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

October 15-22, 2017

Hello everyone!  I trust the provident Lord is blessing you.

The Scripture readings for the next weekend are Isaiah 45: 1-7, psalm 96 (The NE Lectionary has psalm 121 for some reason); 1 Thessalonians 1: 1-10; and Matthew 22: 15-22. The first reading is the account of the prophecy that Cyrus of Persia is God's anointed one for bringing back God's people from their exile.  The gospel also speaks also of a civil ruler--Caeser and that we are to render to him what is his and TO GOD WHAT IS GOD'S. So...both of those readings speak of God's rule amidst a human rule and how they interface and interact.  We do have to live and interact in the world--a world that includes things "political" and yet the Kingdom of God is where our primary citizenship is.

The introduction to the letter of Paul to the Thessalonians touches several beautiful aspects of the Gospel message. Paul thanks them for being faithful, hopeful and loving.These are known as the theological virtues (that is the virtues that have to do withour dealings with God). He also points out that the Gospel is a matter of power in the Holy Spirit and not only words.

All of the usual happenings at the chapel are "on":  Tuesday and Thursday noon Eucharist, Wednesday evening prayer and the Your Church is too Small study right after Thursday Eucharist,  Saturday 5 pm Eucharist October 21 followed by the Fraternity business meeting.

Remember to begin bringing coats, scarves, gloves, etc for WARM UP COLUMBIA to the chapel.  We must have them at the end of October.  They are to be sorted on November 3 and dispensed on November 4th.

Have a blessed week serving our Lord Jesus!  Mush lub to all!

- Fr. John, OFP






2017 Central Diocese Prayer Cycle