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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.
Sunday Live Stream Mass at SJW
with prelude at 10:25am
Welcome to St. Joseph the Worker!
Dear Parishioners of St. Joseph the Worker:
I can’t thank you enough for the very warm welcome you have given me since I have arrived. This parish has “felt like home” since the first weekend. Your hospitality, kindness, smiles, well-wishes, prayers, & much more have endeared me to this faith community.
And the Installation Mass this past Sunday was a wonderful event. I am grateful to Bishop Paprocki for coming to install me as the new pastor. I pledge to him & to you that I will do all I can to help the love of Christ be felt & celebrated.
I appreciate the welcome after the Masses last weekend. Your presence made me so happy. Thanks to all those who made that event possible.
I hope to write a column each week for the bulletin & News You Can Use. I like to share with you certain ideas, faith issues, stories, etc.
Many people during the summer months take vacations. Those days when we can get away from it all & just relax & enjoy friends & family. Days meant to “recharge our batteries.” I need to do that sometime soon, as it has been a while since I have taken a vacation.
However, when it comes to Mass & celebrating the Eucharist, there is no vacation ever. All Catholic Christians are called to come to worship the Lord each weekend, whether at their home parish or on vacation. And if we think about it, why would anyone want to “take a week or so off” from receiving & celebrating the Lord? Who would want to deny themselves the opportunity to receive the Lord Jesus in His Word, in His Body & Blood, & in His presence in one another? Unthinkable, right?
Let us commit ourselves to coming to Mass. Here at St. Joseph we have very uplifting celebrations. Come to experience the essence of our faith---the Eucharist, the very special gift Jesus gave us. See you at Mass!!!
Your “new” pastor, Fr. Joe
Your continued financial support is appreciated. Donate HERE
Our annual peanut butter and jelly collection is coming up! Help a hungry family by donating peanut butter and jelly or a monetary offer to help purchase bread! Dontations can be made at mass at the designated table or in the parish office from August 14-22! Thank you for your generosity!!
2021-2022 Faith Formation & High School Youth Ministry
Registrations NOW OPEN
*Note: As of now, we hope to be back in the classroom in the Fall.
Details and Registation Forms for this year's formation program can be found HERE. We look forward to working alongside your families in helping them grow strong in their faith.
- Father Joe Molloy, Pastor
- Sister Judith Pfile, O.P., Pastoral Associate
- Adam Kennedy, Office Manager
- Sue Coombe, Secretary
- Olivia Szamocki, Receptionist
- John Kennedy, Music Minister
- Janice Anderson, Faith Formation Coordinator
- Anna Barham, Youth Coordinator
- Andrea Conlon, Preschool Instructor
- Cindy Essex, Sacramental Coordinator
- Kathy Szamocki, Social Media Coordinator
Monday - Friday
Sunday - 8am & 10:30am
St. Joseph the Worker Preschool
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
News You Can Use
Interesting news and updates from our parish delivered right to your inbox.
Form can be filled out electronically by clicking here.
Parish Bulletin submissions are due Monday at 4pm
Prayer For Our Church
We give you the glory and honor for all that you’re doing in our lives every day, even in the times we can’t see or understand your ways. Shine your light in us, through us, & over us. May we make a difference in this world, for your glory and purpose. Set your way before us. May all your plans succeed so that we reflect your peace and hope to a world that so desperately needs your presence and healing.
Help us not to follow after the voice of the crowds, but to press in close to you, to hear your whispers and seek after you alone. We will declare that your love stands firm forever. For your loving kindness endures forever.
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.