Welcome to St. Jane Frances de Chantal Catholic Church in Pasadena, MD…
please join us!
The Olympics are over, and the United States did very well. However, what impressed me the most was a story dealing with the Christian faith of some of the athletes. The world's fastest runner, Usain Bolt, makes the sign of the cross before each race and offers a silent prayer; he wears a miraculous medal, proudly reveals his middle name, Usain St. Leo Bolt, and is very open about his Catholic faith. The wonderful gymnast, Simone Bailes (4 gold medals and one silver), travels with a statue of St. Sebastian, patron saint of athletes, carries a rosary given by her mother, and is up front about her faith and not shy about giving public testimony about her faith. Katie Ledecky, the great swimmer from Bethesda/Silver Spring, with 4 gold and one silver medal who prays a Hail Mary before each race says, "My Catholic faith is very important to me. It always has been and always will be." Unlike some of our so-called Catholic politicians who don't stand up for the faith, these athletes do. We can be very proud of them and hope to imitate their faith, even if we can't imitate their athletic achievements.
As I indicated at several of the Masses last week, we are coming down the home stretch on our parish kitchen/hall renovation project. Last week, the last of the tiles were removed from the hall, the asbestos was abated, and air samples proved that all is asbestos-free. Currently, the hall is being painted, and next week the new tiles will be installed. The kitchen equipment is being set up and calibrated tomorrow. Hopefully, we will be ready to open on September 10 and 11.
Finally, I would like to thank our Knights of Columbus for power washing the chairs for the hall. They worked hard so that the chairs will match the fresh beauty of our new hall and kitchen.
Thank you, Jesus, for your assistance, guidance, and support throughout this whole project.
- Fr. Carl
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 go to the “Join Our Parish” tab for a Registration Form. Thank you and 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.
The St. Jane Catholic Men's Fellowship will now be meeting on Monday nights! Our kick off will be on Monday, September 12, 2016. 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 viewing an episode of Crossing The Goal (from EWTN) and going over discussion questions. 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.
Dates: Sep 12, 19, 26; Oct 10, 17, 24; Nov 7, 14, 21, 28; Dec 12, 19; Jan 9, 16, 23; Feb 6, 13, 20; Mar 6, 13, 20, 27; Apr 17, 24; May 8, 15, 22.
Sept. 20, 2016: Funds For Friends - Knights of Columbus Msgr. Raymond P. Kelly Council #10966
The Greene Turtle and the Knights of Columbus Msgr. Raymond P. Kelly Council #10966 at St. Jane Frances Church are partnering to raise money to support the charitable activities of our parish. Bring your friends and family into The Greene Turtle for lunch or dinner on Tuesday, Sept. 20, and the Knights of Columbus will earn 20% of the gross sales for that day.
NOTE: You MUST mention to your server that you are with the Knights of Columbus or bring one of the green flyers (which can be found at the doors of the church) to have your check included in the fundraiser.
Sept. 24, 2016: Men’s Bagels & Bible Study
This Fall we will cover the Gospel of Matthew. We will use the Ignatius Catholic Study Bible - The Gospel of Matthew 2nd Edition. The cost is $10 which covers the cost of the study guide. That and a Bible is all you need to join in the discussion. We will meet on Saturday mornings following the 8:30 am Mass (approx. 9:00 am - 10:30 am) in the Parish Center starting on September 24 and finishing on November 26. Bagels (maybe some donuts too!) and coffee will be provided!
To order a book, please contact Ken Hess at 410-360-1076 email@example.com or Dave Horvath at 301-213-1197 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Oct. 4, 2016: Annual Blessing of Animals
Tuesday, October 4th after school at 3:00 pm, we will gather around the statue of St. Francis on the lawn between the church and rectory for our annual Blessing of the Animals in honor of St. Francis' Feast Day.
In the event of rain, the "Blessing Ceremony" will be on Thursday, October 5th at 3:00 pm.
