) Service. TRIP is a fundraiser that gives participating families the opportunity to earn tuition credit and also raise funds for our school. Click here for more information.

Stop by the TRIP table in the UGC on Thursday, November 16th during Parent/Teacher conferences.  We will have cards for purchase (cash or check) that can be taken home with you! Buy cards for your holiday shopping or to give as gifts!



From the Parish

Adopt a Family 2017
Wish lists are available from families in need. We are responding to their basic wishes for clothing, household items, books, toys, etc. Families come in all sizes from individuals to families of 8.

We ask that you spend $50 to $75 per family member to help make Christmas wishes come true.
If you would like to anonymously adopt a needy family or individual for Christmas, please contact Adrienne Timm, at Social Service Ministry, 847-692-6767 - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Let us continue to hear the cry of the poor while we wait for the Christ child to be born.


St. Paul of the Cross Fair Trade Market Sunday, November 5th
8:30 - 1:30 p.m.
Parish Life Center
Making Fair Trade purchases, allows us to have a hand in changing the lives of God’s children across the world.
Click on this link to download the flyer.


Apostolate of Women Jewelry Sale Sunday, November 5th

Gently loved jewelry, accessories, scarves
belts, and more!

8:30 am to 1:30 pm
Parish Life Center
Sponsored by Guilds of the St. Paul of the Cross Apostolate of Women
Click on this link to download the flyer.


St. Paul of the Cross Seminar Series- “Where Work Meets Faith.”

Wednesday, November 15, 2017, 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm.
SPC Holy Family Chapel (lower church at 320 S. Washington, Park Ridge, Il. 60631)
The Seminar Series is about using the gifts that God gave you to build up community. Each series will feature presenters who will tell real life stories and how their faith played an important role. Hearing many different stories in our Seminar Series may increase connections among us that will bring us all closer together increasing our sense of community. Each presenter will answer questions from the audience at the end of their presentation.

About our Presenters:

Jeffrey Obarek, a security professional, will share his conversion experience. Hear Jeff speak of one of his favorite priests and a pledge Jeff made. Hear how God is growing Jeff in a simple yet profound way that we all can use. Understand the compassion and caring expressed in a smile.

Barbara V. Parilla, MD a maternal fetal medicine specialist, will share a story of inclusive medicine. Take a walk through a complicated pregnancy and joyful delivery. Hear Dr. Parilla’s personal faith story blessing her with a skill set to meet people where they are at. Hear tips for all women to affirmatively impact newborn life, well before getting pregnant.

Jeff Liautaud, of the St. Paul of the Cross Seminar Series - “Where Work Meets Faith,” will share a story of the impact of the Series on his life. Understand a preciousness of God at work in the lives of ordinary people like us.

The event’s social benefit is getting to know each other better. The more we know about each other, the more opportunity we have for being connected. Go to www.Loquate.TV to hear these “Inspiring and Practical” talks. Better yet, come in person. If you have any questions, please contact Mary Ann or Jeff Liautaud 773-621-0863. We look forward to seeing you.


Boy Scout Troop 24 Wreath Sale 
Saturday, November 18th after the 4:30 p.m. masses and Sunday, November 19th 8:30 a.m - 1:00 p.m.
The Boy Scouts of St. Paul of the Cross Troop 24 are selling fresh wreaths and roping this year to raise funds for troop activities.
Please click on this link to download the flyer. 


The Parish Food Pantry Needs our Help!

Our families are holding steady at 125. Each household receives 3 double bags filled with food each month and the holidays will be here soon. We really need these bags!

PLEASE RECYCLE YOUR BROWN HANDLED GROCERY BAGS
AND DONATE THEM TO OUR FOOD PANTRY!
We use 600 brown handled grocery bags each month and our
supply is running low again. They may be left in the food boxes
in church, at the rectory, or dropped through the slot
outside the food pantry.
Thanks in advance for your help!


