Welcome to St. Jane Frances de Chantal Catholic Church in Pasadena, MD…
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How fitting it is that during this Jubilee Year of Mercy, we hear from the gospel of Luke (Luke 7:36–8:3). More than all the other gospels, Luke deals with mercy and is rightly called the Gospel of Mercy as we hear about the Prodigal Son, the Lost Sheep, and today's story about the sinful woman. What her sins were we don't know, but they must have been serious, for her repentance is of the greatest magnitude. However, I doubt it could compare with the sins of David. Today's first reading shows David condemned by the prophet Nathan. David not only committed adultery with Uriah's wife, Bathsheba, he tried to cover it up by having Uriah killed in battle. David finally admits this doubly sinful deed, repents, and is forgiven by God. David had been so richly blessed by God in so many more ways than the sinful woman. He should have been held to a higher standard. Yet God forgives him! We do have a merciful God. Have you experienced his mercy lately in the sacrament of Penance? If not, confessions are held each Saturday at St. Jane from 3:30pm–4:30pm.
- Fr. Carl
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 go to the “Join Our Parish” tab for a Registration Form. 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.
June 26, 2016: St. Jane Frances Community Blood Drive
The need is constant. The gratification is instant. Give blood.™
Our next blood drive will be on Sunday, June 26, 2016 from 8:00 AM to 2:00 PM in the School Hall. Donors will receive a FREE breakfast from 8:00am-12:00pm (donated by St. Jane Frances Church & the Holy Name Society) OR lunch from 12:00pm–2:00pm (sponsored by Beefalo Bob’s). Please mark your calendar and plan to participate in this life-saving event.
Please contact Rod Devilbiss at 410-437-2175 or email@example.com to schedule your life-saving donation, or visit redcrossblood.org and enter Sponsor Code: SJFRCC.
July 10, 2016: The BEATITUDES: A Couple's Path to Greater Joy for Couples
Husbands and wives—do something together with your spouse to strengthen your marriage! Join us for six afternoons of fun. The BEATITUDES: A Couple's Path to Greater Joy is coming to St. Jane Frances. It's a marriage enrichment program that explores the Beatitudes as the path to holiness, the source of joy in Christian marriage.
The program invites couples to reflect on their relationship and guides them to understand marriage as their vocation. The videos and the book provide the input for each of the six sessions, and the handouts provide conversation starters to help couples reflect privately on their marriage.
Save the dates & Register! Sunday afternoons from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm:
April 10, May 1, May 15, June 15, July 10, and July 31, 2016
Cost: $20 for entire 6 sessions, includes cost of book. Learn how to Run the race with grace, by joining us in the parish center. Childcare available with registration. For more information about this program, call 410-437-3048 or visit www.happy-together.net.
July 25 thru 29: Catholic Kidz Camp - “Set Sail with the Holy Trinity featuring Saint Patrick”
St. Jane Frances de Chantal Parish is hosting a week-long Catholic Kidz Camp Program for children four years old (Pre-K) to 5th grade during the week of July 25 to 29 from 9:00 am–12:00 pm each day.
Ahoy Campers! Climb on Deck! Weigh Anchor for Ireland! On this voyage you will set sail with St. Patrick, the first Bishop missionary, and travel with him on his quest to spread Christianity to the dangerous land of Ireland. Your children will grow in love for the Holy Trinity and respond to the awesome POWER of PRAYER.
Don't miss out on this Spiritual Adventure of a Lifetime! Bring your children, invite friends and neighbors, and gather your relatives! This camp will include: Cool Crafts, Fun Games, Upbeat Music, Hands-On Activities, Creative Skits, Irish Snacks, and more!
Registration: Early registration fee per child is $20 thru June 13. Cost after June 13 will be $25 per child. All T-shirt, Music CD, & Storybook orders must be paid by June 30. Registration closes on July 10. Register Early—this program is limited to 50 campers. CATHOLIC KIDZ CAMP REGISTRATION FORM (PDF)
Volunteers: If you would like to volunteer for this summer or get more information, please contact Diane Zentgraf at 410-255-6584 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
July 29, 2016: 18th Annual Golf Tournament
The Goins Memorial/St. Jane Frances School 18th Annual Golf Tournament will be held on Friday, July 29 at Compass Pointe Golf Course, featuring:
Tee Time 9:00am; Registration: 8:00am
18 Holes (Scramble) with a Cart
Complementary Driving Range balls
Coffee, Juice & Donut Breakfast
Hot Dog Snack at the Turn
Pit Beef, Ham, and Turkey Lunch after the Round
(featuring Sausage, Peppers, and Onions)
Unlimited Beer, Soda, and Sport Drinks during and after the Round
Hole-in-One — a New Car!
Longest Drive Prize
1st & 2nd Place Prizes
Closest to the Pin Prize
$100 Entry Fee per golfer includes all of the above and more!
TEE or GREEN Sponsorship $100 (tax deductible) with professional printed sign (includes 3 lines of text)
Contact Ning Wist (410-255-7729) or Glenn Goins (410-437-3887) for more information. Please return completed registration with payment by July 1st.
August 14, 2016: St. Jane Frances de Chantal Parish Picnic!
Come join us Sunday, August 14th following the 11:30am Mass to celebrate the Feast of St. Jane
Frances de Chantal (which is Weds, Aug 12th) with an afternoon of fun with our parish family.
Time: 12:30pm–3:30pm at the St. Jane ball fields
Admission is FREE and we will provide hot dogs and lemonade (so a head count would be helpful). We ask you to bring a side or dessert (just enough for 4 to 6 people). If your last name starts with A to L, please bring a side; if M to Z, please bring a dessert. Also, bring your own chairs or blankets.
The High School Youth Group will be on hand with fun things for everyone! Please contact the Religious Ed Office 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).
St Jane Frances School now accepting registration for the 2016–2017 school year
St Jane Frances School is currently accepting registration for the 2016–2017 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.
Holy Door Pilgrims: Get ready for an outpouring!
Pope Francis reminds us that Jubilee years bring with them special graces. "In this Jubilee Year, let us allow God to surprise us. He never tires of casting open the doors of his heart and of repeating that he loves us and wants to share his love with us." (MV 25) A particular grace that is available during this Jubilee of Mercy is an indulgence. Click here to learn more about the Jubilee Year of Mercy opportunities.
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)
Help for Women and Moms
Meals for New Moms
Are you willing to periodically prepare and deliver a meal to a family with a new baby? New moms in our parish need your help! To find out more, contact Susannah Kipke via
Heart of Mercy: Healing Ministry for Women
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.
Volunteer Opportunity at Mary’s Center
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.
Pregnant? Need help?
Call the Gabriel Network at 1-800-ANGEL-OK.
Suffering post-abortion stress? Call Project Rachel 1-800-286-4224 or 410-
625-8491; or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
“…remain still in God’s presence, full of faith that He is more in us than we are in ourselves.”
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!
St. Jane Frances de Chantal School a 2015 Finalist for “BEST LOWER PRIVATE SCHOOL” and “BEST DAYCARE CENTER” in Maryland Gazette Reader's Choice 2015 survey
(Sept. 26, 2015) 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 survey by the Maryland Gazette!
St. Jane Frances de Chantal Church voted one of the “BEST CHURCHES” in Pasadena in 2014 Best of Pasadena reader survey
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. Read more about it in the Catholic Review.