The Order of Franciscan Penitents

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Franciscan Chapel
903 Old Hwy 63
Columbia, Missouri 65201

Saturday Mass: 5 p.m.
Tues. & Thurs. Mass: noon
Wed. Evening Prayer: 6 p.m.

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August 14-21, 2022

Hello to all.

Our upcoming scriptures are Isaiah 66: 18-21; Psalm 46; Hebrews 18: 18-24 (25-29) and Luke 13: 22-30  The first reading is near the end of Isaiah, which is wonderfully promissory.  It says many nations and tongues will come in right-relationship to our God at Jerusalem.

The account from Hebrews points out that we are not called to a terrorizing God, but rather to God who invites us to wonderful Mount Zion and the heavenly Jerusalem with a lot of celebrating angels and saints.

The gospel challenges us to strive to enter the Heavenly City through the narrow gate.

Tuesday and Thursday noon Eucharist (August 16 and 18)
Thursday after the Eucharist will be Franciscan Formation for Novice Shannon
Saturday 5 pm Eucharist (August 20)
Third Saturday business meeting at 7 pm on Go To Meeting

"The world would be better off if people tried to become better.  And people would become better if they stopped trying to become better off.  For when everybody tries to become better off, nobody is better off.  But when everybody tries to become better, everybody is better off.  Everybody would be rich if nobody tried to become richer, and nobody would be poor if everybody tried to be the poorest.  And everybody would be what they ought to be if everybody tried to be what they want the other person to be."  Peter Maurin, co-founder of Catholic Worker with Dorothy Day

"Do not forget your nothingness, no matter what others may do to you.  Despise all things, and your evil will be your good.  Do not fear so long as you live, any demon greater than that called 'I'"  Venerable Antonio Margil, ofm

Love to all,

Fr. John ofp

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