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 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






Thursday September 14

"Farm to Table: Feed and Be Fed" 



Scripture Project:  Then Jesus said:  "Feed my sheep".  Join our "Friendship Dinner: Farm to Table, Feed and Be Fed" from 6:30 to 8pm on Thursday, Sept. 14.  Learn about our Garden Ministry, meet some new friends and enjoy dishes made from local gardens and farmstands.  This one is NOT to be missed!



Service/Kindness:  Free will donation toward our Garden Ministry, which in turn feeds the hungry by providing fresh produce to the Merrimack Valley Food Bank.



Register now for Feed and Be Fed!


We're happy to have you join us.

Call the office and leave your name and email address

OR email

OR stop by the office to sign up!




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



 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!