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Registration opens May 22nd!

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July 17th - 21st  -  9am - noon.

Go to: 

to register participants or volunteers

or scan the QR code below!!!

Space is limited! Register Today!

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Join Us!

Sunday, June 25th 2 - 4pm


It's our chance to wish Fr. Innocent the best as he will be heading back home in July.


Can't make the picnic?  Visit him after the 4:00 mass for cookies or the 9/11 Masses for donuts.

Sign Up will begin Memorial Day Weekend

Growing our Gardens

Interested in purchasing a plant in memory of a loved one?  Contact Amy at 947-4620 ext 210

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Fun, Fitness and Friendship

St Francis of Assisi Fitness Quest

Memorial Day to Labor Day 2023

All Are Welcome

Working toward Being the Best Version of ourselves!

Yes…Commit to 99 days of Fun and Fitness.

You will feel: Healthier – Stronger- Happier

The St. Francis Fitness Quest is a great opportunity for Fun & Fitness, taking place between the 99 days that span from Memorial Day to Labor Day this year. The goal is to walk one hundred miles between these two holidays or if walking does not work for you there are many other activities that can apply to the goal of increasing physical activity. You oversee your quest with the goal of walking one hundred miles. You can walk when you want or gather a group to walk together.


The St Francis Parish Health Ministry can partner in assisting you toward your fitness goal. Consider the several options available to assist you in reaching this goal and becoming a member of the St Francis of Assisi 100 Mile Walking Club.

Application forms and mileage logs are available. To start your journey, call Pat Navyac in the parish office to obtain an application, 231-947-4620, ext. 215.

Thursday June 15 at 12 noon.

Lunch will be served, RSVP to Pat Navyac at 231-947-4620 ext 215 or

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Catholic Services Appeal 2023

CSA 2023 is in full 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 $215,285.

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

  What is your Most Powerful Question?  

   Join us here at St. Francis on June 7 at 6pm to find out!


Presented by Dr. John Olesnavage, Ph.D. and Fr. Don Geyman

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Each of us has a Powerful Question embedded in the narrative of our life journey.  Your Powerful Question is the lens that enables you to see the true difference you were born to make. This evening will help you discover yours. 

No reservations required!


Michael’s Place Hosts GriefShare in Partnership with East Bay Calvary Church

This 13-week program is offered weekly on Wednesdays, 1:00-3:00pm.

This series runs Wednesday,  May 24, 2023 – August 23, 2023

CLICK HERE for more info

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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!

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Prayer Chain

For immediate & confidential prayers, please contacts our Prayer Chain.

Colleen 231-922-2902

Vi 231-947-2783

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In response to countless requests, Ascension is launching The Catechism in a Year (with Fr. Mike Schmitz) on January 1, 2023!

With this podcast, Catholics will:

  • Read the entire Catechism of the Catholic Church in 365 days

  • Understand the essentials of the Catholic Faith and why they matter

  • See how Church teaching is rooted in Sacred Scripture

  • Absorb over 2,000 years of Sacred Tradition

  • Encounter God’s plan of sheer goodness

  • Transform their relationship with the Church that Christ founded.


If you have ever wanted to understand what it means to be Catholic and allow those truths to shape your life—this podcast is for you!

We can’t wait to start this incredible journey with you!

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St. Francis is offering a "Support Life" area in our Narthex.  This ministry will collect donations of new or handmade baby and maternity items for Thrive Medical Clinic, our local pregnancy care center.

Donations can be dropped off in the crib located on the west side coat rack area.  Specific items needed can be found by clicking


Please email Natalie White at
or call 231-929-3488 to learn more
and get involved!


Deacon Jim's book, Praying the Gospel Through the Rosary, is available for all to enjoy and pray upon.

"The Rosary is a beautiful Scripture-based prayer.  Scripture is core to Christian life.  The Rosary, with the Gospel in mind, is a powerful way to bring Good News to life."

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Coffee with Caregivers

This group meets the second Friday of every month from 2-4 pm in the conference room. 

It is facilitated by people with many years of experience working in Hospice and with families experiencing grief and loss.

Contact Pat Navyac for more information @ 231-947-4620 ext 215.


Find Catholic Mass Times in your area by clicking the link below!

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Our Perpetual Adoration Chapel is in need of new Adorers. We are blessed that our five local parishes support and
provide adorers, but we still have a few hours with only one adorer. Please pray about being called to
this sacrificial but immensely rewarding ministry!

Call Colleen Lewis @ 231-883-6081 or visit our website @ if you feel drawn to this personal
quiet time with Jesus.

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