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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June 26 - July 3, 2022

Hello to all of you
Did you miss me?  Actually, did you miss the "Friar's Footnotes"?  I mentioned in the last edition that I would be on a bit of a break bouncing through the beautiful southern part of Missouri.  Sharon and I had a wonderful visit with our fraternity brother and sister, Fr. David and S. Toni.  But alas, now we're back and refreshed.

Our upcoming scriptures for Foundation Day are 1 Kings 19: 15-16, 19-21; Psalm 16; Galatians 5: 19-25 and Luke 9: 51-62.  The First Kings reading is about the passing of the prophetic mantel from Elijah to Elisha.  It is a fine scripture about how God's living Word goes forth prophetically from one who knows God's Ways to their disciples.  The Galatians text is the account of the FRUIT of the Holy Spirit, which is what grows in each Christian as they respond to the GIFTS of the Holy Spirit.  The gospel is a collection of terse sayings of Jesus that are edifying.

This next weekend is Foundation Sunday, the day set aside to celebrate the founding of the Charismatic Episcopal Church with its special charism of THREE STREAMS,  the Liturgical-Sacramental with the Evangelical and the Pentecostal Empowerment.  Celebrate with us that we have a special gift to give to the greater Body of Christ.

Bishop Chuck Jones of the CEC Alabama diocese will be leading reflections  Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, July 21 to July 23 at the Cathedral.  It is open to LAY and CLERGY.   Plan to be a part of this opportunity for deep spiritual food.  (I wish my family could be there, but we have family obligations all of those days.)  Get details from the Cathedral community.

Chapel Schedule
Tuesday and Thursday noon Eucharist (June 28 and 30)!"
First Friday Fraternity Fellowship on Go To Meeting at 7 pm (July 1)
Saturday 5 pm Eucharist (July 2)

"We are born to love, we live to love, and we will die to love still more"  St Joseph Cafasso
"I would rather die than go on living as a neutral, not daring to call good and evil by their proper names, not daring to give my last ounce of blood for the oppressed"  Vincent Lebbe, a Vincentian priest called the Apostle to the Chinese who did most of his zealous ministry in China (1877-1940)

God bless you and keep you.  Love,

Fr. John, OFP

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2022 Diocesan Prayer Cycle