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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School News & Events

    

                      

                        January 30, 2015 - St. Paul Dinner Auction

Click here to view the 2015 Dinner Auction Catalog

 

                 2015-2016 Registration begins on Feb. 2nd

               Pre3 - K   Open House on Thursday, Feb. 5th,  4:00-7:30 pm

St. Paul School Staff & Faculty

American Catholic - Saint of Day

Sts. Timothy and Titus

Timothy (d. 97?): What we know from the New Testament of Timothy’s life makes it sound like that of a modern harried bishop. He had the honor of being a fellow apostle with Paul, both sharing the privilege of preaching the gospel and suffering for it.

Timothy had a Greek father ...

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Conversion of St. Paul

Paul’s entire life can be explained in terms of one experience—his meeting with Jesus on the road to Damascus. In an instant, he saw that all the zeal of his dynamic personality was being wasted, like the strength of a boxer swinging wildly. Perhaps he had never seen Jesus, who was ...

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St. Francis de Sales

Francis was destined by his father to be a lawyer so that the young man could eventually take his elder’s place as a senator from the province of Savoy in France. For this reason Francis was sent to Padua to study law. After receiving his doctorate, he returned home and, in ...

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Vatican News

Fr Lombardi: Note on new Cardinals

(Vatican Radio) Father Federico Lombardi, SJ, head of the Holy See Press Office, has published the following "notes" on the new Cardinals, whose names were announced by Pope Francis at the Angelus on Sunday:

With respect to the number of 120 electors, there were 12 places “open” in the College today or in the coming months. The Pope has slightly exceeded this number, but remained very close to it, such that it is substantially respected.

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Pope renews call for peace at Sunday Angelus

(Vatican Radio) At his Angelus address on Sunday, Pope Francis again returned to the theme of peace building. “My hope,” he said, “is that the exploitation of man by man would be overcome.”

He said, “Each person, and every people hungers and thirsts for peace; therefore, it is necessary and urgent to build peace!”

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Pope renews call for peace at Sunday Angelus

(Vatican Radio) At his Angelus address on Sunday, Pope Francis again returned to the theme of peace building. “My hope,” he said, “is that the exploitation of man by man would be overcome.”

He said, “Each person, and every people hungers and thirsts for peace; therefore, it is necessary and urgent to build peace!”

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