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




The Monday Mass during Lent is at 6:00pm, followed by Stations of the Cross.
Monday: 8:30am
Tuesday: 8:30am

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

On Friday's during Lent there will be Evening Prayer at 5:00pm followed by Stations of the Cross.

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



April 6 - Holy Thursday ~ Mass at 6:30pm

April 7 - Good Friday ~ Liturgy at 3:00pm

April 8 - Easter Vigil ~ Mass at 7:00pm

April 9 - Easter Sunday ~ Masses at 8:00am and 10:30am




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 Friday, April 7, 2023 and Monday, April 10, 2023.


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.


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]

Dawn Roesch: Youth Coordinator                      [email protected]

Andrea Conlon: Preschool Instructor                 [email protected]

Anna Barham: Sacramental Coordinator           [email protected]

Cindy Essex: Baptism Preparation                     [email protected]

Kathy Szamocki: Social Media Coordinator       [email protected]




We welcome the following who have registered in our parish during the month of  March. May you find us to be welcoming, vibrant and active!

Peter & Leslie Bugg

Mark Hall

Ryan & Lexie Martinez

2023 - 2024 Faith Formation Registration Form

2023 Vacation Bible School "Stellar" Registration Form

Ark of Hope Project

Help our Faith Formation classes help others by donating to our Ark of Hope Project. We are collecting funds throughout the Lenten season. Please use the pails in the gathering space to toss your donation into. No gift is too big or too small.

Come to be Nourished!

Father Joe is leading classes on the Eucharist on Tuesday evenings from 6:30-7:30pm, through May 2nd.  During this year of the Eucharist, let us use these evenings to celebrate, be thankful for, and learn more about the great gift given to us in the Eucharist.

The next TEAM (Together Everyone Achieves More) meeting is Sunday, April 16th, at 9:15am in the Resource Room.  If you are a member of St. Joe’s, you are a member of TEAM.  Please join us!

OWLS Potluck

Our upcoming OWLS (Older, Wiser, Lovable Seniors) Potluck will be on Friday, April 21st. All parishioners 55 and over are invited to attend.  The entrée will be pulled pork. Please bring a side dish of veggies, salad, or dessert. A donation of $5 is suggested that evening. Hope that you can come!

Widows and Widowers

April gathering will be at St. Joe’s in Kollross Hall at 11:30am on Wednesday, April 26th. At sign-up you will have a choice of meal: roast turkey or meatloaf. Cost is $10 to be paid at sign-up.  Sign–up begins this  weekend, April 8-9, and ends the weekend of April 15-16.  Don’t forget to sharpen your trivia skills!  See you there!

                                  Paint Night

April 28, 2023, 7:00-9:00pm


To sign-up contact JoAnn Nelson at  571-235-9586.

     All proceeds benefit CHWC.

Sign-up will be by the handicapped entrance or can

use the on-line Sign-Up Genius


to attend our

NET Retreat

Grades 6-12

Sunday, April 30th, 1:00-7:00pm.

NET stands for National Evangelization Teams. A group of 8-12 dynamic young people will use peer-to-peer ministry to bring God’s love to those in attendance through:

- large & small group presentations

- games: general & Gospel based

- entertaining skits - moving dramas

- personal testimonies - live music

- prayer - recreational time

Drive-Thru Chicken Dinner

May 6 from 4-7pm &

Online Auction from May 6-13

To help us get an accurate count to Nelson’s, please purchase your tickets before April 27.  Tickets can be bought from any CHWC camper, in the parish office, and before/after Masses starting April 22.  Cost is $12, and includes ½ Grilled Chicken catered by Nelson’s, Mashed Potatoes, Green Beans & Bread.

New this year:  working with Julie Benson with Helping the Homeless in Springfield IL, we’ll offer an opportunity to purchase dinners that will be delivered to a local homeless person.

Auction items will be displayed in OH the weekend of May 6 & 7 before & after all Masses.  Bidding is online only at  Auction starts Saturday, May 6 at 4pm and ends Saturday, May 13 at 3pm. 

Proceeds benefit the campers attending CHWC this year.

Quilt Raffle

The Sew `n Sews QUILT RAFFLE is back as part of our Chicken Dinner and Silent Auction. This hand-stitched Star Wars themed, colorful quilt is 4’8”X 9’6”. It will be raffled for $1 per ticket or $5 for 6 tickets. The quilt can currently be viewed by the office. Starting April 22nd the quilt will be displayed in the area by the handicapped entrance. Tickets will be available for purchase at that time, or in the parish office.




2023 Father Franzen 15th Annual Memorial Golf Outing

Sunday, June 11, 2023 - Edgewood Golf Course, Auburn IL




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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. 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