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  • Feb 11th after the 4:00 pm Mass

  • Vote on the best soup

  • Enjoy some games and cards with fellow parishioners

  • Free Will offering

Sign up at the Welcome Center Desk or by calling Amy at 231-947-4620

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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


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With the coming of a new year, there are always challenges that need to be addressed as we look forward to better days.  In the case of St. Francis, our challenge has been the lack of guests utilizing our food pantry.  Over the past couple of years we’ve put out advertisements and signs to let folks know of our availability to help with food needs.  Unfortunately, people still haven’t been showing up.

So, as of February 1st we will be shifting gears.  This was a joint decision that was discerned with our pantry leaders.  Taking into account the low number of patrons  and the number of volunteer hours our parishioners have been putting in, we have decided to go in a new direction.  We will no longer be offering this ministry directly, on site.   But fear not! We will continue to support this wonderful and necessary ministry by helping those institutions better equipped to handle the needs of our community.

Monthly envelopes will still be available (just renamed) as we look to offer financial support to places such as Fr. Fred, Safe Harbor and St. Vincent de Paul.  These places offer assistance beyond just food so their outreach is potentially tremendous.  Food donations will still be accepted and delivered to those places we are supporting.

Words can never express the gratitude this parish has for the countless hours our leaders and volunteers have put into this ministry.  They have poured their hearts and their labor into showing God’s grace to all who enter.  

Please pray for all our workers and clients as we transition to a new type of outreach.


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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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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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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!


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

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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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Catholic Services Appeal 2022

CSA 2022 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 $234,350.00

We are currently short by $37,095 of our goal. Can you help?

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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