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 now are 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

Parish News & Events (Calendar)

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Parish Bulletins


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  • Sun, Oct 12th
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School News & Events

  • Friday, Oct. 17, 2014 - End of 1st Quarter
  • Wed., Oct. 22, 2014 - 8:20 Mass - Feast of St. Pope JPII
  • Thurs., Oct. 23, 2014 - 11:35 am Dismissal
  • Thurs., Oct. 23, 2014 - 1:00-7:00 pm -  Parent/Teacher Conferences
  • Fri., Oct. 24, 2014 - 8:00 am-noon - Parent/Teacher Conferences
  • Fri., Oct. 24, 2014 - 6:00 pm - St. Paul Trunk or Treat

St. Paul School Staff & Faculty

American Catholic - Saint of Day

Blessed Paul VI

Born near Brescia in northern Italy, Giovanni Battista Montini was the second of three sons. His father, Giorgio, was a lawyer, editor, and eventually a member of the Italian Chamber of Deputies. His mother, Giuditta, was very involved in Catholic Action.

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St. Isaac Jogues, Jean de Brébeuf and Companions

Isaac Jogues and his companions were the first martyrs of the North American continent officially recognized by the Church. As a young Jesuit, Isaac Jogues, a man of learning and culture, taught literature in France. He gave up that career to work among the Huron Indians in the New World, and in ...

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Blessed Paul VI

Born near Brescia in northern Italy, Giovanni Battista

Montini was the second of three sons. His father, Giorgio,

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Vatican News

At closing Mass for the Synod Pope Francis beatifies Paul VI

(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis on Sunday celebrated the Closing Mass for the Extraordinary Synod on the Family.

During the Mass in Saint Peter’s Square, the Holy Father beatified his predecessor, Pope Paul VI, whom he described as a “great Pope,” a “courageous Christian” and a “tireless apostle.”

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At closing Mass for the Synod Pope Francis beatifies Paul VI

(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis on Sunday celebrated the Closing Mass for the Extraordinary Synod on the Family.

During the Mass in Saint Peter’s Square, the Holy Father beatified his predecessor, Pope Paul VI, whom he described as a “great Pope,” a “courageous Christian” and a “tireless apostle.”

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Pope Francis recalls missions, Mary, at Angelus address

(Vatican Radio) At the conclusion of Sunday’s Mass for the Closing of the Synod and the Beatification of Paul VI, Pope Francis led the faithful in the noonday Angelus.

Here is the complete text of Pope Francis’s remarks:

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