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


WEEK OF May 17 to May 23, 2015

Blessings to all

Well, here we are in THE DAYS IN BETWEEN. I mean the nine days between celebrating the Ascension of the Lord Jesus to God's right hand and Pentecost, the feast of God's Imparting to us the Holy Spirit. I hope we are praying and stirring up a fresh expectation of more of God's Holy Spirit upon us.

Our Pentecost Scriptures are Acts 2: 1-11 (We will receive power from on high when the Holy Spirit comes upon us); psalm 104: 25-37; 1 Corinthians 12: (1-3) 4-13 (the listing of the gifts of the Holy Spirit available to us as the Body of Christ); John 20: 19-23 (John the Evangelist's description of Pentecost as Jesus breathes/spirits us for His mission).

Happenings of the week:
Tuesday and Thursday noon Eucharist
Wednesday evening prayer at 5 pm
The LAST session of our Acts Study at 10 am Thursday May 21
Fraternity business meeting after this Saturday's Eucharist (about 7 pm)

The weekend is not only Pentecost, but our civil holiday Memorial Day weekend. So, we honor those who have died serving our country in military service. This leads us all to pray for peace built upon the principles of the Kingdom of God.

That does it. Enjoy your SPIRIT EMPOWERING WEEKEND. Love to all.

Fr. John OFP