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St. Joseph the Worker Shrine, Lowell, Massachusetts.
In 1868, a priest named Fr. André Garin, OMI, came from Canada to Lowell, Massachusetts, to preach a mission for the hundreds of Canadian migrants working in the area’s mills. During the first mission, enough money was raised by the donations of the working people for a down payment for an abandoned church. It would become the first parish in Lowell to serve the spiritual needs of the French-speaking immigrants. St. Joseph was selected as the patron. In 1956, the downtown church, with its rich tradition, was dedicated as a shrine in honor of St. Joseph the Worker.

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