Welcome to 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



Upcoming Events

Sign up at the back of church or HERE!

101 Questions??????

Continuing on Tuesday evenings through Tuesday, November 1st (after the 5:30pm Holy Day Mass),  Fr. Joe will be offering an Adult Ed. Class from 6:30-7:30pm.  The sessions will be held in the Church.  Father has come up with 101 questions that you may want to know the answers to.  For example—Why does a priest wash his hands at Mass?  What is an auxiliary bishop?  What is the difference between a diocesan priest and a religious priest?  These, and 98 more, will be answered.  Come & find out! 

Day of WATCH

Mark Your Calendars for October 8!

The Day of WATCH offers heart-felt talks given by lay people and Fr. Joe, as well as prayer, reflection, laughter, and community.  We will begin with Mass at 9am at St. Joseph the Worker and end between 3-3:30pm.  The Day of WATCH will include a Rosary and an opportunity to attend reconciliation.  We will provide snacks, drinks, and lunch.  We hope you will come and enjoy the Day of WATCH. 

Please let us know if you plan to attend, so we can plan the food and drinks.  If you have any questions, please contact Peggy Billhartz 217-483-2833 or

Carol Gustafson 217-899-6330.

God Bless.

Arts & Crafts Fair         7th, 8th and High School Volunteers Needed

(You can earn service hours toward National Honor Society. etc.)

Please review "How can I help?" and sign up  HERE  Thank you!

Date: 10/15/2022 (Sat.)

Location: St. Joseph the Worker – O’Hara Hall

How can I help?

Vendor Assistant - Help vendors bring in supplies and set up as needed, green shoppers,help with concessions/ bake sale, and /or be runners for vendors as needed, or help vendors tear down tables and take out supplies and set up as needed at the end of the event.

Kids Korner – Manage and assist with “kids Korner” craft and coloring table.

Quick Link Resources

Sunday Live Stream Mass at SJW
with prelude at 10:25am

Daily Mass Elsewhere



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Office Hours

The Parish Office is open
Monday - Friday

Mass Times

Saturday - 4:30pm
Sunday - 8am & 10:30am
M, T, Th, F - 8:30am


Faith Formation | Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church

2022-2023 Faith Formation Calendar

St Joseph the Worker Parish Calendar

Family Activity Calendar

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

October 2022

 Calendars for past months can be found under the Formation Tab at the top of the page.

St. Joseph the Worker Preschool

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

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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Parish Bulletin submissions are due Monday at noon.

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Mission Statement


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.