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.”
It’s certainly true that this Covid-19 health emergency and its forced public health closure of the Shrine is causing each of us to experience a very different, isolated, Holy Week and Easter. Its necessary social distancing,has forced us to find other ways to celebrate our prayer lives’ strangely- maybe even totally alone, instead of side by side in the Shrine’s newly refurbished pews.
Community this year can easily be found on social media, Masses on cable television stations like BCTV or even EWTN. Some Church Facebooks and Websites are learning quickly how to reach you at home on apps like Zoom or Amazon Chime or a Google Chat room too.
Whether you’re alone or online with others while Mass is being celebrated and broadcast to your home, know the staff of St. Joseph the Worker Shrine misses you and looks forward to worshipping together with you all as soon as possible. You, our community is truly missed.
Whatever technological -social media ways- or means you have access to at home, will surely and rightly be used this different Easter of 2020 to meet our Lord Jesus Christ, who is waiting for you to say "Alleluia, He is truly risen!"
God bless, and a happy,different and quarantined Easter,
The entire Lay and Clergy staff of St. Joseph the Worker Shrine
COVID-19 SHRINE CLOSURE
St. Joseph the Worker Shrine is Closed Until Further Notice.
We are following the directives to close issued by the government of the state of Massachusetts and the Archbishop of the Boston Archdiocese due to the COVID-19 Emergency. It is most important to follow the stay at home, and the social distancing required to limit everyone's exposure to this pandemic. The well being of all who worship and work at the Shrine, has to be our primary concern during a public health emergency. Vulnerable populations frequent the Shrine including seniors and children and visitors from near and far. We encourage everyone to follow what works well to limit exposure and this sadly means for the Shrine, remaining closed until circumstances allow our safe and healthy reopening.
Be confident that our priests in residence are celebrating all Masses and their intentions on the agreed upon appointed days.
We pray that if we all do our part, and remain at home, and social distance that we’ll again be celebrating Masses together sooner than later.
Thanks for visiting our website and check our Facebook too at Facebook/stjosephtheworkershrinelowell for further updates.
Thank you and God bless you.
Secure Online Giving
Please click the heart above to give what you can to St. Joseph The Worker Shrine. This Easter weekend consider the Easter Collection that supports our retired and infirmed Clergy. Click the heart logo now!
As you're aware, this weekend sadly marks the fifth weekend we've been unable to celebrate the sacraments together- with you, due to COVID-19 Emergency closure. Our time to reopen- business as usual- is beyond our control. Please remember we need your help now MORE than ever so that when we are allowed to reopen we will be fully staffed and able to help you, to serve you, well, in a safe and clean Shrine with our expenses in our control with many thanks to you! For now, stay at home, healthily social distance and wash those hands. We miss you and you're in our hearts and in our prayers: so now click the above online giving heart. Many, many thanks. God bless....St. Joseph pray for us!
Mass Times - SUSPENDED
Saturday 8:00AM, 12 Noon & 4:00PM
Sunday 8:00AM, 10:00AM & 12 Noon
Confessions Weekdays 10AM-12PM & 4:30PM-5:15PM
1st Wednesday of every month 7:00PM-8:00PM
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 8:30AM – 3:45PM
First Fridays 8:30AM – 5:15PM
Novenas Wednesday St. Joseph the Worker: after the 12 Noon & 5:30PM Mass. Wednesday
Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal: after the 5:30PM Mass
Holy and Holiday Mass Schedule As Announced
Monday 7:00PM – 8:30PM Meets in the Conference Room.
9 AM – 5 PM