Potluck Family Movie Night February 8, 2020

Welcome to the online home of St. Joseph the Worker!


Welcome to St Joseph the Worker in Chatham!  I am pleased to have you visit our virtual parish to learn more about our parish family. 

I invite and encourage you to connect with the members and ministries of our parish community and look forward to meeting you personally.  We would be honored for you to be a part of our parish family in the years ahead.  SJW seeks to offer as many opportunities for parishioners to come together in faith as possible. If there is a personal or family need that arises or something we can do to help you in your faith journey, please know that our parish staff is available to assist any way we can.     

I pray that you may find warmth, encouragement and spiritual growth at SJW and look forward to getting to know you personally in the weeks and months ahead. 

May God bless you and your family.  Thank you for visiting us here and please join us in Chatham.

Fr. John Nolan


Upcoming Events


February 16th & 17th

Youth in levels 8, 9, & 10, plan to attend this years Quest.  Details can be found HERE.  Seniors & Juniors if you'd like to help plan this retreat, contact Riana Cattoor at [email protected]


Office Hours

The Parish Office is open
Monday - Friday

Mass Times

Monday - 8:30am
Tuesday - 8:30am
Wednesday - No Mass
Thursday - 8:30am
Friday - 8:30am
Saturday - 4:30pm
Sunday - 8am & 10:30am


St Joseph the Worker Parish Calendar

Family Activity Calendar

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

February 2020

 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 year old class that meets on M/W/F and 3 year old class that meets T/Th, both from 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.

Registration for the 2020-2021 school year will open to parish families, former preschool families, and the general public as follows:

Current Enrolled Families:

Monday, January 20, 2020

Parish Members and Alumni Families:

Monday, February 3, 2020

General Public/Community:

Monday, February 24, 2020

More information and all forms can be found HERE.

To learn more about our Preschool Fundraisers click HERE

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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

Parish Bulletin submissions are due Monday at 4pm

to [email protected] 


Prayer For Our Church





Heavenly Father, In every age, you have been our refuge.  Yet again and still, we stand before you asking for your protection on your holy Church.

For the victims of abuse and their families, pour out your healing and your peace.

For the Bishops of this country, continue to inspire their decisions, and guide them with your Spirit.

For the thousands of good and faithful priests, who have followed your call to serve you and your people in holiness, sustain them by your grace.

For the faithful who are angry, confused, and searching for answers, embrace them with your love, restore their trust, console them with your clear Gospel message, and renew them with your sacraments.

We place our Church in your hands, for without you we can do nothing. May Jesus, our High Priest and true compass,  Continue to lead her in every thought and action–to be an instrument of justice, a source of consolation, a sacrament of unity, and a manifestation of your faithful covenant.

Grant this through that same Jesus Christ, our Lord, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

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.