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Welcome to the website for Chatham’s Parish Church, St Joseph the Worker.

The Church is at her best and faithful to her mission, when she invites people to open the door and ask Jesus in. That’s precisely the invitation we extend; that’s the proposal the Church makes to the world.  Regardless of why people visit our parish, everyone who crosses our threshold is invited to open their hearts to God.

Our website is intended to be the virtual door to St. Joseph the Worker Church. I invite you to explore the different ways that you can get involved in our parish community. Whatever way you get involved, I pray that you will continue to open your heart to Jesus in your everyday life. I also hope that you will spend some time this Lent in the traditional disciplines:  prayer, fasting and acts of charity.  They are all wonderful examples of how letting Jesus in the door is a choice one never regrets.

Welcome to St. Joseph the Worker Parish website – thanks for visiting!

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