37 Lee Street, Lowell Massachusetts

The Shrine

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.

St. Joseph the Worker Shrine is located in downtown Lowell, in the historic district. It’s a friendly and welcoming place for those of all faiths or no faith. Visitors come here to receive the sacrament of reconciliation as well as to participate in the celebration of Mass. But many come throughout the day to be alone with the Lord in quiet prayer and reflection.


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Did you know??

Did you know St. Joseph the Worker Shrine Gift Store carries Shomali crosses, rosaries and crucifixes? These are beautiful olive wood creations from Bethlehem; and each purchase you make helps support Catholics in the Middle East who depend on us.
Please stop by our Gift Shop to view these beautiful items!

Stations of the Cross

We will be having Stations of the Cross following the 12 Noon mass on Fridays in Lent. We hope you can join us.
Our Gift Shop/Book Store has Stations of the Cross Rosary. Please stop by and see how beautiful this rosary is.

Prayer and Fasting

Throughout both the Old and New Testament, it was understood that a form of personal sacrifice could be offered as a prayer or a sign of repentance (Ps 35:13; 1Kgs 21:27-29; Ezr 8:21). A common form of sacrifice became known as fasting, the voluntary giving up of food for a period of time.
Christ’s followers [...]

Pope’s Lenten Message 2014 focuses on poverty, sacrifice

In his first Message for Lent since his election as the Bishop of Rome, Pope Francis offers some thoughts on the theme “He became poor, so that by his poverty you might become rich (cf. 2 Corinthians 8:9)”. In his Message, the Holy Father hopes “this Lenten season find[s] the whole Church ready to bear [...]

Prepare for Easter

The Holy Mother Church is reminding us that Lent is a time of the year that corresponds to the forty days before Easter Sunday, a time of spiritual preparation that culminates with the Resurrection.
Moses fasted for forty days before receiving the ten commandments, Jesus fasted also for forty days after his baptism before he started [...]