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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Deacon RobertDear Parishioners,

There is a beautiful, elegant house of worship in the city of Rome. This church, one of Rome's four major basilicas is known as the Pope's church. Tradition says that on the site of the basilica, St. John Lateran, the Roman Emperor Constantine was baptized in the third century. Today, November 9th, we remember the dedication of this great church.

But be sure that as magnificent as the ancient Temple in Jerusalem was, as majestic as St. John Lateran in Rome is, as deeply memorable as any place you would name "sacred" could be, no place on earth is as sacred as the holy place within you and me.

Unsure if his Corinthian Church understood his teaching, Paul then speaks plainly. "Do you not know that you are God's temple and that God's Spirit dwells in you?" (1 Cor 3:9c-11, 16-17) We are God's sacred space in this world, and in this sacred space within us, God chooses to live and do His sacred work.

- Deacon Robert


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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

CakeNov. 18, 2014: Inviting Catholics Home

St. Jane Frances de Chantal Church will be offering one daytime session of Inviting Catholics Home on Tuesday, November 18th from10:00-11:30 am in the Parish Center. Inviting Catholics Home is for Catholics who have been away from the church. Our sessions offer prayer as well as an opportunity to share and discuss in a comfortable atmosphere. If you have been thinking about returning, here is your opportunity; now is your time. The Lord will welcome you. We will welcome you!

This is an effort to reach those who would like to participate and cannot do so in the evening. If you would like to talk with someone before these sessions, please call John Ena at 410-437-6522.

Dec. 6, 2014: DATE NIGHTS for Catholic Couples

Caring for your marriage begins with making time for each other and having fun together. Six DATE NIGHTS for Catholic Couples will be held at St. Jane Frances de Chantal on Saturdays from 6:30 pm to 7:30 in our Parish Center on the following dates: May 10; June 28; Sept.6; Oct. 4; Nov. 1; and Dec, 6, 2014. The program consists of a short video, share, and then you 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.


Pancake BreakfastDec. 14, 2014: 43rd Annual Pancake Breakfast and Christmas Bazaar

Come and enjoy breakfast with family and friends from 8:30am-1:00pm at St. Jane Frances de Chantal’s 43rd Annual Pancake Breakfast and Christmas Bazaar! Enjoy Pancakes, Sausage, Coffee/Tea/Juice/Milk.

Food! Fellowship! Fun for all ages!
Raffles & Wheels • Face painting
• Pictures with Santa • Children’s Games & Crafts

Advance Ticket Prices (available at the Rectory or Sunday Religious Ed Classes):
$20 family/$7 adults/$5 seniors
$5 children Ages 6-12 (Under 5 free)

Tickets at the door:
$22 family/ $8 adults/ $6 seniors
$6 children Ages 6-12 (Under 5 still free!)

For more information, contact Katie Torrey in our Faith Formation office at 410-255-4646 or Buy early, Save money, Avoid standing in line.

Pancake Breakfast Volunteers and Donations needed!
We are in need of volunteers and donations for this wonderful event. Proceeds benefit our Religious Education Program. PLEASE let us know by December 5th, if you can volunteer. STAND/Shield the Vulnerable compliance is required to volunteer. Please download the Volunteer Form here. The following donations are requested:

  • Cakes for Cake Wheel
  • Liquor for a "Basket of Cheer"
  • New Ravens items for the Ravens Wheel
  • Large bags potato chips, Fritos, nacho chips, pretzels, for the Snack Wheel
  • Foil-covered, 4-5" tall, hollow chocolate Santas

Volunteers are needed for the following:

  • Set up Friday, December 12, 2014 6:00pm to 9:00pm
  • Saturday, December 13, 2014 9:30am to 11:00am
  • Wheels, Games, and Stands for Sunday, December 14, 2014:
    8:15am to 10:00am, 10:00am to 11:30am, or 11:30am to 1:00pm
  • Clean Up Sunday, December, 14, 2014 1:00pm to 2:30pm

Healing a Broken MarriageJanuary 23-25, 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 January 23-25, 2015. All calls and inquiries are confidential. To register or obtain more information, visit our website at, call 443-400-7017, or email

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.

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

Come be part of a Men's application-oriented Bible &
Catechism study group. Our first session will be Saturday, Sept. 13th 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 8:30 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 (

FREE Voice Lessons for St. Jane ParishionersJoin Our Parish Choir

If you like singing and the sacred liturgy, the music ministry needs you! Singing in a choir is a beautiful way to worship God and serve the parish. Choir members also enjoy fellowship with each other and acquire better singing skills. Adult choir sings for the 10 AM Mass on Sundays and other major Feast days. (Rehearsals are on Wednesdays at 7 PM) Children's choir sings once a month for the 11:30 Mass and on Christmas Eve. (The children's choir is open to boys and girls ages 10 and up. Rehearsals are on Wednesdays at 6 PM.)

Also please visit our Music Ministry web page. If you are interested, contact Mia Coyne, Director of Sacred Music, at .

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

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

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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!

Roman Missal, Third EditionRoman Missal 3rd Edition

(Nov. 2011) Over forty years have passed since 1969 when the first translation of the Mass into English was first issued. Since that time, our ability to understand, articulate, and translate the words we use during Mass has improved, and a few minor but noticeable changes to the prayers used during Mass have recently been implemented. The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops and Life Teen have prepared a variety of videos which we have organized on our web site to help you to easily find them and watch at your convenience. Click here to view the page of videos.


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.

STEM schools will have continuous professional development for teachers, integrated use of computer technology and technology teaching tools, a successful advanced math track, data-driven decision-making, the presence of a science lab, and partnerships with businesses and/or universities focused on one or more STEM disciplines. St. Jane Frances de Chantal and St. Joan of Arc recently received federal grants to fund STEM-related professional development. Congratulations to all of the teachers, students, and administrators who've worked so hard to make sure that our school offers the best education available. Read more about it in the Catholic Review.

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