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Ash Wednesday and Good Friday are days of fasting and abstinance for those ages 14 to 60 in good health. For more information, please see the Archidocesan web site's Fasting & Abstinence page.
Father John J. Lombardi (a.k.a: "Father Jack") will host a Parish Mission at St. Jane Frances de Chantal for three consecutive evenings at 7:00pm. The topic will be "Back to Basics: Following Christ Today."
Father Jack is the administrator of St. Peter & St. Patrick parishes in Hancock. He is a true outdoorsman and loves to spend his free time in the beautiful waters of the nearby Potomac River, or hiking up the various mountains in the area. Always up for a game of softball or soccer, Father Jack keeps the youth and elders of his parish on their "athletic" toes! He has a great devotion to Our Lady and Our Lord's Divine Mercy.
Babysitting is available during this event in the Lower Church for infants thru age 12, sponsored by St. Jane Frances Youth Ministry.
March 13, 2014: St. Monica Ministry
St. Jane Frances de Chantal Church, Pasadena, will be hosting two sessions of St. Monica Ministry on Thursdays, March 6th and 13th, 2014, 7:00-8:30, 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).
March 14, 2014: Cakes Needed for St. Patrick’s Day Bazaar
We 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 14, 9:30am to 12:00 pm.
March 14, 2014: 64th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Bazaar
Join us on Friday, March 14 for our 64th 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:
Join us on Friday, March 14 from 9am to 2pm and from 5pm to 10pm.
Volunteers Needed: Our 6th 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
March 19, 2014: The Light is ON for You: Celebrate the Sacrament of Reconciliation
Confessions will be held on Wednesday evenings throughout Lent at 7:00pm and will continue March 19th thru April 16th. 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, please see: https://www.archbalt.org/about-us/light/index.cfm
Lenten Friday Fish Frys: March 21, 28 and April 4 & 11
Join us for Lenten Friday Fish Fries served during Lent by the Knights of Columbus Council No. 10966! Fish fries will be held March 7, 21, & 28 and April 4 & 11 from 4 pm to 7 pm in the St. Jane Frances Parish Hall. Each dinner purchased includes:
DINNERS MAY BE PURCHASED FOR SIT-DOWN OR CARRY OUT
Also available for purchase! Coddies by the dozen, 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.
A Day Long Retreat for Women
This special program will inspire women to embrace the truth, to know the immensity of Christ's love for them, and to fall in love with their faith. The day's events will feature Katie Dardis Singleton, internationally acclaimed speaker and author on John Paul II's Theology of the Body, Bioethics, and human dignity. Her web site is http://www.createdforhislove.com.
Confessions offered throughout the morning.
Cost to attend this retreat is $20.00. Please submit your RSVP form by March 12, and a box lunch will be provided. (Late RSVPs will need to provide their own lunches). Questions? Please contact .
March 24, 2014: Our Daily Bread Casseroles:
St. Jane Frances de Chantal Parish provides casseroles to Our Daily Bread on the fifth (5th) Friday and the fifth (5th) Monday of the months when they occur. Our next delivery will be March 24, 2014.
Making a casserole for Our Daily Bread is easy and inexpensive. It can also be fun and a teaching experience in the Corporal Works of Mercy when you involve your children. Each casserole will serve approximately 6-8 hungry people.
As usual, FROZEN casseroles can be brought to the Rectory during business hours, or dropped off at the school cafeteria door on the morning of March 24th from 7:30 to 8AM. If you are able to make a casserole but unable to bring it in, please call the Rectory Office at (410) 255-4646 and leave your name, address, and a telephone number where you can be reached, and a volunteer will come to your home and PICK IT UP!
Please take home a casserole pan today. Everything you need to know is in the instructions in each pan. Our goal is 200 casseroles. Thank you for your generous support!
Men of Light in an Age of Darkness
Enjoy a Prayerful, Spirit Filled Life Changing Experience! Featuring powerful, moving, dynamic and faith-filled speakers including Cardinal Donald William Wuerl, Archdiocese of Washington; Deacon Alex Jones, Permanent Deacon, Archdiocese of Detroit, MI; and Tim Staples, Director of Apologetics & Evangelization at Catholic Answers.
Our Mission is to strengthen men's spirituality in the Archdiocese of Baltimore through evangelization and discipleship. This is done through two strategic initiatives. The first is the annual conference. This is like the beacon on the hill, the shining light to attract men in the first place. It gives you an opportunity to invite friends and family to a positive Catholic experience. For details on the coming conference, click on the "2014 CMF Conference" tab in the menu line of the website.
The Bernadette C. Fischer Scholarship Fund annually awards a $1,000 financial scholarship to one student that is enrolled at Saint Jane Frances de Chantal School and is a registered member of Saint Jane Frances de Chantal parish in Pasadena, Maryland, in honor of the Fund's namesake, Bernadette C. (Desverreaux) Fischer, a former teacher at the school for over thirty one years. The Fund awards the scholarship based on the student's academic achievement and excellence, commitment to community service, integrity, initiative and self-direction, Christian character, and financial need. For the school year 2014-2015, the Fund will only be accepting applications from students entering the 7th or 8th grades at Saint Jane Frances de Chantal School.
If interested, please pick up an application from the school office or apply online at www.fischerfund.org. Applications are accepted between February 1st and April 15th and must be postmarked no later than April 15 to be eligible.
Plans for Summer Vacation Bible Camp are now underway. Contact Diane Zentgraf to see how you can help.
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Our new bulletin publisher (LPI) now offers the ability for parishioners to subscribe to our bulletin to be delivered via email! Just go to our parish's page on the SeekAndFind.com website and click "Subscribe to Publications via email."
As usual, you can also still browse current and past editions of our bulletin on the same page or on our own Bulletins page.
Join the Parish Choir for the new choir season! The rehearsals are on Wednesdays, starting on September 11th. The children’s choir starts at 6 PM, and the adults choir starts at 7 PM. There’s more info in the bulletin. You can also talk to the music director Mia Coyne after Mass or contact her at .
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.
Online Giving allows you to make contributions to our parish without writing checks or worrying about cash donations. You can set up automatic contributions and change the timing or the amount of your gift at any time. You may make pledges and manage your contributions to the pledge amount, and you may make one-time donations to special causes. To register for an Online Giving account, just go to the secure Online Giving web site, click on "SIgn Up for Your New Account" and complete your account registration. Online giving will also help our parish to save money in the cost of weekly envelopes and administrative costs. As always, thank you for your support of St. Jane Frances de Chantal Parish!
To coincide with the Year of Faith, the Archdiocese of Baltimore recently announced it has developed a mobile version of its website and an App for Apple and Android mobile device users, to make it easier for Catholics to stay connected to their local Church, including parishes and schools, while on the go. For more information, visit www.archbalt.org or download the app from the app store.
Youth Ministry Happenings
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Mary’s Center, a Catholic Pregnancy Center, is in need of English and Spanish speaking volunteers to assist needy women and women and teens in crisis pregnancies. Training begins in April 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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(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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