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. 



Further below, check out our

schedule of gatherings for 2018!




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, 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) 







Get CONNECTED to our first event of 2018!

(Date moved to Thurs. March 8 due to weather)



Looking to "connect" more spiritually during Lent?


Join us for "Ashes to Stone:

A Lent by Candlelight Meditation."


Listen to a series of short readings,

a journey through Lent,

beginning with Ashes and ending with Stone.

Join your friends at tables, each with different

Lenten symbols.

As each of 7 readings/meditations are completed,

candles at each of our themed table will be

extinquished until the room is totally dimmed....

and then a single candle is lit once again.



 Cookie Comfort Packs for the Homeless

to benefit our St. Teresa Homeless Ministry....

or more like a COOKIE WALK to bring happiness to others!

Please bring a dozen homemade (or bakery style) cookies on a disposable plate or platter.  We'll line up the various cookie plates on tables, and each of us will create six double-cookie packs; some will be given to the homeless in Lowell on March 10; the rest will be frozen to be given out over subsequent weekends. 

We trust they don't often receive homemade(or bakery) cookies; so we hope to brighten their day with a little Care, Comfort and Cookies! 

FOOD & FRIENDSHIP:  Sample some Middle Eastern

 foods in reflection of our early Christian roots.

DON'T MISS this special evening -- meet some new friends,

have some fun, make a difference and take a spiritual journey.

Email to register 





(themes/charities to be determined)


Thurs. June 7  

Thurs. Sept. 13  

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)




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!