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. CarlDear Parishioners,

This weekend, as we celebrate the Ascension, our thoughts are raised to heaven (Acts 1:15-17, 20c-26, 20a). Where Jesus lives now, we hope to be. We might wonder what it will be like, but it will be beyond our wildest dreams. And if things aren't going so well in our lives, we might hope to get there sooner rather than later. However, we don't have to wait until death to experience heaven. Through faith, hope, and love (the three theological virtues), we are united with Jesus now, and if our hearts are open, we can find peace and joy amidst the trials of life.

Let us seek a closer relationship with Jesus through prayer, the sacraments, and charitable works. Jesus will not be outdone in generosity.

- Fr. Carl


pastorstjane.blogspot.comSee Fr. Carl's blog “A Word From Our Pastor” at


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

May 30, 2015: Volunteer Appreciation Dinner

A Volunteer Appreciation Dinner will be held on Saturday, May 30th, in the Parish Hall following the 5pm Mass. Groups invited are: Pastoral Council members, Liturgy Committee, Finance Committee, Ushers, Lectors, Eucharistic Ministers, Greeters, Choir Members, Religious Ed Teachers and Aides, Sponsor Couples, RCIA Team, Sanctuary Society, Money Counters, Choir members, Youth Group Adult Advisors, Knights of Columbus members, Evangelization Committee, Fellowship Committee, Bereavement Group Coordinators, Right to Life Committee, Pastoral Visitors, Maintenance Committee, Education Committee, Loaves and Fishes and ODB volunteers, Parish Clean Up volunteers, Holy Name, Blood Drive Volunteers, Sodality,
Prayer Network, Prayer Group, and Art & Environment/Church Decorating volunteers.
Please RSVP by completing the slip below and dropping it into the Sunday collection by May 20.

Please register to attend by dropping your registration ticket from the April 26th bulletin into the collection basket by May 20th.

Grotto at EmmitsburgMay 31, 2015: Men's Group Pilgrimage to Emmitsburg

It is good to take a "time out" every once in a while. Join the St. Jane's Men's Group as we head to Emmitsburg, MD for a day of prayer, reflection, and fellowship. Our hope is to car pool from St. Jane's, so please RSVP.


  • Mass at Shrine of St. Anthony, Emmitsburg
  • Grotto: visit and prayer at Mount St. Mary's
  • Shrine: visit and tour of St. Elizabeth Anne Seton Shrine
  • Lunch: Brewery in Gettysburg (your only cost for the day)

For more information or to RSVP, contact Dave Horvath at or Ken Hess at


June 6, 2015: 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 second of SIX DATES for Catholic Couples will be held at St. Jane Frances de Chantal on Saturday May 2, 2015, from 3:30 to 4:30 pm 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 5 dates also Saturdays, 3:30 pm to 4:30 in our Parish Center: May 2; June 6; July 18; August 9; and Sept. 19, 2015.

Catholic Kidz CampJuly 27 thru 31: Catholic Kidz Camp - “Parade Around the Our Father with the Flying Friar—St. Joseph of Cupertino”

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 27 to 31 from 9:00 am–12:00 pm.

Campers... STEP RIGHT UP!!! PUT ON YOUR MARCHING BOOTS & JOIN THE OUR FATHER PARADE! In the grandstand meet Renaldo the Ringmaster and Henry the Hippo. Learn the meaning of the Our Father—the perfect prayer given to us by Jesus, the perfect teacher! FUN IS JUST AROUND THE BLOCK!

You'll be dancing in the street with sensational skits and Bible stories, games, creative crafts, and Hit Parade music! Hold on to your balloon for the time of your life!

Registration: Early registration fee per child is $20 thru June 15. Cost after June 15 will be $25.00 per child. Registration closes on June 30. All T-shirt, Music CD & Book orders must be paid by June 30. Please click here for the Registration Form.

Volunteers: If you would like to volunteer for this summer or get more information, please contact Diane Zentgraf at 410-255-6584 or


CakeSt Jane Frances School now accepting registration for the 2015-2016 school year

St Jane Frances School is currently accepting registration for the 2015-2016 school year. Please check out or contact the office at 410-255-4750. Tours are available upon request. Please call the school or email Mrs. Simmons, the Principal at Come in and see what St Jane has to offer you and your child.

Men's Bagels and Bible StudyMen's Bagels & Bible Study

Come be part of a Men's application-oriented Bible &
Catechism study group. Our sessions are on Saturdays from 7:00am-8:25am in the Muth Room. We will meet about twice a month through the end of May. (Schedule available) Our mornings will begin with coffee and bagels and will end in time for you to attend morning Mass at 8:30am if you wish. We also plan on having a Holy Hour, a couple of guest speakers, attending the Catholic Men's Conference, and a fun outing during the year! To participate, you just need a Catholic Bible and a copy of the Catechism. So, Men, please consider this great opportunity and sign up. As soon as you do, we can get you the info for the first lesson. For more info or to sign up, contact Ken Hess at 410-360-1076 ( or Dave Horvath at 301-213-1197 (

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)

St. Jane Catholic Men's Fellowship 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 10, 2014 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! Our first topic series will be "Spiritual Combat." For more info, call Dave Horvath at 301-213-1197 or Ken Hess at 410-360-1076.

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

  • Are you in High School this year?
  • Are you interested in learning what it means to be Confirmed in the Church?
  • Can you commit to spending time learning God’s plan for you?

Middle School Youth

  • Young Catholic Leaders meet from 2:45-4:30 in the Parish Center– and begin with a snack! ALL MIDDLE SCHOOL YOUTH are welcome to join us– just come when you can… Schedules can be found in the Vestibule of the Church

High School Youth

  • DROP INS– most Sunday evenings from 6:00-8:00pm in the Parish Center
    Check Parish Calendar

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, 10:00am, and 11:30am

Today's Readings (USCCB)


Saturday 3:30-4:30pm
or by appointment

Liturgical Schedule


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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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