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 27 to October 4, 2015

WOW!! The time is here! This weekend our franciscan community celebrates the vows of Suzanne Bastin and Sondra McDermott at a Eucharist presided at by our bishop Michael Davidson at our cathedral in Olathe, Kansas.

At 7 pm on Friday, October 2 they will make their vows with a reception afterwards.

During the day on Saturday, October 3 our Order of Franciscan Penitents community will reflect together on our franciscan life culminating with the celebration of Transitus (the special observance of Francis' passing through death to Life) at 7 pm.

Then our community will be with our cathedral community on the FEAST of St. Francis (October 4) for their Sunday Eucharist.

Needless to say we are excited to celebrate with our vowing sisters and their cathedral parish these upcoming days.

There will be NO GATHERING AT ALL FOR EUCHARIST AT OUR CHAPEL ON OCTOBER 3. The whole vowed community will be at the Cathedral.

This week there will be evening prayer at 5 pm on Wednesday (September 30) and noon Eucharist on Thursday (October 1). THERE WILL BE NO NOON EUCHARIST ON TUESDAY (September 29).

For your study, the scriptures for this upcoming weekend are Genesis 2: 18-24, psalm 8; Hebrews 2: (1-9) 10-13 (14-18) and Mark 10: 2-16. Basically they focus on the complimentarity of woman and man and the indisoluable nature of marriage.

REMINDER: our series studying THE TRINITY, with implications expressed in the CREEDS lead by Fr. David Almond ofp begins Friday October 16 at 7 pm and Saturday October 17 in the morning (my bet is we begin at 9 am). We will continue the study every Friday evening and Saturday morning through November 21, and 22. Though there is no registration or fee, do let me know that you are planning to participate. It will help us with set up and hospitality. We will be recording the sessions for when one has to miss. (We are aware that much is going on through those days.) DO PASS THE WORD TO ALL WHO KNOW FR. DAVID'S TEACHING GIFTS. There are many who need to know of this opportunity for growth in understanding our Apostolic Faith. We have asked Fr. David to make this effort to be with us from Springfield, MO, so do make your plans to participate as fully as your are able.

Again hold our whole Franciscan community in prayer these Jubilee Days for us.

Much love and blessings to all. Sts. Francis and Clare and all you holy Franciscan saints pray for us.

Your servant in Christ in the pattern of St. Francis,

Fr. John OFP