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


August 9-16, 2020

Love and Blessings to all!

I hope you are doing well in these challenging times.  The scriptures for our upcoming Saturday Eucharist are Isaiah 56: 1-7; Psalm 67; Romans 11: 25-32; and Matthew 15: 21-28.  The first reading establishes that the God of Israel is indeed the God of all peoples as they are invited into the new Israel.  We Christians take this reading as describing the Church: as we welcome people of all races and cultures.  The reading closes with "For My house shall be called 'a house of prayer for all nations'.

The second reading continues our reflection on Romans.  It touches the same theme found in Isaiah, that the blindness of St. Paul's contemporary Jews is leading to the welcome of Gentiles into the Church.

The gospel has Jesus dealing with the Canaanite woman whose daughter is healed because that woman pressed Him to give her a 'healing' as if it were a crumb of bread.  When she put it that way, Jesus said 'Great is your faith! Let it be as you desire.'  

In all three readings, we see that Israel is God's chosen people in order that He may have unto Himself all the peoples of the world.

Chapel schedule for the week
Tuesday and Thursday noon Eucharist (August 11 and 13)
Saturday 5 pm Eucharist on Face Book and Zoom
Saturday 7 pm (Third Saturday) Fraternity Business Meeting on Go To Meeting

Again keep Bev in prayer as she seems close to going home to her Lord.  Continue holding James in prayer.  Shannon had her hip replacement surgery and is currently at the Prenger household as she begins to get home health. Still on pain meds. So hold her before the Lord too.

Blessings to all.  See you in person or on Zoom or Go To Meeting.  We continue to pray that the Lord guide and protect us in these COVID 19 times.

- Fr. John, OFP


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2020 Diocesan Prayer Cycle