St. Francis



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


The multi-generational 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 and fun.   


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 8:00pm


-- Each gathering has a different faith and service theme


-- Each gathering has three components:


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

    2)  Faith and Fun (a creative hands-on activity based on scripture)

    3)  Service & Kindness: A collection or light service activity for our charities (see below the charities we have helped) 




Our meetings for 2017 are completed and the committee will be meeting to discuss our 2018 themes and schedule.  If you would like more information or have some ideas, email us at  We'd love to hear from you!

Look for details in our 2018 bulletins.


Here's whom The Connection helped last year:


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 (thousands of items to help alleviate childhood hunger in Dracut on weekends)


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