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700 E Spruce St
Chatham, IL 62629
P: 217-483-3772
F: 217-483-4581

St. Joseph the Worker

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Update on Fr. Dennis


Here is an update on Fr. Dennis Kollross. Fr. Nolan has requested we publish Fr. Hoefler's update verbatim.

Dear brother priests,

I was with the family of Father Dennis Kollross as they met with his doctor today. There has been no improvement in his condition. There is mixed opinion it seems about his condition and ability to recover at this time. It seems too early to make a definitive decision about extraordinary care. They decided to wait until next Monday to determine the course of action. This will be a week of watching and prayer.

I offered the Masses in Chatham this weekend. This is very hard for them but I have to say that the parish has a wonderful sense of community and is very supportive of Dennis and saddened by his condition. I am very impressed with the way they are handling this. Many of the people expressed their gratitude for your prayers. Keep them coming!

With prayers and gratitude for all of you,


Volunteer Appreciation Dinner canceled

Due to the current circumstances within the parish, the Volunteer Appreciation Dinner, scheduled for May 24, is canceled. We appreciate our volunteers more than words can express. You help make our parish a better place with all that you do. We are grateful for you!

Pastoral Council meeting canceled

The Parish Pastoral Council meeting for May 18, 2015 is canceled. There will be a meeting on June 22, 2015.




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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