From the Community 

Resurrection Junior Bandit Night - Friday, November 3rd

Resurrection College Prep High School is hosting a Junior Bandit Night on Friday, November 3, 2017, from 5 to 8 pm. The evening will feature games, sports, prizes, pizza and fun for girls in grades 5 to 8. The cost is $25 per student, which includes dinner and a souvenir t-shirt. Registration is available at www.resh.org.
Please click on this link to download and print the flyer.

Resurrection College Prep Arts & Crafts Fair - Saturday, November 11th
Click on this link to download the flyer for more details.


Loyola Academy Open House - Thursday, November 9th

The Loyola Academy Open House is Thursday, November 9th, from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. The evening will include guided personal tours of the campus with the opportunity to meet Loyola Academy administrators, faculty, staff, students, coaches and club moderators. Tours will be offered continuously throughout the evening and are approximately one hour long. Prospective students will have the opportunity to learn more about Loyola’s academic, ministry, cocurricular and athletic programs. There is no preregistration for this event.  Come experience everything that Loyola’s Jesuit education offers! Questions, contact the Admissions Office at 847.920.2481 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Regina Dominican Open House - Wednesday, November 8th - Attention 6th, 7th, and 8th Grade Girls

Junior high girls and their families are invited to Regina Dominican's open house on Wednesday, November 8th. Personalized tours will be given from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. and begin in Regina Dominican's newly renovated O’Shaughnessy Theater. Meet faculty, staff and coaches and learn why Regina Dominican's all-girls environment will help your daughter reach her full potential. Information about next steps including the Class of 2022 entrance exam and scholarship opportunities will be available.
Click on this link to download and print the flyer.

Regina Dominican Presents The Music Man - Friday, November 17th at 6:00 p.m. 


Trinity High School Parent Shadow Morning and Student Shadow Day 

Trinity  Open House Info

Trinity's Parent Shadow Morning- Wednesday, November 8th at 8:30 a.m.

Please click here to download flyer and information about the Parent Shadow Morning. 



 

 

October 26, 2017

Principal's Letter


FUN FAIR IS TOMORROW!
The goblins are roaming the halls to prepare for SPC’s annual Fun Fair tomorrow! Sponsored by the Home & School Association, Fun Fair provides a day of fun for the children in a carnival-like atmosphere. 

If you have not already registered your child, the admission price is $12.00 for one student, $24.00 for two students and $36.00 for a family of three or more students. This one-time admission price includes unlimited game play and a hot lunch. The use of school vending machines will not be allowed. *New This Year* We will be selling one raffle ticket per child for $10. Each homeroom will have two winners.

Click Here for Electronic Payment
https://bngn.smarttuition.com/?id=e014nym3aeh
or you may print the attached admissions form and submit your payment, checks payable to St. Paul Home and School Association, in an envelope marked Fun Fair and return to school by October 26th

Volunteers are STILL NEEDED to make it a great day for our kids. Please visit http://signup.com/login/entry/516420284098 to volunteer.

To download and print the Fun Fair Information Flyer, click here. 
To download and print the Fun Fair Admission Form, click here. 
To download and print the Fun Fair Volunteer Information, click here. 

Thank you for all your support!
Kelly Skony             Julie Benigno
773-559-8279         708-267-1045
Fun Fair 2017 Chairpersons


 

Cultural Fair DVD for Purchase!
The Media Club and the Fine Arts Committee is offering Cultural Fair DVD's for purchase
To purchase, please see this order form link.

 


 

 

Baby Bottle Project for the Women's Centerbaby bottle
Baby bottles will be sent home with your student today. We ask that they fill the bottle with spare change and return the filled bottle to school by November 3rd. The money will go to assist moms and babies in need. Thank you for participating in this annual fundraiser for the Women's Center.

 



SPC Home & School News
Don’t forget to sign up for Fun Fair tomorrow...one last reminder!

Would you like to meet new friends, spend time with old friends, have fun and help school. Come to the next Home & School Meeting to find out more.
Meeting is November 8th at 7 pm - Details coming soon.

We are looking for a Programs Chair for the 2017-18 School Year. If interested please email Jeanne McKenna @ This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Celebrating The Spirit Chairs are looking for volunteers. Please email Lesia Forowycz @ This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Lisa Parisi This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if interested

School Supply Error Reimbursements are available at Fun Fair on Friday. Please find the Home and School Table on Friday for your reimbursement. 


