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!!!
Due to unforeseen circumstances, the Covid clinic on Tuesday, December 14, at Saint Joseph’s is canceled. Please use the opportunities for other clinics or sites in order to receive the vaccine if you so desire. Sorry for any inconvenience.
In the spirit of the season, the Music Ministry of St. Joseph the Worker is hosting two events with music. The events are being held with a two-fold intention of bringing joy to this season for our parishioners and guests but also to help artists who are struggling to recover from the effects of the pandemic.
Quick Link Resources
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
- Father Joe Molloy, Pastor
- Sister Judith Pfile, O.P., Pastoral Associate
- Adam Kennedy, Office Manager
- Sue Coombe, Secretary
- John Kennedy, Music Minister
- Janice Anderson, Faith Formation Coordinator
- Andrea Conlon, Preschool Instructor
- Cindy Essex, Sacramental Coordinator
- Kathy Szamocki, Social Media Coordinator
Monday - Friday
Sunday - 8am & 10:30am
M, T, Th, F - 8:30am
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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Parish Bulletin submissions are due Monday at 4pm
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.
Prayer for Our Beloved Departed
God our Father, your power brings us to birth
Your providence guides our lives,
And by Your command we return to dust.
Lord, those who die still live in Your presence,
Their lives change but do not end.
I pray in hope for my family, relatives and friends,
And for all the dead known to You alone.
In company with Christ,
Who died and now lives,
May they rejoice in your kingdom,
Where all our tears are wiped away.
Unite us together again in one family,
To sing Your praise forever and ever.