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 For information on our Current Happenings, click below.


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


Interested in joining our Parish Family?  All are welcome!  Here are a few words from parishioner Fred Marion.


 "At SFP we take our faith seriously.  The focus is always on God, as it should be so joy abounds!  There's a beautiful blend of ministries incorporating the corporal and spiritual works of mercy.  People roll up their sleeves and get busy doing God's work.  Join the choir if song is your gift.  Become a lector if your gift is proclaiming God's word.  Join the Blessed Mother Teresa Homeless ministry if you are so called.  Help with the Mercy Meal ministry if you can cook...and there are so many other such ministries...too numerous to list.  The only pre-reqs are a love of God and the ability to minister with a warm smile.

...But, be prepared. 

God will surely reward you with the warmth that is Saint Francis Parish."



All volunteers, if you did not fill out a CORI, please do so asap in compliance with Archdiocesan requirements. 

Download form here: 

CORI Form - FY17

















Mass Schedule
8:00am, 10:00am, 11:30am
5pm Mass Life Teen Mass
Daily (Mon-Sat)--9:00am
Parish Office Hours:
Mon/Weds/Fri 9am-5pm
Tues/Thursday 9am to 9pm
Saturday & Sunday, 9am to 1pm 
(Hours vary during holidays)
Contact us by email
Pray the rosary following 9am Mass each Wednesday.

2nd and 4th Sunday at 1pm

For information on our baptisms, click the photo below.


 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)

EXTENDED ADORATION last Monday of the month:  6:00am to 9:00pm


"...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 




 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. 






























Thanks to all who joined us for our 500 Club Pancake Breakfast.

It was a great morning of fun, fellowship and lucky winners!


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Watch Fr. Maher's Homily at 10pm Mass Christmas Eve

(YouTube video produced by Jerry Serra) 


Read Fr. Maher's Christmas message in the Lowell Sun: 

"You Have a Home Here -- Time To Begin Again"


Sales have begun for Women, Wine & Waves -- Ladies Night Out at St. Francis!

Thursday, Feb. 16--6:30pm-9:30pm

Click here to download flyer:  Ladies Night Out 2017



 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 that celebrates our faith with much joy and vibrance, 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 Fr. Maher, our administrator,  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.”