 Early Childhood Moms Nights Out!       

EC Moms Night Out Fall 2017 copy 
Please click on the image to download and print the invitation.

Preschool Moms: Tuesday, October 24 --  They had a wonderful time!
Pre-Kindergarten Moms: Tuesday, November 7 
Kindergarten Moms: Thursday, November 9 6:00-8:00 P.M. 
Where: Wine Styles of Park Ridge, 105 S. Northwest Hwy 

RSVP to Meghan Waldeck at  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  


Roundball is around the corner! 
Attention all 6th, 7th, & 8th Grade Girls and Boys! 

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Back by popular demand! It’s time for St. Paul’s Annual Roundball Basketball Tournament for all SPC 6th, 7th and 8th grade students (not just basketball players!). Practices will be held on Saturday, January 6th. Tournament games (a boy’s tourney and a girl’s tourney) will be held Sunday, January, 7th through Sunday, January, 14th. Each team will be coached by SPC alumni coaches who are currently enrolled in high school. All coaches will be expected to dress in professional attire for the games. All games will be officiated by professional referees. Members of St. Paul Men’s Club will announce the game play-by-play on the PA. Please click on the Player Registration form below. 

Attention all SPC High School Alumni! 

Last year, over 70 high school-aged St. Paul alumni returned to their alma mater to coach the 6th, 7th and 8th grade students in a double elimination tournament held in the gym. We hope to see another large turnout of alumni coaches again this year!

Each team will have 5 or more high school coaches that will run practices and dress in professional, business casual attire for the games. All games will be officiated by professional referees. Members of St. Paul’s Men’s Club will announce the play-by-play of all of the games on the PA.

For questions, please contact Al Boehmer at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , or cell 773.558.9601. Please click on the links below to access your forms. 

Player Registration Form

New this year, coaches can register directly online!
Electronic Coach Registration Form. Due November 6, 2017

Coach Information Form - Download and Print
Coach Registration Form - Download and Print - Due November 6, 2017

Sponsor Information
Sponsor Form


Bricks 4 Kidz Fall Session Grades K-4 - Starts 11/1/17 
We are about to start new Lego Club on November 1st. Club will be held in the library and run from 3:00-4:00pm. There are still few spots available, so don't let any Lego Master-builder miss the opportunity to have fun!

Session description:
Put on your hard hat and head on over to our construction site! Make your own motorized models of tools of the trade from a hand-held power drill and power saw to a tough, all-terrain bulldozer and giant dump truck. Would you be surprised to learn that one of these objects has a history stretching from the Stone Age to the Space Age? And who thought of making a saw blade in the shape of a circle? Where does the word bulldozer come from? How big is the biggest dump truck? Build your knowledge of construction at Bricks 4 Kidz! Dump trucks, jackhammers, drills, power saws… build motorized models of these and other powerful tools and create your own LEGO construction site. Join us for lots of high-impact learning and fun!
Go to the link below to enroll
https://my.bricks4kidz.com/index.php?action=location&location=476
Katie Macios
Bricks 4 Kidz Glenview
847-440-6365
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
www.bricks4kidz.com


 Information for 8th Grade Parents 

Please click here for letter from Maine South High School Principal 
Please click here for information regarding the CPS application process for high school.

**Please check the 8th Grade Activities page on our SPC website for current information.

Portillo's Fundraiser - Save the Date - November 6th! Click on the image to download and print the flyer for details. 

Portillos 

 


T.R.I.P. - Tuition Reduction Incentive Program
Gift cards make great gifts! Purchase them through the St. Paul of the Cross Tuition Reduction Incentive Program (T.R.I.P.) Service. TRIP is a fundraiser that gives participating families the opportunity to earn tuition credit and also raise funds for our school. Click here for more information.

From the Parish

The Parish Food Pantry Needs our Help!
Our families are holding steady at 125. Each household receives 3 double bags filled with food each month and the holidays will be here soon. We really need these bags!

