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!

Rev. Msgr. Carl F. Cummings, Pastor

Dear Parishioners,

Jesus was opposed to the legalistic approach with which the Pharisees interpreted and used the law and commandments. But he had great respect for the law as he says at the beginning of today's gospel (Matthew 5:17-35). He didn't come to abolish the law but to fulfill it. He comes to bring it to a deeper level. He tells us not just to avoid evil actions but to eliminate the evil thoughts in our hearts as well. We are to root deep down inside and get rid of thoughts of hatred, lust, and lying. For only clean hearts truly make it possible for the Holy Trinity to dwell within us. Of course, the best way to purify our hearts is the Sacrament of Reconciliation as Pope Francis does every 2 weeks and we priests once a month. As St. Augustine wrote, "The beginning of good work is the confession of bad work."

God Bless,
Fr. Carl

 

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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 download a Registration Form HERE. Thank youand Welcome!

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

Feb. 26, 2016: St. Jane Frances Community Blood Drive

Blood DriveThe need is constant. The gratification is instant. Give blood.™

Our next blood drive will be on Sunday, February 26, 2017 from 8:00 AM to 2:00 PM in the School Hall. Donors will receive a FREE breakfast from 8:00am-12:00pm (donated by St. Jane Frances Church & the Holy Name Society) OR lunch from 12:00pm–2:00pm (sponsored by Beefalo Bob’s). Please mark your calendar and plan to participate in this life-saving event.

To schedule your lifesaving donation, please visit redcrossblood.org and enter Sponsor Code: SJFRCC or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767). For questions, contact Rod Devilbiss at 410-437-2175 or rodbcfd@gmail.com.

Ash Wednesday Mass and ServicesMar. 1, 2017: Ash Wednesday Masses
and Distribution of Ashes

Ash Wednesday is the first day of Lent, the season of preparation for the resurrection of Jesus Christ on Easter Sunday. The distribution of ashes reminds us of our own sinfulness and mortality, and calls us to repentance. The Church emphasizes the penitential nature of Ash Wednesday by calling us to fast and abstain from meat (beef, pork, chicken, lamb, etc.). Catholics in good health who are over the age of 18 and under the age of 60 are required to fast, which means that they can eat only one complete meal and two smaller ones during the day, with no food in between. Catholics who are over the age of 14 are required to refrain from eating any meat, or any food made with meat, on Ash Wednesday.

Ash Wednesday Masses will be held at St. Jane Frances church on March 1st at 8:30am, 12:00pm, and 7:00pm. Please join us!

Mar. 3: Friday Stations of the Cross (morning and evening)

Please join us for Stations of the Cross every Friday during Lent at 10:00am & 7:00pm in the upper church. (see Lenten schedule for Good Friday services)

Mar. 3, 2017: Lenten Friday Fish Frys

Lenten Fish FrysJoin us Fridays throughout Lent for our Fish Frys sponsored by the Knights of Columbus Council No. 10966! KOC members will be offering Lenten fish frys Fridays March 3, 10, 24, 31, and April 7 from 4 pm to 7 pm in the St. Jane Frances Hall.

Each dinner purchased includes:

  • Your choice of delicious seafood:
    • one 9 oz. battered cod filet, OR
    • four coddies (shown), OR
    • one 4 oz. battered cod filet & two coddies
    • ten butterfly shrimp, OR
    • ten breaded scallops
  • Includes choice of two:
    • potato salad
    • cole slaw
    • parsley potatoes (shown)
    • green beans or
    • french fries
  • Roll and condiments
  • Coffee or iced tea

Adults: $12.00
Children 12 and under: $7.00

DINNERS MAY BE PURCHASED FOR SIT-DOWN OR CARRY OUT

Also available for purchase! Coddies by the dozen (cooked or frozen), fish sandwiches, sodas, clam chowder, macaroni & cheese, pizza, and desserts.