Please make sure your pets are properly restrained.
Oct. 22, 2016:
Annual Crab Feast
The Knights of Columbus Msgr. Raymond P. Kelly Council #10966 is pleased to announce our Annual CRAB FEAST! This event will be held on Saturday, October 22, 2016 from 6:00 pm to 11:00 pm (dinner served until 10pm).
MENU will include: steamed crabs, pit beef, smoked ham and turkey, salads, crab soup, corn on the cob, desserts, beer and sodas. (Bring your own wine/liquor) Also Music, Dancing, Door Prizes, and 50/50s!
St. Jane Frances Hall,
8513 St. Jane Drive,
Pasadena, MD 21122
Tickets: $45 (Order early. Seating is limited and this event sells out every year!)
For tickets, please call:
Rick Przybylski 443-506-9566
Jack Fowler 410-437-1812
Jack Schuster 410-255-6751
St Jane Frances School now accepting registration for the 2016–2017 school year
St Jane Frances School is currently accepting registration for the 2016–2017 school year. Please check out www.stjaneschool.org or contact the office at 410-255-4750. Tours are available upon request. Please call the school or email Mrs. Simmons, the Principal at email@example.com. Come in and see what St Jane has to offer you and your child.
Holy Door Pilgrims: Get ready for an outpouring!
Pope Francis reminds us that Jubilee years bring with them special graces. "In this Jubilee Year, let us allow God to surprise us. He never tires of casting open the doors of his heart and of repeating that he loves us and wants to share his love with us." (MV 25) A particular grace that is available during this Jubilee of Mercy is an indulgence. Click here to learn more about the Jubilee Year of Mercy opportunities.
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)
Help for Women and Moms
Meals for New Moms
Are you willing to periodically prepare and deliver a meal to a family with a new baby? New moms in our parish need your help! To find out more, contact Susannah Kipke via
Heart of Mercy: Healing Ministry for Women
A confidential and safe place to seek healing for coping with life's difficulties, such as depression, anxiety, post-abortion healing, relationship issues, grief and loss, anger, etc. One-on-one counseling with a licensed clinical counselor and licensed clinical social worker and spiritual support offered by the Sisters of the Good Shepherd for people of all faiths. An experience of welcome and compassion awaits you. Contact www.heartofmercygs.org or call 443-833-4332 for further information.
Volunteer Opportunity at Mary’s Center
Mary’s Center, a Catholic Pregnancy Center serving Glen Burnie and surrounding areas is in need of English and Spanish speaking volunteers to assist needy women and women and teens in crisis pregnancies. Training begins the last week of March at the Center in Glen Burnie. Please call Mary’s Center at 410-761-8082 if you are able to help with this important ministry.
Pregnant? Need help?
Call the Gabriel Network at 1-800-ANGEL-OK.
Suffering post-abortion stress? Call Project Rachel 1-800-286-4224 or 410-
625-8491; or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
“…remain still in God’s presence, full of faith that He is more in us than we are in ourselves.”
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!
St. Jane Frances de Chantal School a 2015 Finalist for “BEST LOWER PRIVATE SCHOOL” and “BEST DAYCARE CENTER” in Maryland Gazette Reader's Choice 2015 survey
(Sept. 26, 2015) 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 survey by the Maryland Gazette!
St. Jane Frances de Chantal Church voted one of the “BEST CHURCHES” in Pasadena in 2014 Best of Pasadena reader survey
Saint Jane Frances School designated as one of seven STEM schools in the Archdiocese
(Jan. 28, 2011) The Archdiocese of Baltimore announced Jan. 28, 2011 that it will offer Science, Technology, Engineering and Math programs in seven of its elementary schools, including Saint Jane Frances School. The Archdiocese of Baltimore’s Department of Catholic Schools developed a criteria and a process for designating STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) schools, and Pasadena’s St. Jane Frances de Chantal School was one of the first to meet the criteria. Read more about it in the Catholic Review.