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

April 14-21, 2019

Love to all!!

Here we are, entering Holy Week as I write this. 

Chapel Schedule for the week:

Tuesday noon Eucharist (April 16)
Wednesday Evening Prayer at 5 pm (April 17) 
Holy Thursday Eucharist at 7 pm with the washing of feet (April 18) and NOTE WELL--no Noon Eucharist!!
Good Friday Service--Scriptures, Homily and veneration of the cross (April 19)
Holy Saturday: Carry-in meal together at 5 pm
                        Vigil Liturgy at 7 pm 

Also, the week after Easter, I will be gone leading a retreat at the Trappist monastery in Ava, MO.  So note that there will be no NOON EUCHARIST that week.

Finally, I feel that I must be a part of a Father-Daughter weekend at Truman University with Maranatha on April 26-28.  That means NO CELEBRATION OF THE EUCHARIST  that weekend.  Brother Jim Jantz has graciously said yes to presiding at a Word Service with distribution of the reserved sacrament on Saturday April 27 at 5 pm.

May our loving Father send His Spirit to be with and bless each of our observances during this week of the Passion of our Lord Jesus the Christ.  May we take in more deeply what Our Lord did by setting His face like flint to pay the price to buy us back.  And God also bless all such various celebrations in our city and country and the world. Blessed Holy Week!!

- Fr. John, OFP


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