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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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


July 5-12, 2020

Hi everyone!  I wish you love and blessings!  

Our upcoming weekend scriptures are Isaiah 55: 6-13; Psalm 65; Romans 8: 8-11 and Matthew 13; 1-9, 18-23.  Our gospel sets a wonderful tone for our scriptures because it is the teaching of our Lord about the sowing of the Word on varieties of ground: the roadside, rocky ground, the thorns, and the good ground. As we meditate on it this week, let's ask the Lord to prepare the spiritual ground that we actually are. so that we may receive His Word and bear fruit a hundredfold, or sixty or thirty.  The Isaiah reading talks about God's Word breaking forth giving seed to the sower, and bread to the eater--that is, the provision now (bread) and the promise for the future (seed).

The second reading continues in our tour of the letter to the Romans over the last several weeks. Recently we have considered how faith in Christ conquers sin.  In the reading from Romans 8, we encounter HOW that sin is conquered in us.  It is by the Spirit of God, working in us through our faith.  The Spirit who raised Christ will raise our mortal bodies also, and it begins with first conquering sin in our daily living with the help of the Holy Spirit.

Schedule for this week:
 Tuesday and Thursday Noon Eucharist (July 7 and 9)
 Evening Prayer at 5 pm (July 8)
 Saturday Evening Eucharist at 5 pm.  It will be live on FaceBook and then stored at our website and we also will return to using Zoom (950-880-5490 with password 4353) to broadcast the liturgy.

With COVID 19 not going away, we will continue to physically distance ourselves and use masks if you actually come to the chapel for the actual liturgies.  Remember, we do have Eucharist reserved at the chapel too.  That's all I've got.  Stay well.  

Much love, 

- Fr. John, OFP


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2020 Diocesan Prayer Cycle