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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 February 7- February 14, 2016
Love to all.
Well, it's here. The wonderful "re-focusing" season of Lent. We will have a simple service on Ash Wednesday evening at 7 pm at the chapel with the imposition of ashes, burned from last year's palms.
Then for our first Sunday of Lent, the readings are Deuteronomy 26: 1-11; psalm 91; Romans 10: 6b-13; and Luke 4: 1-13. On this first Sunday the church asks us to reflect on the Temptations of Christ in the gospel. The Deuteronomy reading instructs us to praise God for how He has provided deliverance for us. The Romans reading is well known to many of us as it instructs us that 'the word is near...and that if we confess with our mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in our heart that God has raised Him from the dead, we will be saved.
The schedule for the upcoming week is as follows:
Tuesday noon Mass
Ash Wednesday (no usual evening prayer), but 7 pm Word Service with imposition of Ashes.
Thursday: the first of our Lenten Study series based on the presentations of Fr. Richard Rohr ofm, Sister Ilia Delio osf, and Shane Claiborne will begin at 10 am and conclude in time for Noon Mass. (This study will go throughout Lent and if necessary a while after Lent.)
NOTE THIS WELL!!!!
Because I will be participating on Saturday with the talks given by Bishop Jones at our Cathedral, THERE WILL BE NO EUCHARIST AT 5 PM ON SATURDAY. There WILL be Eucharist at 10 am at the Chapel on Sunday, February 14. So, who ever can be with us then please plan to be. (The next week we will return to our usual weekend schedule of 7 pm Saturday Community Eucharist.)
That's it. Blessed beginning to your Lenten observances.
Love in Christ,
Fr. John OFP
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