Parish Sign-Ups

We have received our certification to open this weekend.  

Go HERE for Mass or Volunteer Sign up 

Please go to the specific sign-up to volunteer assistance

or to reserve a seating space for the weekend Masses.

Family members of two or more can sit together. 

To register, select the # of seats required and place a registration name with contact info.


Special Messages From Fr. John

Quick Link Resources

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 10:20am



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Restored Order Sacrament Preparation Resources

Welcome to the online home of St. Joseph the Worker!

Dear Parishioners & Most Welcome Visitors,

Welcome to St Joseph the Worker Church in Chatham, Illinois and to this website meant to be a “window” into our Parish’s community of faith.

Our vibrant, active faith family is overly ready and eager to welcome back you and your family with open arms. Whether you are a long time parishioner, newly registered, or a visitor to the Springfield area, I am sure you will find this website full of useful information. St Joseph’s is a parish of over 1100 families and I invite you to explore our website. Our parish is a welcoming one, and we truly want everyone to feel at home here.

 If there is anything we can do to help you in your journey with God, please do not hesitate to contact me or our parish team. You can find many of our contacts on the staff page here on our website or ask our parish office (483-3772) for assistance. We want to offer as many opportunities for parishioners to come together in faith as possible.  

I pray that you may find warmth, encouragement and spiritual growth at St Joe’s and I look forward to getting to know you personally in the weeks and months ahead.  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

SJW Office Manager Position

Office Manager

St. Joseph the Worker Parish

Chatham, IL


Seeking qualified candidates for consideration of the full-time 35 hour per week Office Manager position.  Work schedule Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.   The Office Manager provides oversight to the physical operations of the church campus and office and plays an important role in communication and coordination of church activities and in supporting and supervising paid and volunteer office staff.  Candidates of interest must be proficient in all functions of Microsoft office, and able to quickly adapt to other on-site software programs, knowledge of QuickBooks helpful, possess the ability to prepare budgets and other accounting reports, process payroll, prepare church bulletins and other special publications, coordinate staff, and volunteers to complete work or various volunteer projects to meet the needs of the parish, possess and demonstrate excellent verbal and, written communication skills, and have the unique ability to provide excellent hospitality and service to parish members.   Interested candidates are welcome to email resumes to [email protected] or mail to: St. Joseph the Worker Church, Office Manager Position, 700 E. Spruce Street, Chatham, IL  62629 by November 15, 2020.  



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Upcoming Events

Diaper Shower

In honor of Right to Life month, we will be hosting a diaper shower to collect items for the Mini O’Beirne Crisis Nursery

 Items needed include:


 (especially sizes 4, 5 & 6)




(especially Enfamil Infant & Enfamil Gentlease)

We will be collecting items from 10/18 – 11/1.  Look for the collection station in the Gathering Space before and after Mass on those weekends, or by the church office door the rest of the week.

Parish Trunk or Treat & Family Walk Along Living Rosary

Come for some Socially Distanced Halloween fun and celebrate the month of the Rosary at the same time.

Sunday, October 25th 1:00-3:00 pm

South Parking Lot

Please come in costume for treats and wear a mask.

If you would like to “host” a trunk/car/area, please sign up through the SignUpGenius link HERE.

Drive-Thru Flu Shots

             Monday, November 2          1-2:30PM         
     South Door of the Church, under the Portico
          No Cost!   
Please wear a short sleeve shirt on the day of the vaccine, wear a face covering, and bring your insurance card if you have one.


Christmas Mass Schedule

Christmas Eve:
Mass with Children 4:30PM
Christmas Vigil Mass 9:00PM
Christmas Day:
Please Note the Change in the time of the Vigil Mass when planning when to attend this year.    


Join in the Celebration

They Make A Great Christmas Gift!



Census Letter to Parishioner and Form




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.

October 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.