Welcome to St. Paul
Since 1844 the Catholic Community of St. Paul Parish has worshipped 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 to welcome 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 this parishes’ fifteenth pastor in these 167 years. I share ministry with Fr. Scott Snider, Parochial Vicar, Fr. David Peters, retired pastor, Deacon Ron Hesson & Deacon Dave Bohnenstiehl and 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 worshippers of Jesus.
Fr. Chuck Edwards