Welcome to St. Jane Frances de Chantal Catholic Church in Pasadena, MD… please join us!
Here in Maryland, we rarely have a problem with water. Perhaps every so often in the summer, our water supply may get low because of a lack of rain. Then we may have to limit the days we can water our lawns and gardens. But in the Holy Land where Jesus lived, it was a different story. It rained infrequently in the dry countryside, and people had to find a well for their basic human and physical needs. That's why the Samaritan women went to the well (John 4:5-42). There she met Jesus who offered her a different kind of water—the water of God's grace. We first received that water at baptism, and we continue to receive more of it every time we receive a sacrament. Let us rejoice at this gift of spiritual water (grace) which alone can satisfy our deepest thirst for which we were created—God.
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 download a Registration Form HERE. Thank you and Welcome!
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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Best Lent Ever: FREE Video email series
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News & Upcoming Events
Mar. 20, 21, 22: Parish Mission with Msgr. Jeremiah Kenney
Do you want to get to know God better? Are you looking for a way to grow during the season of Lent? Get to Know God!
Fr. Carl has invited captivating speaker, Rev. Msgr. Jeremiah Kenney, to speak at St. Jane Frances for 3 evenings during Lent to help us get to know God better. Parish Missions, opportunities to go deeper into our Faith, are common during Lent. On Monday, Msgr. Kenney will speak about "Prayer and Worship," Tuesday the topic will be "Conversion," and on Wednesday he'll close the series by speaking about the "Mass and the Eucharist" as ways to get to know God. Come find out why so many enjoy Msgr. Kenney's style! Admission is FREE!
Mar. 24: Friday Stations of the Cross (morning and evening)
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 March 3, 10, 24, 31, and April 7 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:
parsley potatoes (shown)
green beans or
Roll and condiments
Coffee or iced tea
Children 12 and under: $7.00
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.
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 17 (St. Patrick's Day Bazaar) or April 14 (Good Friday)
Mar. 25, 2017: Catholic Men’s Fellowship Annual Conference
Theme: “Rise Up, O Men of God”
Mobilizing for the New Evangelization
Register now for the Catholic Men's Fellowship ANNUAL CONFERENCE, Saturday, March 25, 2017, 8:00 AM to 4 PM at The Carl J. Murphy Fine Arts Center at Morgan State University in Baltimore. The headline speaker will be Scott Hahn! Also speaking will be Deacon Paul Shelton and Alex Zunca. with closing mass with Archbishop William Lori, Celebrant. The cost to register is $40.00 for Adults and $20.00 for High School/College Students. To register or for more information, go to www.catholicmensfellowship.com. If you are interested in a ride to the conference from St. Jane, please contact Ken Hess at 410-360-1076 or Dave Horvath at 301-213-1197.
Mar. 26, 2017: Italian Buffet—ALL YOU CAN EAT
Our High School Youth are still working hard to get to Allentown this summer to do Mission Work. We need to collect funds to help us get there and to support the work we will be doing for those who are not as well off as we are here. So we are happy to announce our Italian Buffet!
This is not your ordinary Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser! This is an ALL YOU CAN EAT gourmet meal, served with joy by our Youth Group! Dinner will be served Sunday March 26th from 12pm to 4pm and includes:
Spaghetti and Dave's Homemade Meatballs
Penne Pasta with Pesto
Salad and Italian Bread
Assorted Homemade Desserts
Tickets at the Door:
$15 for Adults
Advanced Purchase Tickets:
$12 for Adults
$6 for Children 12 and under
Please help us to plan by letting us know that you are coming! See the March 5th bulletin for an advanced ticket form which you can drop in the weekly collection basket.
Mar. 27, 2017: Inviting Catholics Home
Experience Love & Acceptance by coming home to the Catholic Church.
