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 November22 to November 29, 2015

Hi everyone!

I am very early sending the "footnotes" out because I head out for the funeral of one of my priest classmates in Fargo, ND. Please hold in prayer Fr. Len Loegering. He is very dear to me and had been in failing health this last year. He died while I was at evening prayer last Wednesday. That is special to me.

How about this as a theme for our Advent this year: John 11:27. "I believe that you are the Christ, who IS COMING INTO THE WORLD" Sure does need Him doesn't it?!! We proclaim He is our King! MARANATHA! COME LORD JESUS!

Scriptures for the upcoming weekend in our lectionary (not the calendar) are Jeremiah 33: 14-16; psalm 25; 1 Thessalonians 3: 9-13 and Luke 21: 25-36.

No Tuesday noon Eucharist (I'm coming in from N.D)
No Wednesday evening prayer
No Thursday noon Eucharist

YES...Saturday Liturgy (non Eucharist) at 5 pm with distribution of consecrated Eucharist....Brother Jim Jantz leading.

Sharon and I have the joy of celebrating the 40th wedding anniversary of friends of ours Deacon Mark and Laura Chaplin this coming weekend.

We pray Thanksgiving Blessings to all and especially safe travel to those of us moving about. Blessed Advent.

Fr. John OFP