St. Joseph the Worker


Welcome to the St Joseph the Worker Parish website! As pastor here, I am glad that you are inquiring about our faith community. 

The parish of St. Joseph is vibrant & active. The faith of this community is obvious, and it is a vibrant, celebrated, & revered faith. People put their belief into action in many ways. I am overly impressed with the outreach people have to the poor, the food pantries, & the needy. Volunteers are always coming forth to help whenever & wherever possible.

If you would like more information about the parish, or if you would like to be a member, that would be great. We would be glad to "have you in the pew" at our Masses, worshiping & celebrating the Lord's presence. Please know that if you have any questions, call the parish office at any time. We are here to assist you in any way possible.

May St. Joseph the Worker intercede daily for you & your needs.

Enjoy the website,
Father Joe




Monday: 8:30am
Tuesday: 8:30am

Thursday: 8:30am
Friday: 8:30am

Saturday: 4:30pm
Sunday: 8:00am & 10:30am


Saturday: 3:15-4:00pm or by appointment





Monday: 8:30am - 4:00pm
Tuesday: 8:30am - 4:00pm
Wednesday: 8:30am - 4:00pm
Thursday: 8:30am - 4:00pm
Friday: 8:30am - 4:00pm

The Parish Office will be closed on December 22, December 26, December 29 and January 2, 2024.




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.


Parish Pastoral Council

The role of the St. Joseph the Worker Parish Pastoral Council members is to serve the pastor, provide channels of communication and cooperation to the pastor, staff and members of the parish, and provide support to the pastoral work of the parish.   By working together in community we grow in faith and fellowship.

If you have questions, concerns or requests about St. Joseph the Worker Church, your parish stewardship or activity committee, or as a parishioner, you are encouraged to contact the Pastoral Council Chairperson, or Vice-Chairperson.   

Chairperson, Pat Kornfeld,  [email protected]

Vice-Chairperson, Debbie Shawgo,  [email protected]



Father Joe Molloy: Pastor                                  [email protected]

Sister Judith Pfile, O.P.: Pastoral Associate       [email protected]

Deb Howerton: Office Manager                           [email protected]

Sue Coombe: Secretary                                       [email protected]

John Kennedy: Music Minister                             [email protected]

Janice Anderson: Faith Formation Coordinator   [email protected]

Grace Stenke: Youth Coordinator                         [email protected]                

Jackie Viste: Preschool Instructor                        [email protected]

Anna Barham: Sacramental Coordinator              [email protected]

Cindy Essex: Baptism Preparation                       [email protected]







It's that time of year... time for holiday babysitting!! Holiday babysitting is an event that consists of many kid-friendly activities organized by station. This is the perfect night to take a date night before the holidays, go Christmas shopping, or both! We will be having chicken nuggets, apple sauce, string cheese, and dessert. 

Go HERE  to sign-up. This event is free, but any donations go towards funding the youth's Catholic Heart Workcamp (CHWC) trip in July of 2024. If you have any questions email Grace Stenke at [email protected].



First Friday

Eucharistic Adoration is available on December 1 from 7:15-8:15am and 9:15-11:30am, ending with Benediction.   All are welcome.





Preschool Board Positions

The Preschool Board is currently looking for parish members who are interested in joining them.  They have a few open positions (specifically Fundraising.)  If you are interested in more information, please reach out to any one of the board members, to Mrs. Viste, or attend one of our monthly meetings.


Angel Tree gifts should be returned to the area by the main bathrooms, NO LATER THAN NOON on Sunday, December 10th. Presents should NOT BE WRAPPED. Please securely attach the ornament from the tree to the bag containing the gifts so that it is delivered to the correct individual. Contact Deb Fiedler, 217-414-6566, with any questions or concerns. Thank you in advance for your generosity and willingness to create a brighter Christmas for those less fortunate.


Create a Table-Top Christmas Tree

Parishioners are invited to create a Table-Top Coat Hanger Christmas Tree and submit for show, judging, and a silent auction during Advent in the Village.  (Trees will not be returned to the creator!)   

So you love to Bake?

The Village Cookie Walk is returning to Advent in the Village.  Bakers are invited to bring homemade Christmas cookies, brownies and candy for the cookie path.  Guests can walk the path, selecting items to purchase along their way.  When you reach the end of the trail, items will be sold by weight.



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Form can be filled out electronically by clicking HERE

Don't forget that if you have an iOS or Android device, you can use the MSP mobile app! After downloading, you'll need the following Organization ID to sign in: stjos


St. Joseph the Worker Preschool offers a 4/5 year old class that meets on M/W/F from 9:00am - 11:30am and a 3 year old class that meets on T/Th from 9:00am - 11:30am. Mrs.Jackie Viste 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