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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May 15-22, 2022

Hello to all,

Our readings for the coming weekend are Acts 16: 9-15; Psalm 67; Revelation 21: 1-2; 22-27 and John 14: 23-29. The first reading is the story of St. Paul's vision guiding him to go to Macedonia where he was welcomed by Lydia and had success with his preaching.  The Revelation reading speaks of the New Jerusalem, but with no need for theTemple, because the Lord God and the Lamb are the divine presence in their midst.  And the gospel begins to introduce the Holy Spirit who is to be with us witnessing Jesus' continued presence to us His disciples, as we obey His command to Agape-Love one another. 

Chapel Schedule

Noon Eucharist Tuesday and Thursday (May 17 and 19)
Franciscan Formation, after the noon Eucharist on Thursday, May 19
Saturday Eucharist at 5 pm (May 21)
Also Saturday at 7 pm Fraternity Business Meeting on 'Go To Meeting'

Late last week our lease was signed.  We will have access beginning Friday, May the 27th.  I have already secured a truck and trailer and we will dedicate May 27 and 28 to make the move.  Thank you to all in our Fraternity who entered into this discernment process.  It was a bit tedious, but I believe worth the extra time and effort to try to be led by the Holy Spirit.  Lord God, please guide us to use it well for the Kingdom.  The address will be 903 N. Old Hwy 63, Columbia, Mo 65201.  As in the past, address all business correspondence for the Fraternity should go to 2611 Mallard Court, Columbia, Mo 65201

"Those who adore heaven instead of the Lord of heaven are like a man who, desiring to pay the emperor homage, prostrates himself before the imperial palace and venerates its beauty."  Servant of God, Fr. Matteo Ricci, (early remarkable Jesuit missionary to China (1552-1610)

"Live for the day. Life is made up of days.  Our eternity is built on time.  If one has given all to Jesus and Mary, one has no right to waste time."  Venerable Edel Quin, (extraordinary member of Legion of Mary from Ireland, doing missionary work in Africa, 1907-1944) 

Blessings on all as we move through this Easter season heading toward the feast of the Ascension  and the 9 days prayerfully seeking more of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost.

Love to all,

Fr. John, OFP

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