Welcome to St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church

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St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church

A Parish of the Diocese of Gaylord

1025 S. Union Street

Traverse City, MI 49684

(231) 947-4620

Fax# - (231)947-4693

Office Hours

Monday - Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Closed from 12:00 - 1:00 pm for Lunch

Thank you for honoring that break!

We, the members of Saint Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, united through Baptism, nourished by the Eucharist,

and inspired by the Holy Spirit, will live the Gospel message

of love and service.

Live Streamed Masses*

Weekday 8:15am Mass

& Sunday Masses at 9:00am & 11:00am

*note that masses remain on each site for 48 hours

Make a Spiritual Communion - Click Here

Click on the icon to watch Mass
on our Facebook page!

Facebook can notify you when

the Parish is Live!

Click on the three dots in the upper right hand corner of a live post and  then

"Turn on Live Notifications"

Click on the icon to watch Mass on our YouTube channel


Monday - Friday at 8:15 am
Wednesday at 5:15 pm
Saturday at 4:00 pm
Sunday at 9:00 am,11:00 am & 1:00 pm

Click Here  for Mass options in this area

Individual Confession Times
Wednesday - 7:00 - 8:00pm
Friday - 12:00Noon - 1:00pm
Saturday - 2:30 - 3:30pm

For local Mass Times - https://catholicmasstime.org/

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Click the Priest/Deacon name below
for their Homily from

October 1/2, 2022




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Mondays 7:00-8:30pm

  • Oct 3, 10, 17, 24 with Nancy Hathaway

Tuesdays 7:00-8:30pm

  • Sept 6, 13, 20, 27 or

  • Oct 11,18, 25, Nov 1 with Cindy Walters, Maggie Quinn, Joe Lamie, Jr.

Wednesdays 9:30-11:00am

  • Oct 26, Nov 2, 9, 16 with Maggie Quinn

Thursdays 9:30 - 11:00 am

  • Sept 8, 15, 22, 29 with Barb Kudwa

Sundays 10:30 - 12:00 noon

  • Oct 23, 30 Nov 6, 13 with Cindy Walters


Are you an altar server for our parish?  Interested in being one?  Anyone, guy or gal, who has been confirmed and is practicing our faith is welcome to come and check it out. 

We are definitely in need of more servers at our parish.

Saturday, October 22.    9:30 Training and updates.

Then, if you can stay, 10:00 Mass with the SF football team followed by 10:45 pizza and drink. 


Parents and siblings are welcome to attend as well.  Let us know how many from your family will attend, so we can plan for the food afterward.  Contact Shelley at 947-4620 or shelley@sfparish.org

Trunk or Treat

Saturday, October 29th
From 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
In the St. Francis Church parking lot
Wear your costume and be
ready to trick or treat!!

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Joyful Stitches Ministry (aka SF Quilters)

invites you to become an active member in our creative, welcoming group.  We meet weekly on Wednesday at 12:30-3:30pm in Parish Hall 3.  We offer classes that teach new techniques and provide instruction to new learners.  At present we are creating the parish quilt which will be raffled in November.  We would love to have you be a part of that process.  Bring a sewing machine or borrow one of ours.  Call Maggie Quinn at 620-4805 or Cindy Walters at 620-4403.

The Friendship Project

The daughters of Magdala, St. Francis of Assisi Parish women's group, invites all women (18+) to participate in an 8 week book study of "The Friendship Project, the Catholic Woman's Guide to Making and Keeping Fabulous, Faith-filled Friends" .

  • An introductory session with be Sept. 6!

  • Meet Tuesday evenings 6:45 - 8:15 pm

Books can be pre-ordered by emailing sfdomagdala@gmail.com or calling the parish office.

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Fr. Innocent Zambua

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DEFEAT PROPOSAL 3 We were Created for Such a Time as This

(Esther 4:14)

What is Proposal 3? An Attorney Explains - YouTube


Catholic Services Appeal 2022

CSA 2022 is infull swing.  You should have received your pledge card in the mail from the Diocese of Gaylord, who will be managing all contributions toward CSA! 

Our parish goal is $234,350.00

If you didn't receive a pledge card, contact the Parish Office and our Financial staff can assist you!

We are blessed to be part of the Universal Church, called to support the work of the Church in our Diocese & the world.

Click Here to go to the Diocesan Website page for CSA for more info or to make a secure online contribution!

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The Regional and National Synod Syntheses reports have been released and are published on the diocesan website.

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Checking in with Bishop Walsh

every Wednesday Morning

go to our Diocese's YouTube channel for a special 'check in' with Bishop Jeffrey Walsh!

CLICK HERE to get there!

Growing our Gardens


THANK YOU! to everyone who helped fund phase 1 of our landscaping project. We have a beautiful start to our beautiful grounds!

Stay tuned for Spring 2023 when we'll look to begin phase 2...

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Upcoming Events


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Adore Our Eucharistic Lord

St. Francis offers 24 hour Eucharist adoration in a dedicated chapel. If you are interest in becoming a regular adorer or substitute,

please visit the chapel website by clicking on the button below or  email: stfrancischapeltc@gmail.com.

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Did you know that our Traverse City Catholic Young Adults group - T.C. Frassati - is active?

Check them out on Facebook - 


T.C. Frassati(Traverse City Catholic Young Adults)

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We can't thank you all enough for your help in getting our kitchen equipment

up and running.  The new space is so big that all the Knights fit in there

while doing their pancake breakfasts!

We do still have some additional needs that we are looking to raise money for.

These include chapel stained glass windows and pews, additional artwork,

and our campus landscaping.

God bless you all for your continued support as we make St. Francis a beautiful and welcoming place to worship, learn, and build community & fellowship.

Want to help with any of the additional projects listed above?  Click Donate...


Paypal or Debit/Credit Donation!

Click donate, then type Note - Building Fund


Make checks payable to 

St. Francis Building Fund and drop at the Parish Office or in the Sunday Collection.


Pray For Priests


For information on our Catholic School System, click on the logo.

Click the Faith and Family logo above for more information and to sign up for this free weekly e-newsletter resource!

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Rachel's Vineyard is a safe place to renew, rebuild and redeem hearts broken by abortion.  Please click the image above for information about their retreats.

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Now called


For information, click on the image.

For more information on Natural Family Planning from the usccb, please click on the photo above.