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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TONIGHT'S PARISH MISSION "Sin and Forgiveness" with Fr. Paschal Morlino will begin at 7pm. Please join us!

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Fr. CarlDear Parishioners,

When you set out on a trip, it's always encouraging to visualize what awaits you at the end. For high school students, it is graduation and either acceptance at college or joining the work force; for vacations, it is the ocean or the mountains; for Christians, it is eternal life with God. No matter how long the journey may take or how difficult the obstacles along the way, as long as we can see what awaits us at the end, we proceed with hope and longing. Jesus knew that, and that is why He gave the disciples the privilege of observing the Transfiguration (Mark 9:2-10). He knew the journey on the road for the disciples would be long and dusty with stormy weather and all sorts of hardships to overcome. He knew the danger of discouragement and wanted the disciples to see a beacon of hope at the end of the tunnel. So He allowed them to see His glorified body and at the same time a glimpse of what they, too, would share, if they persevered.

As we begin our Lenten journey, the Transfiguration is there for you and me to do the same. So let us shoulder our packs as we march off with prayer, fasting, and almsgiving toward the glorious feast of Easter.

See page 4 of the 2/22/2015 bulletin for a list of available activities, and may you have a blessed Lent.

- Fr. Carl


pastorstjane.blogspot.comSee Fr. Carl's blog “A Word From Our Pastor” at

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!

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.

Calendar of Events

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News & Upcoming Events

Fr. Paschal MorlinoMar. 2–4, 2015: St. Jane Frances Parish Mission with Fr. Paschal Morlino

Fr. Paschal Morlino will speak at all Masses at St. Jane Frances de Chantal the weekend of Feb 28th and March 1st. The evenings of Monday, March 2nd, Tuesday, March 3rd, and Wednesday, March 4th, Fr. Paschal will be giving our parish mission at 7:00pm in the church.

The purpose of a parish mission is to grow in knowledge of a spiritual topic and apply it to our lives. Fr. Paschal's theme is: "Sin and Forgiveness."


Mar. 5, 2015: St. Monica Ministry

St. Monica MinistrySt. Jane Frances de Chantal Catholic Church will be hosting a session of St. Monica Ministry on Thursday, March 5, 2015, 7:00-8:30, 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 talk with someone before the sessions or to obtain your booklet a few days prior, please call John Ena (410-437-6522).

Mar. 6: 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 February 20 & 27, and March 6, 20 & 27 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: $11.00
Children 12 and under: $7.00


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

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 13 (St. Patrick's Day Bazaar) or April 3 (Good Friday)

CHERISH Retreat for Husbands and Wives

CHERISH Retreat for Married Couples with Fr. Jerry FrancikMarch 7, 2015: CHERISH Retreat for
Husbands and Wives (NEW DATE)

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 5th CHERISH Retreat Evening here at St. Jane Frances de Chantal has been rescheduled to March 7 and will include:

  • Vigil Mass at 5:00 pm
  • Fr. Gerry Francik, pastor of St. Mark in Falston, MD will be speaking on "Living Your Marriage in the Light of Faith"
  • Dinner (Salad, Ham & Scalloped Potatoes, Vegetable)
  • Vegan option
  • Variety of Desserts
  • Special options upon request
  • FREE, but donations gratefully accepted.

RSVP by calling call Ken or Rosie Katafiasz at 410-437-3048.

March 11, 2015: The Light is ON for You. Celebrate the Sacrament of Reconciliation

The Light is ON for You.Renew your relationship with God and receive His forgiveness. Beginning March 11th, Confessions will be held at St. Jane Frances on Wednesday evenings throughout Lent at 7:00pm and will continue through April 1st. We also offer confessions on Saturday afternoons from 3:30pm to 4:30pm or by appointment.

For more information including tips for how to make a good Confession, or for additional locations and hours, please see:

Inviting Catholics HomeMarch 12, 19 & 26, 2015: 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, March 12th, 19th, and 26th 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. Easter is coming!

If you would like to talk with someone before the sessions, please call John Ena (410-437-6522) or Dave Horvath (301-213-1197).

March 13, 2015: Cakes Needed for St. Patrick’s Day Bazaar

CakeWe need cakes for the St. Jane Frances St. Patrick's Day Bazaar Cake Wheel. Make them extra yummy and extra fancy! We need an assortment of HOME-MADE tummy pleasers. Some suggestions are: Black Forest, Chocolate, Yellow, Coconut, Carrot, Strawberry and Apple Cakes; as well as Banana, Crumb and Cupcakes. Can’t bake? Then try to win one at the bazaar!