For more information, contact Don Sparklin at 410-255-5080. Proceeds fund the Council’s activities that benefit the Church and community.
*No fish fry on March 17 (St. Patrick's Day Bazaar) or April 14 (Good Friday)

St. Jane's Catholic Men's FellowshipMar. 6, 2017: 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 watching a video on a Catholic Faith topic and discussing. 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.

Remaining Dates: Feb. 20; Mar. 6, 13, 27; Apr 17, 24; May 8, 15, 22; June 5.

Happy St. Patrick's DayMarch 17, 2017: 67th Annual
St. Patrick's Day Bazaar

Join us on Friday, March 17 from 4pm to 10pm for our 67th Annual St. Patrick's Day Bazaar! This popular event draws families from all over the Riviera Beach and Pasadena area for food, games, and fun! Activities include:

  • Prize wheels
  • Money and liquor wheels
  • Basket of Cheer raffle
  • Silent Auction
  • Country Cupboard shop
  • Face painting and sand art
  • Food and drinks
  • Beer, wine, and Irish coffee!

Volunteers Needed: Our 66th Annual St. Patrick's Day Bazaar is fast approaching, and we are in need of donations to make this years' bazaar a success.Our Silent Auction needs gift cards from a variety of locations, gift baskets, and large items to bid on. And our Cake table will need lots of HOME-MADE goodies! We are also in need of volunteers to work a game/wheel both day and evening hours. If you can volunteer or can donate any of these items, please contact Terri McAllister at 410-255-4750 or e-mail office@stjaneschool.org.

Rev. Msgr. Jeremiah KenneyMar. 20, 21, 22: Parish Mission with Msgr. Jeremiah Kenney

Do you want to get to know God better? Are you looking for a way to grow during the season of Lent? Get to Know God!

Fr. Carl has invited captivating speaker, Rev. Msgr. Jeremiah Kenney, to speak at St. Jane Frances for 3 evenings during Lent to help us get to know God better. Parish Missions, opportunities to go deeper into our Faith, are common during Lent. On Monday, Msgr. Kenney will speak about "Prayer and Worship," Tuesday the topic will be "Conversion," and on Wednesday he'll close the series by speaking about the "Mass and the Eucharist" as ways to get to know God. Msgr. Kenney will give the homily all Masses the weekend of March 18th & 19th. Come find out why so many enjoy Msgr. Kenney's style! Admission is FREE!

March 25, 2017: Catholic Men’s Fellowship Annual Conference

Catholic Men's Fellowship Annual Conference Theme: “Rise Up, O Men of God”
Mobilizing for the New Evangelization

Register now for the Catholic Men's Fellowship ANNUAL CONFERENCE, Saturday, March 25, 2017, 8:00 AM to 4 PM at The Carl J. Murphy Fine Arts Center at Morgan State University in Baltimore. The headline speaker will be Scott Hahn! Also speaking will be Deacon Paul Shelton and Alex Zunca. with closing mass with Archbishop William Lori, Celebrant. The cost to register is $40.00 for Adults and $20.00 for High School/College Students. To register or for more information, go to www.catholicmensfellowship.com. If you are interested in a ride to the conference from St. Jane, please contact Ken Hess at 410-360-1076 or Dave Horvath at 301-213-1197.

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)

Archdiocese of Baltimore mobile appCatholic 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

St. Jane Frances SchoolConfirmation

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

Knights of Columbus 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)


Mary's CenterHelp 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

Heart of MercyA 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.

Project Rachel: Post-Abortion Healing

Project Rachel Baltimore is the church's ministry which operates as a network of professional clergy, licensed counselors, and volunteers all trained to provide one-on-one spiritual and psychological support for those who are suffering from the trauma of abortion. Project Rachel Baltimore offers special Rachel's Vineyard weekend retreats and Come to the Waters day retreats several times a year. Rachel's Vineyard is the world's largest ministry for healing after abortion. For more information about Rachel's Vineyard, go to www.HopeAfterAbortion.org, projectrachel@archbalt.org or call 410-625-8491.

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 rvbaltimore@archbalt.org.

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.

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

2017 Lent and
Holy Week Schedules
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“…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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