Calendar of Events
News & Upcoming Events:
August 31, 2014: St. Jane Frances RCC Blood Drive
100 Days of Summer, 100 Days of Hope! Our next blood drive will be on Sunday, August 31, 2014 from 8:00 AM to 2:00 PM in the School Hall. Donors will receive a free breakfast from 8:30am-12:00pm (donated by St. Jane Frances Church & the Holy Name Society) OR lunch from 12:00pm–2:30pm (sponsored by Beefalo Bob’s). Please mark your calendar and plan to participate in this life-saving event.
Call Rod Devilbiss at 410-437-2175 to schedule your life-saving donation, or just show up!
PLUS: All presenting donors, during the month of August, will receive a coupon for $2.50 off the purchase of a 48oz. container of Turkey Hill All Natural Ice Cream. Blood is especially needed this time of year, so please schedule your donation today!
Sept. 6, 2014: DATE NIGHTS for Catholic Couples
Caring for your marriage begins with making time for each other and having fun together. Six DATE NIGHTS for Catholic Couples will be held at St. Jane Frances de Chantal on Saturdays from 6:30 pm to 7:30 in our Parish Center on the following dates: May 10; June 28; Sept.6; Oct. 4; Nov. 1; and Dec, 6, 2014. The program consists of a short video, share, and then you go out on your own date to relax and enjoy your time together. Have coffee & desert, go bowling, or just pick a place where you can share and talk. It is your date!
Just $20 for cost of materials and the book, "Happy Together" by John Bosio, to be discussed at these date nights. For more information, to register and reserve a book, call Rosie or Ken Katafiasz at 410-437-3048.
If you like singing and the sacred liturgy, the music ministry needs you! Singing in a choir is a beautiful way to worship God and serve the parish. Choir members also enjoy fellowship with each other and acquire better singing skills. Adult choir sings for the 10 AM Mass on Sundays and other major Feast days. (Rehearsals are on Wednesdays at 7 PM) Children's choir sings once a month for the 11:30 Mass and on Christmas Eve. (The children's choir is open to boys and girls ages 10 and up. Rehearsals are on Wednesdays at 6 PM.)
Rehearsals for both choirs start on Wednesday, September 10. Also please visit our Music Ministry web page. If you are interested, contact Mia Coyne, Director of Sacred Music, at .
Sept. 11 & 18, 2014:
St. Jane Frances de Chantal Church will be hosting two sessions of St. Monica Ministry on Thursdays, September 11th and 18th, 2014, from 7:00-8:30pm in the Muth Room of the Lower Church. You may come to either or both sessions.
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 talk with someone before the sessions or to obtain your booklet, a few days prior, please call John Ena (410-437-6522) or Deacon Robert (443-817-2260).
Come be part of a Men's application-oriented Bible &
THINKING ABOUT SEPARATION OR DIVORCE? Is your marriage or that of a relative or friend heading for divorce? Retrouvaille (French for "Rediscovery" and pronounced Re-tro-vi) is a program designed to help couples rediscover or reawaken the love, trust, and commitment that originally brought them together. The program is highly successful in saving hurting marriages, even bringing reconciliation to couples that have already separated or divorced.
Our next weekend is September 19-21, 2014. All calls and inquiries are confidential. To register or obtain more information, visit our website at www.HelpOurMarriage.com, call 443-400-7017, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 4, 2014 from 6:00 pm to 11:00 pm (dinner served until 10pm).
MENU will include: steamed crabs, pit beef, smoked ham or turkey, salads, crab soup, corn on the cob, desserts, beer and sodas. Also Music, Dancing, Door Prizes, and 50/50s! (see printable PDF flyer)
Tickets: $40 (Order early. We sell out every year!)
For tickets, please call:
Oct. 7, 2014: Bus Trip to Atlantic City RESORTS Casino
The Department of Faith Formation will host a bus trip to Resorts Casino in Atlantic City on Tuesday, October 7, 2014. We will be going to RESORTS and will receive $25 in free slot play. The bus will leave from the front of St. Jane Frances Church on Virginia Avenue at 9 a.m. and will return at 9 p.m. The cost is $40 per person. Danish and juice will be provided on the trip to Atlantic City, and snack bags/water will be provided on the way home.
