Welcome to St. Joseph the Worker!
Welcome to the St Joseph the Worker Parish website! As pastor here, I am glad that you are inquiring about our faith community.
The parish of St. Joseph is vibrant & active. The faith of this community is obvious, and it is a vibrant, celebrated, & revered faith. People put their belief into action in many ways. I am overly impressed with the outreach people have to the poor, the food pantries, & the needy. Volunteers are always coming forth to help whenever & wherever possible.
If you would like more information about the parish, or if you would like to be a member, that would be great. We would be glad to "have you in the pew" at our Masses, worshiping & celebrating the Lord's presence. Please know that if you have any questions, call the parish office at any time. We are here to assist you in any way possible.
May St. Joseph the Worker intercede daily for you & your needs.
Enjoy the website!!!
Sign up at the back of church or HERE!
Continuing on Tuesday evenings through Tuesday, November 1st (after the 5:30pm Holy Day Mass), Fr. Joe will be offering an Adult Ed. Class from 6:30-7:30pm. The sessions will be held in the Church. Father has come up with 101 questions that you may want to know the answers to. For example—Why does a priest wash his hands at Mass? What is an auxiliary bishop? What is the difference between a diocesan priest and a religious priest? These, and 98 more, will be answered. Come & find out!
Day of WATCH
Mark Your Calendars for October 8!
The Day of WATCH offers heart-felt talks given by lay people and Fr. Joe, as well as prayer, reflection, laughter, and community. We will begin with Mass at 9am at St. Joseph the Worker and end between 3-3:30pm. The Day of WATCH will include a Rosary and an opportunity to attend reconciliation. We will provide snacks, drinks, and lunch. We hope you will come and enjoy the Day of WATCH.
Please let us know if you plan to attend, so we can plan the food and drinks. If you have any questions, please contact Peggy Billhartz 217-483-2833 or
Carol Gustafson 217-899-6330.
Arts & Crafts Fair 7th, 8th and High School Volunteers Needed
(You can earn service hours toward National Honor Society. etc.)
Please review "How can I help?" and sign up HERE Thank you!
Date: 10/15/2022 (Sat.)
Location: St. Joseph the Worker – O’Hara Hall
How can I help?
Vendor Assistant - Help vendors bring in supplies and set up as needed, green shoppers,help with concessions/ bake sale, and /or be runners for vendors as needed, or help vendors tear down tables and take out supplies and set up as needed at the end of the event.
Kids Korner – Manage and assist with “kids Korner” craft and coloring table.
- Father Joe Molloy, Pastor
- Sister Judith Pfile, O.P., Pastoral Associate
- Deb Howerton, Office Manager
- Sue Coombe, Secretary
- John Kennedy, Music Minister
- Janice Anderson, Faith Formation Coordinator
- Dawn Roesch, Youth Coordinator
- Andrea Conlon, Preschool Instructor
- Cindy Essex, Sacramental Coordinator
- Kathy Szamocki, Social Media Coordinator
Monday - Friday
Sunday - 8am & 10:30am
M, T, Th, F - 8:30am
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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Parish Bulletin submissions are due Monday at noon.
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.