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...

Human Trafficking Lecture

St. Joseph the Worker Shrine is pleased to announce a special guest from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security who will speak about the realities and horrors that is human trafficking.
Thursday, February 11, 2016 at 7:00 PM
Mr. Peter DiMarzio - Victims Assistance Specialist with Department of Homeland Security.

Adult Faith Formation at St. Joseph the Worker Shrine, Lowell, MA


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 [...]

Jubilee Year of Mercy

Getting a “handle” on Indulgences

When we sin, it’s always the case that our relationship with God is wounded.
Invariably, people around us also get hurt in some way
- sometimes slightly, sometimes grievously.

Even when we are forgiven,
for what we have inflicted on ourselves and on them,
the “scars” from those wounds [...]


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 [...]