Parish Sign-Ups

We have received our certification to open this weekend.  

Go HERE for Mass or Volunteer Sign up 

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 sit together. 

To register, select the # of seats required and place a registration name with contact info.


Special Messages From Fr. John

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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.
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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


  • Sun, Sep 27th

  • Sun, Sep 20th

  • Sun, Sep 13th

  • Sun, Sep 6th

  • Sun, Aug 30th

Upcoming Events

12th Annual Fr. Franzen Memorial Golf Outing

UPDATE: Fr. Nolan will celebrate Mass before the Golf Outing begins, so be there by 11:00AM, and bring a chair and a mask

September 27, 2020

Edgewood Golf Course in Auburn

  • Registration Fee:  $75/ golfer, $300/Foursome, $15/Dinner Only Option includes Green & Cart Fees, Lunch & Dinner and Golfer Gift
  • Mass begins at 11:00AM, followed by lunch, then a shotgun start at 1
  • Dinner and Awards Banquet after all golfers finish
  • Field limited to first 32 paid teams. 

For questions contact Sean Fink:   217-415-1147, [email protected]

All proceeds are contributed to:  50% Catholic Diocesan Priest Retirement Fund ~ 50% Catholic Heart Work Camp

To sign up, print the brochure HERE.


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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.

September 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.


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.


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.