Our Mission

We, the people of St. Paul Parish are a Roman Catholic Community, who believe in Jesus and His message. As the people of God, we are aware of our call to know Jesus intimately, and to proclaim Him and His message by our faith, words, and actions. We are comprised of unique individuals who are willing to share a great variety of personal gifts in order to become a unified people that will be a living expression of Jesus to those around us. We have a serious responsibility of service to others on a local, national, and international level, and, above all, to the most needy by responding to the needs of others. We aspire to make Jesus and His message of salvation a living reality in our world.

Mass Times

5:00 pm

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

7:00 am–Monday thru Friday
8:20 am on Friday During School Wednesday At Hostpital Chapel
See the bulletin for changes

Reconciliation 3:30 pm - 4:15 pm
(Anytime By Apppointment)

(Holy Days and more information)


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

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Click on the link below to view Fr. Paul Kala’s inspirational video