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

January 19-26, 2020

Hello to all

First, Thanks to all for prayers and support as I had reparative surgery on my problematic artificial hip last Monday (January 13).  I came home on Wednesday and have been recuperating at home.  I have to wear this immense brace for 6 weeks, so I am not very mobile.  Also, I am dependent on others for rides for the near future.

Secondly, Today as I write this it is Martin Luther King holiday.  I hope each who read this will redouble their efforts at reducing the marginalization that racism causes.  I thank God for the example he set by proclaiming a dream of true Gospel liberty. May we live with the total freedom of the sons and daughters of God.

Also, hold in prayer and thought all who are going to the March for Life in Washington, DC on Friday January 24.  Those who go every year have faithfully held high the banner of Life challenging our country to enact laws that will protect life in the womb.  My personal appeal is that we pro-life folks will also tend toward a consistent Life Ethic championing all life issues.

Our upcoming scriptures are Isaiah 8: 20-9:2; psalm 27; 1 Corinthians 1: 26-31 and Matthew 4:12-23

Chapel Schedule this week

Noon Eucharist on Tuesday January 21 and Thursday January 23
Not sure about Evening Prayer on Wednesday January 22--check with me that day
Saturday 5 pm Eucharist.  After fellowship time, I believe we need to have a business meeting, since we missed one last Saturday.

Love to all,

- Fr. John, OFP


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