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 5-12, 2018

Hi to everyone!

The scriptures for the upcoming weekend are 1 Kings 19: 1-8; psalm 34; Ephesians 4: 25-32 and John 6: 41-51.  We continue with our sojourn in John 6, the "I am the bread of life" section.  Our focus this week is even more on Jesus as the Living Bread come to us from the Father. The account from 1 Kings is about Elijah eating simple bread and energized for the 40 day trip to Mount Horeb--real Viaticum, that is food for the journey. When the Lord asks us to do hard things, He gives us the nourishment we need along the Way.  The Ephesians reading is an exhortation to straighten up and fly right because we belong to God.  He expects it of us.

Chapel Schedule this week

-NO EUCHARIST on Tuesday (August 7)--family stuff for us and I am not available.
-Plan to VOTE on Tuesday.  It is our right and privilege
-Wednesday Evening prayer at 5 pm
-YES, Thursday Noon Eucharist (August 9)

-Saturday 5 pm Eucharist with fellowship afterward.  It is the feast of St Clare and we are privileged to welcome Shannon Swoboda formally into the Charismatic Episcopal Church through the sacrament of Confirmation at that Eucharist.  Come join us if you are able.

Many of you know that we studied a book by John Armstrong called YOUR CHURCH IS TOO SMALL.  I am excited that my good friend Rev Rod Casey will have him in conference on August 29 at 11:45 till 1: 15 at The Theological Educational Initiative at Parkade Plaza here in Columbia.  If you can be free at that time, join us there.  Be sure to calendar it.

Remember to start setting aside coats, blankets, gloves, scarves, etc for WARM UP COLUMBIA coming up later in the Fall.

That does it for me.  Blessing to all.

- Fr. John, OFP

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From there you can choose any of the catagories above. You will be blessed!







2018 Central Diocese Prayer Cycle