Welcome to the online home of St. Joseph the Worker!

 MISSION STATEMENT

Vibrant & Active

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.


PASTOR'S WELCOME

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.

Blessings,

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

Upcoming Events

All Class Mass & Pumpkin Potluck & Chili Cookoff

WHO:  The whole parish

WHEN:  Saturday, October 20th (at/after the 4:30 Mass)

WHAT:  Family Mass, Potluck & Chili Cookoff

Games and Activities for the Kids {bring a pumpkin to paint, if you want.}

We need youth to sign up for the various ministries they can partake in during the Mass.

** SIGN UP IN THE GATHERING SPACE **

Please bring a donation for the Holy Family Food Pantry: new or gently used hats, gloves, mittens, scarves, socks, deodorant, shampoo, toilet paper and Kleenex.


WHAT:  Trivia Night for Young Adults, 21-30 years old

WHEN: October 28th (beginning at 7:00pm) 

COST:  $10 per person

Details and the sign up form can be found HERE.

Prayer For Our Church

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

St. Joseph the Worker Preschool offers a 4 year old class that meets on M/W/F and 3 year old class that meets T/Th, both from 9:00a.m-11:30a.m.
 

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.

Staff

Mass Times

Monday - 8:30am
Tuesday - 8:30am
Wednesday - No Mass
Thursday - 8:30am
Friday - 8:30am
Saturday - 4:30pm
Sunday - 8am & 10:30am

Calendars


St Joseph the Worker Parish Calendar


Family Activity Calendar

Each month our Family Activity Calendar will make suggestions of fun things for families.

October 2018

 Calendars for past months can be found under the Formation Tab at the top of the page.

Office Hours

The Parish Office is open
Monday - Friday
8:30am-4:00pm

Formation

 

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 7, 2018  Author - Matthew Talken

 

CHALLENGED BY LIFE

A monthly series of case studies that illustrate the challenges presented to us as Christians.  Written by Kevin Shrake.

Challenged by Life October 2018

Past reflections & case studies can be found under the Formation Tab at the top of the page.

Bible Search

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News You Can Use

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Form can be filled out electronically by clicking here.


MINISTRY SCHEDULER

Don't forget that if you have an iOS or Android device, you can use the MSP mobile app!  After downloading, you'll need the following Organization ID to sign in: stjos


Parish Bulletin submissions are due Monday at 4pm

to sjwreceptionist@comcast.net