St. Francis



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


All are welcome to join our NEW multi-generational group for the women of St. Francis Parish and friends.  This group is an expanded and updated version of our former "Women and the Word" designed to bring women of all ages together for faith, friendship, fun and making a difference.


The Women's Connection gathers in a relaxed and welcoming environment, mindful of the busy lives that women lead today -- their need to still connect with each other and their faith -- while keeping the time commitment light and the time together fun.


Whether you can make just one gathering a year or would like to become more involved, we've got you CONNECTED!  



About our Gatherings


-- Meets five evenings per year, Thursdays 7:00pm until 8:30pm

-- Each gathering has a different faith and fun theme

-- Each gathering has three components:


    1)  7:00 to 7:30: Friendship--Coffee, Dessert & Chat (and maybe a game!)

    2)  7:30 to 8:30: Faith and Fun (a creative hands-on activity based on scripture)

    3)  Service & Kindness: A collection or light service activity for our charities



Mission of The Connection


Build community among the women of the parish (and friends) through spiritual, social and charitable gatherings.  Encourage women to:


-- connect with their 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.



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, Brenda LaRochelle, Jill Hovanasian, Joyce Kulig, Phyllis Dauwer, Sandy Niemaszyk, Barbara Wedge or Debbie Hovanasian 



Read on to see our schedule of gatherings. 



Join us at the table for the following Connections!




Thursday April 20

"Beautiful Feet:  Walking in His Footsteps"





Scripture Project:  We'll decorate cut outs of various shoes for a "stylish" bulletin board display while discussing how in all walks of life, in whatever shoes we may be wearing, we're serving God and others -- and may not even know it.


Service/Kindness:  The Women's Connection "Sock Connection" for Catie's Closet


Make their feet beautiful by bringing new children's or teen socks to hang on our "Catie's Closet Sock Line"



Thursday June 8

"Bubbling Over with Kindness"



Scripture Project:  "To the least of these my brothers" -- we'll combine faith and service by filling "Summer of Fun Bags" for the families of the Dracut Food Pantry. 


Service/Kindness:  Beforehand, we'll organize a parish collection for summer staples like sunscreen, fun candy, "bubbles" for the kids, wipes, chalk, $5 gift cards, etc.


After we fill the bags, "bubble over" with us for a "Kick Off to Summer Party" (lots of beachy fun planned!)...featuring a "bubbly" summer punch!




Thursday September 14

"Farm to Table: Feed and Be Fed" 



Scripture Project:  Then Jesus said:  "Feed my sheep".  Our faith project will follow sampling delicious dishes made from produce harvested from our own garden. 


Service/Kindness:  Free will donation toward our Garden Ministry, which in turn feeds the hungry.



Register now for April 20th "Beautiful Feet" Gathering


Bring your beautiful feet to us on April 20th

and we promise to make a path for you!

Call the office and leave your name and email address

OR email

OR stop by the office to sign up.   


We hope you will CONNECT with us because 

AMAZING things are sure to happen!



 Future Connections from The Connection


Now that we're connected, come build with us! 


Connections from the Connection might include: 


Day trips -- spiritual retreats -- craft nights -- benefits -- prayer circles -- theater trips ....the possibilities are endless when you connect St. Francis women together in faith, fun and charity!


Hope to see you there!