Meet our Priests: Father Joseph Ogazie

News November 1, 2022
Meet Our Priests

Father Joseph Ogazie has been a familiar and welcoming presence at the Shrine for
some time. He came to the United States from Nigeria four years ago living at Saint
Monica – Saint Peter Lithuanian Parish in South Boston while earning his Master’s degree at
Boston College Lynch School of Education. Father Joseph is now in the process of applying to
doctoral programs that will lead to a Doctor of Education degree. In addition to celebrating
Mass and hearing confession at the Shrine most Mondays, Father Joseph is also chaplain at the
Tewksbury and Mount Auburn hospitals. His family - his mother, sister, and three brothers are
in Nigeria. He has a full schedule but manages to find time to follow soccer (Manchester