PLEASE RECYCLE YOUR BROWN HANDLED GROCERY BAGS
AND DONATE THEM TO OUR FOOD PANTRY!
We use 600 brown handled grocery bags each month and our
supply is running low again. They may be left in the food boxes
in church, at the rectory, or dropped through the slot
outside the food pantry.
Thanks in advance for your help!


Servants of St. Francis - Suburban Outreach Group 
Dinner at Hines Fisher House - Sunday, October 29, 5:30pm

Join fellow parishioners in preparing dinner for those who have sacrificed so much for our country. Bring your pre-cooked items (ovens are available for re-heating) and share a meal with those staying at Hines Fisher House. If you are unable to attend you can still drop off food locally and we can bring it to the dinner. Hines Fisher House provides temporary housing for family members of veterans who are receiving care at the Hines VA Hospital in Maywood. For questions please contact Kathy Clark at  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

For more details and to sign up:
http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20F054EAAAD29A1FF2-dinner


Servants of St. Francis - Chicago Outreach Group
Community Dinner at Our Lady of Angels - Monday, October 30

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Please join fellow parishioners and the Chicago Outreach Group as we host a Community Dinner at Our Lady of the Angels on Monday October, 30. The signup link is attached below.
Community Dinner

We are also collecting slightly used and new Halloween costumes for kids to be given out that evening. Anyone wanting to donate items can contact Kevin Buggy at  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Thank you. 


Pedals, Pipes, and Pizza 
On Friday, October 27th, as part of our year-long organ dedication celebration, St. Paul of the Cross will be hosting “Pedals, Pipes & Pizza.” The event is especially geared toward our youth and willPPP Half Bulletin include a pizza dinner, an organ recital by young organists, and will end with trick or treating in the church parking lot. If attending the pizza dinner, there is a cost of $5.00 per attendee. To attend this event, families must register online through our church website. http://spc-church.org/about/news/972-pedals-pipes-pizza

 


From the Community
 

RESURRECTION JUNIOR BANDIT NIGHT

Resurrection College Prep High School will host JrBanditNight 2017 v03-1
a Junior Bandit Night on Friday, November 3, 2017, from 5 to 8 pm. The evening will feature games, sports, prizes, pizza and fun for girls in grades 5 to 8. The cost is $25 per student, which includes dinner and a souvenir t-shirt. Registration is available at www.resh.org.

 

 

 

Trinity High School Open House and Shadow Day 

Trinity  Open House Info

Trinity's Open House- Sunday, October 29th at noon
Trinity's Parent Shadow Day- Wednesday, November 8th at 8:30AM

Please click here to download flyer and information about the Open House and Shadow Day.


Glen St. Andrew Living Community Center Halloween Celebration and Annual Pet Parade - Monday, October 30th

Click here for the flyer and information.

Des Plaines History Center - Day of the Dead Celebration October 28th
You are invited to celebrate one of the oldest traditions in
Mexico that dates back to the Aztec period. Children are
invited to paint sugar skulls, view ofrendas/altars and have
their faces strikingly painted!
Click here for flyer and more information.

  

October 19, 2017

Letter from the Principal

SPC Cultural Fair 2017: The Broadway Beat!

Featuring songs & dances across the history of Broadway starring all students in grades 3-5, the SPC Choir, & Chamber Singers. Cultural Fair Invite- The Broadway Beat

When: Wednesday, October 25 @ 7pm
Where: Morello Parish Life Center Gym

Join us for a concert celebrating the history of Broadway.
 
Featuring songs from: 
The Prince of Egypt, Hairspray, The Sound of Music, Annie, 
Grease, The King and I, 
No, No Nanette, Annie Get Your Gun, Rent, 
Les Miserables, and a medley by composer, Richard Cohen.

For students in grades 3-5 click here for information on what to wear.

All are welcome! Please click here to download the invitation flyer. 

The Media Club and the Fine Arts Committee will be offering Cultural Fair DVD's for purchase
To purchase, please see this order form link.



