St. Joseph the Worker 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.

Our mission is based on Matthew 11:28:

Come to me all you who labor and are overburdened, and I will give you rest.”

Covid Update for Shrine Worshippers – Alert.

If you or anyone you know have had personal contact with Shrine Director Father Michael Amesse since New Year’s Day, please be advised that on January 10th he was tested and registered positive for Covid.

He is now isolating himself. You may wish to be tested if you have had more than passing personal contact with him.  Also, please visit the doctor if you feel any symptoms after being with Father since the first of the New Year.

Covid Variant Protocols

Reserved seating is available for those who choose to mask and/or keep social distancing; **the center aisle blue arrows designate those reserved areas** The Archdiocese of Boston and the City of Lowell have mandated that masks must be worn by all who participate in Mass – until March - doing our part to help reduce the spike in infections now taking place.

Archdiocese of Boston Mask Requirements through March 3, 2022

City of Lowell Mask Requirements December 16 - February 2, 2022

A Father Terry O’Connell, OMI Memorial - Learn More

COVID Guidance Updated August 27 - Read Full Text Here

Let your voice be heard - Say No to Physician Assisted Suicide

 2021 Feast of Corpus Christi Procession

Mini-Pilgrimage thru St. Joseph the Worker Shrine - 1
Mini-Pilgrimage thru St. Joseph the Worker Shrine - 2

View Cardinal O'Malley visit to the Shrine on May 1 in the 'Photos' link above


Pray the Divine Mercy Chaplet

Year of St. Joseph - Plenary Indulgence

Bishop's statement on abortion


Mass Times

Daily Mass

Monday - Friday
8:00 AM - 12 Noon - 5:30 PM

Weekend Mass

8:00 AM - 12 Noon - 4:00 PM
8:00 AM - 10:00 AM - 12 Noon

Confession and Adoration


Mon thru Friday
10:00 AM -12:00 PM  
4:30 PM - 5:15 PM

10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

1st Wednesday of every month
7:00 - 8:00 PM

Eucharistic Adoration

The Blessed Sacrament will be exposed for adoration on -

First Fridays after the noon Mass until the 5:30 PM Mass, approximately 12:45-5:15
Saturday after the noon Mass until the 4:00 PM Mass, approximately 12:45 PM - 3:45 PM

Office Hours

Business Office Hours:
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday
9:00AM - 4:00PM
Closed Thursday

Gift Shop & Bookstore
Monday - Saturday 9:00AM - 5:00PM
First Sunday of each month 9:00AM - 1:00PM

If for any reason you're still unable to visit the Shrine or Gift Shop and you'd like to book a Mass Intention request please call the Gift Shop Manager at 978-459-9522 x213 or email [email protected]

Oblate Historical Museum

Saturdays 10:00AM - 2:00PM
Sundays 8:30AM -11:30 AM

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