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 16-23, 2017

Love and Blessings to all.

Our texts for the upcoming weekend are Isaiah 44: 1-8; psalm 139; Romans 8:12-18 and Matthew 13: 36-43.  Our gospel is the account of the weeds and the wheat growing together--evil and good side by side till judgement time.  It is just the way it is.  The Romans reading continues in beautiful chapter 8.  We are sons and daughters of God, led by the Spirit of God which enables us to call out 'Abba' (Daddy) to our Father.  The Isaiah account reminds us that God's Spirit is on us empowering us as witnesses of God's blessings. "He is the first and the last; there is no other God besides Him" and our lives are to show that reality to all we encounter.

Chapel schedule for the week:

Tuesday (July 18) and Thursday (July 20) noon Eucharist.
Wednesday evening prayer at 5 pm
NO EUCHARIST ON SATURDAY AT 5PM (I have to be away to get Josiah and Micah at St. Joseph, so I will preside at their Sunday Eucharist.)
  --I just found out that Jim Jantz will lead a brief Scripture liturgy with distribution of Holy Communion at 5 pm on Saturday.

Again I remind any who will be doing the study of John Armstrong's book, Your Church is too Small on Thursdays (probably after liturgy) beginning in September to keep it in your calendar.  Also, I do have the book available at the chapel for you to pick up.

Love to all.

- Fr. John, OFP






2017 Central Diocese Prayer Cycle