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.

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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

November 19-26, 2017

Happy Thanksgiving to all!

Our Schedule for the week is noon Eucharist on Tuesday November 21. No evening prayer on Wednesday and no Eucharist on Thursday. YES there will be Saturday Eucharist at the usual time of 5 pm. followed by a "Thanksgiving potluck".

This is the last Sunday of our liturgical year, the Feast of Christ the King.  Our scriptures are Ezekiel 34: 11-16, 20-24; psalm 95; 1 Corinthians 15: 21-28; and Matthew 25: 31-40.  The Ezekiel reading presents God as the Good Shepherd who will provide for, and judge between His sheep.  The gospel could have been the John 10 Good Shepherd reading, but instead is the other "shepherd" reading of the Son of Man coming with all the nations gathered and Him judging--separating the sheep and goats based on how we see Him (Christ) in all those we meet every day.  The Corinthian reading is the one that highlights that as Christ subjects all things under His Lordship, He then turns all over to the Father, so that God may be all in all.

This feast strikes me as all the more important these days as we reflect that we are first citizens of the Reign of Christ our King even before we are citizens of our own country.  Knowing that helps us be better citizens in this challenging day and age.

Again, blessed Thanksgiving to all!!!

with love,

- Fr. John, OFP

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2017 Central Diocese Prayer Cycle