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

February 19-26, 2017

Hello to all.

I hope you have been giving some thought to what spiritual discipline you will focus on as we enter Lent. Lent is a time to choose some way to better yourself spiritually as a serious and fervent disciple of Jesus Christ.  Our discipline could be physical and very observable such as giving up a certain food or the amount of food.  But it also could be rather "invisible" as seriously watching the negative comments or the gossip.  It could be very "spiritual" as an assigned time to read the scriptures or more formal prayer.  The possibilities are endless, but the impact of Lent on the church (read:you and me) bending us toward holiness are immense.

Scriptures for our upcoming weekend are:Exodus 24: 12-18; psalm 99; 2 Peter 1: 16-21 and Matthew 17: 1-9. (In our lectionary it is custom to reflect on the Transfiguration this weekend just before Lent, but in the Roman Catholic lectionary it is done the second Sunday of Lent.)  So...our readings are first about the Transfiguration of Jesus to certain disciples.  It "shines" through just who Jesus is in relation to Moses and Elijah. We are to LISTEN to Him.  The first reading is about Moses himself when he got the Torah on the mountain.  The Second Peter reading is important because it is a witness saying that I (Peter) really was there when the Transfiguration happened. 

Happenings at the chapel this week

Noon Eucharist on Tuesday and Thursday.
Evening prayer at 5:30
Eucharist and fellowship at 5:00 pm on Saturday

We just finished the wonderful study of The Lost History of the Church.

Have a blessed week.

- Fr. John, OFP






2017 Central Diocese Prayer Cycle