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

August 18-25, 2019

Blessings to you from our Lord Jesus Christ!

Our upcoming weekend lectionary scriptures are Isaiah 66: 18-21; psalm 46; Hebrews 12: 25-29 and Luke 13: 22-30.

The Isaiah reading is about the gathering of the nations of the world to the Lord and His Kingdom.

For several weeks we have been touring Hebrews 11 and 12 (and will do part of chapter 13 the next weekend). Do yourself a favor and read them again: about the faith of our Old Testament ancestors (chapter 11) and then study chapter 12 about Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of our faith which leads into how we are to handle God's discipline in our lives.  That is the context for this coming account: verses 25 to 29.  We are being given a Kingdom from God through Jesus who is leading the WAY.  His Kingdom CANNOT BE SHAKEN!  (Much is "shaking" in our zany world these days!)  We just keep our eyes on Jesus, after all He is the pioneer and perfecter of our faith.

The gospel points us strongly to do our best to enter that Kingdom by its narrow gate.  There is a day for each of us that the door will be shut.

Chapel Schedule

(Unfortunately, Tuesday is the only day for a trailer available to take stuff for Micah's apartment at State Tech, so...)
No Noon Eucharist on Tuesday  August 20

Wednesday Evening Prayer at 5 pm
Noon Eucharist on Thursday August 22
Eucharist at 5 pm on Saturday August 24.

That does it.  Here's to pioneering and perfecting our faith as we keep our eyes on Jesus!

Love to all,

- Fr. John, OFP


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