Welcome to St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church

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.

St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church

Please see the 'Important News' below for updates.

1025 S. Union Street

Traverse City, MI 49684

(231) 947-4620

Office Hours 

@ former Holy Angels entrance, St. Francis High School

130 E. Tenth St., Traverse City, MI 49684

Monday - Friday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

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

Thank you for honoring that break!

Please call before coming to the Office to be assured we are open.

Upcoming Events

Click on the icon to watch Mass on our Facebook page!
Click above for Father Don's Ascension homily


Beginning Wednesday

MAY 20, 2020

In the Church

Monday-Friday at 8:15 am

Wednesday at 5:15 pm

Saturday at 4:00 pm

Sunday at 9:00 am, 11:00 am and 1:00 pm 


(NO 4:00 pm on Sunday)

Click on the icon to watch Mass on our YouTube channel





Click on the logo to read Bishop Raica's Letter to the Faithful of the Diocese regarding the return to Mass 

Guidelines for Mass Attendance

This new beginning calls for a new way of thinking and some sacrifice for the sake of others!

Dispensation from attending Mass has been extended to September 6, 2020

 Masses will be held in the CHURCH

Church capacity will be 25% with set seating spacing.  Weekday masses will fulfill your weekend 'obligation'.

 If you choose to attend Mass: 

     Must be symptom free and fever (100.4+) free

     Bring your own Hand Sanitizer for your personal use

     Strongly encouraged to wear a face mask or covering for age 3 and up

     Maintain 6 ft distancing at all times - entering, leaving, during communion, in pews.

     Seating will be on a first come, first sat basis - 25% capacity only

     Parking in the Church lot will be very limited due to construction

Communion Instructions:

    Distribution will be done by Pew Sections

    Observe 6 ft distancing guidelines

    Approach the minister, lower your mask, hold out hands to receive, receive Body and                         place in your mouth, then replace mask/covering and return to pew

    Communion on the hand is preferred 

    To receive on the tongue, please be last in line to receive


We will also continue to live stream masses for those who choose not to attend.

Live Streaming Mass on Facebook - Click Here

Also Live Streaming on You Tube - Click Here 

When watching these live-streamed masses, making a Spiritual Communion, (See Prayer HERE)

during the communion time, unites one's self in prayer with Christ's sacrifice.

Continuing practices for St. Francis of Assisi Parish...

 - Church is open for private prayer and Adoration from 8am - 7pm - continue safety guidelines & will be closed during cleaning

 - Confession will be offered in Church Tuesdays & Thursdays at 12Noon & 6pm, & on Saturdays at 12Noon.   

 - Parish Offices remain closed to walk-in traffic during Stay at Home period - staff is answering emails & voicemails

 - Thank you to all continuing to support the Parish financially!  Your weekly envelopes can be mailed to the Parish at the regular mailing address or you may still sign up to give electronically


A Prayer to Combat the Coronavirus Pandemic

Most merciful and Triune God,

We come to you in our weakness.

We come to you in our fear.

We come to you with trust.

For you alone are our hope.

We place before you the disease present in our world.

We turn to you in our time of need.

Bring wisdom to doctors.

Give understanding to scientists.

Endow caregivers with compassion and generosity.

Bring healing to those who are ill.

Protect those who are most at risk.

Give comfort to those who have lost a loved one.

Welcome those who have died into your eternal home. Stabilize our communities.

Unite us in our compassion.

Remove all fear from our hearts.

Fill us with confidence in your care.

Jesus, I trust in you.

Jesus, I trust in you.

Jesus, I trust in you. Amen.

Building Project

The next phase of the Sacred Space - Social Place Project has started - actual construction.


The estimate time for completion is 18-24 months. If you have ever been involved in any type of a construction project, the best laid plans seem to not go as planned, so let's figure on 24 months.

It is our intent to keep you updated on the progress through the bulletin and the website.



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.


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Pray For Priests

May 2020

June 2020

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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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.


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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For information, click on the image.


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