Welcome to the online home of St. Joseph the Worker!


It's our website--thank you for visiting.

Welcome!  In a previous welcome letter, I mentioned the leaves would start falling as the autumn fogs and frost blanket the harvested fields—no crystal ball needed.  Autumn is here (and winter is not far behind).  The leaves are gold and rusts and reds; the pumpkins, squash and gourds decorate our doorways.  As we move in another Autumn and I begin my ninth year as pastor, I remember the day I walked into the parish.  I didn’t know anyone and was nervous, but encountered a wonderful, warm community of faith who welcomed me with open arms.  During these years, I realized I was treated the same way as anyone who comes through the doors of our Church.  We are a community that celebrates the presence of Jesus through love of God and neighbor.  Together we seek to become the kind of church Jesus intended.

I hope you will find a Mass time and service area where you can join us, especially as many people find that offering their time and talent to others is a great way to come to know our wonderful parish family and, in doing so, be gifted with a deeper sense of belonging and self-purpose.   Our parish has grown much since the early part of this century when a handful of enthusiastic people joined hands to begin the exciting adventure of friendship with one another in discipleship to the Lord.

So, Welcome! We are glad you have taken the time to visit us. Our desire is that this site will provide you with helpful information as you consider the Catholic Community of St. Joseph the Worker in Chatham, IL.


Fr. John Nolan, Pastor

Upcoming Events


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Save the Date:  Holiday Babysitting, December 7 from 5:30-9pm


Office Hours

The Parish Office is open
Monday - Friday

Mass Times

Monday - 8:30am
Tuesday - 8:30am
Wednesday - No Mass
Thursday - 8:30am
Friday - 8:30am
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.

November 2019

 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.

To find out more, click on the Formation tab at the top of the page and choose Preschool.

To learn more about our Preschool Fundraisers click HERE

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Prayer For Our Church





Heavenly Father, In every age, you have been our refuge.  Yet again and still, we stand before you asking for your protection on your holy Church.

For the victims of abuse and their families, pour out your healing and your peace.

For the Bishops of this country, continue to inspire their decisions, and guide them with your Spirit.

For the thousands of good and faithful priests, who have followed your call to serve you and your people in holiness, sustain them by your grace.

For the faithful who are angry, confused, and searching for answers, embrace them with your love, restore their trust, console them with your clear Gospel message, and renew them with your sacraments.

We place our Church in your hands, for without you we can do nothing. May Jesus, our High Priest and true compass,  Continue to lead her in every thought and action–to be an instrument of justice, a source of consolation, a sacrament of unity, and a manifestation of your faithful covenant.

Grant this through that same Jesus Christ, our Lord, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

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.