37 Lee Street, Lowell Massachusetts



We who minister at the Shrine are committed to work collaboratively with one another and with you. Our aim is to provide a place of prayer, conscious reflection, and social action that is hospitable to and calls forth the gifts of all who come to the Shrine. We do this in the spirit of Jesus Christ and of Saint Eugene de Mazenod, founder of the Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate.

Our mission is based on Matthew 11:28: Come to me all you who labor and are overburdened, and I will give you rest.”


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Adult Faith Formation Spring 2017


To facilitate participation for busy, working people, we’ve adopted a “Soup and Substance“ format.  The Shrine provides a light meal consisting of hearty soups and breads from the kitchen adjoining the presentation hall (anytime after 6:00 [...]


Visitors on pilgrimage are most welcome and they come from various parts of New England and beyond.  Space in front of the Shrine is reserved for buses. Contact 978-458-6346 or email us for more information.
The Oblate Historical Museum, located on the 4th floor of the Shrine will be open each Saturday from 10:00 am [...]

Shrine Outreach

Pope John Paul II remind us that shrines are places in which “believers not only revive their faith but also become clearly aware of the duties that derive from it in the social field.” St. Joseph the Worker Shrine has a special fund for the poor, the St. Anthony Fund. Those who worship [...]

The Oblates and the City of Lowell

As a lasting tribute to Father Andre Garin, OMI, first pastor of St. Joseph Church, the citizens of Lowell on October 22, 1896 dedicated a statue in his memory in front of St. Jean Baptist Church, his last building.  Over the years Oblates established and staffed new parishes for the ever-increasing Lowell population and these in [...]

Oblates of Mary Immaculate

The Oblates are a worldwide missionary congregation of priests and brothers founded in France in 1816.  We live together in community as brothers and bring the good news of the Gospel to all-but especially the poor.  The dictionary defines Oblate as “a religious offering”.  Oblates make an offering of their lives by taking vows of [...]