There's an old saying that goes, "Once a Catholic, always a Catholic." Maybe you have been away from the Church for a little while or for quite some time, but now you feel a tug at your heart calling you back to the Catholic Church. Listen to that tug. It's your Heavenly Father reaching his arms out to you, the Holy Spirit whispering in your ear, hoping to draw you home. We hope you accept this as your invitation to rediscover the truth, wonder and mystery of the Catholic faith. As your brothers and sisters in our worldwide Catholic family, we want you back. We've missed you, and our Church is not the same without you. Regardless of why you left or got out of the habit of going to Mass, you can always come home and return to the practice of the sacraments and the fullness of relationship with Jesus Christ and the Church he founded.
St. Jane Frances de Chantal Church, Pasadena, will be hosting "Inviting Catholics Home" for Catholics who have been away from the church. We will be hosting two successive Monday evenings, March 27th and April 3rd, 7:00-8:30pm, in the Parish Center, Room 1. 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. If you would like to talk with someone before the sessions, please call John Ena (410-437-6522) or Dave Horvath (301-213-1197). We are Catholic. Welcome home.
Mar. 27, 2017:
Catholic Men's Fellowship
The St. Jane Catholic Men's Fellowship meets on Monday nights! 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. The evening consists of watching a video on a Catholic Faith topic and discussing. We also 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, contact Dave Horvath at 301-213-1197 or Ken Hess at 410-360-1076.
Remaining Dates: Mar. 27; Apr 17, 24; May 8, 15, 22; June 5.
Mar. 31, 2017: Our Daily Bread Casseroles:
“I was hungry and you gave me something to eat.”
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 Friday, March 31st.
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.
FROZEN casseroles can be brought to the Rectory during business hours from 9am to 4pm, Monday through Friday. 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!
April 25, 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, April 25, 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 $42 per person. Danish and juice will be provided on the trip to Atlantic City, and snack bags will be provided 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. Make checks payable to: St. Jane Frances Church.
May 6, 2016: CHERISH Retreat for
Husbands and Wives
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 word of God tells us that the family is entrusted to a man, a woman and their children,
so that they may become a communion of persons
in the image of the union of the Father, the Son, and
the Holy Spirit" (no. 29 from Amoris Laetitia: Pope Francis's exhortation "The Joy of Love," April 2016).
The 9th CHERISH Retreat Evening at St. Jane Frances de Chantal will include:
CHERISH Retreat for Married Couples with Vigil Mass at 5:00 pm (or start with dinner after)
"Cherish" Every Moment of Your Relationship talk by our special guest
Dinner and Desserts
Special dietary needs will be provided upon request at RSVP.
Other surprises and guest couple speakers
The evening closes with a prayer & blessing
The evening is FREE, but donations gratefully accepted.
RSVP by calling call Ken or Rosie Katafiasz at 410-437-3048
June 16 & 17: Parish Retreat - “Who do you say that I am?” (Mk 8:29)
Presenters: Fr. Matt Buening & Julie St. Croix
Join us as we explore prayer in the scriptures and practical approaches to prayer in your life. Equip for Ministry Spirituality Retreat counts towards preliminary catechist certification.
Friday, June 16: 6:30pm-8:30pm
Saturday, June 17: 8:30am-4:30pm
We will do our best to offer childcare on Saturday Please be sure to note on your registration if you will need childcare, how many children, and their ages.
Questions? Contact Katie Torrey at 410-255-4646 or email@example.com. *Free will offering for retreat/child care*
Light refreshments provided Friday. Bring a bag lunch (or go out) on Saturday.
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 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: http://www.stjane.org/links.html#apps
Youth Ministry Happenings
At St. Jane's, we offer the Sacrament of Confirmation to youth in High School. We are enrolling right now for the 2015-2016 year. If you are interested in learning more, we ask you to set up an Inquiry Meeting with Mrs. Claire, our Confirmation Coordinator.
Middle School Youth
We had a terrific Summer Missions Program last year. This year our Summer Missions will be June 20–24, 2016. In September, we begin Lunch Bunch, our middle school program. We meet on Sunday afternoons twice a month.
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
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)
St. 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 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!