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

Janaury 14-21, 2018

Hello to all!

The Charismatic Episcopal Church emerged as a part of the challenge to the whole church in the United States to be strongly pro-life at the time that abortion on demand became the law (January 22, 1973).  I personally hold that we are to be for what Roman Catholic Cardinal Joseph Bernardin called a "consistent life ethic".  We are about life from conception to natural death trusting in the Eternal Life now available to us because of the action of our Lord Jesus in His death and resurrection. For us that begins with challenging Roe v. Wade.  So we pray with those who will be demonstrating in Washington DC this weekend and we examine our own ways of being Choosers of Life, not Death (Deuteronomy 30: 15-16).

The scheduled BCP scriptures for the third weekend are Jeremiah 3: 21-4:2; psalm 130; 1 Corinthians 7: 17-23 and Mark 1: 14-20.

Our special calendared scriptures for Giver of Life Sunday are Genesis 1: 26-28a or Jeremiah 31: 10-17; psalm 2 or 10; Romans 8:35-39 or 1 Corinthians 15: 19-26 and Matthew 18: 1-5 or John 14: 1-6.

The fourth annual FOR COLUMBIA day of service to Columbia will be Saturday April 28.  I told them that we at the Franciscan Chapel would plan to participate.  We will be doing service projects with many other churches of the city.  Do mark your calendar to participate if possible.  It is a fantastic witness of the whole Church of Columbia to the wider community.

Folks in Columbia are bringing Beth Moore, a gifted bible teacher, here on July 13, 14, 2018. We should be getting more information soon.

Scheduled events at the chapel:

Tuesday and Thursday noon Eucharist (January 16 and 18)
Wednesday evening prayer at 5 pm
YOUR CHURCH IS TOO SMALL study after Thursday noon Eucharist.

That does it for me. Love to all! 

- Fr. John, OFP







2018 Central Diocese Prayer Cycle