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,

A friend of mine from Indiana recently came for a visit. He and I went to Gettysburg which was on his bucket list. We walked across the field where Pickett's Charge occurred. At this part of the battle, over 12,000 Confederate soldiers attacked the Union lines marching across an open field. They were annihilated by the Union cannon and musket fire. Few made it to the Union line. We walked on sacred ground. I was struck by the peacefulness of the field that is there now, 150 years later. There are clumps of white and yellow flowers, wheat, and beans. Life has taken over where there was great death and destruction. Our faith is like this field. It is a salve for pain and suffering. It is a peace-filled place among chaos and strife. It is an offer of joy and love instead of war and hate. It carries us away from our human brokenness and shows us the image of a merciful God. It leaves the cross and becomes the resurrection.

We have encountered another field of destruction recently, that of a field in Las Vegas. This shooting leaving 58 dead only intensifies my need for God's peace and love. My don't we need peace in our lives! What have we become? Where is our society going? We are Catholics and have Christ as our leader who calls us to love one another. He offers us his peace as he enters the locked places of our lives. Let us look into our hearts and find a way to offer to the world the measure of our faith—love, respect, understanding, mercy, and peace. Our chaotic and dangerous world is spinning out of control. Let us hold it gently in the hands of faith and pray diligently that we who are followers of Christ will bring peace to it. As we say in morning and evening prayer, "God come to my assistance. Lord make haste to help us."

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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News & Upcoming Events

St. Jane's Catholic Men's FellowshipOct. 16, 2017: Catholic Men's Fellowship

The St. Jane Catholic Men's Fellowship meets on Monday nights! Come to the Parish Center at 7:30 pm and 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 currently viewing a series entitled "Who Am I To Judge?" by Dr. Edward Sri. 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: Oct. 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.

St. Jane Frances SchoolOctober 17, 2017: Bus Trip to Atlantic City RESORTS Casino

The Department of Faith Formation will host a bus trip to Resorts Casino in Atlantic City on Tuesday, October 17, 2017.

We will be going to RESORTS and will receive $25 in free slot play. The bus will leave from the front of St. Jane Frances Church on Virginia Avenue at 9 a.m. and will return at 9 p.m. The cost is $44 per person. Danish and juice will be provided on the trip to Atlantic City, and a snack bag and bottle of water on the trip home.

For more information or to make a reservation please contact: Ellen Lesniewski 443-691-4156; or Ning Wist 410-255-7729 or 410-227-7936. Reservation and payment due by Thursday, October 10, 2017. Please return your payment to the Parish Office. Make checks payable to: St. Jane Frances Church.

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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 a Catholic man 18 or older, 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 yourself and 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

Today's Readings (USCCB)


Saturday 3:30-4:30pm
or by appointment

Liturgical Schedule

“…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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