More about the Daughters

The Order of the Daughters of Isabella is a charitable organization of Catholic women founded on the principle of its motto: UNITY, FRIENDSHIP, and CHARITY.

What we offer to our members:

  • Spiritual support. Members participate in retreats, Masses, novenas, and other activities to foster a deeper relationship with God and with other Christians. Members also receive a plenary indulgence and are remembered in Masses and novenas for the Order.

  • Friendship. Members share their talents and experiences, support one another in times of crisis, and celebrate joyful moments in their lives.

  • Charitable works. Through their fundraising efforts, members support churches, schools, scholarships, seminaries, missions, "right-to-life" projects, and other charitable causes. Members are involved in the respect life apostolate and the support of women, in many civic and cultural projects.

If you are a Catholic woman (age 16 or older) in Townsend, Ashby, Dunstable, Pepperell, or Groton, please consider joining Mother Teresa Circle #1442 (our local group). Kindly e-mail

Here are some of our recently completed projects/sponsored events:

  • Blessing and celebration of the new Saint John the Evangelist parish center

  • Saint John the Evangelist annual fall bazaar

  • Community breakfasts/coffee hours

  • "24 Hours for the Lord" and potluck dinner

  • Daughters of Isabella State Convention

  • Memorial Day parade

  • Visiting the sick and homebound

  • Womens' spiritual retreats

  • Stations of the Cross and Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament

  • Deacon Chuck Kelley's ordination dinner

  • Light receptions after concerts at Saint John the Evangelist

  • Father Paul Wargovich's ordination dinner

  • Father Jeremy St. Martin's appreciation BBQ

  • Annual Christmas Cookie Walk

  • Bake sales

  • Donation of restaurant coupons for fundraising (Bailey's and Sophia's)

  • Donation of gift baskets and drawings (50/50 and gourmet dinner) for fundraising

  • Giving to annual mission to Ecuador and Ghana

  • Giving to Saint John the Evangelist scholarship

  • Donation for Saint John's youth group trip (bus rental)

  • Annual TEO donation

  • Donations for Saint John's mega and main raffles (and Mary Garden remembrance bricks)

  • Flowers for the sick/prayer cards

  • Annual Bola gift and diocesan charity

  • "Mustard Seed" communities

  • Linens for the new hall and new altar cloth

  • Bereavement luncheons

  • Sponsoring 2 tables at "casino night"

  • Memorial to Sgt. Johnson and wife Heidi

  • Donations to Pine Ridge Estates fire victims (Hannaford gift cards and TEO donation)

  • Donation to First Concern Pregnancy Resource Center

  • Donation and baked goods to Greg's Run

  • Donation of COVID essentials to St. J's collaborative

  • Donation to Father Mealey Hall renovation project

  • Memorial plaque

  • Book club

  • Game nights

  • Wine tasting, tour, and lunch

  • Appreciation dinners

  • Crafts and pizza parties