Welcome to St. Jane Frances de Chantal Catholic Church in Pasadena, MD… please join us!
Do you remember those couple of days recently when the weather went from 70 one day to 35 and snow flurries the next? Now in Indiana, I was used to weather that could change quickly, but this has to be a record! I don't trust the weather much. In fact, I have little faith in the weather. A nice day becomes blustery and cold, a rainy day opens into a sunny, beautiful afternoon. But with God, I trust and have my faith. God is consistent and dependable. I cannot see God nor touch him, but I know that he is there. My faith gives me trust and belief in his goodness and in his love. I can retreat to his caring consolation without fear, without doubt, without pause. When I pray, I know that my prayer is heard. I know that God is present in the Mass, in the sacraments, in scripture, and in that long history of people we call saints. I know that he walks with me and my family. He is ever present to us. It is easy to forget this and to view God like all the other things in our lives that falter and change. But that is not true and is dangerous, in fact. It is in God where our full faith should reside. Not in our powers, they fade as we get old. Not in our money, how stable is the economy? Not in our possessions, my things will wear out, break, and go bad. But God, in his word and in his deeds, is everlasting. Let us have faith and trust in God. Let us ask him for the grace to grow in our faith. This is the one thing that overcomes all that the world offers, God's eternal presence. So springtime in February will come and go. Faith in the eternal God will not disappoint.
Welcome New Parishioners!
If you are new to our parish, please call the parish office at (410) 255-4646, pick up a Parish Registration Form from the back of the church, or download a Registration Form HERE. Thank youand Welcome!
Our mission is to be a family of Christian faith in the Roman Catholic Tradition, through faithful witness to the Gospel of Jesus Christ in Word and Worship, and through a commitment to evangelize and energize the faith through unconditional love of, and service to the members of our Parish community, and the world in which we live.
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News & Upcoming Events
Feb. 26, 2016: St. Jane Frances Community Blood Drive
The need is constant. The gratification is instant. Give blood.™
Our next blood drive will be on Sunday, February 26, 2017 from 8:00 AM to 2:00 PM in the School Hall. Donors will receive a FREE breakfast from 8:00am-12:00pm (donated by St. Jane Frances Church & the Holy Name Society) OR lunch from 12:00pm–2:00pm (sponsored by Beefalo Bob’s). Please mark your calendar and plan to participate in this life-saving event.
To schedule your lifesaving donation, please visit redcrossblood.org and enter Sponsor Code: SJFRCC or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767). For questions, contact Rod Devilbiss at 410-437-2175 or email@example.com.
Mar. 1, 2017: Ash Wednesday Masses
and Distribution of Ashes
Ash Wednesday is the first day of Lent, the season of preparation for the resurrection of Jesus Christ on Easter Sunday. The distribution of ashes reminds us of our own sinfulness and mortality, and calls us to repentance. The Church emphasizes the penitential nature of Ash Wednesday by calling us to fast and abstain from meat (beef, pork, chicken, lamb, etc.). Catholics in good health who are over the age of 18 and under the age of 60 are required to fast, which means that they can eat only one complete meal and two smaller ones during the day, with no food in between. Catholics who are over the age of 14 are required to refrain from eating any meat, or any food made with meat, on Ash Wednesday.
Ash Wednesday Masses will be held at St. Jane Frances church on March 1st at 8:30am, 12:00pm, and 7:00pm. Please join us!
Mar. 3: Friday Stations of the Cross (morning and evening)
Join us Fridays throughout Lent for our Fish Frys sponsored by the Knights of Columbus Council No. 10966! KOC members will be offering Lenten fish frys Fridays March 3, 10, 24, 31, and April 7 from 4 pm to 7 pm in the St. Jane Frances Hall.
Each dinner purchased includes:
Your choice of delicious seafood:
one 9 oz. battered cod filet, OR
four coddies (shown), OR
one 4 oz. battered cod filet & two coddies
ten butterfly shrimp, OR
ten breaded scallops
Includes choice of two:
parsley potatoes (shown)
green beans or
Roll and condiments
Coffee or iced tea
Children 12 and under: $7.00
DINNERS MAY BE PURCHASED FOR SIT-DOWN OR CARRY OUT
Also available for purchase! Coddies by the dozen (cooked or frozen), fish sandwiches, sodas, clam chowder, macaroni & cheese, pizza, and desserts.
For more information, contact Don Sparklin at 410-255-5080. Proceeds fund the Council’s activities that benefit the Church and community. *No fish fry on March 17 (St. Patrick's Day Bazaar) or April 14 (Good Friday)
Mar. 6, 2017:
Catholic Men's Fellowship
The St. Jane Catholic Men's Fellowship meets on Monday nights! Meet with other Catholic men to know and live your Catholic Faith. We meet most Mondays from 7:30–9:00pm in the Parish Center. The evening consists of watching a video on a Catholic Faith topic and discussing. We also have time for fellowship with some refreshments and snacks. There is NO cost to you except your time!
Come and join us! For more info, contact Dave Horvath at 301-213-1197 or Ken Hess at 410-360-1076.
Remaining Dates: Feb. 20; Mar. 6, 13, 27; Apr 17, 24; May 8, 15, 22; June 5.
March 17, 2017: 67th Annual
St. Patrick's Day Bazaar
Join us on Friday, March 17 from 4pm to 10pm for our 67th Annual St. Patrick's Day Bazaar! This popular event draws families from all over the Riviera Beach and Pasadena area for food, games, and fun! Activities include:
Money and liquor wheels
Basket of Cheer raffle
Country Cupboard shop
Face painting and sand art
Food and drinks
Beer, wine, and Irish coffee!
