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 September 7, 2014 to September 14, 2014

Beloved in Christ!

What a joy it is to tell all that Fr. David and Dr. Toni Almond will be with us this coming weekend and that Fr. David will preside at our community Eucharist on Saturday.

Our scriptures will be Sirach (Ecclesiasticus) 27:30-28:7; psalm 103; Romans 14: 5-12; and Matthew 18: 21-35. Sirach and Matthew present us with the absolute importance of "forgiveness from the heart". How often? 70x7 times!!

Romans reminds us that none of us lives or dies as our own master, but we belong to the Lord concluding with "why do we pass judgement on our brother or sister?"

Reminder that there will be NO NOON EUCHARIST at the chapel on Tuesday, but do pray with me and is our 19th wedding anniversary.

Usual Wednesday evening time for about the next 6 weeks at 5 pm. Remember to let us know if you have special prayers and petitions. We pray for the community, the city and the world. And do plan to join us if you are able.

Thursday will have us viewing THE FLOWERS OF ST. FRANCIS, a 1950's movie taken from the very early stories of St. Francis. Remember, we begin at 9:30 am and the Thursday Eucharist follows at noon.

On Saturday after the Eucharist, we will have a brief business meeting of the fraternity to make sure we have covered all the details of our upcoming TRANSITUS and Feast of St. Francis celebration and retreat together in Branson. It is going to be a blessed time, I can hardly wait.

I just came across a chapter on St. Francis in a book about GK Chesterton that I have copied for all members of the fraternity and all friends of the fraternity. It is at the chapel. It is so succinct in describing us and why we try to respond to Our Lord Jesus Francis. I was so blessed by it that I wanted to share it.

Don't forget to begin to collect winter clothing items for WARM UP COLUMBIA which will be coming soon.

That is all that occurs to me. Be blessed as you serve the Lord Jesus Christ.

Fr. John OFP