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

Adult Ministries

God has a plan to win over everyone's heart, and it includes using our unique gifts to serve others. Whether it's greeting newcomers, playing musical instruments, or distibuting the Holy Eucharist, God wants your help! The Holy Spirit will accomplish great things through you. Select a ministry below for more information and to become involved.

*NOTE: Volunteer positions having substantial contact with children will require STAND certification.

“God has created me to do Him some definite service;
He has committed some work to me which he has not committed to another. I have my mission.”

- John Henry Cardinal Newman

Opportunities to Volunteer in the Parish

Department of Faith FormationDepartment of Faith Formation

St. Jane Frances strives to support parents in their role as primary educator through incorporation of four key ingredients into our program: message, community, worship, and service.

Knights of Columbus - 10966Knights of Columbus 10966

The Knights of Columbus is the largest Catholic fraternal organization in the world with more than 1.7 million members. It has contributed billions of dollars and millions of hours of volunteer service to charity.

2nd Tuesday, 4th Wednesday 7:00 pm
Contact: Grand Knight John Collins, 410-585-5720


Our Daily BreadOur Daily Bread

Our Daily Bread is Maryland's largest hot meal program, serving more than a quarter million FREE meals to the hungry of Baltimore City each year. The program also serves as a public information resource, with staff and volunteers available to speak on poverty issues to school and community groups. The parishioners of Saint Jane Frances are asked to provide casseroles to Our Daily Bread one day each month. The recipe for the casseroles along with free aluminum casserole pans are provided at the Usher's station after Sunday masses the week before casseroles are due. More information.

Music MinistriesMusic Ministry

If God has blessed you with musical talent and/or a great voice, we need you! Opportuntities to share your gifts in glorifying God include: choir or cantor.

For more information, please see our Music Ministries page or contact Marianne Gregory, Director of Music, at

“An authentic renewal of sacred music can only happen in the wake of the great tradition of the past, of Gregorian chant and sacred polyphony.”
- Pope Benedict XVI, 2006


Red Cross Blood Drives“Give the Gift of Life” – Red Cross Community Blood Drives

Red Cross Blood Drives are scheduled often and are announced in the Parish Bulletin. Please be sure to follow the Parish news for announcements of impending Blood Drives. Donors receive a free breakfast which is prepared by Holy Name Society members.



St. Monica MinistrySt. Monica Ministry

The Saint Monica ministry is a pastoral outreach to adults who have friends or relatives who are not active in the practice of their Catholic faith, and for whom this experience is a source of hurt and deep disappointment.

The Saint Monica Ministry, developed around the life experiences of Saint Monica, suggests that the best response is to use this experience as a means of drawing closer to Christ yourself. In becoming more Christ-like ourselves, we permit our Lord to be reflected more clearly through us to others and thus touch them in the way and time of His choosing.

Contacts: John Ena, 410-437-6522 or
Deacon Robert Vlecj 443 817-2260


Boy Scouts Troup 414Boy Scouts Troup 414

St. Jane Frances strives to support parents in their role as primary educator through incorporation of four key ingredients into our program: message, community, worship, and service.


Cub ScoutsCub Scouts

Cub Scouts Packs serve boys who are in first through fifth grade (7 to 10 years old). As a parent of a Cub Scout, you'll make new friends, too, as you work with other parents, reinforcing each others' efforts to help your boys grow up to be good citizens.


CASOS Senior ClubCASOS Senior Club

The County Administered Senior Opportunity and Service (CASOS) helps thousands of seniors in desperate need of advocacy, information, assistance, and referrals. CASOS includes social clubs that provide support and a means for networking. Club members sponsor fund-raisers to help fill the CASOS emergency fund. And to help seniors supplement their income,a consignment shop in the Arundel Center North gives seniors a place to sell their handcrafted items.

Meetings: 2nd & 4th Wednesday 1:15 pm
For more information, please contact
Dawn Lorch at 410-437-1919.


Pastoral Visitors MinistryPastoral Visitors Ministry

Through the Pastoral Visitors Ministry, St. Jane Frances Parish ministers to the sick, the handicapped, the dying, as well as those recovering from a major illness. Lay Eucharistic ministers pay sick calls to the homes, residences, sick rooms, or hospital rooms of those ill or in distress, distribute the Holy Eucharist, and pray with and for those who are afflicted or in need of God's intervention for physical or mental healing. This special ministry is always in need of volunteers who can spare precious time to assist those who are ill and in need of God's healing graces.

