St. Jane Frances de Chantal Roman Catholic Parish, Riviera Beach, MD 8499 Virginia Avenue
Riviera Beach, MD 21122-3097
Parish office: 410-255-4646
Parish fax: 410-437-5191
Religious Ed: 410-255-4646
School: 410-255-4750
 
   
 

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Welcome to St. Jane Frances de Chantal Catholic Church in Pasadena, MD… please join us!

Deacon Steve House

Dear Parishioners,

As you read this, we commemorated All Saints and All Souls days this past week. I have been thinking about those who have gone before. Personally, I am thinking about my father, who died when I was 19, and my grandparents. My family was not a calm and peaceful place due to many factors. So I remember these family members not as simple relationships but as people with interesting lives who touched me in different ways. My grandfather was a cook on a Navy submarine. He one time filled several cereal bowls with all the cereal in the box to prove to his stubborn grandson, myself, that the toy on the picture was not in the box! My grandmother who, when we lived with her during one of my parent's separations, locked my brothers and I in our room on Saturday morning, so she could sleep later. It was reasonable, because if not, we would take a blanket and surf down the long stairway like a roller coaster! My other grandfather I never knew. He came to America from Greece, in an arranged marriage. He stayed briefly, became ill, and leaving his pregnant wife, went back to Greece shortly to die. And so, my personal heritage is before me. But also at Mass, we call upon the Saints and all those who have gone before us. We call upon an angel to take our sacrifice to the heavenly altar, and we remember the Holy Father and our Archbishop. We are a communal church, and this is most evident when we celebrate Eucharist during these holy days. We pray to the Communion of Saints to intercede for us.

Dear Lord, we thank you for our Church, eternal Church, Church throughout the world, and the church called St. Jane Frances. We remember and honor all who have built this Church, the many countless people whose toil and riches were poured into these places, so that all may revere God and carry on a relationship with His Son. Thank you Lord, for the benefit of their hard lives and labor. Let us continue on and give this gift to those who will come after us.

Blessings,
Deacon Steve

 

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Mission Statement

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

Christmas crecheNov. 18, 2017: Build a Christmas Creche

Would you like to build a beautiful Nativity Scene to display on your yard to glorify the birth of our Lord Jesus Christ?
In a morning workshop, come with a sabre saw and go home with a plywood creche to have year after year. It will truly be a memorable day to share with one another. We will be building them in the parking lot by the kitchen. Participants will need to supply two saw horses, a sabre saw and an extension cord. A $50 free will offering is suggested to cover cost of materials. Lunch will be provided. For more information and registration contact Charles McClain at 410-437-2029 or crmcclain7@gmail.com. (9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. ~ School Parking Lot)

St. Jane's Catholic Men's FellowshipNov. 20, 2017: Catholic Men's Fellowship

The St. Jane Catholic Men's Fellowship meets on Monday nights! Come to the Parish Center at 7:30 pm and 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. We are currently viewing a series entitled "Who Am I To Judge?" by Dr. Edward Sri. The evening consists of watching a video and discussing it, plus we 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, call Dave Horvath at 301-213-1197 or Ken Hess at 410-360-1076.

Remaining Dates: Nov. 6, 13, 20, 27; Dec. 11, 18; Jan. 8, 15, 22, 29; Feb. 12, 19, 26; Mar. 12, 19; Apr. 9, 16, 23; May 7, 14, 21.

Advent by Candlelight: A Dinner Event for WomenDec. 2, 2017: Advent by Candlelight—
A Dinner Event for Women

Feast on a cooperative dinner, have fun with friends, discover ways to celebrate the beautiful season of Advent—all in one evening! (6-8pm) For more information or to RSVP, please contact Claire Horvath at 410-255-4646 or chorvath@stjane.org.

Pancake BreakfastDec. 10, 2017: 46th Annual Pancake Breakfast and Christmas Bazaar

Come and enjoy breakfast with family and friends from 8:30am-1:00pm at St. Jane Frances de Chantal’s 46th Annual Pancake Breakfast and Christmas Bazaar! Enjoy Pancakes, Sausage, Coffee/Tea/Juice/Milk.

Food! Fellowship! Fun for all ages!
• Raffles & Wheels • Face painting
• Pictures with Santa • Children’s Games & Crafts
• Secret Santa Shop

For more information, contact Katie Torrey in our Faith Formation office at 410-255-4646 or ktorrey@stjane.org.

Pancake Breakfast Volunteers and Donations Needed!
As always, we count on the generosity of you, our volunteers and donors, to make this exciting event happen. Proceeds benefit our Religious Education Program. Your willingness to help enables us to keep costs down. We also need liquor for the basket of cheer, gently used items for the Chinese raffles, cakes & baked goods for the cake wheel, and lots of friendly volunteers to make the morning fun! We will need help with set-up on Friday and Saturday, clean up on Sunday, as well as volunteers to run wheels and stands for the Christmas bazaar. If you'd like to help, you can sign up here by Dec. 4th. (Child protection certification is required http://www.shieldthevulnerable.org)

Dec. 29, 2017: Our Daily Bread Casseroles:
“I was hungry and you gave me something to eat.”

Our Daily Bread CasserolesSt. 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 Friday, December 29th.

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!

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Youth Ministry Happenings

St. Jane Frances SchoolConfirmation

Anyone High School age or older can explore the possibility of receiving the Sacrament of Confirmation. If you are interested in learning more, we ask you to set up an Inquiry Meeting with Mrs. Claire, our Confirmation Coordinator (chorvath@stjane.org or 410-255-4646 ext. 1418).

Altar Servers

  • If you have a youth who will be in 5th grade or higher next fall, let them know they can serve on the altar if they desire. Contact us, and we can set up training.

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

Knights of Columbus If you're a Catholic man 18 or older, 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 yourself and 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)

Mass Times

Monday thru Saturday - 8:30am
Saturday - 5:00pm
Sunday - 8:00am (quiet mass), 10:00am, and 11:30am

Today's Readings (USCCB)

Confessions

Saturday 3:30-4:30pm
or by appointment

Liturgical Schedule

“…remain still in God’s presence, full of faith that He is more in us than we are in ourselves.”

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Maryland Gazette Reader's Choice 2015 FinalistSt. 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 of Pasadena in 2016 Reader's SurveySt. 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!

 
   
 
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