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 28 to July 5, 2015

Hi everyone

Our upcoming weekend scriptures are Ezekiel: 1-7, psalm 123 (or 48), 2 Corinthians 12: 2-10 and Mark 6:1-6. Ezekiel is sent to the rebellious house of Israel. 2 Corinthians has St. Paul speaking of being caught up in ecstasy and yet "stuck with" his weakness, his "thorn in the flesh". Mark 6 describes Jesus not being received in His own hometown and among his family. All three readings point to how hard it is to present faithfully the message of God. It reminds me of a saying ascribed to Blessed Teresa of Calcutta:God call us to be faithful, not successful.

Events of this week:
Tuesday and Thursday noon Eucharist
Wednesday Evening prayer
Friday 6 pm Silence the Violence walk, meets at Boys/Girls Club at Garth and Sexton
7:30pm--Fraternity fellowship at the chapel
Saturday 5 -pm Prayer and Praise with evening prayer (NOT A EUCHARIST) on July 4.

Since the Prenger family will be gone for several days, there will be
No Eucharist at noon on Tuesday and Thursday (July 7 and 9)
Maybe Wednesday 5 pm Evening Prayer (Check with Jim Jantz)

And....YES there will be Eucharist at 5 pm on Saturday July 11.

I hope I haven't confused you--basically all is going on this week except the Eucharist for Saturday. Not much is going on the next week, EXCEPT that there WILL BE The Eucharist on Saturday July 11.

Also, no Friar's Footnotes next week

Pray travelling mercies for my clan this weekend.

Love to all,

Fr. John OFP