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

July 8-15, 2018

Blessings to all.

Well, I am back from most of my travels.  This last week I finished up in St. Joseph, Missouri at Boy Scout Camp Geiger.  Our sons Josiah and Micah are on staff there.  I am now an honorary warrior in Mic-o-say (their program of merit advancement based on Native American  customs) and I presided at Eucharist at St. John's CEC church on Sunday.  Again, I was blessed to be with that faith community.

Our readings for this upcoming weekend are Amos 7: 7-15; psalm 85; Ephesians 1: 7-14 and Mark 6: 7-13. Amos 7 describes his personal call to prophecy. He was just a shepherd and dresser of sycamore trees.  He was ordinary (like you or me) till God called him to speak in God's own name.

The Ephesians reading is part of a longer description of the many blessings we have IN CHRIST!! (Worth a slow and meditative reading!)

The gospel is a sending out of the 12 to proclaim the Kingdom, but it is special because it follows closely on Jesus' rejection by His home and family in the first part of Mark 6.  This reading in Mark is important because as Jesus sends them out, He is bracing them for a rejection similar to His. (Like it or not, the Gospel is a challenge.)

Chapel Schedule

Tuesday and Thursday noon Eucharist (July 11 and 13)
Wednesday Evening Prayer 5 pm
Also, Thursday Eucharist at St. Francis Catholic Worker--8 pm
Saturday Eucharist at 5 pm (July 14)

Guess that is all.  Enjoy you week in our Lord's service.

Love to all,

- Fr. John, OFP







2018 Central Diocese Prayer Cycle