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.”


Latest News...

Shrine Book Club, February 7th

Book Club Meeting February 7 Collected from Pope Francis’ speeches, homilies, and papers presented during the first year of his papacy, The Church of Mercy is the first Vatican-authorized book detailing his vision for the Catholic Church. Pope Francis’ deep wisdom reminds us that we must joyfully bring God’s mercy wherever suffering, division, or injustice exists. [...]

2015 Spring Faith Formation



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 [...]

Gift Shop News

St. Joseph the Worker Shrine is now pleased to offer you the convenience of a Gift Card!  Gift Cards make great gift options at any time of the year.  Graduation, birthdays, baptism, First Communion, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, Birth of a Child, Confirmation, Weddings and Christmas.
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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 [...]