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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.
Live Stream Mass at SJW
Sunday Mass 10:30am with prelude at 10:25am
Welcome to the online home of St. Joseph the Worker!
Dear Parishioners & Most Welcome Visitors,
Welcome to our virtual home of St. Joseph the Worker Parish in Chatham, IL. In joy and gratitude, I extend to you my prayerful best wishes for a holy and blessed Christmas. Several years ago I received a Christmas card with this message: “This Christmas, I wish you Jesus.” On the inside it read: “Isn’t nice to have everything!” With the angels in Bethlehem, our faith moves us to sing: “Glory to God in the highest and peace to His people on earth!”
Christmas has a way of bringing to Church individuals and families who, for various reasons, have not been to Mass or the Sacraments for months or years. What a wonderful and grace-filled opportunity (even in this pandemic) to put aside past differences and old habits and begin anew that prayerful relationship with the Lord and His Church community. I extend to all of you an open, grateful heart of welcome. Together, may we grow in strength and grace to know and celebrate together God’s presence in our lives and His dominion over all things of this world.
May our Lord Jesus born in Bethlehem, bless you, your families and loved ones at this holy time of hope and grace. I hope to meet each of you in the Church. May Jesus abide in your hearts always!
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
Fr. John Nolan
Here are some shortcuts to current information due to the COVID-19 pandemic:
Our parish offices are staffed with essential personnel. Call or email.
Your continued financial support is appreciated. Donate HERE
Other information is found above my welcome.
Celebrating 100 Years has looked different than planned but this is still St. Joseph the Worker’s Jubilee Year. Therefore, we have a special commemorative Jubilee Christmas present that can be picked up in the church office on weekdays 8:30am-4:00pm. One gift per parish family.
Join in the Celebration
They Make A Great Christmas Gift!
- Father John Nolan, Pastor
- Sister Judith Pfile, O.P., Pastoral Associate
- Janice Anderson, Faith Formation Coordinator
- Anna Barham, Youth Coordinator
- Riana Cattoor, Program Activity Coordinator
- Andrea Conlon, Preschool Instructor
- Cindy Essex, Sacramental Coordinator
- Adam Kennedy, Secretary
- John Kennedy, Music Minister
- Jinny Sachsenmaier, Office Manager
- 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
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Form can be filled out electronically by clicking here.
Parish Bulletin submissions are due Monday at 4pm
Prayer For Our Church
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.
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.