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. 


Friends and guests are warmly welcome -- and yes, our time together is always sweetened up by faith, friends and chocolate!


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.  





We're changing it up a little to accommodate those who don't like to drive at night, especially in the winter!


Sunday, January 26


Join us for10:30am Mass with Blessings for members of the Women's Connection

Followed by "Dinner in Italy" in the parish hall served by Deacon John, Deacon Mike and members of the Men's Group!

The charity we'll be supporting is our very own St. Teresa Homeless Ministry.  We will post soon the most needed items.


For more information on this exciting Women's Connection gathering, call the office at 978-452-6611 and ask for Debbie or email  The committee looks forward to seeing you there -- NEW members always welcome!



TIME TO REGISTER!  To register, email Debbie at or call 978-452-6611.  We always welcome visitors and friends as we enjoy sharing these special WC gatherings with others. 


  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, Chocolate & 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) 



CHARITIES we've helped


with our Kindness Collections


--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 food items to help alleviate

childhood hunger in Dracut on weekends)


--St. Teresa of Calcutta Homeless Ministry

(400 Homemade Cookie Packs)


--Cancer Care & Comfort Bags for women

undergoing breast cancer treatment at Lowell General


--Art supplies and sensory items for residents at

Life Care Center, Billerica, Memory Care


-- Books for the Joseph Middlemiss Kindness Library and comfort items for the Care Bags distributed at Boston Children's Hospital through the Joseph Middlemiss Big Heart Foundation (All You Need is Love) 


--Contributions toward a new roof for our church through tour stained glass tour nights








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, Mandy McLaughlin or Debbie Hovanasian