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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.


It's our website--thank you for visiting.


Whether you are visiting, a new member to our community, or someone looking for a church home, we welcome you to worship with us on the weekend. Holy Mass is offered on Saturday at 4:30pm and Sunday at 8:00am & 10:30am

St. Joseph the Worker in Chatham is united by of people from many different backgrounds who are on a spiritual journey. We are all learning what it means to know and follow Jesus and bring His love to others. None of us is perfect, but in Jesus, we have found forgiveness, love and courage to face life’s challenges.

There is a lot going on at St. Joseph the Worker every week! There’s a place for you to belong and to be challenged in all God wants you to be. Our website is designed to help you know more about who we are, what we believe, and ways you can meet us and others at St. Joseph. Throughout the website, you’ll see the variety of groups and service opportunities where you can be involved.    

We have added a new tab to this website:  Padre’s Blog.  It’s a periodic trip into the Pastor’s mind to find out what’s on earth he’s thinking this week, this season, this year.  You might want to check it out.

If you need additional information, please do not hesitate to call the church office or stop me, Sr. Judith, or one of our Hospitality Ministers in the Gathering Space. I hope I get the chance to meet you soon! 


Fr. John Nolan, Pastor

What's New



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.

November 12, 2017  Author - Ted Tracy

Parish Bulletin submissions are due Monday at 4pm

to sjwreceptionist@comcast.net 




St Joseph the Worker Parish Calendar

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

Family Activity Calendar --November 2017

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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


Upcoming Events



The Angel Tree will be located in the Gathering Space the weekend of November 25-26. Simply select an ornament off the tree which lists the wish list of a child or mother from M.E.R.C.Y. community (Mentors, Empowerment and Resources for Change in Young families). This includes single mothers and their dependent children. Gifts should be brought to the church no later than noon on Sunday, December 17.

Presents should NOT be wrapped, but your ornament should be securely attached to the bag to ensure that it is delivered to the right individual. Thank you for your generosity and willingness to create a brighter Christmas for those less fortunate.