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

June 2019

Hello to all!! God bless all of you.  

Several items of business.

First here are the scriptures for the Eucharist for the upcoming weekend (June 1, 2, 2019); Acts 16: 6-15; psalm 98; Revelation 22: 12-17 and John 17: 20-26. 

Chapel Schedule (for several weeks)

MAY 27 to JUNE 1
Noon Eucharist on Tuesday (May 28) and Thursday (May 30)
Wednesday Evening Prayer (May 29) at 5 pm
Saturday Eucharist at 5 pm (June 1) followed by WHEN WE EAT, THEY EAT (our fellowship meal and donation of food)

No scheduled Eucharist or Evening Prayer (June 3 to 6)
June 7 at 7:30pm Fraternity fellowship time (check with Br. Jim Jantz to see if it will happen)
Saturday Evening prayer with distribution of reserved sacrament at 5 pm on June 8, led by Br. Jim Jantz ofp
   -Note that this is Pentecost Weekend

No scheduled Eucharist or Evening Prayer (June 11 to 13)
Saturday Evening Eucharist at 5 pm followed by fellowship and then the Fraternity Business Meeting at 8 pm (June 15)

Note that in the ICCEC, we celebrate the feast of Ascension on Thursday May 30 (unlike of Roman Catholic family who move it to the next weekend).  REMEMBER THAT from May 30 (ASCENSION) till (PENTECOST) June 9 is the time for praying for more of the HOLY SPIRIT.  It is the original NOVENA (nine days of prayer).  God knows we need more of the Holy Spirit to see us through these days!!

Celebrate with several of my family.  Some of us have the opportunity to be on a pilgrimage to Assisi, other Franciscan sites and to Rome in early June.  (That is why no weekday Eucharist on several days.)  Please hold us in prayer for traveling mercies.  Blessings too on several others from our community that are traveling these next weeks.  

Thanks too to the many of you who expressed consolation to my family on the death of my brother Mark. Continue to pray with and for us.  We miss him greatly.

That does it for me.  Love in Christ,

- Fr. John, OFP


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