Christian Worker Recognition Award

St. Joseph the Worker Shrine in the 60th anniversary year (2016) of its formal dedication as an inner-city spiritual oasis (the established Oblate foundation here dates back to 1868) launched what would become an annual Christian Worker Recognition Award.

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.

The awardees are men/women who in various ways embody the values of St. Joseph:  a just, honest and self-sacrificing person but also a courageous man.  Through his resolute action, he demonstrated his faith, love and acceptance of God’s will – under challenging and even dangerous circumstances.  Joseph took on immense responsibility humbly and without hesitation.

The awardees are selected after a congregation-wide nominating process followed by a discernment rendered by a Selection Committee.  The Director of the Shrine, Fr. Michael Amesse, OMI, presented the 2021 Award on Saturday, 11 September at the 4:00 pm Vigil Mass.

This year’s Awardee is Mrs. Nancy Humphrey – a woman who has gone above and beyond the stipulated award criteria; her complete bio is available on our Website.


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            Pictured here is Nancy with members of her family and some close friends who joined in the celebratory event.

            Nancy is to the immediate right of Fr. Mike; to his left is Dr. Rebecca Duda, a close friend who nominated Nancy for the Award.  Next to Nancy are the members of her family: husband                    and daughters                     and                        .