Welcome to St. Jane Frances de Chantal Catholic Church in Pasadena, MD…
please join us!
Summer is over, and school has begun. I was pleased to hear that St. Jane Frances School reached her targeted enrollment for this year. We have welcomed over 50 new students into our classrooms which is a good, healthy sign. It should be a wonderful year as we get back into the academic mode.
Several years ago, we participated in the Capital Campaign for the benefit of the parish and archdiocese. So far over the last two years, we have received rebates of over $90,000. Part of that was used to refurbish the roof gutters of the church. The remainder is going to refurbish the hall kitchen which needs a good do over. Our kitchen renovation committee has met several times, and we are making plans to fix-up the kitchen next summer.
This summer, our part-time maintenance man, Karl Kammer, retired, and we just hired a new one, Ward Giddings, one of our parishioners. We are glad to have him as he is quite knowledgeable about vegetation. If you look in front of the rectory, you can see how he has already lowered the bushes which had grown much too high.
Finally, we welcome back our main maintenance man, Marty Karopchinsky, who was out for a while in the spring and early summer for some surgery. We really missed him and are very happy to have him back.
I am looking forward—as I hope you are—to another good year at St. Jane's. May you have a happy and relaxing Labor Day weekend.
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.
Sept. 7, 2015: Becoming Catholic and/or Learning About Catholicism
St. Jane Frances will soon begin a journey in faith to share the richness of the Catholic Church. We invite you to learn what the Church teaches, and be introduced to some of our parish members. These sessions are opportunities for you, and others you might wish to invite, to ask questions you may have about the Church. These gatherings are for inquirers and are open to people who are unbaptized as well as baptized Christians from other denominations.
Our RCIA program meets on Monday evenings starting in September. If you know someone
who is interested in becoming Catholic, completing reception of sacraments, or learning more about the Faith, contact the Religious Ed Office at 410-255-4646.
Sept. 11-13, 2015: Healing a Broken Marriage
THINKING ABOUT SEPARATION OR DIVORCE? Is your marriage or that of a relative or friend heading for divorce? Retrouvaille (French for "Rediscovery" and pronounced Re-tro-vi) is a program designed to help couples rediscover or reawaken the love, trust, and commitment that originally brought them together. The program is highly successful in saving hurting marriages, even bringing reconciliation to couples that have already separated or divorced.
Our next weekend is September 11-13, 2015. All calls and inquiries are confidential. To register or obtain more
information, visit our website at www.HelpOurMarriage.com, call 443-400-7017, or email email@example.com.
September 20, 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 Sunday Sept. 20, 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: Sept. 20, Oct. 11, Nov. 8, and Jan 2016 (tba) Babysitting available with RSVP.
October 3, 2015:
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 3, 2015 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: $45 (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
October 13, 2015: Bus Trip to Atlantic City RESORTS Casino
The Department of Faith Formation will host a bus trip to Resorts Casino in Atlantic City on Tuesday, October 13, 2015.
We will be going to RESORTS and will receive $25 in free slot play. The bus will leave from the front of St. Jane Frances Church on Virginia Avenue at 9 a.m. and will return at 9 p.m. The cost is $40 per person. Danish and juice will be provided on the trip to Atlantic City, and snack bags will be provided on the trip home.
For information, please call
Ning Wist 410-255-7729 or Ellen Lesniewski at 410-255-4646 or 443-691-4156.
Please return the slip in the 8/30 bulletin to the Parish Office. Make checks payable to:
St. Jane Frances Church. Reservation and payment due by Thursday, October 8, 2015.
Babysitting 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 443-694-8121 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Catholic Men's Fellowship
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.
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.
Men'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 (email@example.com) or Dave Horvath at 301-213-1197 (firstname.lastname@example.org).
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 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.
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 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.
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 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.
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.