St. Joseph the Worker

WE WELCOME YOU!


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

FR. JOE'S ARTICLE



MASS TIMES

WEEKDAY                                       

Monday: 8:30am   except for the 2nd Monday of each month which will be at 6:00pm
Tuesday: 8:30am

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

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

     CONFESSION TIMES

Saturday: 3:15-4:00pm or by appointment

 

LIVE STREAM MASS (SUNDAY | 10:30AM)


                                                        

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OFFICE HOURS

THE PARISH OFFICE IS OPEN...
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
    

MISSION STATEMENT

VIBRANT & ACTIVE
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,  kornfeld.pat@comcast.net

Vice-Chairperson, Debbie Shawgo,  debbieshawgo@gmail.com


Staff

STAFF

Father Joe Molloy: Pastor                                  stjos@comcast.net

Sister Judith Pfile, O.P.: Pastoral Associate       jpfile@comcast.net

Deb Howerton: Office Manager                           sjwofficemanager@comcast.net

Sue Coombe: Secretary                                       sjwchatham1@gmail.com

John Kennedy: Music Minister                             stjoesdmm@comcast.net

Janice Anderson: Faith Formation Coordinator   andersonjl@comcast.net

Grace Stenke: Youth Coordinator                         sjwyouth@comcast.net   

M.C. Garriott: OCIA Cooridinator                        mcgarriott@gmail.com

Jackie Viste: Preschool Instructor                        stjospreschool@gmail.com

Anna Barham: Sacramental Coordinator             sjwsacramentcoordinator@gmail.com

Cindy Essex: Baptism Preparation                       essex.cindy@gmail.com

BULLETINS


CALENDAR & EVENTS

ST. JOSEPH THE WORKER PARISH CALENDAR

2024-2025 FAITH FORMATION CALENDAR

 

Capital Campaign

Information Update

 Since last weekend’s Public Phase Kickoff, we have had two reoccurring questions.

Question 1.               Do I have to make my contribution all at once?

        Answer:       No.  You can spread your contribution over a 3 year period.

Question 2.   What is the Matching Challenge?

Answer: The Matching Challenge is for the first $1,000 of any pledged amount.  If your financial situation permits you to pledge and contribute more, we would be most grateful.

 


 On the 2nd Monday of each month, daily Mass will be at 6:00p., not at 8:30am.  

 

 


Holy Hour

Join us for Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament on Monday, July 15th, from 6:00-7:00pm.

 

 


 

Join us for an afternoon of games on Wednesday, July 17th, 12:30-3:30pm in Kollross 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.  Drinks will be provided. 

 


Our next gathering will be on Wednesday, July 24th at 11:30am.  We will meet for lunch at Long Bridge Country Club, 1055 W. Camp Sangamo Rd, Springfield.

If you plan on joining us, please sign up in the Gathering Space by July 21st.  If you have signed up to attend and find you cannot come, please contact Carol Lombardo at 214-514-8783 in order to give the restaurant an accurate reservation count.  Thank You! 


 


Preschool Registration for Fall 2024

Preschool registration for the 2024-2025 school year is open to all.  Please be sure to register as soon as possible to guarantee your spot for next year. Please click HERE or come into the parish office for a Registration Form.


Faith Formation forms are now available.  You can find it under Forms on the website.


                                               

Save the Date!

Day of WATCH - October 12, 2024

Experiencing the Holy Spirit

 


 


Parents who would like to have their child baptized at St. Joseph the Worker are required to attend a preparation class. The next classes will be on the following dates at 6:30pm:

October 10, 2024

To sign up for a class, or to make alternate arrangements, call the church office at 217-483-3772.

Thanks to Cindy Essex for helping our new parents prepare to raise the next generation of the faithful.


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Form can be filled out electronically by clicking HERE

Don't forget that if you have an iOS or Android device, you can use the MSP mobile app! After downloading, you'll need the following Organization ID to sign in: stjos

LINK TO SCHEDULER

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