FUN FAIR!
The goblins are roaming the halls to prepare for SPC’s annual Fun Fair, which will be held on Friday, October 27th during school hours. Sponsored by the Home & School Association, Fun Fair provides a day of fun for the children in a carnival-like atmosphere. Click the attached information document for more details. We are also asking each student to bring in TWO bags of “fun size” or “snack size” treats (no more than 6 bags per family). No individual or unwrapped candy please. Please bring candy to the EGC or UGC office no later than October 26th.

· PS/PreK Goldfish or Pretzels
· Kindergarten Hershey Milk Chocolate Kisses (ONLY THOSE WRAPPED IN SILVER FOIL PLEASE)
· Grade 1 Junior Mints
· Grade 2 Milk Duds
· Grade 3 Peppermint Patties
· Grade 4 Sour Patch Kids
· Grade 5 Nerds/Laffy Taffy
· Grade 6 Smarties and Sweet Tarts
· Grade7 Tootsie Pops/Dum Dum lollipops/Tootsie Rolls
· Grade 8 Skittles/Twizzlers

A raffle is held during Fun Fair. The raffle is dependent on family donations and has been a successful fundraiser for school resources. Please consider donating gift cards, to any store or restaurant in $5-$10 denominations. PLEASE NOTE: We will only be accepting gift card donations and no longer accepting games, toys or athletic equipment. 

Click here: https://bngn.smarttuition.com/?id=watmnluw1dm
to make a monetary donation and we will purchase gift cards on your behalf. Any gift card donation should be submitted to the school office no later than October 26th.

The admission price of is $12.00 for one student, $24.00 for two students and $36.00 for a family of three or more students. This one-time admission price includes unlimited game play and a hot lunch. The use of school vending machines will not be allowed. *New This Year* We will be selling one raffle ticket per child for $10. Each homeroom will have two winners.

Click Here for Electronic Payment
https://bngn.smarttuition.com/?id=e014nym3aeh
or you may print the attached admissions form and submit your payment, checks payable to St. Paul Home and School Association, in an envelope marked Fun Fair and return to school by October 26th

Volunteers are always needed to make Fun Fair a great success and super fun for our students. Please visit http://signup.com/login/entry/516420284098 to volunteer.

To download and print the Fun Fair Information Flyer, click here. 
To download and print the Fun Fair Admission Form, click here. 
To download and print the Fun Fair Volunteer Information, click here. 

Thank you for all your support!
Kelly Skony             Julie Benigno
773-559-8279         708-267-1045
Fun Fair 2017 Chairpersons

 

Early Childhood Moms Nights Out!       

EC Moms Night Out Fall 2017 copy 
Please click on the image to download and print the invitation.

Preschool Moms: Tuesday, October 24 
Pre-Kindergarten Moms: Tuesday, November 7 
Kindergarten Moms: Thursday, November 9 6:00-8:00 P.M. 
Where: Wine Styles of Park Ridge, 105 S. Northwest Hwy 

RSVP to Meghan Waldeck at  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  

Dennis Uniform Sale - 15% off of all purchases October 19-21.
Please click here for more information.

School Board Meeting - October 24, 2017
The next open school board meeting will be held on Tuesday, October 24th at 7:30pm in the A/B room. We hope you'll join us!

T.R.I.P. - Tuition Reduction Incentive Program
Gift cards make great gifts! Purchase them through the St. Paul of the Cross Tuition Reduction Incentive Program (T.R.I.P.) Service. TRIP is a fundraiser that gives participating families the opportunity to earn tuition credit and also raise funds for our school. Click here for more information.

Bricks 4 Kidz Fall Session Grades K-4 - Starts 11/1/17
STEM Based Motorized Model Building with Lego Bricks, Gears & Motors
Wednesday, 3:00pm – 4:00pm
Bricks 4 Kidz classes provide students the opportunity to build motorized model builds using Lego bricks, gears and motors. Our programs are built around proprietary model kits, plans and STEM curriculum, designed by teachers, architects and engineers. The
activities are interactive, hands-on and engaging to promote learning in a fun way! Each 1-hour class begins with a 15 minute lesson plan about the theme of the day. Followed by
a motorized model build & explorative play.
Enrollment is open to Kindergarten – 4th grade
Please click here for the details and enrollment information.

