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

Dear Parishioners,

One hundred years ago, Europe was embroiled in World War I. It was said to be "the war to end all wars," but it was not, as we have seen in the last century. While the country of Portugal was not involved in the great war, there was a battle for the faith of the Catholic Church in that poor little country. The government was doing whatever it could to stamp out the Catholic faith. Then on May 13, 1917, three young Portuguese children were visited by the Blessed Virgin Mary who delivered a message of hope and a message of warning. She told the children that God was offended by the many sins committed around the world. The daily rosary was to be said in reparation for those sins and for help in preventing more souls from going to Hell. The current war would end, but if significant prayer and reparation were not offered, an even greater war would break out in the future. Unfortunately, the world didn't do enough praying, and World War II broke out twenty years later.

Today, the world is in even worse shape than it was 100 years ago, and the message is even more relevant. We need to pray the rosary for peace and better family life. We may not generate enough prayer to prevent further wars, but the rosary will certainly help our families to grow in faith, hope, charity, and solidarity. If we have strong, united families, life will become a joy even in the midst of life's trial and tribulations.

As we celebrate the month of Mary, let us pray the rosary. She will help us with her motherly support.

Fr. Carl


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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.

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News & Upcoming Events

Fundraising Nights at Texas Roadhouse!May 22–25, and May 27, 2017: Texas Roadhouse and Knights of Columbus Fundraising Nights!

Join the Knights of Columbus Msgr. Raymond P. Kelly Council #10966 at Texas Roadhouse in Pasadena for Fundraising Nights!

Choose from any of 5 dates including: May 22, 23, 24, and 25 from 4:00–10:00pm, and on Saturday, May 27 from 12:00pm–4:00pm. Support this cause by presenting our invitation to the Texas Roadhouse in Pasadena (4465 Mountain Road in Lakeshore), and Texas Roadhouse will donate 10% of your total food purchases to our fundraiser! Call ahead seating at 410-439-0233.

NOTE: You MUST present a hard copy or digital image of our Fundraising Night coupon found here, on our facebook page, or in the parish bulletin.

May 30, 2017: 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 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!

Fr. Matt BueningJune 16 & 17: Parish Retreat - “Who do you say that I am?” (Mk 8:29)

Presenters: Fr. Matt Buening & Abby Kibler

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

RSVP by June 12 at the below link:

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 *Free will offering for retreat/child care*
Light refreshments provided Friday. Bring a bag lunch (or go out) on Saturday.

Catholic Kidz CampJuly 31 thru Aug. 4: Catholic Kidz Camp - “Parachute with the Angels featuring St. Catherine Labouré”

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 31 to August 4 from 9:00am–12:00pm each day.

God is your Pilot: Destination Heaven!
Check in with St. Catherine; pick up your flight plan, and meet your Copilot, your very own Guardian Angel! Earn your wings and soar through the sky as one of God's special Angeltroopers. Encounter exciting characters from the Bible whose lives were transformed by angels. Who knows? You may even meet Mary, the Queen of Angels on the way!

Children will discover in this true and inspiring story how God used an angel to be His messenger. They will learn of the special gift Mary gave to Catherine: a vision of the Miraculous Medal and the promise of grace and protection to those who believed.

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, Exciting Activities, Creative Skits, Bible Stories, and more!

Registration: Early registration fee is $20 per child thru June 19. Cost after June 19 will be $25 per child. Extra discounts for volunteering. All T-shirt, Music CD, & Storybook orders must be paid by June 30.
Register Early—this program is limited to 50 campers.
2017 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

We need youth volunteers grade 6 & up! There is no charge for volunteer participation and your son or daughter will receive a certificate for service hours. Catholic Kidz Camp Youth Volunteer Permission Slip (pdf)


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)

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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 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

Knights of Columbus 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)

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

“…remain still in God’s presence, full of faith that He is more in us than we are in ourselves.”

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Maryland Gazette Reader's Choice 2015 FinalistSt. 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 of Pasadena in 2016 Reader's SurveySt. 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!

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