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


April 11-18, 2021

Hello to all
Our upcoming scriptures will be Acts 3: 12-19; Psalm 4; 1John 3: 1-5; and Luke 24: 36b-48.  The first reading is Peter's response after the healing of the beggar by him and John as they were going into the temple for prayer.  It is a wonderful proclamation of the Gospel and a call to change from our sinful ways.  The second reading is a continuation of a series of readings from the first letter of John,  This particular section emphasizes that we are already children of God and that there is much more to be revealed to us.

Our gospel comes right after the two disciples as they were on their way to Emmaus. They had returned to some of the other disciples and then the resurrected Jesus appeared in their midst.  Noteworthy is that He teaches that all of this had been foretold by Moses, the Prophets, and the Psalms.  And that now that they had experienced His resurrected presence they are to be witnesses to Him.

Chapel Schedule for the week
Tuesday and Thursday noon Eucharist (April 13 and 15)
Saturday 5 pm Eucharist (April 17) which is also available on Facebook and Zoom
     (++Note this will be the last weekend for using Zoom.  We will soon start using our computer to project service prayers and music again)
Also, Saturday at 7 pm will be our Fraternity business meeting on Go To Meeting

From Pandita Ramabai, an Indian Christian and reformer, "People must not only hear about the kingdom of God but must see it in actual operation, on a small scale perhaps...but a real demonstration nevertheless."

And this gem from Pope Francis on our role in spreading the Gospel: "Each saint is a mission, planned by the Father to reflect and embody, at a specific moment in history, a certain aspect of the Gospel"  (That 'saint' would be YOU!)

Plan to be a part of ForColumbia, the day of service that many church members are offering to the City of Columbia.  It has been and will be a wonderful witness.  The date is Saturday June 5.

That is all.  Much love,

- Fr. John, OFP


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2021 Diocesan Prayer Cycle