Breaking News! 20200603/1430:
Please go to the specific sign-up to volunteer assistance or to reserve a seating space for the weekend Masses.
Family members of two or more can be seated together,
but must register individually to maintain proper count.
Special Message From Fr. John Nolan
Quick Link Resources
During this time, we hope you will continue to support the parish through prayer, service, and through your generous giving. Many of our parishioners previously gave during the offertory at Mass via envelope. Because that is not an option at this time, we created a secure online giving platform which allows parishioners to donate 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 Mass 10:30am with prelude at 10:20am
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Welcome to the online home of St. Joseph the Worker!
Dear Parishioners & Most Welcome Visitors,
Welcome to St Joseph the Worker Church in Chatham, Illinois and to this website meant to be a “window” into our Parish’s community of faith.
Our vibrant, active faith family is overly ready and eager to welcome back you and your family with open arms. Whether you are a long time parishioner, newly registered, or a visitor to the Springfield area, I am sure you will find this website full of useful information. St Joseph’s is a parish of over 1100 families and I invite you to explore our website. Our parish is a welcoming one, and we truly want everyone to feel at home here.
If there is anything we can do to help you in your journey with God, please do not hesitate to contact me or our parish team. You can find many of our contacts on the staff page here on our website or ask our parish office (483-3772) for assistance. We want to offer as many opportunities for parishioners to come together in faith as possible.
I pray that you may find warmth, encouragement and spiritual growth at St Joe’s and I look forward to getting to know you personally in the weeks and months ahead. May God bless you and your family.
Here are some shortcuts to current information due to the CONVID-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.
Fr. John Nolan, Pastor
ST. JOSEPH'S NEW VIRTUAL YOUTH NIGHT
Wednesdays from 7-8pm starting May 6th!
6-week series on the book of Genesis for youth from 6th-12th grade (we'll break into groups by age for discussions).
SAVE THE DATE - 12th Annual Fr. Franzen Memorial Golf Outing
September 27, 2020
Edgewood Gold Course ~ Auburn, IL
Faith Formation Registration
We look forward to a wonderful Faith Formation year in 2020-2021 with all of your families.
Cost for Faith Formation (K-8) is $60 for one child; $100 for two or more children if registration is completed by August 3rd. Fees double after August 3rd
* There is no cost to register your high schooler (Level 9-12) for Youth Ministry.
More information can be found HERE
VBS for 2020 has been postponed to 2021
Graduation Breakfast 2019
- Father John Nolan, Pastor
- Rob Sgambelluri, Deacon Candidate
- Sister Judith Pfile, O.P., Pastoral Associate
- Janice Anderson, Faith Formation Coordinator
- Anna Barham, Youth Coordinator
- Riana Cattoor, Program Activity Coordinator
- Andrea Conlon, Preschool Instructor
- Cindy Essex, Sacramental Coordinator
- Adam Kennedy, Secretary
- John Kennedy, Music Minister
- Jinny Sachsenmaier, Office Manager
- Kathy Szamocki, Social Media Coordinator
Monday - Friday
Tuesday - 8:30am
Wednesday - No Mass
Thursday - 8:30am
Friday - 8:30am
Saturday - 4:30pm
Sunday - 8am & 10:30am
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.
Registration for the 2020-2021 is now open for all!
More information and all forms can be found HERE.
To learn more about our Preschool Fundraisers click HERE
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Form can be filled out electronically by clicking here.
Parish Bulletin submissions are due Monday at 4pm
Prayer For Our Church
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.
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.