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Welcome to St Joseph the Worker website. I’m happy you have decided to spend a few moments discovering our parish family. “Community” and “family” are important words here. At St Joseph the Worker, our doors are open to people from all backgrounds regardless of where they are on their spiritual journey
My hope is that all people will feel loved and welcomed at St. Joe’s. And I pray that together we will meet God and offer our lives to Jesus. Come as you are. Check us out and it won’t take long for you to discover that we’re more than just a Sunday church. If you’d like to develop solid relationships with others, to develop gifts and abilities, to share your faith, we have those opportunities here. In short, we’d like to have the kind of contagious Christianity that influences and encourages the entire community, one person at a time.
As you look around our website, you can learn about our programs and get only a glimpse of who we are. Please consider joining us for worship or our other many programs highlighted here in these pages.
“I see the church as a field hospital after battle,” says Pope Francis. “It is useless to ask a seriously injured person if he has high cholesterol and about the levels of his blood sugar. You have to heal his wounds. Then we can talk about everything else!”
With these words, Pope Francis extends an invitation to each of us, as do I. Come and see; go and tell.
Fr. John Nolan, Pastor
St. Joseph the Worker
St. Joseph the Worker Church is seeking a full-time Secretary/Receptionist. Working hours are Monday-Friday, 8:30am-4:00pm. Prior office experience preferred. A successful candidate will have general knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel and familiarity with Publisher, as well as the ability to type accurately. Familiarity with Social Media (Facebook/Twitter) and Constant Contact is also beneficial. Those selected for interview will demonstrate computer skills.
The Secretary serves as the assistant to the Pastor and covers routine and specific personal or office protocols. The Receptionist greets guests to the office, answers a multi-line telephone, directs calls and maintains records and general office work as assigned. This position will train as a back-up to the Office Manager.
Potential applicants may submit a resume, cover letter, names and contact information of three references by 4pm, August 22, 2019, to:
St. Joseph the Worker
700 East Spruce Street
Chatham, IL 62629
St. Joe's is partnering with Habitat for Humanity for an August Build!
For more information and to see how you can help click HERE.
Oremus: A Guide to Catholic Prayer
By Fr. Mark Toups
Begins Thursday, August 22nd at 12:15pm
- Become aware of God’s presence in your life.
- Discover the simple yet profound steps of Catholic prayer.
- Learn how to respond to God and express yourself in prayer.
- Discover how to hear God’s voice in Scripture, in your heart, and in ordinary moments.
- Learn how to overcome frustrations, distractions, and dryness in prayer.
- Grow in your relationship with God and those around you.
Sign up for this 8 week course will begin August 4.
Bible Study: 1 Peter
THEME: A suffering Church in need of hope
We will be looking at the First Letter of Peter on Sunday Nights from 6-7:30pm August 18-November 10. This is a verse by verse study with an emphasis on contemporary application. Some say that 1 Peter is a pre-baptismal instruction to new converts. Bring your Bible for the study. Sign up begins August 4 in the gathering space.
Krispy Kreme Fundraiser
Help us raise some DOUGH! The St. Joseph the Worker preschool board will be selling boxes of Krispy Kreme doughnuts for $8 per box on Sunday, August 25th from 9 am until noon. Boxes will be available for purchase both inside the church and outside in a "drive-thru" area.
All proceeds will benefit our wonderful preschool program
Dave Ramsey's Financial Peace
Classes will begin in mid-September. There will be an introductory video about the course shown after all Masses on August 24 & 25 as well as a question and answer session.
If you are interested in the program or have questions, please contact Mary Ann at [email protected]
A “How-To” Guide On Plant Based Eating
Thursday, October 17th at 7:00 PM in Kollross Hall
Mike Thomas is back again to give us more information on Plant Based Eating! For more information click HERE.
- Father John Nolan, Pastor
- Rob Sgambelluri, Deacon Candidate
- Sister Judith Pfile, O.P., Pastoral Associate
- Janice Anderson, Faith Formation Coordinator
- Anna Barham, Youth Coordinator
- Riana Cattoor, Program Activity Coordinator
- Andrea Conlon, Preschool Instructor
- Cindy Essex, Sacramental Coordinator
- John Kennedy, Music Minister
- Jinny Sachsenmaier, Office Manager
- Kathy Szamocki, Secretary
Monday - Friday
Tuesday - 8:30am
Wednesday - No Mass
Thursday - 8:30am
Friday - 8:30am
Saturday - 4:30pm
Sunday - 8am & 10:30am
FAITH FIRST REFLECTIONS
There was no Faith First submission for this week.
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.
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.
To find out more, click on the Formation tab at the top of the page and choose Preschool.
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Parish Bulletin submissions are due Monday at 4pm
Prayer For Our Church
A PRAYER FOR OUR CHURCH
Heavenly Father, In every age, you have been our refuge. Yet again and still, we stand before you asking for your protection on your holy Church.
For the victims of abuse and their families, pour out your healing and your peace.
For the Bishops of this country, continue to inspire their decisions, and guide them with your Spirit.
For the thousands of good and faithful priests, who have followed your call to serve you and your people in holiness, sustain them by your grace.
For the faithful who are angry, confused, and searching for answers, embrace them with your love, restore their trust, console them with your clear Gospel message, and renew them with your sacraments.
We place our Church in your hands, for without you we can do nothing. May Jesus, our High Priest and true compass, Continue to lead her in every thought and action–to be an instrument of justice, a source of consolation, a sacrament of unity, and a manifestation of your faithful covenant.
Grant this through that same Jesus Christ, our Lord, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.
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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.