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 April 12 to April 19, 2015

Love to all.

Our readings for the weekend will be Acts 4: 5-12; psalm 98; 1 John 1:1-2:2; and Luke 24: 36-48. Acts presents Peter defending the disciples' actions before the temple leaders; first John reminds us that if we will acknowledge that we have sinned, we now have a mediator in the very presence of God as our advocate. When we really know our sins that fact if very comforting. And the gospel account is Luke's version of the appearance that was described by John last Sunday. His coming among them was very overwhelming and convincing and blesses us just to reflect on it as we realize that He comes among us as we gather for Eucharist.

All the usual stuff is on for this week. Noon mass on Tuesday and Thursday. Evening prayer on Wednesday at 5 pm and Luke-Acts study from 10 am to 11:45 am on Thursday.

My visit at Trinity Presbyterian this past Sunday was an honor and a blessing to me. Hope it was to them. I felt very good about it. I was asked to present about the Charismatic Episcopal Church and about our community at their adult study, which went very well. Then I lead their Sunday worship and preached. As most of you know they are the church whose youth ministry has welcomed our oldest three kids and has served them so well. I invite your prayers for Trinity Presbyterian as, in a few weeks they welcome a new pastor.

We have finally settled that Suzanne Bastin and Sondra McDermott will make their vows in the Order of Franciscan Penitents at our Cathedral at 4 pm on June 27. Lift our sisters in prayer as they are approaching this wonderful commitment.

That is all that occurs as I am at the computer. Have a blessed week. Love in the name of Christ.

yer brother, yer spiritual father, and yer guardian of the communal life,

Fr. John OFP