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

Office Hours 

@ former Holy Angels entrance, St. Francis High School

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

Monday - Friday 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

...during COVID 

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.


In the Church unless otherwise noted...

Monday-Friday at 8:15 am

Wednesday at 5:15 pm

Saturday at 4:00 pm

& 5:15pm - outdoor

Sunday at 9:00 am, 10:00am outdoor,

11:00 am

and 1:00 pm 

(NO 4:00 pm on Sunday)

Click Here  for Mass Attendance Instructions

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Click the PIC for info on Respect Life Month & this Election Season from the USCCB

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.

Parish Feast Day!

Oct. 3/4, 2020


Did you know - that our Parish's Patron Feast day is a Holy Day for our Parish  AND when it falls on a Sunday in Ordinary Time, the Mass's readings and prayers are taken from the Patron Feast?  Take note if you are following a Missal!


Oct. 3rd - Blessing of Animals @ 11:00am at SFHS in parking lot on 11th

At Mass - Oct. 3 & 4 - Due to weather & safety concerns - no Cider/Donuts - but we will have St. Francis Holy Cards w/medals available for all


Fr. Don's latest Robocall text 

- Click on the Phone 

Great thanks to all who came out!!!



Due to some work that needs to be done in our parking lot, there will be some temporary challenges when entering the church for a few weeks.

On Monday and Tuesday - Sept. 28th & 29th -  we will not be able to enter the church or chapel from the parking lot side!

Adoration will be suspended on those two days,  AND we will need to enter church from the Union St. side.

After these two days, there will be a new concrete walkway available from the parking lot side, BUT you will have to walk up the grassy slope and use the 13th St. sidewalk.  If you have difficulty walking, you may want to park on Union St. or 13th St.

Sorry for the inconvenience!!

New Sunday Outdoor Mass time

Now 10:00am

- same place, same directions!

Hopefully, this will be a bit warmer than than 9am

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 Knights News!!!

Golf-a Thon a great success! 

Piggy Raffle Winners announcement!

Info on upcoming Mass for the Unborn!

CLICK HERE for more info

Attention St Francis Apostles of Mercy

A gathering is planned for Saturday, October 3rd 9:30-10:30am at the Parish Offices, Eleventh and Cass. Please join us for some fellowship and sharing. Our focus will be on how we can support our

home-bound and those in assisted care

facilities in this time of isolation.

Please RSVP to Pat Navyac – 231-947-4620, ext. 215 or pat@sfparish.org 

October Blood Drive

Community Blood Drive - Monday, October 12th

@ St. Francis High School


Click Here for more info!

Upcoming Events

Click the Priest/Deacon name below
for their Homily from
Sept. 26/27, 2020
     Fr. Don Geyman      Fr. Mitch Roman    Deacon Jim


Sacrament Prep - Reconciliation - Grs. 2-5

Starts Oct. 10 - Click Here for info

Sacrament Prep - Confirmation/Eucharist - Grs. 3-5

Starts January 9, 2021 - Click Here for info

Children's Faith Formation - In-person or At Home

Starts Oct. 7 - Click Here for info

RCIA - Becoming Catholic for Adults - age 18+

Starts Oct. 13 - Click Here for info

RCIA Adapted -Becoming Catholic for Youth/Teens

Starts Oct. 10 - Click Here for info

Adult Bible Studies - Hebrews OR Matthew

Starts Sept. 25/27 - Click Here for info

Sacrament Prep -  Rec/Conf/Euch - Grs.6-12

Starts Oct. 10 - Click Here for info

Call the Faith Formation Office with any Questions!

231-947-4620 Ext. 222

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

Want to help with this Live-Streaming Ministry?

Video Volunteers - Contact the Parish Office

Can you help financially? Click below!

Masses Live-streamed - 8:15am Daily Masses - M-F  AND Sunday 9:00am

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.


Check out the progress on our Building Project!!!

The Parish Staff was able to tour the new building!  Excited about the space!!

This was taken in what will be the new Chapel!

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.

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.

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. Check out the pic to the left!



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


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


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

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Now called


For information, click on the image.