St. Joseph the Worker

WE WELCOME YOU!


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

FR. JOE'S ARTICLE



MASS TIMES

WEEKDAY
Monday: 8:30am
Tuesday: 8:30am
Thursday: 8:30am
Friday: 8:30am

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

LIVE STREAM MASS (SUNDAY | 10:30AM)


                                   Christmas Mass Schedule

Christmas Eve

4:30pm

9:00pm

       Both Vigil Masses will have 30 minutes of Christmas Songs as preludes and will be livesteamed for those who are unable to attend

                                                                Christmas Day

                                                                   9:00am

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OFFICE HOURS

THE PARISH OFFICE IS OPEN...
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

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 23

MONDAY, DECEMBER 26  

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 30

MONDAY, JANUARY 2, 2023

 

MISSION STATEMENT

VIBRANT & ACTIVE
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.


STAFF

Father Joe Molloy: Pastor

Sister Judith Pfile, O.P.: Pastoral Associate

Deb Howerton: Office Manager

Sue Coombe: Secretary

John Kennedy: Music Minister

Janice Anderson: Faith Formation Coordinator

Dawn Roesch: Youth Coordinator

Andrea Conlon: Preschool Instructor

Cindy Essex: Sacramental Coordinator 

Kathy Szamocki: Social Media Coordinator

BULLETINS


CALENDAR & EVENTS

ST. JOSEPH THE WORKER PARISH CALENDAR

2022-2023 FAITH FORMATION CALENDAR

FAMILY ACTIVITY CALENDAR
*Each month our Family Activity Calendar will make suggestions of fun things for families. Calendars for past months can be found under the Formation Tab at the top of the page*



Angel Tree Reminder

A reminder that all ANGEL TREE gifts and gift cards must be dropped off by the tree in the north church vestibule no later than Sunday, December 11th at noon. 

* Gifts should be unwrapped.

* The angel ornament should be securely tied or taped to the gift bag.

* All gift cards should be deposited in the box near the tree.

Please call Deb Fiedler, 217-414-6566, with any questions or concerns. Thanks again to all the parishioners for your generosity.


ADVENT IN THE VILLAGE

Friday, Dec. 9, 5pm—Sunday, Dec. 11, 3pm

 Snow Village

  • Favorite Christmas Wreaths &

       Centerpieces

  • Nativity Display
  • The Village Cookie Walk

 

 

 

 

 

 

Create Christmas Wreath or Table Centerpiece and submit for show, judging & silent auction.

Call the office or talk to a music minister if you intend to participate so that we can organize enough display space.

Judging will by guest’s votes for Favorites.

Prizes awarded for 1st, 2nd and 3rd most votes.


So you love to Bake!

We can use your help supplying homemade cookies for our

Advent in the Village Cookie Walk.

Cookies (or candy) are needed by 5pm on Friday, Dec. 9.  Call the office to sign-up. 

(We need to know our space needs.)


Hello Parents from St. Joseph the Worker!

We would like you to know about a wonderful opportunity to allow our Middle School and High School Youth to provide 4 hours of babysitting so you you can have some time to yourself! Please click on the link below to access Sign-Up Genius and enter the needed infomation.  After that all you have to do is bring your children on Saturday, December 10th after 4:30 Mass to the Faith Formation Halway. We will provide dinner and activities and promise to keep them very busy so they will sleep well after you pick them up at 9:30pm.

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/9040D45A5A72BA7FD0-holiday


We will be holding an Advent Penance Service on Tuesday,

December 13 at 6:00pm.


The next TEAM (Together Everyone Achieves More) meeting is Sunday, December  18, at 9:15am in the Resource Room.  If you are a member of St. Joe’s you are a member of TEAM.  Please join us!


Widows and Widowers Meeting


Our December Christmas meeting will be held on Tuesday, Dec. 20th. We will meet at Chatham Café at 11:30am. We will order from the menu, so no need to pay ahead of time. Please sign up in the Gathering Space. Deadline for sign-up is December 17th. Please invite your widowed friends to join us.


Preschool Fundraiser

Little Caesars “Raise Some Dough” fundraiser will be going from Nov 27th to Dec 27th. Each kit or pizza sold will benefit the preschool classroom, and will be delivered right to your door. These pizza kits are the perfect winter activity for kids!  All orders will be done online. You can find the link 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

LINK TO SCHEDULER

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