Pictorial Directory

NEW PICTORIAL DIRECTORY

 Have you signed up for your pictures yet?

TIME and APPOINTMENTS ARE RUNNING OUT!!!

Appointments are being accepted for this last week:

 December 16,17,19, 20, 21, 22 23

 Weekdays: 2 pm to 9 pm & Saturday: 9 am to 4 pm

 We are no longer making appointments after mass.  You can call the office or email Paula paulareh@gmail.com

or Angi ajscott62@gmail.com to schedule an appointment.

 Appointments can be made on-line or by calling the parish office. The link for the pictorial directory website is: https://www.securedata-trans14.com/ap/stpaulparish2/index.php?page=10

Looking forward to seeing YOUR smiling face in our family album!! 

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Men's Retreat

Welcome

Welcome to St. Paul Catholic Church

Dear Visitors,

Welcome to our St. Paul Parish Website!  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 have become a parish family of over 5300 members and 1800 families.

I have been privileged to be a part of Highland’s history for 57 years, having been born and raised in this community.  I grew up on a dairy farm 6 miles north of Highland in rural route Pocahontas, near Grantfork, and as a member of St. Gertrude Church, Grantfork, received my sacraments of initiation there.  My father attended St. Paul Grade School and my mother attended Immaculate Conception Grade School in Pierron.  I never dreamed that I would return to become pastor and shepherd of the Catholic community in which I was raised. 

Being one of 10 children I know firsthand what family is all about.  Since my arrival as pastor of St. Paul’s on July 1, 2015, devoted parishioners have demonstrated to me how closely knit this parish is as a family.  This is exactly what I am accustomed to.

Parishioners of St. Paul’s love Highland and are proud to be a part of the community and invite you to be a part of our community of faith.  Please take some time to check out this website and always feel free to visit us anytime. Our doors are always open and our welcome is always extended to you to visit us and worship with us. Perhaps you have been here before, coming for our annual “Kirchenfest” in August, or maybe for a wedding, baptism, or even a funeral.

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

With great humility, Fr. Pat Jakel

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

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To access the WEEKEND Ministry schedule, please log into the Ministry Scheduler Pro website.

  

 

 

 

 

St. Paul Parish Life

  • St. Paul Church front view
  • St. Paul School - front view
  • 2015 Kirchenfest Chairs - Past & Present. 45 years of leadership ...
  • Sausage cooking in Bavarian Skillet at Kirchenfest
  • Fr. Pat is installed pastor at St. Paul
  • Such JOY!!! Fr. Pat w/Matthew Arneaud
  • St. Paul School 8th Grade Graduates 2014
  • St. Paul Parish 2016 First Holy Eucharist
  • Confirmation Disciples 2015 - Spent the day playing bingo and visiting ...
  • St Paul Parish 2016 Confirmation Candidates
  • Youth Ministry group at Sts. Peter & Paul men's shelter 3/16
  • Jen Walter was confirmed by +Bishop Paprocki
  • Prayer for our leaders and military
  • Honoring our Veterans
  • Making rosaries at school
  • A warm welcome for Fr. Pat.
  • CYO youth helping out at Christian Activity Center in East St. ...
  • St. Paul school celebrates Veterans Day at Mass
  • Baptismal Font in front of Sanctuary
  • St. Paul Parish at Christmas Vigil Mass
  • St. Paul Church Sanctuary during Ordinary Time
  • St. Paul Church view from balcony at Easter
  • St. Paul School front entrance

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 (throughout entire year)

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

Reconciliation:
Saturday 3:30 pm - 4:00 pm
(Or By Appointment)

Office Hours

Monday - Friday 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
(closed for lunch 12:00 - 1:00)
Saturday 9:00 am-- 1:00 pm
Sunday 9:00 am--1:00 pm

