Contact Info

1412 9th Street
Highland, IL 62249
P: 618-654-2339
F: 618-654-9980

St. Paul Catholic Parish and School

St. Paul Parish Life

Welcome to St. Paul Catholic Church


Since 1844 the Catholic Community of St. Paul Parish has worshiped and followed the Gospel of Jesus Christ here in Highland, Illinois. From our humble beginnings, when Highland was a village of 60 families, we are now a parish family of over 5300 members, over 1800 families.

We welcome you to our website and extend to you a personal welcome to come and visit us anytime. Our doors are always open and our welcome is always extended for you to visit us and worship with us. Perhaps you have been here before, coming for our wonderful “Kirchenfest” celebration at the end of every August, or maybe for a wedding, baptism, or even funeral.

I am proud to be the fifteenth pastor of St. Paul Parish in these 170 years. I share ministry with Fr. Scott Snider, Parochial Vicar, Fr. David Peters, retired pastor, & Deacon Dave Bohnenstiehl along with a staff of over 50 church personnel; we are St. Paul’s and offer various ministries to bless the faith journeys of our parish family.

Come see us and catch the Spirit which inflames our hearts daily to be faithful servants and authentic worshipers of Jesus.

Peace,
Fr. Chuck Edwards
Pastor

Staff (Click on staff member name for photo and contact information)

Mass Times

Saturday:
5:00 pm

Sunday:
7:30, 9:30 and 11:30 am

Weekdays:
7:00 am -- Monday thru Thursday
7:00 am -- Wednesday at Hospital Chapel
8:20 am -- Friday (All School Mass)
(7:00 am When No School)

Holy Days:
7:00 am, 8:20 am, 7:00 pm (Check Bulletin)

Reconciliation:
Saturday 3:30 pm - 4:15 pm
(Or By Appointment)

Office Hours

Monday - Friday 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
(closed for lunch 12:00 - 1:00)
Saturday 10:00 am-- 4:00 pm
Sunday 9:00 am--2:00 pm

School Office Hours:
Monday - Friday 7:30 am - 4:00 pm

Parish News & Events (Calendar)

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Interpreter for Hearing Impaired

Did you know.... We have an interpreter at every Saturday night Mass at 5:00 pm for the hearing impaired. 

 

Parish Bulletins


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  • Sun, Mar 22nd
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School News & Events

  • Friday, March 27, 2015 - 2:30 pm Stations of the Cross
  • Wednesday, April 1, 2015 - 8:20 am School Mass
  • Wednesday, April 1, 2015 - 2:00 pm Passion Play
  • No School April 2nd through April 6th
  • Tuesday, April 7 - Classes Resume

St. Paul School Staff & Faculty

Online Giving

American Catholic - Saint of Day

St. Peter Regalado

Peter lived at a very busy time in history. The Great Western Schism (1378-1417) was settled at the Council of Constance (1414-1418). France and England were fighting the Hundred Years’ War, and in 1453 the Byzantine Empire was completely wiped out by the loss of Constantinople to the Turks. At Peter’s ...

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Blessed Ludovico of Casoria

Born in Casoria (near Naples), Arcangelo Palmentieri was a cabinet-maker before entering the Friars Minor in 1832, taking the name Ludovico. After his ordination five years later, he taught chemistry, physics and mathematics to younger members of his province for several years.

In 1847 he had a mystical experience which he ...

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St. Catharine of Bologna

Some Franciscan saints led fairly public lives; Catharine represents the saints who served the Lord in obscurity.

Catharine, born in Bologna, was related to the nobility in Ferrara and was educated at court there. She received a liberal education at the court and developed some interest and talent in painting. In ...

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Vatican News

Pope Francis on Palm Sunday: remember persecuted Christians

(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis remembered the persecuted Christians in the world on Sunday – Palm Sunday – during Mass in St. Peter’s Square. Following the proclamation of the Passion according to St. Mark, Pope Francis delivered a homily, in which he reflected on the plight of all those who endure humiliation because of their faithfulness to the Gospel, all those who face discrimination and pay a personal price for their fidelity to Christ.

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Angelus: Pope prays for Germanwings crash victims

(Vatican Radio) Following Mass for Palm Sunday in St Peter’s Square, Pope Francis during the Angelus prayed for the victims of the Germanwings air crash on Tuesday which killed 150 people. The Holy Father entrusted them to Mary’s intercession including the group of German students who lost their lives.

The Pope also greeted the young people present for Diocesan World Youth Day urging them to continue on their path of pilgrimage which will, he said, eventually lead you to Krakow in 2016.

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Angelus: Pope prays for Germanwings crash victims

(Vatican Radio) Following Mass for Palm Sunday in St Peter’s Square, Pope Francis during the Angelus prayed for the victims of the Germanwings air crash on Tuesday which killed 150 people. The Holy Father entrusted them to Mary’s intercession including the group of German students who lost their lives.

The Pope also greeted the young people present for Diocesan World Youth Day urging them to continue on their path of pilgrimage which will, he said, eventually lead you to Krakow in 2016.

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