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.


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

November 18-25, 2019

Love to all!  

Love and Blessings to all! Our community just celebrated a wonderful event on Sunday afternoon (November 17, 2019). Our Bishop Michael Davidson received the vows of Bette Ham into our Franciscan community at the Eucharist at our chapel on the 12th anniversary of the founding of the Order. Join all of us in praising God for his love in bringing her to this day in her own walk with Jesus as her Lord. May our franciscan community and all who know and love her be a good faith family to encourage her for the rest of her life. This coming weekend will see us drawing the liturgical year to a close. Advent is just around the corner. It is the Feast of Christ the King. Our scriptures are Jeremiah 23: 1-6; psalm 145 (psalm 46 is given in our calendar); Colossians 1:13-20; Luke 23: 33-43. The Jeremiah reading promises 'good shepherds' when Jerusalem had bad ones and ultimately a king who would be known as THE LORD OUR RIGHTEOUSNESS. The second reading presents Jesus as THE IKON (IMAGE) OF THE INVISIBLE GOD. The whole world holds together through Him and He has reconciled us through the blood of His Cross. Finally, the gospel presents Jesus as THE KING OF THE JEWS as He is on the CROSS, winning us back by his heroicly shed blood.

Chapel Schedule:

Noon Eucharist Tuesday and Thursday (November 19 and 21)

Wednesday Evening Prayer at 5 pm (November 20)

Eucharist at St Francis House at 8 pm on Thursday November 21

Saturday Eucharist at 5 pm followed by usual fellowship (November 23)

Love to all,

- Fr. John, OFP


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