Contact Info

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

St. Paul Catholic Parish and School

LENT...a time for conversion

This Lent, do something different to become closer to Christ. 

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, Feb 15th
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School News & Events

2015-2016 Registration begins on Feb. 2nd 
  • Fri., Feb. 27 - Stations of the Cross, 2:30 pm
  • Fri., Feb. 27 - REGISTRATION ENDS
  • Sat., Feb. 28 - District Solo and Ensemble Contest

 

St. Paul School Staff & Faculty

American Catholic - Saint of Day

St. Maria Bertilla Boscardin

If anyone knew rejection, ridicule and disappointment, it was today’s saint. But such trials only brought Maria Bertilla Boscardin closer to God and more determined to serve him.

Born in Italy in 1888, the young girl lived in fear of her father, a violent man prone to jealousy and drunkenness. Her ...

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Blessed Sebastian of Aparicio

Sebastian’s roads and bridges connected many distant places. His final bridge-building was to help men and women recognize their God-given dignity and destiny.

Sebastian’s parents were Spanish peasants. At the age of 31 he sailed to Mexico, where he began working in the fields. Eventually he built roads to facilitate agricultural ...

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Blessed Luke Belludi

In 1220, St. Anthony was preaching conversion to the inhabitants of Padua when a young nobleman, Luke Belludi, came up to him and humbly asked to receive the habit of the followers of St. Francis. Anthony liked the talented, well-educated Luke and personally recommended him to St. Francis, who then received ...

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Vatican News

Apostolic Nuncio in Syria says population feels abandoned

(Vatican Radio) Although he is in retreat in the hills of Rome, immersed in Lenten Spiritual Exercises, Pope Francis is following the situation in Syria with deep concern.

Listen to the report by Linda Bordoni: 

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French finance expert wins “Centesimus Annus” Foundation Award

(Vatican Radio) French economist and author Pierre de Lauzun is the winner of this year’s “Economy and Society Award” of the Centesimus Annus – Pro Pontefice Foundation.

He was selected in particular for his 2013 book dedicated to a Christian perspective of finance from medieval banking to contemporary financial models: "Finance. Un regard chrétien. De la banque médiéval à la mondalisation financière".  

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French finance expert wins “Centesimus Annus” Foundation Award

(Vatican Radio) French economist and author Pierre de Lauzun is the winner of this year’s “Economy and Society Award” of the Centesimus Annus – Pro Pontefice Foundation.

He was selected in particular for his 2013 book dedicated to a Christian perspective of finance from medieval banking to contemporary financial models: "Finance. Un regard chrétien. De la banque médiéval à la mondalisation financière".  

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