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 faith-filled and 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 four times a year, Thursdays 6:30 until 8:00pm

-- Each gathering has a different faith and service theme

-- Each gathering has three components:


    1)  Friendship--Coffee, Snacks/Dessert & Chat

    2)  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.





Our meetings for 2017 are completed and the committee will be meeting to discuss our 2018 themes and schedule.  If you would like more information or have some ideas, email us at  We'd love to hear from you!

Look for details in our 2018 bulletins.


Here's whom The Connection helped last year:


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 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