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Mar. 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. 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
Join 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:
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 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.
March 7, 2015: CHERISH Retreat for
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:
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
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:
March 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
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 13, 9:30am to 12:00 pm.
March 13, 2015: 65th Annual
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:
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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.
St 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 www.stjaneschool.org or contact the office at 410-255-4750. Tours are available upon request. Please call the school or email Mrs. Simmons, the Principal at email@example.com. Come in and see what St Jane has to offer you and your child.
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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)
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.
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
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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.
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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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