Information for 8th Grade Parents 
Please click here for letter from Maine South High School Principal 
Please click here for information regarding the CPS application process for high school.

**Please check the 8th Grade Activities page on our SPC website for current information.

Portillo's Fundraiser - Save the Date - November 6th! Click on the image to download and print the flyer for details. 

Portillos 

 

From the Parish

The Parish Food Pantry Needs our Help!
Our families are holding steady at 125. Each household receives 3 double bags filled with food each month and the holidays will be here soon. We really need these bags!

PLEASE RECYCLE YOUR BROWN HANDLED GROCERY BAGS
AND DONATE THEM TO OUR FOOD PANTRY!
We use 600 brown handled grocery bags each month and our
supply is running low again. They may be left in the food boxes
in church, at the rectory, or dropped through the slot
outside the food pantry.
Thanks in advance for your help!

As part of our Respect Life Month events, St. Paul of the Cross will present A Nurse's Journey Through the Culture of Life and Death in America

Sunday, October 22
1:30 - 2:30 p.m.
Holy Family Chapel

Nancy Valko, RN, ALNC, will present riveting and timely information on critical life topics facing every American from euthanasia to assisted suicide and end of life issues. Ms. Valko is a longtime writer and speaker on medical ethics issues who recently retired from critical care nursing to devote more time to consulting and volunteer work. In addition to her numerous radio, television and speaking appearances, she is also a spokesperson for the National Association of Pro Life Nurses and is the recipient of the People of Life award from the US Catholic Conference of Bishops. This talk is appropriate for middle school and high school students, as well as adults.

Servants of St. Francis - Suburban Outreach Group
Dinner at Hines Fisher House - Sunday, October 29, 5:30pm
Join fellow parishioners in preparing dinner for those who have sacrificed so much for our country. Bring your pre-cooked items (ovens are available for re-heating) and share a meal with those staying at Hines Fisher House. If you are unable to attend you can still drop off food locally and we can bring it to the dinner. Hines Fisher House provides temporary housing for family members of veterans who are receiving care at the Hines VA Hospital in Maywood. For questions please contact Kathy Clark at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

For more details and to sign up:
http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20F054EAAAD29A1FF2-dinner

Servants of St. Francis - Chicago Outreach Group
Community Dinner at Our Lady of Angels - Monday, October 30
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Please join fellow parishioners and the Chicago Outreach Group as we host a Community Dinner at Our Lady of the Angels on Monday October, 30. The signup link is attached below.

Community Dinner

We are also collecting slightly used and new Halloween costumes for kids to be given out that evening. Anyone wanting to donate items can contact Kevin Buggy at  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Thank you.

Pedals, Pipes, and Pizza 
On Friday, October 27th, as part of our year-long organ dedication celebration, St. Paul of the Cross will be hosting “Pedals, Pipes & Pizza.” The event is especially geared toward our youth and willPPP Half Bulletin include a pizza dinner, an organ recital by young organists, and will end with trick or treating in the church parking lot. If attending the pizza dinner, there is a cost of $5.00 per attendee. To attend this event, families must register online through our church website. http://spc-church.org/about/news/972-pedals-pipes-pizza

From the Community 

SAINT VIATOR HIGH SCHOOL OPEN HOUSE
Sunday, October 22nd 1-3 pm 
Monday, October 23rd 6:30-8:30 pm 

Come join us and learn why we were named an Apple Distinguished School and a two-time National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence. You don’t want to miss this opportunity to tour the school, meet current students, faculty, administration and coaches. Pre-registration is available at www.saintviator.com
Open House Invitation

Glen St. Andrew Living Community Center Halloween Celebration and Annual Pet Parade - Monday, October 30th
Click here for the flyer and information.

Des Plaines History Center - Day of the Dead Celebration October 28th
You are invited to celebrate one of the oldest traditions in
Mexico that dates back to the Aztec period. Children are
invited to paint sugar skulls, view ofrendas/altars and have
their faces strikingly painted!
Click here for flyer and more information.