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 January 25 to February 1, 2015

Love and Blessings to all.

The readings for the upcoming weekend are Deuteronomy 18: 15-20; psalm 111; 1 Corinthians 8: 1-13; and Mark 1: 21-28.

Great readings coming: The first is the 'prophecy' that THE Prophet (like Moses, but greater) was to come and that we are to heed His voice. The gospel presents Jesus as THAT Prophet, the one coming among us with that unique authority from God. And the Corinthian reading is a continuation of our tour there. This one is oriented to the freedom that is ours, but our freedom is NEVER to scandalize our "weaker-in conscience" brother or sister. Good stuff for meditation as we head to this next weekend.

Speaking of this next weekend, Saturday will be our FIFTH Saturday of the month. We always use the Fifth weekend to exercise an option for Lay lead worship. So we will use the format of evening prayer for our worship and word portion of our prayer. Then I (Fr. John) will step forward to preside at the Eucharistic portion of our assembly. It is a blessing to use that format once in a while.

Sheryl and I have been working on getting tax letters out, which are supposed to be in your hot little hands by end of January. Hopefully we will get them to you before the week is out. (We are close.)

Stuff of the week should happen as planned. Eucharist Tuesday and Thursday at noon, evening petitionery prayer at 5 pm on Wednesday and Thursday Study at 10 am. Last week, we decided to enter into a study of Luke-Acts. So bring your bible and we will dive in.

To those of you who were NOT able to be with us last weekend, It was a blessing and I send THE blessing to YOU. Chris had his kids, Fr. David was here, our novices joined us, plus others. We have just begun to enter into the prophecy over us by Bishop Jones. Come Holy Spirit. Empower us, Use us for your plan. Buckle your seatbelts, everyone. Here we go.

This week, remember, Christ is counting on YOU!!!

Fr. John OFP