Volunteers Needed: Our 66th Annual St. Patrick's Day Bazaar is fast approaching, and we are in need of donations to make this years' bazaar a success.Our Silent Auction needs gift cards from a variety of locations, gift baskets, and large items to bid on. And our Cake table will need lots of HOME-MADE goodies! We are also in need of volunteers to work a game/wheel both day and evening hours. If you can volunteer or can donate any of these items, please contact Terri McAllister at 410-255-4750 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mar. 20, 21, 22: Parish Mission with Msgr. Jeremiah Kenney
Do you want to get to know God better? Are you looking for a way to grow during the season of Lent? Get to Know God!
Fr. Carl has invited captivating speaker, Rev. Msgr. Jeremiah Kenney, to speak at St. Jane Frances for 3 evenings during Lent to help us get to know God better. Parish Missions, opportunities to go deeper into our Faith, are common during Lent. On Monday, Msgr. Kenney will speak about "Prayer and Worship," Tuesday the topic will be "Conversion," and on Wednesday he'll close the series by speaking about the "Mass and the Eucharist" as ways to get to know God. Msgr. Kenney will give the homily all Masses the weekend of March 18th & 19th. Come find out why so many enjoy Msgr. Kenney's style! Admission is FREE!
March 25, 2017: Catholic Men’s Fellowship Annual Conference
Theme: “Rise Up, O Men of God”
Mobilizing for the New Evangelization
Register now for the Catholic Men's Fellowship ANNUAL CONFERENCE, Saturday, March 25, 2017, 8:00 AM to 4 PM at The Carl J. Murphy Fine Arts Center at Morgan State University in Baltimore. The headline speaker will be Scott Hahn! Also speaking will be Deacon Paul Shelton and Alex Zunca. with closing mass with Archbishop William Lori, Celebrant. The cost to register is $40.00 for Adults and $20.00 for High School/College Students. To register or for more information, go to www.catholicmensfellowship.com. If you are interested in a ride to the conference from St. Jane, please contact Ken Hess at 410-360-1076 or Dave Horvath at 301-213-1197.
June 16 & 17: Parish Retreat - “Who do you say that I am?” (Mk 8:29)
Presenters: Fr. Matt Buening & Julie St. Croix
Join us as we explore prayer in the scriptures and practical approaches to prayer in your life. Equip for Ministry Spirituality Retreat counts towards preliminary catechist certification.
Friday, June 16: 6:30pm-8:30pm
Saturday, June 17: 8:30am-4:30pm
We will do our best to offer childcare on Saturday Please be sure to note on your registration if you will need childcare, how many children, and their ages.
Questions? Contact Katie Torrey at 410-255-4646 or email@example.com. *Free will offering for retreat/child care*
Light refreshments provided Friday. Bring a bag lunch (or go out) on Saturday.
Passing On Your Faith to Your Children
The below video addresses one of the biggest challenges facing Catholic parents, families, and parish families alike: passing on the Faith to our children.(credit: Diocese of Rockville Centre, NY)
Catholic Mobile Apps
Did you know that you can use your mobile device to help enrich and practice your Catholic faith? We've compiled a comprehensive list of some of the best Catholic apps for mobile formats including apps for Prayers, the Mass, the Rosary, Liturgy of the Hours, Confession, Catechism, the Bible, and more!. Check them out at: http://www.stjane.org/links.html#apps
Youth Ministry Happenings
At St. Jane's, we offer the Sacrament of Confirmation to youth in High School. We are enrolling right now for the 2015-2016 year. If you are interested in learning more, we ask you to set up an Inquiry Meeting with Mrs. Claire, our Confirmation Coordinator.
Middle School Youth
We had a terrific Summer Missions Program last year. This year our Summer Missions will be June 20–24, 2016. In September, we begin Lunch Bunch, our middle school program. We meet on Sunday afternoons twice a month.
High School Youth
DROP INS - most Sunday evenings from 6:00pm–8:00pm in the Parish Center UNLESS we use that Sunday for an outing day.
Check the Parish Calendar.
Knights of Columbus: Looking for a few good men
If you're interested in helping those in need, serving our parish, growing in your faith, bonding with men who share your faith, or having exclusive access to top-rated insurance protection for your family, then the Knights of Columbus is the organization for you!
The Msgr. Raymond Kelly Council Knights of Columbus at St. Jane Frances de Chantal parish is for practicing Catholic men, 18 and over, who wish to make a difference in our parish and our community as well as within themselves. Join the almost 2 million strong force that St. Pope John Paul II called the "strong arm of the Catholic Church" and see how much of a difference you can make for the better! (see: Why Join the Knights? pamphlet)
St. Jane Frances de Chantal School voted a Finalist for “BEST LOWER PRIVATE SCHOOL” and “BEST DAYCARE CENTER” in Maryland Gazette Reader's Choice 2015 and 2016 surveys
(Sept. 24, 2016) Congratulations to Principal Elena Simmons and the staff at Saint Jane Frances School for being voted a Finalist in the categories of "Best Lower Private School" and "Best Daycare" in the Maryland Gazette Reader's Choice 2015 AND 2016 surveys by the Maryland Gazette!
St. Jane Frances de Chantal Church wins “BEST CHURCH” and “BEST PASTOR/CHURCH LEADER” in 2016 Best of Pasadena reader survey
(April 20, 2016) Congratulations to Rev. Msgr. Carl Cummings and the staff at Saint Jane Frances Church for winning "Best Church" and "Best Pastor/Church Leader" in the 2016 Best of Pasadena reader survey by the Pasadena Voice!