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...

Memorial Mass November 12, 2016 5:30 P.M.

St. Joseph the Worker Shrine will be having a Memorial Mass at 5:30 P.M. November 14th.  This Mass is to remember those who have committed  suicide, and to console and comfort those who mourn their death.

St. Joseph the Worker Shrine Christian Worker Recognition Award

The staff of St. Joseph the Worker Shrine is pleased to announce that two people have been selected to receive the Christian Worker Recognition Award for 2016. The awards will be given at the 4 o’clock Mass on Saturday evening, 10 September 2016. Please join us in congratulating these recipients, Mr. Paul Demers and Ms. [...]

Forming Consciences For Faithful Citizenship

The Catholic bishops of the United States are pleased to offer once again to the Catholic faithful Forming Consciences for Faithful Citizenship our teaching document on the political responsibility of Catholics. This statement represents our guidance for Catholics in the exercise of their rights and duties as participants in our democracy. We urge our pastors, lay [...]

Adult Faith Formation Program at St. Joseph the Worker Shrine

Adult Faith Formation Program at St. Joseph the Worker Shrine

Twice per year (Spring and Fall) St. Joseph the Worker Shrine features Adult Faith Education classes conducted on 7 successive Wednesdays by Fr. Gene Tremblay OMI, S.T.L.  This year, we will present a doctrinal offering: The Truths of Catholicism.
The Fall session will open [...]

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 [...]