For information, please call Ellen Lesniewski at 410-255-4646 or 443-691-4156; or Ning Wist 410-255-7729.
Nov. 8, 2014: Bus Trip to New York City 9/11 Museum
"Knights of Columbus FOURTH DEGREE Patriotic degree of the Order" is sponsoring a BUS TRIP TO NEW YORK CITY to see the 9/11 MUSEUM.
Cost: $125.00 per person
Make check payable to: Master, Knights of Columbus Fourth Degree
Price includes bus trip, admission to the museum, and snacks on the bus. There will be time for some shopping and sightseeing. We will be departing the Park and Ride on Hammonds Ferry Rd., Linthicum at 7 a.m. (Exit 8 off the 695 beltway across from Snyder's Restaurant) arriving back home around 11 pm.
For further information/reservations call:
Dec. 14, 2014: 43rd 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 43rd Annual Pancake Breakfast and Christmas Bazaar! Enjoy Pancakes, Sausage, Coffee/Tea/Juice/Milk.
Food! Fellowship! Fun for all ages!
Advance Ticket Prices (available at the Rectory or Sunday Religious Ed Classes):
Tickets at the door:
For more information, contact Katie Torrey in our Faith Formation office at 410-255-4646 or email@example.com.
Pancake Breakfast Volunteers Needed!
WANTED: Catholic Men For Spiritual Combat!
Step up and be the man that God meant you to be! Come out of your comfort zone and meet with other men to know and live your Catholic Faith!
The St. Jane Catholic Men's Fellowship will meet again most Wednesdays starting on September 10, 2014 from 7:30-9:00 pm 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 food and drinks. There is NO cost to you except your time! Come and join us! Our first topic series will be "Spiritual Combat." For more info, call Dave Horvath at 301-213-1197 or Ken Hess at 410-360-1076.
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)
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
Wanted: Catholic Men!
Step up and be the man that God meant you to be! Come out of your comfort zone and meet with other men to know and live your Catholic Faith. The St. Jane Catholic Men's Fellowship meets most Wednesdays from 7:30 - 9:00 pm 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 food and drinks. 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.
Youth Ministry Happenings
Middle School Youth
High School Youth
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.
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?
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(April 17, 2014) Congratulations to Fr. Brian Rafferty and Fr. Carl Cummings as Our Lady of the Chesapeake and St. Jane Frances de Chantal won 1st and 2nd for "Best Church" in the 2014 Best of Pasadena reader survey by the Pasadena Voice!
(Nov. 2011) Over forty years have passed since 1969 when the first translation of the Mass into English was first issued. Since that time, our ability to understand, articulate, and translate the words we use during Mass has improved, and a few minor but noticeable changes to the prayers used during Mass have recently been implemented. The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops and Life Teen have prepared a variety of videos which we have organized on our web site to help you to easily find them and watch at your convenience. Click here to view the page of videos.
St. Jane Frances School wins Ideal Classroom Grant from the State!
(May 11, 2011) We are proud to announce that our elementary and middle school has been awarded a $53,000 grant by the state of Maryland as part of the Maryland STEM Portfolio Project (MSPP) Ideal Classroom initiative to develop the "ideal classroom." Read more about it at http://www.archbalt.org/news-events/press-releases/pasadena-ideal-classroom.cfm.
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.
STEM schools will have continuous professional development for teachers, integrated use of computer technology and technology teaching tools, a successful advanced math track, data-driven decision-making, the presence of a science lab, and partnerships with businesses and/or universities focused on one or more STEM disciplines. St. Jane Frances de Chantal and St. Joan of Arc recently received federal grants to fund STEM-related professional development. Congratulations to all of the teachers, students, and administrators who've worked so hard to make sure that our school offers the best education available. Read more about it in the Catholic Review.
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