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,
Father Joe




Monday: 8:30am
Tuesday: 8:30am

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

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





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

The Parish Office will be closed on

Monday, May 29th.


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.


A Note from the 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,  [email protected]

Vice-Chairperson, Debbie Shawgo,  [email protected]


Father Joe Molloy: Pastor                                [email protected]

Sister Judith Pfile, O.P.: Pastoral Associate     [email protected]

Deb Howerton: Office Manager                         [email protected]

Sue Coombe: Secretary                                    [email protected]

John Kennedy: Music Minister                          [email protected]

Janice Anderson: Faith Formation Coordinator     [email protected]

Dawn Roesch: Youth Coordinator                      [email protected]

Andrea Conlon: Preschool Instructor                 [email protected]

Anna Barham: Sacramental Coordinator           [email protected]

Cindy Essex: Baptism Preparation                     [email protected]

Kathy Szamocki: Social Media Coordinator       [email protected]




2023 - 2024 Faith Formation Registration Form

2023 Vacation Bible School "Stellar" Registration Form

Attention Helping Hands Meal Providers

Helping Hands Homeless shelter will be relocating to a new, larger location. We would like to invite you to an informational meeting to plan for continued services in this ministry. We will hold two meetings, the first on May 31st at 2:00pm, and the second on June 1st at 6:30pm PM in O’Hara Hall. You will only need to attend one meeting. Please RSVP Vickie Armstrong by phone or text at 217-553-5885.

Coming in June

                                              2023 Father Franzen Annual Memorial Golf Outing

                                Sunday, June 11

                            Edgewood Golf Course, Auburn IL

$80 for an individual; $320 for a foursome.  Fee includes golf, lunch, dinner and a gift.

Non-golfer dinner is $20 each.

More information and a downloadable brochure with registration form can be found HERE

Volunteers are also needed.  For information, call Dave Kennedy at 217-483-2608.



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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


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. 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