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

January 13-20, 2019

Love to all of you!

We in central Missouri are BURIED in snow.  Our chapel lot was not plowed until just now--late afternoon on Monday.

Just wanted you to have some tidbits of information.  Yes--Tuesday and Thursday Eucharist at noon, yes evening prayer on Wednesday.  Make note that I have tickets if any would like to be a part of the men's retreat at the Crossing on Saturday the 19th.  Info at

This weekend is our Pro-life weekend of prayer and solidarity with those who are a part of the March for Life in Washington DC.  Remember that being pro-life means having a consistent life ethic, what Catholic Cardinal Bernardin of Chicago referred to as "the seamless garment of Christ" about all life issues from womb throughout all life till physical death calls us to Eternal Life.  So, choose LIFE in all issues.

Next week I will get back to better reflections on Holy Writ.  I was just glad I could get into the chapel and at the computer. 

Love to all,

- Fr. John, OFP








2019 Diocesan Prayer Cycle