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.

Fr. Chuck Edwards

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

Mass Times

5:00 pm

7:30, 9:30 and 11:30 am

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)

3:30 pm - 4:15 pm
(Or By Appointment)

Parish Bulletins

  • Sun, Aug 31st

  • Sun, Aug 24th
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Parish News & Events (Calendar)



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School News & Events

  • Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014 -- Fall Picture Day (Dress Code is required)
  • Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014 - First Trash Bag Sales turn in day
  • Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014 - Second Trash Bag Sales turn in day
  • Friday, Sept. 19, 2014 - Mid 1st Quarter
  • Friday, Sept. 26, 2014 - Grandparents' Day at St. Paul