For more information, please contact Deacon Robert Vlcej at 410-255-4646.


Extraordinary Ministers of Holy CommunionExtraordinary Ministers of
Holy Communion

Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion assist in the distribution of the Eucharist when there is not a sufficient number of ordinary ministers. It is essential that Eucharistic Ministers be fully and actively involved in the life of the parish. (See requirements.) If you are interested in becoming a Eucharistic Minister please contact one of the priests of the Parish.





Organizations in the Parish

Holy Name SocietyHoly Name Society

The Holy Name Society promotes reverence for the Sacred Names of God and Jesus Christ, obedience and loyalty to the Magisterium of the Catholic Church, and the personal sanctification and holiness of its members. Members are called to contribute to the evangelization mission of the Church and to make perpetual acts of reverence and love for our Lord and Savior via Corporal and Spiritual Works of Mercy.

Contact: Philip Knauer at 410-608-7873 or

Prayer Network

A community of prayer: to have your prayer intentions included, call Trudy Smith at 410-255-2935.


Women's SodalityWomen's Sodality

The Women's Sodality of St. Jane Frances is a group of women dedicated to assisting our church, parish and community by donating our time and services for a variety of functions within the church. Mass/Meetings are generally held monthly.

Contact: Delores Seidl Witt, 410-255-6201


St. Jane's Catholic Men's FellowshipCatholic Men's Fellowship

The St. Jane Catholic Men's Fellowship meets on Monday nights from 7:30–9:00pm in the Parish Center. Meet with other Catholic men to know and live your Catholic Faith! 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.


Opportunities to Volunteer throughout the Archdiocese

Apostleship of the SeaApostleship of the Sea

The mission of the Apostleship of the Sea (AOS) is to reach out to seafarers, fishers, their families and all who work or travel on the high seas. Seafarers are often away from their home parishes, and some seafarers have no parish setting to help them maintain lasting ties with their faith and families. A network of AOS port offices and Catholic chaplains establishes a parish that accommodates a seafarer's unique lifestyle and needs. Around the world, the AOS assists seafarer's to meet their basic needs: a safe work environment, a just contract, a safe haven while in port, spiritual renewal, communication with loved ones back home, a few hours of recreation and a genuine welcome. More information.

Catholic Charities

Catholic Charities of Baltimore

Catholic Charities of Baltimore compassionately assists people who are poor, children and families, seniors, and those who are developmentally disabled. In their 80 programs, they welcome and serve 160,000 people every year, and serve nearly 350,000 meals to those who are hungry. Without regard to faith, they cherish the Divine within every one. More information.


Respect LifeRespect Life

Our Catholic Faith teaches us to see Christ in everyone, even the least of our brothers and sisters. Therefore, as Catholics we respect and protect human life from the moment of conception to the moment of natural death. The mission of the Archdiocesan Respect Life Committee is to assist parishes, Catholic elementary and high schools, pro-life organizations and institutions and individuals in their efforts to foster reverence for all human life. More information.


St. Vincent de PaulSt. Vincent de Paul

St. Vincent de Paul of Baltimore is a leading provider of volunteer-based, human services to people experiencing hunger, homelessness, and poverty in Baltimore, Maryland. A faith-based, non-profit organization, St. Vincent de Paul of Baltimore enlists the support of over 2,000 volunteers in the delivery of its services. More information.




The North County Emergency Outreach Network (NCEON) is a Christian organization comprised of more than 35 churches and 5 civic organizations from the Glen Burnie, Linthicum, Pasadena, and Severn areas. NCEON is an all-volunteer organization and does not receive any government funding. All funds received by NCEON are donated by member organizations and private individuals.

NCEON is open Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 10 am-3 pm, providing assistance in the following areas:

  • food
  • court-ordered evictions
  • utility shut-off notices
  • fuel
  • medications
  • special emergency situations
  • budget counseling
  • referrals
  • intervention programs for battered persons
  • homeless programs

If you would like to volunteer to assist NCEON or to make a donation, please call NCEON at 410-766-1826


Mary's CenterMary's Center

Mary's Center, a Catholic Pregnancy Center in Glen Burnie, is in need of English and Spanish speaking volunteers to assist needy women and women and teens in crisis pregnancies. Please call Mary's Center at 410-761-8082 if you are able to help with this important ministry.


Alcoholics Anonymous

Sunday Evenings 7:00 pm





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