Welcome to St. Jane Frances de Chantal Catholic Church in Pasadena, MD…
please join us!
We are progressing with our kitchen/hall renovation. The epoxy floor in the kitchen was poured last week. It looks beautiful. The new equipment is being assembled and moved into the kitchen this week. This coming week, we will start the process for removing the tiles and abating the asbestos in the lower tile. I expect this will take several weeks. Then we can paint the hall and install the new tiles. Hopefully, we will be finished in a month or little bit more. Meanwhile, let us be patient and pray that all goes well.
This week Jesus calls our attention to one of the Seven Deadly Sins—GREED. In our consumer driven culture, it is a temptation for so many of us. From designer clothes, to expensive cars, to the latest technological gadget, to high cost homes, to exorbitant salaries, we are encouraged to want more. The first reading (Ecclesiastes 1:2) talks about the vanity of acquiring much property. It is all in vain, because in death, everything is left behind. Jesus makes the same point (Luke 12:13-21). Growing rich for ourselves is a waste of time. We are to grow rich in the sight of God.
This we do by being good stewards of God's gifts—using the gift of time in prayer and worship; the gift of talent in our jobs, parish, family and local community; the gift of treasure in giving generously to the poor and the Church.
In giving generously of our time, talent, and treasure, we do not become poor. Instead we grow rich in the sight of God. So when we die, we can look forward to Jesus saying, “Well done good and faithful steward. Inherit the Kingdom prepared for you from the creation of the world.”
- 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.
July 31, 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.
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).
October 4, 2015: Annual Blessing of Animals
Tuesday, October 4th after school at 3:00 pm, we will gather around the statue of St. Francis on the lawn between the church and rectory for our annual Blessing of the Animals in honor of St. Francis' Feast Day.
In the event of rain, the "Blessing Ceremony" will be on Monday, October 6th at 3:00 pm.
Please make sure your pets are properly restrained.
October 22, 2016:
Annual Crab Feast
The Knights of Columbus Msgr. Raymond P. Kelly Council #10966 is pleased to announce our Annual CRAB FEAST! This event will be held on Saturday, October 22, 2016 from 6:00 pm to 11:00 pm (dinner served until 10pm).
MENU will include: steamed crabs, pit beef, smoked ham and turkey, salads, crab soup, corn on the cob, desserts, beer and sodas. (Bring your own wine/liquor) Also Music, Dancing, Door Prizes, and 50/50s!
St. Jane Frances Hall,
8513 St. Jane Drive,
Pasadena, MD 21122
Tickets: $ tba (Order early. Seating is limited and this event sells out every year!)
For tickets, please call:
Rick Przybylski 443-506-9566
Jack Fowler 410-437-1812
Jack Schuster 410-255-6751
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.