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Welcome to St Joseph the Worker website.  I’m happy you have decided to spend a few moments discovering our parish family.  “Community” and “family” are important words here.  At St Joseph the Worker, our doors are open to people from all backgrounds regardless of where they are on their spiritual journey

My hope is that all people will feel loved and welcomed at St. Joe’s.  And I pray that together we will meet God and offer our lives to Jesus.  Come as you are.  Check us out and it won’t take long for you to discover that we’re more than just a Sunday church.  If you’d like to develop solid relationships with others, to develop gifts and abilities, to share your faith,  we have those opportunities here.  In short, we’d like to have the kind of contagious Christianity that influences and encourages the entire community, one person at a time.

As you look around our website, you can learn about our programs and get only a glimpse of who we are.  Please consider joining us for worship or our other many programs highlighted here in these pages.

“I see the church as a field hospital after battle,” says Pope Francis.  “It is useless to ask a seriously injured person if he has high cholesterol and about the levels of his blood sugar.  You have to heal his wounds.  Then we can talk about everything else!”

With these words, Pope Francis extends an invitation to each of us, as do I.  Come and see; go and tell.


Fr. John Nolan, Pastor

Upcoming Events

A “How-To” Guide On Plant Based Eating

Thursday, October 17th at 7:00 PM in Kollross Hall

Mike Thomas is back again to give us more information on Plant Based Eating!  For more information click HERE.


Click  HERE  for more information and to sign up for our Jubilee Photo Directory!!



Men’s Explorers is a start-up group for men (all ages) who will meet weekly on Tuesday mornings from 6:30 AM to 7:30 AM to study and reflect upon the scriptures for the upcoming weekend Masses. Join us in the Resource Room Tuesday mornings at 6:30am-7:30am (Coffee & Refreshment provided).  Bring your Bible.
For questions, please contact: Joe Malek (515-450-1010) or [email protected].

 The Preschool is doing a Shutterfly and Coca-Cola Caps fundraiser. 

Check out the details HERE!


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.

October 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.

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Parish Bulletin submissions are due Monday at 4pm

to [email protected] 


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.