Welcome to St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church

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

We are in our new location at the Church!

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

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

Thank you for honoring that break!

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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.


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/

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

St. Francis Church

2021 Christmas Mass Schedule

Christmas Eve - Dec. 24 - Friday

4:00pm - Mass in the Church

4:15pm - Mass in the SFHS Gym

7:00pm Mass in the Church

10:00pm Mass in the Church

   w/Choir music at 9:3opm

Christmas Day - Dec. 25 - Saturday

10:00am - Mass in the Church

Sunday, December 26 - Holy Family

regular Sunday schedule

9:00am, 11:00am, 1:00pm

January 1, 2022 - Saturday - Mary Mother of God

not Holy Day of Obligation(Opportunity)

4:00pm Mass for Epiphany

January 2 - Sunday - Epiphany

9:00am, 11:00am, 1:00pm

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Advent Resources

Available in the Narthex:

Advent Prayer Books - daily reflections for Advent & Christmas - in regular print & new Large Print!

Children's Advent Activity Calendar - family activity for each day of Advent

And Online....

FORMED.org - various videos, podcasts, audiobooks and more for the season of Advent - go to Formed.org

Hallow.com - Meditations, reflections, music to keep a beautiful Advent

More ideas??? - got to our Seasonal Page - CLICK HERE

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Pre-lit, artificial Christmas trees

with warm, white/clear lights. 

Must be in good/excellent condition

with all light strands

in working order. 

Heights from 3' to 15' tall.

If you would like to donate a new

or gently used one to our Church,

contact Lori Westman

at 231-590-3107!

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
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Children's Liturgy of the Word 

has returned the @ 9am & 11am Masses

Leaders & Helpers still needed!

Adults & HS Teens!

Training provided

- serve once a month at most

Contact the FF Office

@ 231-947-4620 ext. 222

Vocation Discernment Weekend

The Diocese of Gaylord has scheduled a discernment weekend for the young men of our diocese at 

St. John Vianney (SJV) College Seminary

February 17 - 19, 2022.

The weekend has been set aside to afford an opportunity for young men who are juniors in high school through college (ages 16-24)  who may be considering the priesthood to take a closer look at seminary life.

During this campus visit, guests will be able to hear testimonies from current seminarians, attend spiritual conferences with St. John Vianney priests, pray with the community and tour the University of St. Thomas (where SJV is located).

There is no cost to attend, but space is limited and

pre-registration is required.  For more information or to find out how to register, please contact Caryn Jacobs in the Diocese of Gaylord Vocations office at 989-705-3509

or email vocations@dioceseofgaylord.org 


Click the Priest/Deacon name below
for their Homily from
Nov. 27/28, 2021

  Fr. Don Geyman      
Fr. Innocent Zambua 
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Pope Francis Invites all Catholics 

Since 1967, the Catholic Church has recurrently called together a Synod of Bishops.  This is a time when bishops from all over the world gather in Rome to "journey together' and discuss issues in the life of the Church. 

In the coming months, ahead of the 2023 Synod of Bishops, Pope Francis has invited all Catholic from around the world to come together to reflect on their experiences and share input on matters of faith and the Church.

In doing so, the Church will voice our dreams, inspire hope and trust, bind up wounds, weave together relationships, and learn from one another in order to better love God and neighbor.  This input from around the world will then be compiled and shared for richer discussion at the Synod of Bishops.  Your involvement is greatly desired. 

More information on how the Church asks you personally

to participate will be available in the weeks and months to come. 

To mark the beginning of this synodal process in our local Diocese of Gaylord, Bishop Hurley is celebrating the 5:00 pm Mass at St. Mary Cathedral on Saturday, October 16. 

All are invited to view this Mass online at www.dioceseofgaylord.org. Please join in praying that this synodal process will be fruitful and for widespread engagement throughout our diocese in the coming months.

Upcoming Events


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.


Absolutely FREE subscription

to the best Catholic Content

- Video, audio, ebooks, &more

Click on pic to sign up for FORMED.

FORMED has updated their program offerings - take a look.

Pray For Priests


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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Building Project

We have received  occupancy for our beautiful new space.  If you've been unable to see it yourself, please join Fr. Don on this virtual tour:



As you'll notice, there are still numerous ways you can help us fill the new building.  We'll be looking to furnish the parish hall, kitchen, and chapel soon!


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.



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

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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.