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!!!
NCYC is a powerful, biennial, three-day experience of prayer, community, catechesis and empowerment for Catholic teenagers (levels 9 and above) and their adult chaperones. Mark your calendar now to join us on November 18-20, Indianapolis, IN. For more information or to register, please contact Anna Barham or Janice Anderson in the church office ASAP.
Back by popular demand! St. Joseph the Worker will host Americana/Celtic duo Switchback in concert on Saturday, December 4. Doors will open at 6:30pm, concert begins at 7:00pm Please bring your own drinks and snacks; as part of COVID precautions we will not be serving anything. For tickets, visit the church office: admission for one is $20, admission for two is only $35 if purchased in advance!
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 Respect Life Month
Heavenly Father, Creator of all Life,
We thank you for the gift of Life that you have given to each of us. You have made us Your children, and filled us with Your Holy Spirit.
We turn to You now, Our Father, to ask for Your protection for our unborn brothers and sisters. We pray that mothers and fathers will place the Life of their unborn children above their own needs and wants. We pray that family and community members will offer their support for unborn children. We pray that the well-being of both mother and child will be the focus of all health care workers. And we pray that government leaders will seek ways to uphold the dignity of human life.
We place all these prayers before you through the intercession of the Blessed Virgin Mary.