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


May 31-June 7, 2020

May God bless you in this season where we are seeking a NEW PENTECOST for the Church and World.

Well, here we are at an unofficial way to see the beginning of summer.  As I write this it is June  1st.  This coming weekend is dedicated to the revelation that God is Three in One: Father, Son and Holy Spirit.  Our readings for cycle-A are Genesis 1: 26-2: 4; psalm 8; 2 Corinthians 13: 5-13 and Matthew 28: 16-20.  The Genesis reading describes how we human beings are created in the image of God.  The first is a scripture that mentions the wonderful dignity that is our human nature having been created in love by God.  The second reading is used (I am convinced) because it concludes with a wonderful blessing: "the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, the love of God and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you".  Similarly, the gospel account gives us our COMMISSION: "Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit, teaching them to obey everything that I have commanded you and remember, I am with you always to the close of the age."  I love the fact that there is a weekend in the Church liturgical calendar focusing on this central Trinitarianmystery of our faith.

I now go to the chapel to preside at noon Eucharist on Tuesdays and Thursdays. This week it will be June 2 and 4.  Should you come, we will be using masks and physically distancing.  We will keep our number to 10 or less.  I welcome you to join me.  We will be careful as we pray.

This week on Friday (June 5) at 7 pm is the First Friday fellowship time for the vowed community.  Plan to join us using your GO TO MEETING app.  Should you have any issue getting on call me or Sharon. 

Let's continue to hold up our nation in prayer as we are dealing with COVID 19 and the deep social unrest.  It is at times like these that the Church as the Body of our Messiah and empowered by the Holy Spirit must shine with the LOVE of the Father.  

Love and blessings to all,

- Fr. John, OFP


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2020 Diocesan Prayer Cycle