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St. Joseph the Worker Parish
We are a Roman Catholic faith family in Chatham Illinois committed to proclaiming the life, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ.
We live our faith with our words and through our actions. Nourished by the Word of God and the Eucharist, we seek to become a place of mercy and hope where everyone is welcomed, loved and respected.
It's our website--thank you for visiting.
Welcome to our St. Joseph the Worker (Chatham) website.
It is our hope that through these pages all our visitors will be given a window into the life of a vibrant, active, inclusive and faith-filled community. If not, let me know what's missing. We are here to serve and welcome you.
St. Joseph Worker is a wonderful parish, teeming with activity, full of life and people who are pursuing their full identity as a son or daughter of God within His eternal family, the Catholic Church.
Regardless of whether you have been a member of St. Joseph for many years, you are new to our community or you are just stopping in for a visit, please know that you are welcome here. Take some time to explore the content of our website and learn more about our vibrant and active Parish. We are always happy to see new faces, so if you would like to stop by and visit our parish, it would be a blessing for us to meet you in the offline world, as well as this online world.
May God continually bless you and the loved ones in your lives.
Fr. John Nolan, Pastor
Link to Sr Thea Bowman's "Let Us Make This Week Holy"
View Sr Thea Bowman's Address to the US Conference of Catholic Bishops in 1989
All Class Mass & Harvest Potluck
for the whole parish
Saturday, November 17th
4:30pm Mass & Potluck at 5:45pm
Games & Activities for the kids!
Youth - please sign up for the various ministries during the mass.
We will be collecting donations of fresh cranberries, cranberry sauce, potatoes, brown sugar and marshmallows.
November 18 - Donut Sunday after both morning Masses
Help a struggling family this Thanksgiving season by donating a Thanksgiving Food Basket. Baskets can be dropped off at Holy Family Food Pantry Oct. 29-Nov 16. For details click HERE.
Prayer For Our Church
Please read a special message from Bishop Paprocki HERE.
A PRAYER FOR OUR CHURCH
Heavenly Father, In every age, you have been our refuge. Yet again and still, we stand before you asking for your protection on your holy Church.
For the victims of abuse and their families, pour out your healing and your peace.
For the Bishops of this country, continue to inspire their decisions, and guide them with your Spirit.
For the thousands of good and faithful priests, who have followed your call to serve you and your people in holiness, sustain them by your grace.
For the faithful who are angry, confused, and searching for answers, embrace them with your love, restore their trust, console them with your clear Gospel message, and renew them with your sacraments.
We place our Church in your hands, for without you we can do nothing. May Jesus, our High Priest and true compass, Continue to lead her in every thought and action–to be an instrument of justice, a source of consolation, a sacrament of unity, and a manifestation of your faithful covenant.
Grant this through that same Jesus Christ, our Lord, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.
St. Joseph the Worker Preschool
Mrs. Andrea Conlon is the Preschool teacher and provides fun, faith-based enriching activities to all of our students. She is assisted by her aides, parish members Mrs. Judy Gartland, Mrs. Melody Clark, and Mrs. Misty Leonard.
To find out more, click on the Formation tab at the top of the page and choose Preschool.
- Father John Nolan, Pastor
- Deacon Greg Maynerich, Deacon
- Sister Judith Pfile, O.P., Pastoral Associate
- Kathy Szamocki, Secretary
- Jinny Sachsenmaier, Office Manager
- Janice Anderson, Faith Formation Coordinator
- John Kennedy, Music Minister
- Rianna Cattoor, Program Activity Coordinator
- Anna Barham, Youth Coordinator
- Cindy Essex, Sacramental Coordinator
Tuesday - 8:30am
Wednesday - No Mass
Thursday - 8:30am
Friday - 8:30am
Saturday - 4:30pm
Sunday - 8am & 10:30am
Monday - Friday
FAITH FIRST REFLECTIONS
The parish will publish a weekly reflection on the upcoming Sunday Scripture written by our parishioners as part of our journey on the path of Stewardship & Discipleship. Thanks to parishioner Kevin Shrake, for serving as the editor.
October 28, 2018 Author - Joe Mizera
CHALLENGED BY LIFE
A monthly series of case studies that illustrate the challenges presented to us as Christians. Written by Kevin Shrake.
Past reflections & case studies can be found under the Formation Tab at the top of the page.
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Parish Bulletin submissions are due Monday at 4pm