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Welcome to St. Joseph the Worker Church in Chatham, Illinois and to this website meant to be a “window” into our Parish’s community of faith.

Our vibrant faith family is ready and eager to welcome you and your family with open arms. Whether you are a long time parishioner, newly registered, or a visitor to the Springfield area, I am sure you will find this website full of useful information. St. Joseph the Worker is a parish of over 1100 families and I invite you to explore this website. Our parish is a welcoming one, and we truly want everyone to feel at home here.

I warmly and gladly welcome you to St. Joseph the Worker Parish Family and to this wonderful website which portrays in just a small fashion who are and what we aspire to be!

 Blessings in the New Year

Fr. John Nolan, Pastor




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.  You will find the current article and all past articles under the Faith Formation Tab under Faith First Reflections.

February 19, 2017 Author - Patti Lang


Sharing Our Saints

As our Confirmation candidates near their Confirmation day on February 25th, a few of them would like to share a little bit about the Saint that they have chosen for their journey, in their own words. This week  Logan Tomlinson (6th Grade) shares with us about the life of St. Maximilian Kolbe…

St. Maximilian Kolbe was born in Poland , where he also ministered. He volunteered to die in place of a stranger in a German death camp during World War II. He operated a radio station and is the patron saint of drug addicts. His life was strongly influenced in 1906 by a vision of the Virgin Mary. Maximilian was ultimately known as the apostle of consecration to Mary.


Note from Bishop Paprocki

Confirmation of Adults at Pentecost  - Bishop Paprocki invites Catholics who are catechized but not confirmed (i.e., who have received catechetical formation and the sacraments of Penance and Holy Eucharist) to complete the Sacraments of Initiation by celebrating Confirmation at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Springfield.  Confirmation of catechized Catholics will be celebrated on Pentecost Sunday, June 4, 2017, 2:00 pm.  More information, along with the registration form, can be found www.dio.org/catechesis/adult-confirmation.html. The registration form which needs to be completed by the pastor, parochial administrator, or pastoral facilitator needs to be accompanied with an original baptismal certificate and returned to the Office for Catechesis by Thursday, May 11, 2017. If you have any question, please contact: Chris Malmevik, Director, Office for Catechesis (217-698-8500, x178)


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Mass Times

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

Office Hours

The Parish Office is open
Monday - Friday