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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.
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Welcome to our virtual home of St. Joseph the Worker Parish in Chatham, IL. In joy and gratitude, I extend to you my prayerful best wishes for a holy and blessed Christmas. Several years ago I received a Christmas card with this message: “This Christmas, I wish you Jesus.” On the inside it read: “Isn’t it nice to have everything!” With the angels in Bethlehem, our faith moves us to sing: “Glory to God in the highest and peace to His people on earth!”
Christmas has a way of bringing to Church individuals and families who, for various reasons, have not been to Mass or the Sacraments for months or years. What a wonderful and grace-filled opportunity to put aside past differences and old habits and begin anew that prayerful relationship with the Lord and His Church community. I extend to all of you an open, grateful heart of welcome. Together, may we grow in strength and grace to know and celebrate together God’s presence in our lives and His dominion over all things of this world.
May our Lord Jesus Christ, born in Bethlehem, bless you, your families and loved ones at this blessed time of hope and grace. I hope to meet each of you in the Church. May Jesus abide in your hearts always!
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
Fr. John Nolan, Pastor
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. You will find the current article and all past articles under the Faith Formation Tab under Faith First Reflections.
December 17, 2017 Author - Pam De Witt
December 17, 2017 Author - Cliff Shehorn
Parish Bulletin submissions are due Monday at 4pm
Each month our Family Activity Calendar will make suggestions of fun things for families.
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Tuesday - 8:30am
Wednesday - No Mass
Thursday - 8:30am
Friday - 8:30am
Saturday - 4:30pm
Sunday - 8am & 10:30am
Monday - Friday
CHRISTMAS MASS SCHEDULE
Christmas Eve: 4:30pm ~ Music of Christmas begins at 4pm
Christmas Eve: 10pm ~ Music of Christmas begins at 9:30pm
Christmas Day: 9:00am
The regular weekend schedule for Dec. 23 and 24 will be as usual. Saturday, Dec. 23: 4:30pm Sunday, Dec. 24: 8 and 10:30am.