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.”

We are delighted to announce that Cardinal Sean O'Malley will be visiting us the afternoon of Saturday, May 1, the Feast of Saint Joseph the Worker. Details are posted below.
All are welcome to join us for a devotional procession on the streets around the Shrine. If there are any changes, updates will be posted here on our website and on our Facebook page. 
We look forward to seeing our Archbishop on this special day, in this special year, in honor of our patron Saint Joseph!

Protocols for Mass attendance at the Shrine of
St. Joseph the Worker

To maintain social distancing, seating is being restricted; ~ kindly use only those seats that are marked-out for use ~ 70 people maximum can be safely seated in the Shrine itself.

Everyone must wear a mask while in the Shrine!

Pandemic Corporal Works of Mercy

Sign of Peace: a sincere nod of recognition to each other.

There will be 2 Communion Stations: ~ one at the front and one at the divider aisle ~ process single-file down the center aisle ~ return to your seat using the side aisles ~ observe one-way direction in all the aisles.

Holy Communion can only be received in the hand ~ cup one hand over the other to form a mini “throne” ~ step to one side, pull-down your mask ~ reverently place the Host from your hand into your mouth ~ replace your mask & return to your pew using the side aisles only.

Offertory donations during Mass are to be placed in any of the 4 fixed hampers (2 up front & 2 at the divider aisle) ~ please deposit your weekly offering in those hampers ~ no collection baskets will be passed thru the rows of pews.

The Final Blessing & Dismissal will follow immediately after Communion.

Please exit the Shrine by going down the center aisle by rows then using the side aisles to double back to the lobby. (maintaining social distancing all the while) * Use only the Main Entrance to exit – not the side entrance.

Any socializing before/after Mass should be brief and done outdoors.

Please refrain from touching any of the holy images/statues in the Shrine.

Opportunity to register Masses & request candles to be lit will be provided in the Lobby or outdoors after Mass. ~ take-home hand-outs offered by ushers to those who request them ~ fill them out at home and return them later.

Year of St. Joseph - Plenary Indulgence

Cold Weather Confessional - (Monday - Saturday)

Saturday Cold Weather Confessional in Sacristy

Cardinal's Message on abortion

Bishop's statement on abortion

Mass Times

Daily Masses

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

Weekend Masses

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


10:00 AM -12:00PM
4:30 PM - 5:15 PM
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
1st Wednesday of every month
7:00 - 8:00 PM

Holy Days & Holidays As Announced In News, in the bulletin, in the Mass & Confession Schedule & on the Answering Service

Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
Saturday after the noon mass, approximately 12:45 PM - 1:45 PM

Office Hours

Business Office Hours:
Monday - Friday 8:00AM - 4:00PM

Gift Shop & Bookstore Hours:
Monday - Saturday 9:00AM - 5:00PM

Due to COVID-19 please plan to bring and wear your mask. We're ready to serve you while wearing our masks too and while we're distanced to protect us all.

And 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]

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