Duda: Ed Oliveri True Embodiment of Christian Worker Award Values

Lowell, MA

By Rebecca Duda, Originally Published by the Lowell Sun

(L-R) Fr. Ron Meyer, OMI, Ed Oliveri, Fr. Mike Amesse, OMI

Nestled on Lee Street, passersby will find St. Joseph the Worker Shrine.

The shrine offers daily Mass three times each day — 8 a.m., noon, and 5:30 pm. For those who attend the 8 a.m. Mass, they will always see a familiar face serving as lector: Ed Oliveri.

On Saturday, Sept. 10, Oliveri was recognized for his quiet and dedicated service to his neighbors. He was awarded with the shrine’s annual Christian Worker Award at the 4 p.m. Mass.

The Christian Worker Award was established by late Shrine Director, the Rev. Terry O’Connell, of the Oblates of Mary Immaculate, in 2016 in recognition of the shrine’s 60th anniversary. The award recognizes individuals who demonstrate “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.”

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