As we return to Mass, we have instituted new spacing rules in the sanctuary which Fr Nolan describes HERE.
Quick Link Resources
During this time, we hope you will continue to support the parish through prayer, service, and through your generous giving. We created a secure online program using a credit card. We appreciate your continued generous stewardship of the past through this current challenge of the now and the near future. Click HERE to donate.
Live Stream Mass at SJW
Sunday Mass 10:30am with prelude at 10:25am
Welcome to the online home of St. Joseph the Worker!
Dear Parishioners & Most Welcome Visitors,
Springtime – it’s like all of a sudden we’re filled with a sense of newness, with renewed energy, and with a renewed spirit and allergies.
It’s only fitting that Easter falls right at the beginning of spring. We’re reminded during this season about the new life that is promised to us through Jesus. We see through the blooming flowers how our lives can be transformed from nothingness to beautiful signs of God’s creation. We are reminded during this time of the year how we are given new opportunities for growth and new opportunities for moving on from the hardness and disappointment of this past year. Throughout Lent we focused on the cross, re-examining our lives as disciples. We're reminded that in no way can we make it on our own, but that only through Jesus are we made a new creation.
But now spring is in the air – Easter is in the air. We are returning to our weekly in-church celebrations of the Eucharist. Just as the disciples saw a new day after Jesus’ Resurrection, we too are given a new day this Easter season. My hope during this time of newness is that we will each discover again how much God loves us, how much grace has been poured out to us, and how our renewed spirits may better serve our Lord. Easter is in the air, a new day is upon us, let us rejoice and be glad in it!
Welcome to St. Joseph the Worker in Chatham.
Fr. John Nolan
Here are some shortcuts & current information due to the COVID-19 pandemic:
Our parish offices are staffed with essential personnel. Call or email.
Your continued financial support is appreciated. Donate HERE
2021-2022 Faith Formation & High School Youth Ministry
Registrations NOW OPEN
*Note: As of now, we hope to be back in the classroom in the Fall.
Details and Registation Forms for this year's formation program can be found HERE. We look forward to working alongside your families in helping them grow strong in their faith.
- Father John Nolan, Pastor
- Sister Judith Pfile, O.P., Pastoral Associate
- Adam Kennedy, Office Manager
- Sue Coombe, Secretary
- Olivia Szamocki, Receptionist
- John Kennedy, Music Minister
- Janice Anderson, Faith Formation Coordinator
- Riana Cattoor, Program Activity Coordinator
- Anna Barham, Youth Coordinator
- Andrea Conlon, Preschool Instructor
- Cindy Essex, Sacramental Coordinator
- Kathy Szamocki, Social Media Coordinator
Monday - Friday
Sunday - 8am & 10:30am
St. Joseph the Worker Preschool
Mrs. Andrea Conlon is the Preschool teacher and provides fun, faith-based enriching activities to all of our students. She is assisted by her aides, parish members Mrs. Judy Gartland and Mrs. Melody Clark.
More information and all forms can be found HERE.
To learn more about our Preschool Fundraisers click HERE
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Form can be filled out electronically by clicking here.
Parish Bulletin submissions are due Monday at 4pm
Prayer For Our Church
Lord, we thank you for how you have continued to use your church amid this season of crisis. No sickness, plague or opposition can put out the light of your church in this nation or around the globe. Despite physical buildings being shuttered, we, your church are very much alive and active. We are grateful that the church has continued to preach the gospel in this season across livestreams, Facebook feeds, Zoom calls and various other platforms throughout the world.
We pray as people return, that generosity would flourish. May all our churches not only have enough for their present needs, but may they have enough supply to continue to support both our local and global missions. As churches reopen, may those who have been touched by online ministry in this season find their way into deeper Christian community. May St. Joseph the Worker continue to be the loving hands and feet of Jesus in our community and the world.
Vibrant & Active
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.