St. Francis



"There's always a place at the table for you."


Our multi-generational women's ministry, the Women's Connection, gathers in a relaxed and welcoming environment four times a year.  The Connection is mindful of the busy lives that women lead today and their need to still CONNECT with each other and their faith while keeping the time commitment light and the time together faith-filled, fun and charitable to others.   




Mission of The Connection 


Build community among the women of the parish (and friends) through spiritual, social and charitable gatherings.   


Encourage and inspire women to:  


-- connect with their Catholic faith through prayer and scripture projects


-- connect with their friends while building new friendships


-- connect with service and kindness in reflection of Christ's love


-- demonstrate the grace and unity we possess to make

a difference as women connected in God's light.  



About our Gatherings 

-- Meets four times a year, Thursdays 6:30 until 8:30pm 


-- Each gathering has a different faith and service theme 


-- Each gathering has three components: 


    1)  Friendship--Coffee, Punch, Snacks, Dessert & Chat


    2)  Faith Building (a creative activity based on scripture)


    3)  Service & Kindness: A collection or light service activity for a local charity

(scroll down for the charities we have helped) 






Please join the Connection on Thurs., Sept. 13

6:30pm to 8:30pm

to pray and provide for those suffering from

Alzheimer's and those who care for them.

Click here for details.  All are welcome, bring a friend.


Love Never Fails Alzheimer's Support


REGISTRATIONS NOW OPEN -- email or call Debbie at the parish office at 978-452-6611. 






Thurs. Nov. 15






CHARITIES we've helped


The Connection helped the following charities

during our inaugural year (2017):


Catie's Closet (500 pairs of socks)

Dracut Food Pantry (100 Summer Sunshine Bags)

St. Francis Garden Ministry for Merrimack Valley Food Bank

($500 toward gardening supplies)

End 68 Hours of Hunger

(hundreds of items to help alleviate

childhood hunger in Dracut on weekends)

St. Teresa of Calcutta Homeless Ministry

(400 Homemade Cookie Packs)




Care to be on our email list?


Call the parish office at 978-452-6611 or email 


Got questions about The Connection or would like to get connected? 

Email us at or call the parish office at 978-452-6611.  One of the Connection Committee members will get right back to you.

Also, feel free to see one of our Committee Members at church:

Cecilia Mancini, Sue Lyons, Jill Hovanasian, Joyce Kulig, Phyllis Dauwer, Sandy Niemaszyk, Barbara Wedge or Debbie Hovanasian  









Stay tuned for more Faith, Friendship,

Service and Fun in 2018!