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 20-27, 2018

Love to all!  I hope your experience of celebrating Pentecost enlivened your faith and was cause for you to receive more of the Paraclete--The Holy Spirit!

This weekend we celebrate Trinity Sunday--the feast that focuses on the core Christian belief that God is three-in-one: Father, Son and Holy Spirit.  Our readings are Isaiah 6: 1-5; psalm 29; Romans 8: 12-17; and John 3: 7-16.  The first reading is the prophet Isaiah's powerful experience of God as he ministered in the Temple.  The Romans 8 reading touches Trinity well as it mentions the Spirit leading us to call God by the loving term ABBA, Father.  It also points out that we are children of God and joint heirs with our brother Jesus, the Christ.  Finally, the gospel calls us to be born from above, to be born of the Spirit for that is how we enter into the divine life of the Trinity.

Chapel Schedule:

Tuesday and Thursday noon Eucharist (May 22 and 24)
Wednesday evening prayer at 5 pm
Saturday Eucharist at 5 pm

This is Memorial Day weekend.  Our patriarch, Archbishop Craig Bates, will be at the Cathedral this weekend.  This would be an excellent opportunity to meet our spiritual overseer. Some of us will be going up for the 10 am Eucharist on Sunday May 27. I encourage any of us who are able, to go.  We will be carpooling and will be getting an accurate count after this Saturday Eucharist. If you can't be at this Saturday Eucharist and want to go, just let me know.  We will be working out when and where to meet.

This week we return to "ordered time"--seventh week of ordinary time in our calendars. The liturgical color returns to green (except on the next two weekends--Trinity and Corpus Christi.

That is it.  Have a blessed week.  Live with the beloved Paraclete speaking to your heart about how much God loves you!

Your servant in the Lord Jesus,

- Fr. John, OFP







2018 Central Diocese Prayer Cycle