Welcome to St. Jane Frances de Chantal Catholic Church in Pasadena, MD… please join us!
Before the 2nd Vatican Council in the 1960s, the bible readings at Mass were always the same. Each year on a particular Sunday, you heard the exact same readings from the previous year. After the Council, the Church decided the people should hear more and different readings. Therefore, a three year cycle began with the readings being repeated only once every three years. However, there were some exceptions, and the 2nd Sunday of Easter is one. While the first and second readings are different each year, the gospel is always the same. It is the story of doubting Thomas who serves as a role model when we have some questions about our faith (Jn 20:19-31). But it is preceded by Jesus giving the disciples the power and authority to forgive sins. It is the scriptural basis for our Lord instituting the sacrament of Penance, Confession, or Reconciliation. Also, the Responsorial Psalm is the same each year as it deals with the Lord's love, mercy and compassion. It is a perfect complement to the Lord's forgiveness in the sacrament of penance.
If you did not have the opportunity to go to confession before Easter, now is a good time to take advantage of the Lord's love and mercy which endures for ever. The sacrament is available from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the church. If you are not able to come then, please call the parish office, and I will be happy to make an appointment for you to experience Jesus' compassion and mercy.
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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News & Upcoming Events
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
May 6–7, 2016: 24 Hours of Adoration for Vocations
Can you spend an hour in front of the Blessed Sacrament praying for Vocations? Adoration will be held in the Chapel in the front left corner of the church by the bell tower. It begins at 6pm on Saturday, May 6 and ends with Vespers & Benediction at 6pm on Sunday, May 7. So we will need volunteers throughout the night. If you can help, check available times and sign up with Sign-Up Genius. Or you can sign up in person in the main vestibule of the church or via email at email@example.com.
Also, 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.
May 8, 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: May 8, 15, 22; June 5.
May 30, 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 Monday, May 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!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. *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!