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


September 20-27, 2020

Love and Blessings to all!

We are working our way through September leaving summer behind and welcoming the beauties of fall.  With this edition of the Footnotes, I will be beginning a feature that I hope to do every week called SAYING OF THE SAINTS. There are so many good dictums associated with God's heroes.  I trust they will be a blessing as our beloved Emily Guyer loves to say.

Our scriptures are Ezekiel 18: 1-4, 25-32; Psalm 25; Philippians 2: 1-4 and Matthew 21: 23-32.  The Ezekiel reading tells us that God deals with each person individually and personally. There are no excuses for sin you picked up from your family or friends and he expects us to repent of our personal sin.  Philippians has St. Paul calling the faith community to be of one accord, one mind, and one love. We are to look to others' interests before our own.

The gospel presents Jesus in controversy with the chief priests and elders who question His authority.  Jesus challenges them with a story of two sons: one of whom says he will do his father's will, but does not.  And one who says 'no' and then repents and does his father's will. (I believe we can see ourselves in the story.)

Chapel Schedule
Eucharist at noon on Tuesday and Thursday (September 22 and 24)
Weekend Eucharist at 5 pm.  You are welcome to be with us physically or by Facebook or Zoom.

SAYING OF THE SAINTS: Our hearts are restless until they rest in God (St. Augustine)

I trust God is blessing you in this season of Covid 19.  May God keep us healthy and show us our part in overcoming this disease.

Love to all,

- Fr. John, OFP


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2020 Diocesan Prayer Cycle