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.

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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

June 10-17, 2018

Hello to all!

Lots to tell you, but I will begin with the upcoming lectionary readings.  Ezekiel 17: 22-24, psalm 92; 2 Corinthians 5: 1-10 and Mark: 26-34.

The Ezekiel reading is connected intimately with the gospel, which tells the story of the Kingdom of God as mustard seed, housing the birds of the air.  The mustard plant in the holy land is a bushy weed that grows prolifically.  And the Kingdom of God is like that!  The Ezekiel reading speaks of the humbling of the majestic tree to become the lowly tree, which receives the birds of the air.  Note that Jesus ties these readings together by speaking of the 'birds of the air nesting there'.  I think of the 'lowly tree' as the Cross--shame turned into glory!!

The Second Corinthians reading continues along last week's reading, speaking especially about our 'earthly tent'--our own body, pointing out that how we use that 'earthly tent' is how we will be judged by Christ.

This week there WILL BE noon Eucharist on Tuesday and Thursday (June 12 and 14).  NO Evening prayer on Wednesday--a couple of us regulars have to be elsewhere.

YES--Saturday Eucharist at 5 pm on June 16.  After fellowship time, the Fraternity business meeting takes place.

NOTE WELL: I will be gone from June 17 until Saturday Eucharist on June 30 at 5 pm.  I will be here to preside at that Eucharist. In the two weeks that I am unavailable, I will be at St. John's in St. Joseph, some Boy Scout activities there, a 45th ordination class anniversary gathering, and a conference on Church Unity, lead by author and pastor John Armstrong (author of YOUR CHURCH IS TOO SMALL).  I do look forward to these events for my own spiritual renewal. (Hopefully, I will not be too worn out after it all, but don't expect a dazzling homily on June 30th.)

--There will be a Saturday service of Evening Prayer with distribution of the reserved Eucharist at 5 pm on June 23. Thank You, Brother Jim Jantz.

ALSO NOTE WELL--there will be NO FRIAR'S FOOTNOTES TILL EARLY JULY.  

The ordination of Fr. Ismael Mwilima on Thursday June 7th at our chapel went beautifully.  He has now taken up his military chaplaincy at Ft Sam Houston in San Antonio Texas.  Many blessings to you in your priestly service in the ICCEC.  

Traveling mercies to all who are moving about these summer days.

Much love to all.  

- Fr. John, OFP

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2018 Central Diocese Prayer Cycle