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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 10:25am
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Welcome to the online home of St. Joseph the Worker!

Dear Parishioners & Most Welcome Visitors,

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 into another Autumn and I am in my 11th year as St Joe’s 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 some service area with which 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 Worker in Chatham.

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


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Upcoming Events

Angel Tree

Once again our parish is providing food and presents for single mothers and children currently living in the MERCY Community.  The angel tree will be in the north vestibule at Thanksgiving Mass as well as at Masses November 28-29.

New This Year—Sign up by clicking on the angel above!

Please bring all gifts to the angel tree by Noon on Sunday, December 13.

Breadline Sunday

Due to Covid-19, St. John’s Breadline is unable to sell loaves of bread this year, which means they have lost their primary fundraiser.  They’ve also incurred higher than usual expenses to continue providing food safely to those in need.  Please help support them by donating directly.  You can leave gold envelopes with a donation to St Joseph the Worker and we’ll add them all up and write one big check to the breadline.  Just put your gold envelope with your normal contribution envelope at Thanksgiving Mass or Nov. 28-29.  You can also mail a donation to 430 N. Fifth St., Springfield, IL 62702, or click HERE and donate electronically.


Christmas Mass Schedule

Mass with Children (eve) 4:30PM
Christmas Vigil Mass  (eve) 9:00PM -(Livestream)
Christmas Day: 9:00AM
Note the Change of time for the Vigil Mass when planning to attend 


Join in the Celebration

They Make A Great Christmas Gift!


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.

December 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.