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


February 21-28, 2021

UPDATE: At the chapel this morning (Feb 23) I found we have broken pipes under the building.  I had the City turn off the water at the meter.  So TAKE NOTE ALL OF YOU IN COLUMBIA, MO that we will not have running water for days ahead.  We will be on the City Water Dept list for repairs, but they have a number of these situations ahead of us.


Love and blessings to all.

If you are used to seeing this on Monday--too bad!  It is Tuesday and I'm getting to it.  Sharon and I (with Chiara) had a lovely and needed break from this rough winter.  And now we are back and brought good weather with us.

Our readings for the coming weekend are Genesis 17: 1-7, 15-16; Psalm 22; Romans 4: 13-18 and Mark 8: 31-38.  (We in the ICCEC use the common lectionary.  Our Roman Catholic friends do texts touching the Temptations of Christ on the second Sunday of Lent, which we did on the last Sunday of Ordinary time.) The first reading is about God's covenant with Abram and Sarai--They both get new promissory new names as they will be called Abraham and Sarah and become our spiritual parents in faith.

The Romans reading teases out what that promise means for us as children of Abraham.  And the gospel then takes it much further as Jesus causes us to know that we receive the promised salvation by means of faith in Him and His own suffering and death on the cross.

Chapel Schedule 
Noon Eucharist on Tuesday and Thursday (February 23 and 25)
Saturday 5 pm Eucharist (February 27), also available on Zoom and Facebook.
Saturday 7 pm Franciscan Fraternity business meeting on Go To Meeting

SAYINGS OF THE SAINTS: "Let your mind look into the Spirit's eternal mirror.  Let your soul bathe in the Father's glorious light.  Let your heart contemplate the divine Son of God." St. Clare of Assisi.

Have a wonderful week. 

- Fr. John, OFP


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