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

St. Paul School Staff & Faculty

  • Mrs. Kathy Sherman, Principal
  • Mrs. Renee Mitchell, Vice Principal/Religion
  • Mrs. Debbie Furlow, Administrative Assistant
  • Ms. Cami Gramlich, Pre3/Learning Center
  • Mrs. Shandra McPherson, Jr. Kindergarten
  • Mrs. Shelly Litzenburg, Jr. Kindergarten
  • Mrs. Sherri Schomaker, Kindergarten
  • Mrs. Jayme Lytle, First Grade
  • Mrs. Amber Tallman, Second Grade
  • Mrs. Lisa Strieker, Third Grade
  • Mrs. Angela Nuxoll, Third Grade
  • Mrs. Tiffany Abert, Fourth Grade
  • Mrs. Kathlene Lutostanski, Fifth Grade
  • Mrs. Nancy Barth, Jr. High Science
  • Mrs. Christina Harisberger, Language Arts/ 8th Gr. Religion
  • Mr. Aaron Hopfinger, Jr. High Social Studies
  • Mrs. Stephanie Iberg, Math/Educational Technologist
  • Mrs. Staci LaPorta, Athletic Director
  • Mrs. Andrea Henze, Chorus/Band
  • Ms. Leigh Janes, Art
  • Mrs. Judy Richter, Librarian
  • Mrs. Lori Lucia, Viking Kid Care Director/Classroom Aide
  • Ms. Katelyn Lucia, Viking Kid Care
  • Ms. Abby Yann, Viking Kid Care/Classroom Aide
  • Mrs. Diane Hoyt, Viking Kid Care/Classroom Aide
  • Mrs. Phyllis Cagle, PreSchool Aide and Lunch Supervisor
  • Mrs. Janet Vogelbacher, Classroom Aide

School News & Events

             BY OUR WORKS WE SHOOUR FAITH 

 

December 13 - Advent Concert  for Grades 2 - 4 and Chorus at 7:00 in Church.

December 15 - Advent Band Concert at 7:00 in the gym.

December 19 - Advent Concert for Grades Pre-4, JK, K, and 1st at 6:30 in Church.

December 21 - All School Mass at 8:20

                         Students may wear red/green shirts

                         Classroom parties from 1:15 until 2:15

                         2:25 Dismissal

December 22 - January 2     Christmas Break

January 3 - School resumes (no bus service)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

       

 

                                        

Parish Bulletins


  • Sun, Dec 4th

  • Sun, Nov 27th
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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. 

 

American Catholic - Saint of Day

Saint Ambrose

Image: Saint Ambrose statue | Luigi Scorzini. The front of Palazzo dei Giureconsulti (lawyers’ palace), in front of Piazza Mercanti (Merchant Square). Milan, Italy.

Saint Ambrose

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Vatican News

Vatican Summit: World Mayors to discuss response for refugees

(Vatican Radio) Some 80 Mayors from across the globe will gather in the Vatican this week to discuss solutions that aim to respond to the needs of the some 125 million displaced people in the world today and to propose sustainable measures host countries can adopt in welcoming them.  

The Summit entitled “Europe: Refugees Are Our Brothers and Sisters” will take place on 9 and 10 December in the Casina Pio IV.

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Pope grants interview to Belgian Catholic newspaper

(Vatican Radio)  Pope Francis has granted an interview to Tertio, a Catholic weekly newspaper in Belgium, on themes ranging from the fruits of the Jubilee of Mercy to his hopes for a synodal Church.

In the wide-ranging interview, Pope Francis reflected on the openness to transcendence inherent in the human person, the scourge of religious fundamentalism, the price of war, the Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy, and his desire for a synodal Church.

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Pope Francis: appeal for good governance, human rights

(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis on Wednesday drew attention during his General Audience to two commemorations being promoted by the United Nations in the coming days. The International Anti-Corruption Day is on 9 December and Human Rights Day is observed on 10 December.

“These two realities are closely linked: Corruption is the negative aspect against which we must fight, starting with individual consciences and keeping a watchful eye on areas of civil life, especially on those most exposed to risk; Human rights are the positive aspect to staunchly and tirelessly promote, in order that no one be excluded from effective recognition of the fundamental rights of the human person,” – Pope Francis said – “May the Lord sustain us in this twofold commitment.”

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