The Order of Franciscan Penitents

Chapel of Sts. Francis & Clare
1004 N. College Avenue
Columbia, Missouri 65201

Saturday Mass: 5 p.m.
Tues. & Thurs. Mass: noon
Wed. Evening Prayer: 6 p.m.


Come Worship With Us!

Join us for Worship at our Franciscan Chapel, 1004 N. College Avenue in Columbia, Missouri.

Saturday mass is at 5pm, followed by fellowship (about 90 minutes.) Tuesday and Thursday mass at Noon (about thirty minutes)

All baptized Christians are welcome to receive Holy Communion

May 19-26, 2019

Easter Blessings to all!!

Before any other announcement, I ask your prayers for me and my family for the repose of the soul of my brother Mark Prenger.  He was wonderful Christian man of God who was single and built his own mountain hermitage in northeast Alabama.  He was found on May 17 to have died in that cabin. I and my siblings are grieving and working out details of how to honor him.  Do hold us in thought and prayer.

Our readings for this coming weekend are Acts 15: 1-2, 22-29; psalm 67; Revelation 21: 1-2, 22-27 and John 14: 23-29.  (Note that our CEC calendar gives Acts 16: 9-15 and gives it again the next weekend.  I am choosing to use the Acts 15 reading which is in the Roman lectionary for this coming weekend.)  The Acts 15 reading is the first council in Jerusalem where the Church really opened up to the Gentiles.  The Revelation reading continues with the vision of the New Heaven and New Earth, pointing out that there is NO TEMPLE in the new creation because the Lamb is its Light.  John 14 begins to introduce that Jesus has promised us the ADVOCATE, the HOLY SPIRIT.  (The feasts of Ascension and Pentecost are just around the corner)

Chapel Schedule
   Noon Eucharist on Tuesday May 21 and Thursday May 23
   Wednesday evening prayer at 5 pm on May 22
   Saturday evening Eucharist at 5 pm on May 25 followed by fellowship

Blessings on Micah Prenger who graduates from Rock Bridge High School on Saturday Morning at 11 am at Mizzou Arena. Join us if you are able.
Blessings on Chiara Prenger who commences from 8th grade on Thursday evening at Jefferson Middle School. 
God be with all our graduates.

Much love to all,

- Fr. John, OFP


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