Welcome to St. Jane Frances de Chantal Catholic Church in Pasadena, MD… please join us!
I would like to introduce myself. I am Deacon Steve House. I have been assigned to serve as deacon at St. Jane Frances. My wife, Rochelle, and I moved to Annapolis from Columbus, Indiana this past June. I am a retired psychologist. My wife is a retired high school guidance director. We have been married for 41 years. We have three children. One son's family lives in Leesburg, Virginia. A second son lives in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. We live with our daughter here in Annapolis. You can see that our move brings us closer to our children and our 6 granddaughters. That is great for us, I'm not sure how it is for them! Although I grew up in Philly, we lived in Indiana for 35 years. The church has been a big part of our lives, and we had a wonderful parish community there. Our move here was planned but probably hastened by the fact that our daughter has Natalie, a two year old special needs child. She and her husband asked if we would come and live with them to provide support. It was really a no-brainer. I was getting tired of the 10 hour trip anyway! Now we are just down the stairs. I think my job is to color with Amelia, their 4 year old. I have so far avoided dirty diapers!
I was ordained in the Archdiocese of Indianapolis in 2012. Unlike the Archdiocese of Baltimore, in Indy, ours was only the second class of deacons ordained. I am very excited about being assigned to St. Jane Frances. I have to admit however, that when I was first aware of the parish, I had to ask what saint is that? But Rochelle and I have been praying for God to lead us, and he has not let us down. We have greatly changed our lives, leaving what we knew and were comfortable with to find a new normal. God has blessed us with opportunities beyond our dreams, and we look for his continued guidance as we seek to live out his will for us. St. Jane Frances will be a part of that. I look forward to meeting you, learning about the parish and how best to be a servant to all of you.
May God bless you,
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.
This Fall we are covering the Gospel of Matthew. We are using 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or Dave Horvath at 301-213-1197 email@example.com.
Oct. 17, 2016:
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 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.
October 20, 2016:
St. Monica Ministry
St. Jane Frances de Chantal Church, Pasadena, will be hosting two sessions of St. Monica Ministry on Thursdays, October 13th and 20th, 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm in the Muth room of the lower Church. This ministry is to assist those who are practicing their Catholic faith and are concerned about someone who has been away from the Church. This may be the help that you need to approach someone about returning to the practice of their Catholic faith.
If you would like to to talk with someone before the session or to obtain your booklet a few days prior, please call John Ena (410-437-6522) or Dave Horvath (301-213-1197).
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!
Tickets: SORRY, SOLD OUT!!!
October 27, 2016: Inviting Catholics Home
St. Jane Frances de Chantal Church, will be hosting “Inviting Catholics Home” for Catholics who have been away from the Church. Come back to the Lord Jesus and His Church!
St. Jane Frances de Chantal Catholic Church will be hosting three successive Thursday evenings, October 27, November 3 and 10 from 7:00-8:30pm in the Muth Room of the lower church. We encourage you to attend each session. If you cannot, please come to those that you can. You don't have to pre-register... just show up! There will be prayer as well as an opportunity to share and discuss in a comfortable atmosphere. If you have been thinking about returning, here is your opportunity, now is your time. The Lord will welcome you. We will welcome you. We would love to see you there.
If you would like to talk with someone before the sessions, please call John Ena (410-437-6522) or Dave Horvath (301-213-1197).
October 29, 2016: Pilgrimage to the National Shrine of Elizabeth Ann Seton in Emmitsburg, MD
As the Jubilee Year of Mercy comes to a close, this is a wonderful opportunity to experience God's merciful grace. Bus departs from St. Jane Frances church at 9:00 a.m. and returns back approximately 4:30 p.m.
Cost: $40 per person
To reserve a place, please call the parish office with your name, phone number, e-mail, and number of persons going with you, or turn in the slip in the Oct. 2 parish bulletin. Checks are made payable to St. Jane Frances Church and are due by Friday, October 21, 2016.
Oct. 31, 2016: Our Daily Bread Casseroles:
“I was hungry and you gave me something to eat.”
St. Jane Frances de Chantal Parish provides casseroles to Our Daily Bread on the fifth (5th) Friday and the fifth (5th) Monday of the months when they occur. Our next delivery will be Monday, Oct. 31, 2016.
Making a casserole for Our Daily Bread is easy and inexpensive. It can also be fun and a teaching experience in the Corporal Works of Mercy when you involve your children. Each casserole will serve approximately 6–8 hungry people.
FROZEN casseroles can be brought to the Rectory during business hours from 9am to 4pm, Monday through Friday. If you are able to make a casserole but unable to bring it in, please call the Rectory Office at (410) 255-4646 and leave your name, address and a telephone number where you can be reached and a volunteer will come to your home and pick it up.
Please take home a casserole pan today. Everything you need to know is in the instructions in each pan. Our goal is 200 casseroles. Thank you for your generous support!
Nov. 5, 2016: CHERISH Retreat for
Husbands and Wives
Husbands and Wives! Come Celebrate and Nourish Your Marriage! C.H.E.R.I.S.H. stands for "Catholic Hearts Espoused Rejoice In Sacramental Hope."
The 8th CHERISH Retreat Evening at St. Jane Frances de Chantal will include:
Vigil Mass at 5:00 pm (or start with dinner after)
"Doing God's Will in your Marriage" presented by Fr. James Boric of
St. John the Evangelist, Severna Park
Dinner will include Chicken Paprikash, Noodles, Green Bean
Casserole, French bread, and variety of Desserts.
Special dietary needs will be provided upon request at RSVP.
Other surprises and guest couple speakers
The evening closes with a prayer & blessing
The evening is FREE, but donations gratefully accepted.
RSVP by Nov. 3, 2016 by calling call Ken or Rosie Katafiasz at 410-437-3048.
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 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!