Please bring cakes to the Parish Hall on Friday, March 13, 9:30am to 12:00 pm.
*** Please be sure to attach the name of the cake and type of frosting to your creation. Please also include a notation if your cake has any nuts, nut products or any other allergy sensitive ingredients. ***


Happy St. Patrick's DayMarch 13, 2015: 65th Annual
St. Patrick’s Day Bazaar

Join us on Friday, March 13 for our 65th 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!

Join us on Friday, March 13 from 9am to 2pm and from 5pm to 10pm.

Volunteers Needed: Our 65th 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 Donna Hall at 410-255-4750 or e-mail


March 21, 2015: SIX DATES for Catholic Couples

Caring for your marriage begins with making time for each other and having fun together. Treat yourselves to six special evenings of "together time!" The first of SIX DATES for Catholic Couples will be held at St. Jane Frances de Chantal on Saturday March 21, 2015, from 3:30 to 4:30 pm in the Parish Center. View a short video, share, and then 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.

Future 5 dates also Saturdays, 3:30 pm to 4:30 in our Parish Center: May 2; June 6; July 18; August 9; and Sept. 19, 2015.

April 1, 2015: Holy Name High School Scholarship Information

The Baltimore Archdiocesan Holy Name Union will be offering a $1,000 scholarship to assist a needy family in obtaining a Catholic High School education for their child. The Scholarship is for the 2015-16 school year and only one (1) student from each parish can be considered. Applications can be obtained from the St. Jane Frances Parish Office. The deadline for submission is April 1, 2015.

The Clare & Robert Moore Scholarship Fund

April 15, 2015: The Clare & Robert Moore Scholarship for Women attending the Woman's College at Notre Dame

The Clare and Robert Moore Scholarship Fund offers a yearly $1,000 scholarship to a student who is majoring in English and attending the Notre Dame of Maryland University. The scholarship is open to both current full-time students and incoming first-year students at the Woman's College at Notre Dame. Applicants must currently be English majors or be planning to major in English. Notre Dame's English program boasts a strong writing curriculum, with the option for students to design a program emphasizing writing or literature. The program also offers concentrations in creative nonfiction writing and drama.

For more information about the scholarship, requirements, how to apply, and past recipients, please download a brochure or visit

CakeSt Jane Frances School now accepting registration for the 2015-2016 school year

St Jane Frances School is currently accepting registration for the 2015-2016 school year. Please check out or contact the office at 410-255-4750. Tours are available upon request. Please call the school or email Mrs. Simmons, the Principal at Come in and see what St Jane has to offer you and your child.

Men's Bagels and Bible StudyMen's Bagels & Bible Study

Come be part of a Men's application-oriented Bible &
Catechism study group. Our sessions are on Saturdays from 7:00am-8:25am in the Muth Room. We will meet about twice a month through the end of May. (Schedule available) Our mornings will begin with coffee and bagels and will end in time for you to attend morning Mass at 8:30am if you wish. We also plan on having a Holy Hour, a couple of guest speakers, attending the Catholic Men's Conference, and a fun outing during the year! To participate, you just need a Catholic Bible and a copy of the Catechism. So, Men, please consider this great opportunity and sign up. As soon as you do, we can get you the info for the first lesson. For more info or to sign up, 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)

St. Jane Catholic Men's Fellowship 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.

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:


Youth Ministry Happenings

St. Jane Frances SchoolConfirmation

  • Are you in High School this year?
  • Are you interested in learning what it means to be Confirmed in the Church?
  • Can you commit to spending time learning God’s plan for you?

Middle School Youth

  • Young Catholic Leaders meet from 2:45-4:30 in the Parish Center– and begin with a snack! ALL MIDDLE SCHOOL YOUTH are welcome to join us– just come when you can… Schedules can be found in the Vestibule of the Church

High School Youth

  • DROP INS– most Sunday evenings from 6:00-8:00pm in the Parish Center
    Check Parish Calendar

Heart of MercyHeart 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 or call 443-833-4332 for further information.

Mary's CenterVolunteer 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 1-800-ANGEL-OK.
Suffering post-abortion stress? Call Project Rachel 1-800-286-4224.

“…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

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

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St. Jane Frances de Chantal Church voted Best of Pasadena in 2014 Reader's SurveySt. Jane Frances de Chantal Church voted one of the “BEST CHURCHES” in Pasadena in 2014 Best of Pasadena reader survey

(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!

Roman Missal, Third EditionRoman Missal 3rd Edition

(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

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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