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,

There is an interesting article I recently read in an edition of Our Sunday Visitor concerning the emotional toll of divorce and the myth of the "happy divorce." Marriage is not the valued institution it once was, and this is regrettable. The article points out the impact that divorce has on children. Their attitudes and emotions are affected by their parents' divorce in significant ways as compared to children whose parents have intact and stable marital relationships. Children need stability and clear boundaries in order to develop. A chaotic and unstable home life makes this hard to achieve. Children from divorce grow up without an image of what relationship stability looks like.

My own upbringing points to this as my parents were separated several times and had periods of great acrimony and tension. I stood between my parents once while my father, drunk and in a rage, threatened to kill my mom. Things like that led me to be a psychologist and to seek out solutions for myself and others. The article suggests that one million children experience parental divorce every year. That is a great deal of trauma and emotional pain. And it gets carried over into the children's relationships.

Our church sees marriage as a sacrament and honors the institution. This gives a much deeper meaning to it than just a nice and convenient way for two adults to share expenses that can be abandoned when things get tough. I have been married for 42 years and often keep in mind my parents' struggles and pain. Of course, I married a gentle and beautiful person who has made the time go by in an almost easy manner. I thank God for this and know how blessed I am. I ask that we all pray for those who experience this difficult and challenging situation of divorce. It fractures lives, especially those of vulnerable children.

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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St. Jane's Catholic Men's FellowshipSept. 18, 2017: Catholic Men's Fellowship

The St. Jane Catholic Men's Fellowship meets on Monday nights! Our Fall kick off will be on Monday, September 11th at 7:30 pm in the Parish Center Room 2. 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 starting the Fall season with a 4-part video entitled "The Mass: An Introduction" 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: Sept. 25; Oct. 9, 16, 23; 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.

Parish PicnicSept. 24, 2017: St. Jane Frances de Chantal Parish Picnic

Come join us Sunday, Sept. 24th following the 11:30am Mass with an afternoon of fun with our parish family.

Time: 12:30pm–4:00pm at the St. Jane ball fields

The parish will provide HOT DOGS and LEMONADE. We need you to provide the sides and desserts!!
Bring a chair or a blanket and spend some time reconnecting with friends and perhaps making new ones. Snow cones and a bounce house will be on hand to keep the kids happy. (no matter how "old' that kid might be)

Please contact Mrs. Claire Horvath at if you'd like to help with set-up, clean-up, or if you have shelters/canopies you can loan for the afternoon (call 410-255-4646 ext.1416).

Golf Tournament

Oct. 2, 2017: Msgr. Raymond P. Kelly Council #10966 Knights of Columbus 1st Annual Charity Golf Tournament

Compass Pointe Golf Course
Tee Time: 9:30am
Registration: 8:30am

  • Complimentary driving range golf balls
  • Coffee, juice & donut breakfast
  • Hot dog snack at the turn
  • Burgers, hot dogs, beans, cole slaw & potato salad after the round
  • Three coupons for drinks
  • Mulligans $5
  • 50-50 Raffle Tickets: $1 each

Golf TournamentPrizes

1st & 2nd Place, Longest Drive, and Closest To The Pin
Hole-In-One Prize: New Set Of Golf Irons (Callaway or Srixon)

$100 Entry Fee Per Player Includes All Of The Above And MORE!!

See our 2017 Registration form here. Registrations due Sept. 2, 2017.

For more information, please contact Jack Schuster at 443-618-8476.

Knights of Columbus Halloween PartyOct. 13, 2017: Halloween Party

Join Us If You Dare! The Knights of Columbus Msgr. Raymond P. Kelly Council #10966 is pleased to announce our Halloween Party on Friday the 13th!

Come Dressed for Halloween and enjoy:

  • Halloween Themed Buffet
  • Beer, Wine & Sodas
  • Snacks, Chips & Pretzels
  • GREAT MUSIC played by DJ
  • Adults 21 or older only

St. Jane Frances Hall, 8513 St. Jane Drive, Pasadena, MD 21122

Tickets: $20 per person in advance OR $25 at the Door
For tickets, contact Mike Ragolio 443-520-3517 or e-mail:

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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 ( 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 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)

Mass Times

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

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Saturday 3:30-4:30pm
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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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