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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."

FOR INFORMATION ON OUR PARISH LIFE GROUPS, CLICK 'GROUPS' ABOVE.

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Interested in having your wedding at St. Francis?  Click photo.

 

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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

 

 

 

Our Mission

Statement

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. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mass Schedule
Saturday:
4:00PM
Sunday: 
8:00am, 10:00am, 11:30am
5pm Mass will resume Sept. 11
 
Daily (Mon-Sat)--9:00am
 
Parish Office Hours:
Mon-Thurs, 9am-9pm
Friday, 9am to 5pm
Saturday & Sunday, 9am to 1pm 
(Hours vary during holidays)
 
Pray the rosary following 9am Mass each Wednesday.
Baptisms

2nd and 4th Sunday at 1pm

For information on our baptisms, click the photo below.

Confession

 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

Adoration

9:30 - 5:30 every Monday

(except when the office is closed)

EXTENDED ADORATION last Monday of the month:  6:00am to 9:00pm -- 6pm-7pm Dedicated Prayers for Addiction (anonymous Book of Prayer Intentions by tabernacle)

 


"...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 

  

 

Ministries, Meetings

and More

The following are held on a regular basis.  All are welcome to join us.

 

Contemplative Prayer

Weds. 7pm 

Children's Liturgy

10am Mass on most Sundays 

Men's Spirituality Breakfast

Second Saturday of every month at 7:30am in parish hall for all men 18 and over 

Bible Study

Weds. 9:30am to 11am

 Charismatic Prayer

6:00pm St. Dominic Room  on Sundays 

Pray the Rosary

Following 9am Mass Weds. 

Cribbage

Thursday, 6:30pm-8:30pm 

Cooking for Homeless

Blessed Mother Teresa Homeless Ministry

Sat. 4pm to 6:00pm 

Coffee & Donuts Fellowship

Most Sundays following 10am Mass 

Prayer Line

If you would like our prayer group to pray for you or someone you love, call Barbara at 978-937-0239 or email Angellady@comcast.net or patagallant@gmail.com

 Alcoholics Anonymous

Meeting in Parish Hall every Sat. at 8pm.

 St. Vincent de Paul Society

For information on receiving help, call the parish office at 978-452-6611 

Dracut Knights of Columbus

Meets the first Tuesday of every month.  To join call Paul at 978-375-6100. 

Spiritual Direction

Please call the parish office at 978-452-6611 for more information.

 

For more detailed information on the groups that meet at St. Francis or volunteer opportunities, please click on Groups (top menu) or feel free to give us a call at

978-452-6611.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Saint Francis Remembers...Prays...and Serves

As part of the "911 National Day of Service," St. Francis is hosting the "Captain John Ogonowski Memorial Farmer's Market and Food Drive: Commemorating the 15th Anniversary of 911" on Sept. 10 and 11.

 

Capt. Ogonowski was a parishioner of St. Francis and a much-loved, lifelong member of the farming community that surrounds the church in East Dracut.

 

All are welcome to join us in prayer for Capt. Ogonowski and all souls lost on 911 and their families at 4:00pm Mass on 9/10 and 9/11 at 8am, 10am, 11:30am and 5pm.

 

The Farmer's Market will take place after all Masses.  Saja Farm will donate a portion of the proceeds to benefit the parish's St. Teresa of Calcutta Homeless Ministry, which feeds the homeless in Lowell every Saturday evening.

 

FOOD DROP-OFF:  All are welcome to drop by the church at 115 Wheeler Road with non-perishable food donations to benefit the Dacut Food Pantry. 

Drop-Off Hours: 

Sat. 9/10 from 3pm to 6pm

Sun. 9/11 from 8am to 5pm.

Look for the P&L Landscaping Truck in the church parking lot.

 

The church neighbors the farm on which John grew up, Capt. John Ogonowski Memorial Square and the 911 Memorial at the Jones Avenue Fire Station, which features a steel beam from the World Trade Center.

 

Please join us in East Dracut as we REMEMBER....PRAY.....AND SERVE.

 

Live too far away but would still like to contribute?  Please send checks payable to the Dracut Food Pantry to St. Francis Parish, P.O. Box 609, Dracut, MA 01826 OR to benefit our Homeless Ministry, send checks payable to St. Francis Parish at the same address (write Homeless Ministry in the subject line). 

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Trip to the Holy Land 2017

Download detailed information hereHoly Land - 2017

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Mark Your Calendars -- 5pm LIFE TEEN MASS kicks off on Sunday, 9/11

followed by a LIFE TEEN Color Run outside on the parish grounds

See Deacon Mike or Jess Keefe or stop by office to sign up.

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 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!

 

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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.”

 

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