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




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]





In honor of St. Francis of Assisi, the Blessing of the Animals will take place on Sunday, October 1, at 1:00pm in the East Courtyard.  St. Francis wrote, “All praise to you, O Lord, for all these brother and sister creatures!”  He knew that the bond between person and pet is like no other.  Bring your cats, dogs and other pets for a short prayer service and a special pet blessing.

Afternoon of Games

Join us for an afternoon of Games on Wednesday, Oct6ober 4th, 12:30-3:30pm in O’Hara Hall.  We will be offering card games, dice and board games.  You can bring a friend, learn a game, teach a game or just sit, watch and visit.


First Friday

Eucharistic Adoration is available on October 6 from 7:15-8:15am and 9:15-11:30am, ending with Benediction.   All are welcome.      


Do you know the name of the Woman at the Well?

Come find out that and more at the Day of WATCH (We Are The Church) on October 7, 2023.  Elena Tejeda will be a guest speaker this year.  The day includes lunch, snacks and drinks.  If you have any questions or plan to attend, please contact Peggy Billhartz 217-483-2833 or Carol Gustafson 217-899-6330.  




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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.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