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

March 17-24, 2019

Hey, What's up?  (Secretly, I wanted a new way of greeting us!)  I trust the Lord Jesus is blessing you. 

We are deep in Lent now.  I hope your observances have been good at centering you spiritually. 

Our upcoming Sunday scriptures are Isaiah 55:1-9; psalm 103; 1 Corinthians 10: 1-12 (13) and Luke 13: 1-9.  The first reading from Isaiah has us thirsting and hungering for the good water and bread.  We are to incline our ear to the Lord and His everlasting covenant.  We are to seek the Lord while He may be found. Come to God's Life Giving Water!

 The First Corinthian text recalls  to us that the Old Testament people of God in the wilderness  DID NOT obey and please God.  It exhorts us to not let that happen to us as we follow Christ, our spiritual Rock--the giver of real spiritual food and drink.  Come to that Life Giving Water--which is Christ!

The gospel has Jesus telling the parable of the fig tree which is not bearing fruit, but where time for working with it is given.  If it then will not bear fruit, then it may be cut down.  The gracious Lord is giving us time to bear fruit with our lives, but there is a day coming when we could lose that opportunity. Come to Christ more fully this Lent!

Chapel schedule this week
Tuesday and Thursday Noon Eucharist (March 19 and 21)
Wednesday Evening Prayer at 5 pm (March 20)
Saturday Eucharist at 5 pm (followed by fellowship)

To live is Christ!  (Philippians 1: 21)

- Fr. John, OFP


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