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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Week of September 26-October 3, 2021

Hello and Love to all!

This coming weekend is special to our vowed Franciscan community.  Most of us will get together for a weekend of spiritual renewal around St. Francis' Gospel insights.  It will be an occasion for fellowship and community formation.  We desire to become better in our discipleship of the Lord Jesus.  So, to all of you, our friends, lift us in prayer and thought, please.

NOTE WELL: There will be NO Weekend Eucharist on October 2 at our chapel or online at our website.

The weekend scriptures for your study are Genesis 2: 18-25 (the story of man and woman created for each other); Psalm 8 or 128; Hebrews 2: 10-13 (I recommend reading chapters 1 and 2) because we will be in this wonderful book for several upcoming weekends) and Mark 10: 2-16 (Jesus' correcting the Pharisee's take on divorce by highlighting that woman and man were made for each other by the Creator from the beginning.  Love's Original innocence before Original sin).

Chapel Schedule
Noon Eucharist on Tuesday and Thursday (September 28 and 30)
NO EUCHARIST ON SATURDAY, OCTOBER 2.  Fraternity retreat and community formation.

"Do not be daunted by the enormity of the world's grief.  Do justly now.  Love mercy now.  Walk humbly now.  You are not obligated to complete the work, but neither are you free to abandon it."  From the Talmud (Jewish wisdom literature from the Middle Ages.  This is  commentary on Micah 6:8)

"If everyone does something, then we can do a lot." and  "Peace is like bread.  It must be shared, or it loses its flavor."  From Blessed (Fr.) Pino Puglisi, who was martyred in 1993 by the Mafia in Sicily for standing up to them.

Again, Pray for and with our Order of Franciscan Penitents as we refocus ourselves on living the Gospel.

Fr. John ofp

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