Religious Education

Religious education starts at birth and continues until we meet the Lord.  There are many steps along our faith journey during a lifetime. The Catholic Church offers many opportunities to help you complete those steps.

The journey begins with Baptism. Each family wanting to have their child baptized at St. Paul must attend a Pre Jordan class which is typically held the first Thursday of every month. For more information regarding Baptism at St. Paul, please see the Baptism section of this website OR contact Deanna Harlan at 618-654-2339 X 217, dharlan@stpaulhighland.org.

The journey continues with grades 1 through 5 meeting for formal religious education on Wednesday evenings at 6:00 pm until 7:15 pm. Second graders prepare for First Reconciliation and third graders for Confirmation and First Eucharist.  All students second grade through fifth grade will celebrate the Sacrament of Reconciliation during Lent during class time.  Advent time the students are encouraged to celebrate the Sacrament of Reconciliation with their families at the Advent Penance Service. You are welcome to read more details here.

Grades 6 through 8 are encouraged to continue their faith through our middle school ministry program called Edge. These meetings happen at the same time as PSR, which is Wednesdays from 6:00 pm until 7:15 pm. 

High School Students are welcome to be a part of St. Paul Youth Organization (SPYO). Meetings take place on Sundays from 6:00 pm- 8:00 pm.

More information about Edge and SPYO can be located here.

For questions about PSR (Parish School of Religion), Edge, and SPYO, please contact Carrie Albaugh at 618-654-2339 x210 or chenrichsalbaugh@stpaulhighland.org