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


March 25, 2020

Greetings to all!

God bless you and care for you in this very challenging season that our world is in.  We pray for those affected by Covid 19, especially those (all of us really) who now realize their total dependency on God, who is our true provision.This is really humbling us personally and also as a nation as we don't have glib answers.  Our own mortality is before us.  Lord, be with us and guide us.  May this be a time when the Church, the whole Body of Christ shines with the Love of God.  "Let God arise and his enemies be scattered!"

Last Saturday we used our own chapel program called "Go To Meeting", but did have some difficulties with pixilation and sound breaking up. Jim Jantz, Bill Yarbrough and I have been working with another more popular platform called Zoom. It seemed to have clearer sound and better pixilation in the pictures.We are going to try it this weekend at our March 27 Eucharist.

To join us, first, you will have to get the Zoom app if using your phone.  Then after 4:30 pm on Saturday, you should be able to get on with your phone or computer.  If using a computer, enter .  If using the app on your phone, put in this meeting ID 932618596 (which should be good every time we do this).  That should connect you. As you get connected, we will direct you from there.  Like last week we will work hard to begin at 5 pm.

Jim's # is 573-529-3743 and my # is 573-673-7964 if you need.  Remember, I can't respond after 5 pm

Our weekend scriptures will be Ezekiel 37: 1-14; psalm 130; Romans 8:8-11; and John 11: 18-44.

Reminder to keep James and Shannon in prayer.  God bless the health personnel who are working with them and all who are responding to those with Covid 19.

Lord, watch over all of us, and keep us healthy.

Blessings to all, I do hope some or many of you will try to join us onliine for the 5 pm Eucharist.

- Fr. John, OFP


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