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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Annual Sisters’ Retreat: Annual retreat for religious women will take place from July 20-26 (Don’t be Old; Be an Elder) and from July 27-August 3 (Living our Call to Community).  The second retreat is silent.  There are also opportunities for individual directed retreats during the second retreat time. More information can be found by visiting
Retreats [...]

Italy Pilgrimage

Venice Padua Florence Assisi and Rome hosted by Fr. Daniel Crahen, OMI
11 Days:  November 5-15, 2014
$3,088 from Boston (Air/Land tour price is only $2,449 plus $639 government taxes/airline fuel surcharges)
For More information, please contact Fr. Dan @ 978-459-0561 or email him @dcrahen@aol.com

Franco American French Mass June 22 @ St. Marguerite d’Youville

The Franco-American Day Committee, Inc., has announed that the annual French Mass opening of the Franco-American Week will be held at Ste. Marguerite d’Youville Parish (St. Therese Church) 1340 Lakeview Ave., Dracut, Ma on Sunday, June 22, 2014 @ 8:30am.  The Mass will be celebrated entirely in French followed by a free pancake breakfast and [...]

Help Build a Culture of Life

On Thursday, June 19th, from 7:00pm to 8:00pm, Fr. Dwight Hoeberechts, OMI, will be leading the next gathering at St. Joseph the Worker Shrine to encourage those people who are already working for the defense of Human Life in all stages from conception to natural death.  This monthly gathering is a time for prayer, reflection [...]

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.
Make others happy and go easy on yourself by scooping [...]