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.”

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

Sunday Mass Obligation Reinstated

After these many months of Covid decreed absence from in-person Mass attendance, Boston, along with many other East Coast dioceses, has reinstated the obligation to participate in Sunday Mass for all Catholics effective June 19-20.  Fittingly, as Cardinal O’Malley points out, on Fathers’ Day in this Year of St. Joseph – a man who always led his family in the faithful observance of the sabbath and who continues to guide and inspire the Church in the worship of her Lord.

Obviously, health considerations – illness, infirmity, frailty, advanced age, being home-bound or continuing repercussions from Covid will continue to exempt some folks from the obligation to attend Mass in person. 

The Shrine’s 10:00 o’clock Sunday Mass will continue to be live-streamed on our Facebook page to accommodate those who can only join us virtually at the present time.

Updated Protocols for Receiving Holy Communion - Read Full Text Here

May 29 - Easing/Lifting of COVID-19 Protocols-Read Full Text Here

Refurbishing Damaged Pews – update

We have begun the work of lightly sanding-down and refinishing the pews that were coated with a slight film because we sanitized them daily during the COVID emergency.  Sections of pews will be cordoned-off and will be refinished in the days and weeks ahead.  Please observe the Caution Tapes and avoid using those pews that are being refinished.

          Thank you for your understanding and patience as this restoration work gets underway.

St. Joseph the Worker Chrisitian Worker Recognition Award 2021
Nominations Due By August 2!
Click on the notice below to read the bulletin insert and dowload nomination form

Pray the Divine Mercy Chaplet

Year of St. Joseph - Plenary Indulgence

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

(June, July, August, September)

10:30 AM -11:45 AM
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

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 5:00 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 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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