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!

Fr. Carl CummingsDear Parishioners,

Several months ago, Archbishop Lori wrote a pastoral letter entitled A Light Brightly Visible which he released this past Pentecost. It deals with the new evangelization and parish planning. Inspired by the thoughts of Pope Francis, Vatican Council II, and all the popes in between, it is an invitation to all of us to look at the Church today and what must be done for the Church of tomorrow in carrying out her mission. The pastoral letter is a good read and can be found at the following link: A Light Brightly Visible. I encourage you to read it.

As part of the archdiocese's planning for the future, the Archbishop would like to know your thoughts. As such, the Archbishop has asked us to take part in a survey about our experiences with our parishes. This can be done either on-line ( or by paper. The on-line survey can be done now; paper survey will be made available at a later date.

Thank you for taking the time to help.

- Fr. Carl

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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!

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.

Calendar of Events

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News & Upcoming Events

Men's Bagels and Bible StudyNov. 28, 2015: Men's Bagels & Bible Study

Come be part of a Men's application-oriented Bible & Catechism study group. This fall we will be tackling the Gospel of Luke. Join other men as we work through this book of the Bible using the "The Gospel of Luke (2nd Ed.): Ignatius Catholic Study Bible". The cost is $10 which covers the cost of the study guide. That and a Bible is all you need to join in the discussion. We will meet on Saturday mornings following the 8:30am Mass (approx. 9:00 am - 10:30 am) in the Parish Center starting on Nov 7 and finishing on Dec 19. Bagels (maybe some donuts too!) and coffee will be provided! To order a book, please contact Ken Hess at 410-360-1076 or Dave Horvath at 301-213-1197

Men's Bagels and Bible StudyNov. 28, 2015: Advent by Candlelight—
A Dinner Event for Women

Feast on a cooperative dinner, have fun with friends, discover ways to celebrate the beautiful season of Advent—all in one evening! For more information or to RSVP, please contact Claire Horvath at 410-255-4646 or

Nov. 30, 2015: Our Daily Bread Casseroles:
“I was hungry and you gave me something to eat.”

Our Daily Bread CasserolesSt. 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, October 30th.

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!

Dec. 6, 2015: St. Jane Frances RCC Blood Drive

Community Blood DriveOur next blood drive will be on Sunday, Dec. 6, 2015 from 8:00 AM to 2:00 PM in the School Hall. Donors will receive a free breakfast from 8:30am-12:00pm (donated by St. Jane Frances Church & the Holy Name Society) OR lunch from 12:00pm–2:30pm (sponsored by Beefalo Bob’s). Please mark your calendar and plan to participate in this life-saving event.

Call Rod Devilbiss at 410-437-2175 to schedule your life-saving donation, or just show up!

St. Jane Catholic Men's FellowshipDec. 9, 2015: 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 9 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.

Upcoming dates are: November 11, 18; December 9, 16; January 13, 20, 27; February 17, 24; March 9, 16, 30; April 13, 20, 27; May 11, 18, 25.

Pancake BreakfastDec. 13, 2015: 44th Annual Pancake Breakfast and Christmas Bazaar

Come and enjoy breakfast with family and friends from 8:30am-1:00pm at St. Jane Frances de Chantal’s 44th Annual Pancake Breakfast and Christmas Bazaar! Enjoy Pancakes, Sausage, Coffee/Tea/Juice/Milk.

Food! Fellowship! Fun for all ages!
Raffles & Wheels • Face painting
• Pictures with Santa • Children’s Games & Crafts

For more information, contact Katie Torrey in our Faith Formation office at 410-255-4646 or

Pancake Breakfast Volunteers and Donations Needed!
As always, we count on the generosity of you, our volunteers and donors, to make this exciting event happen. Will you please help us this year? Liquor for the basket of cheer, gently used items for the Chinese raffles, cakes & baked goods for the cake wheel, and lots of friendly volunteers to make the morning fun! We will need help with set-up on Friday and Saturday, clean up on Sunday, as well as volunteers to run wheels and stands for the Christmas bazaar. If you can volunteer to help at this event, please contact Katie Torrey at 410-255-4646 or Download form here. THANK YOU!!!

Jan. 2016: 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 fifth of SIX DATES for Catholic Couples will be held at St. Jane Frances de Chantal on Sunday Nov. 8, 2015, from 1pm to 2pm 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 Sunday afternoon dates: 1pm-2pm.
Sunday additional dates will be: Nov. 8 and Jan 2016 (tba)
Babysitting available with RSVP.

ChoirDo you like to sing? Come join us!

We are looking for some new choir members to come
and join us! There is a children's Choir (Grades 2-8),
Adult Choir and Funeral Choir. For more information
contact our music director, Marianne Gregory at

BabysittingBabysitting at 10:00am Mass?

We are looking into the possibility of offering babysitting for kids ages 1–5 during the 10:00am Mass. If you would be interested in using this service and volunteering to help, please contact Alicia Dumsha 44

Eucharistic Adoration

Eucharistic Adoration

Every Monday and every First Friday, from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm, the Blessed Sacrament is waiting for visitors (you, me, us) in the Chapel. A Helpful Meditation sheet is available for your visit. More information from the USCCB.


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)

Archdiocese of Baltimore mobile appCatholic 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:


Youth Ministry Happenings

St. Jane Frances SchoolConfirmation

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 this year. For those of you who like to plan, next 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 6:00-8:00pm in the Parish Center UNLESS we use that Sunday for an outing day. Check the Parish Calendar.

Altar Servers

  • Our first Altar Server Retreat is Saturday, Sept. 19th. The day will begin at 10:00am and culminate at the 5:00pm mass that evening. We will have a very special ceremony where all of our servers rededicate themselves to serving on the altar. Interested in serving? Contact Mrs. Claire at 410-255-4646 ext. 1418.

Help for Women and Moms

Heart of MercyHeart 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 or call 443-833-4332 for further information.

Mary's CenterVolunteer 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 1-800-ANGEL-OK.
Suffering post-abortion stress? Call Project Rachel 1-800-286-4224.

“…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

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


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Maryland Gazette Reader's Choice 2015 FinalistSt. 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 Best of Pasadena in 2014 Reader's SurveySt. Jane Frances de Chantal Church voted one of the “BEST CHURCHES” in Pasadena in 2014 Best of Pasadena reader survey

(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!


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

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.

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