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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.
Live Stream Mass at SJW
Sunday Mass 10:30am with prelude at 10:25am
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Restored Order Sacrament Preparation Resources

Faith Formation Resources at Home

Faith Formation

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

Dear Parishioners & Most Welcome Visitors,

Welcome to our virtual home of St. Joseph the Worker Parish in Chatham, IL.  In joy and gratitude, I extend to you my prayerful best wishes for a holy and blessed Christmas.  Several years ago I received a Christmas card with this message: “This Christmas, I wish you Jesus.” On the inside it read: “Isn’t nice to have everything!”  With the angels in Bethlehem, our faith moves us to sing: “Glory to God in the highest and peace to His people on earth!”

Christmas has a way of bringing to Church individuals and families who, for various reasons, have not been to Mass or the Sacraments for months or years.  What a wonderful and grace-filled opportunity (even in this pandemic) to put aside past differences and old habits and begin anew that prayerful relationship with the Lord and His Church community. I extend to all of you an open, grateful heart of welcome. Together, may we grow in strength and grace to know and celebrate together God’s presence in our lives and His dominion over all things of this world.

May our Lord Jesus born in Bethlehem, bless you, your families and loved ones at this holy time of hope and grace. I hope to meet each of you in the Church. May Jesus abide in your hearts always!

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Fr. John Nolan



Here are some shortcuts to current information due to the COVID-19 pandemic:

Our parish offices are staffed with essential personnel. Call or email.

Sunday Mass live stream is at 10:30am through Facebook or YouTube.

Your continued financial support is appreciated. Donate HERE

Other information is found above my welcome.



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Upcoming Events


Celebrating 100 Years has looked different than planned but this is still St. Joseph the Worker’s Jubilee Year. Therefore, we have a special commemorative Jubilee Christmas present that can be picked up in the church office on weekdays 8:30am-4:00pm. One gift per parish family.


Mass With Restored Order
Sunday, January 10, 23 of our third grade parishioners celebrated their Confirmation and First Communion. 
Brayden Andrew Allison Kathleen Teresa Foster Noah Nicholas Lowry
Elliette Elizabeth Bell Ella Gianna Gerloff Matthew Matthew Lucas
Lia Mary Bernardes Hunter Michael Gleason Riley Catherine May
Olivia Elizabeth Bernardes Ella Madeleine Johnston Madison Martha Perkins
Ella Cecilia Burnett Taleyn Brigid Kaiser Jacquelyn Helena Phelps
Brenden Patrick Burshears Samantha Anne King Jonah Francis Scherschel
Andrew Christopher Croxton Piper Francis Lilly Kyler Sebastian Smith
Emelia Joan Dokey Emily Agnes Lowry  
Please pray for them!

Join in the Celebration

They Make A Great Christmas Gift!


Office Hours

The Parish Office is open
Monday - Friday

Mass Times

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.

January 2021

 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.


More information and all forms can be found HERE.

To learn more about our Preschool Fundraisers click HERE


News You Can Use

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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

Parish Bulletin submissions are due Monday at 4pm

to [email protected]


Prayer For Our Church

We Pray 

Lord Jesus,
You traveled through towns and villages
curing every disease and illness among the people. 

At your command, the sick were made well.
Come to our aid now in this health crisis so that we may know your healing love.

Heal those who are sick: 
     may they regain their health and strength.
Heal us from our fear, 
     which prevents us from helping one another.
Heal us from our pride, 
     which makes us certain of our health and life apart from you.

Bless health care professionals with strength and compassion
     as they selflessly respond to our needs.

We make this prayer in your strong and holy name,
you, who with the Father and Spirit,
live and reign for ever and ever.


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.