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For information on our Current Happenings, click below.

 Cavequest Vacation Bible School takes place from July 11-15 9am to noon.  Click on Faith Formation for more information -- all are welcome!



Summer of Fun Gift Card Card Calendars go on sale June 5 after all Masses.  $10 each or 3 for $20.

Great for Dads and Grads!  Benefits Faith Formation. 

Over 50 chances to win July/Aug! 


 Join a Parish Life Group!  Click photo.



Interested in having your wedding at St. Francis?  Click photo.



We have many children's programs from tots to teens.  Click photo for Young Parishioner Page.



  Jesus said, "Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these."

  Matthew 19:14




Our Mission


Our mission at St. Francis of Assisi Parish is to faithfully fulfill the teachings of Jesus Christ.  Centered in the celebration of the Sunday Eucharist and the sacramental life of the Catholic Church, we strive to create an atmosphere of spiritual development.  By reaching out and welcoming others, our faith community continues to provide dignity and improve the quality of life for all those we serve. 











Mass Schedule
8:00am, 10:00am, 11:30am
Life Teen Mass 5pm
Daily (Mon-Sat)--9:00am
Parish Office Hours:
Mon-Thurs, 9am-9pm
Friday, 9am to 12:30pm
Saturday & Sunday, 9am to 1pm 
(Hours vary during holidays)
Pray the rosary following 9am Mass each Wednesday.

2nd and 4th Sunday at 1pm

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 9:30 - 10:00 Sat, 3:15 - 3:45 Sat
and upon request

Anointing of the Sick

1st Saturday of the month after

4 PM Mass and upon request


9:30 - 5:30 every Monday

(except when the office is closed)

Last Monday of the month:  6:00am to 9:00pm

6pm-7pm Dedicated Prayers

for Addiction (anonymous Book of Prayer Intentions by tabernacle)


"...for you were formerly in darkness, but now you are Light in the Lord; walk as children of the light." 

Ephesians 5:8




 "Whosoever believeth in me shall not abide in darkness."  John 12:46 



Ministries, Meetings

and More

The following are held on a regular basis.  All are welcome to join us.


Contemplative Prayer

Weds. 7pm 

Children's Liturgy

10am Mass on most Sundays 

Men's Spirituality Breakfast

Second Saturday of every month at 7:30am in parish hall for all men 18 and over 

Bible Study

Weds. 9:30am to 11am

 Charismatic Prayer

6:00pm St. Dominic Room  on Sundays 

Pray the Rosary

Following 9am Mass Weds. 


Thursday, 6:30pm-8:30pm 

Cooking for Homeless

Blessed Mother Teresa Homeless Ministry

Sat. 4pm to 6:00pm 

Coffee & Donuts Fellowship

Most Sundays following 10am Mass 

Prayer Line

If you would like our prayer group to pray for you or someone you love, call Barbara at 978-937-0239 or email or

 Alcoholics Anonymous

Meeting in Parish Hall every Sat. at 8pm.

 St. Vincent de Paul Society

For information on receiving help, call the parish office at 978-452-6611 

Dracut Knights of Columbus

Meets the first Tuesday of every month.  To join call Paul at 978-375-6100. 

Spiritual Direction

Please call the parish office at 978-452-6611 for more information.


For more detailed information on the groups that meet at St. Francis or volunteer opportunities, please click on Groups (top menu) or feel free to give us a call at

























 Thanks to all those who celebrated our 20th Anniversary of Dedication of St. Francis Church with us!


We are very pleased to announce that the Rev. Sean Maher,

currently Parochial Vicar at St. Mary of the Annunciation Parish in Melrose, has been named 

the new administrator of St. Francis Parish, beginning on June 14th!

Fr. Maher, a native of Ireland, is below (right) with Fr. Chris O'Connor. 


We look forward to welcoming Fr. Maher to our beautiful, faith-filled parish of East Dracut!


It is with mixed emotions that we share the news that Sharon Chelton will be retiring in June after 25 years with St. Francis!  We're thrilled that Sharon will have more time to spend with her family, but she will be greatly missed as Business Manager! 

For information on her retirement celebration, click here. 


 The Church on the Hill

Welcome to the website of 

St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Parish

of East Dracut, one of the

most scenic churches 

in New England.


 As a welcoming Catholic community with a vibrant parish life, we are centered in the Holy Eucharist; we embrace the teachings of the Gospel, and we use our gifts of prayer, faith, love and service to share Christ's light with others. 



We are often referred to as a hidden gem with a beautiful church and a warm and welcoming,

faith-filled parish family. 


We'd be delighted to have you visit for Mass; attend one of our events or retreats; pray in our church or at Our Blessed Mother Prayer Garden; sit quietly with the Lord during Adoration (Mondays); join a prayer or social group; celebrate your wedding or your child's baptism; stroll over our boardwalk or simply enjoy our beautiful grounds.


Our church is tucked away on a quiet 15 acres just off Route 113 near Lily Mack Farm and Ogonowski Farm. Follow the signs to St. Francis Church and look for the church on the hill. 


Welcome and Overview

You are warmly welcome to share your faith life with us at our beautiful church, dedicated on May 5, 1996.  The church is surrounded by 15 acres of tranquil former farmland, a 300-foot boardwalk over protected wetlands (at right), a peaceful prayer garden (below), fields and lovely scenic views. 






 In the spirit of our patron saint, Saint Francis of Assisi, together we pray, serve, reach out to those in need, support each other, share warm friendships, have fun together and hold the teachings of the Gospel within our hearts.



 St. Francis is a cherished spiritual home to hundreds who draw peace and comfort from the Word of God, the Eucharist and from the kindness and compassion of a faith-filled, Christ-centered community.




If you are new to the parish or you are a visitor, please introduce yourself to the pastoral staff or one of our ushers or greeters.  


In our welcoming spirit, we'd be delighted to meet you!  


We also invite you to register with us by visiting the parish office or click on "Are You New?" (tab above left) to download our registration form. 


As a registered parishioner, you will enjoy many benefits of being an official parish family member.  We look forward to meeting you!




Matthew 25:35-40

“For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me,  I was naked and you clothed me, I was sick and you visited me, I was in prison and you came to me.’  Then the righteous will answer him, saying, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you drink? 38 And when did we see you a stranger and welcome you, or naked and clothe you?  And when did we see you sick or in prison and visit you?’  And the King will answer them, ‘Truly, I say to you, as you did it to one of the least of these my brothers, you did it to me.”


 Come Share the Light with Us.