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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.
Sunday Live Stream Mass at SJW
with prelude at 10:25am
Welcome to the online home of St. Joseph the Worker!
Dear Parishioners & Most Welcome Visitors,
Bishop Paprocki has accepted my request to retire on July 1, 2021 as your pastor. Our journey together have given me joyful, sad, challenging memories and these memories can never be erased--they are the richness of my life of a parish priest.
I would like to thank God, and all of you for the privilege of being able to serve as your pastor in Chatham for eleven years. I am grateful to you for your kindness and generosity, which you have shown me in so many ways.
Please give a warm welcome on the first weekend of July to your new pastor.
Fr. Joseph Molloy, who is coming to us from Holy Family Parish in Decatur, IL. Get to know him. Invite him over to your home. And most importantly, don’t listen to whatever this new guy says about me! Maybe he’ll forget about me, but I doubt it. Fr. Joe will bring with him his own unique set of pastoral gifts and abilities and will enrich our community in new and unanticipated ways. Be open to the Holy Spirit and receive him warmly!
So, Nolan departs and Molloy arrives. For all that has been, I say thanks. For all that will be, I say yes, my Lord.
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
Let’s Make Fr. John’s Hair Grow!
Fr. John's hair is growing and so is the collection for the local food pantries! If you'd like to give towards this cause in lieu of a retirement party, please donate using this link: https://secure.acceptiva.com/?cst=FCHNAd but be sure to write in the designation box “Hair for Fr. John”. Thank you for your generosity!
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.