Lowell Shrine Initiates St. Joseph the Worker Award

By Fr. Eugene Tremblay, OMI   

At the 4:00 p.m. Mass at the St. Joseph the Worker Shrine in Lowell, MA on Saturday, September 10th, Fr. Terry O’Connell, OMI presented the first St. Joseph the Worker Award to Karen Gallagher and Paul Demers.


The Shrine has inaugurated this Award as part of our 60th Anniversary celebrations and our aim is to make this recognition an annual salute to area Christians for outstanding service to their neighbors. Awardees are folks in the greater-Lowell area who have demonstrated the Christian values of faith, humility and outreach to the marginalized in their personal lives as well as integrity, respect and service in the workplace.


(L-R) Fr. Terry O’Connell, OMI, Karen Gallagher, Paul Demers

Nominations for next year’s awardees will open in early July.  Please visit our website to see a listing of the criteria for nominating worthy individuals from either labor or management for this singular recognition.