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 June 29 - July 6, 2014

Hi, everyone.

This will be brief. Jim J and I just finished our fliers for FRIENDS OF ST. FRANCIS and THE PATHWAY TO PROFESSION in the Order. They are nice. I can hardly wait to show them off at the Convocation.

The first week of July has most of the Prenger clan with the Youth Ministry of Trinity Presbyterian doing mission service in Denver Colorado. (Thank you Jim J for caring for our place and animals.) I anticipate presiding at Eucharist at the Chapel on July 12. On July 5, there will be Evening Prayer with reserved Eucharist.

Several of us will be at the Convocation from July 16-18 in Olathe, Kansas. The Fraternity will have a booth at the convocation center. Keep us in prayer as we try to present ourselves well. Also pray for and with the Convocation and those of us there.

There will be two other Saturdays in July that I will not be presiding at our community Eucharist (July 19, and July 26) On those occasions there will be Evening Prayer with reserved Eucharist. No Tuesday or Thursday Eucharist till July 29. We begin Thursday 10 am classes again on August 7, again looking at First Letter of John. After that we will choose other books of scripture or topical spiritual books for study.

Fr. Chris and I just worked at setting up the ability to donate through our website on PayPal. It will take a couple more days to get it fully functional. We definitely want it in place before the Convocation. [Note the "Donate" button at left. We are now able to receive credit and debit card donations through the web site. ].

I anticipate beginning again with Friar's Footnotes in August.

I close requesting prayer for traveling mercies for all who will be participating in the Convocation and these other activities.

Fr. John OFP