Welcome to St. Jane Frances de Chantal Catholic Church in Pasadena, MD…
please join us!
Here we are in early spring and early Easter. We are celebrating new life in nature and risen life in Jesus. To get here, we underwent a harsh winter and 40 days of penance. Yet, here we are again talking about penance for the forgiveness of sin (Acts 3:13-15, 17-19; 1 John 2:1-5a; Luke 24:35-48). Why? The answer is simple. Penance is not just a 40 day retreat during Lent. It's a continual way of life for the committed Christian. We never reach perfection in this life. As the bible tells us, “Even the just man falls seven times a day.” (Proverbs 24:16) So there is a constant need for us to do penance. Our Holy Father, Pope Francis, knows that which is why he goes to confession every other week. And his two predecessors, Pope Benedict and Pope St. John Paul II, went every week. If we are wise, we will learn from these holy men and receive the Sacrament of Confession on a frequent and regular basis.
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.
Join us in the Parish Hall to honor Our Blessed Mother in her Month of May on Sunday, May 3rd after the 8:00 am Mass. Our Communion Breakfast will be catered by the Knights of Columbus. For tickets and further information, please call Dee Witt at 410-255-6201.
April 25, May 2 & May 9:
Adult Catholics Immediate Confirmation Preparation
SPRING 2015 Adult Catholics (16 years and older) who have not yet received the Sacrament of Confirmation are invited to join Archbishop William Lori at Mass with celebration of Confirmation of Adults on Sunday, May 24, 2015 at 3:00 p.m. at the Cathedral of Mary Our Queen.
The Department of Evangelization will offer three sessions to assist with the immediate preparation of adults who wish to receive this sacrament. The sessions are will be focused on catechesis on the Holy Spirit, discipleship, prayer, the sacramental life, and a review of core Catholic beliefs. This formation series will be held at the Catholic Center, 320 Cathedral Street, Baltimore, 20201, on Saturdays, April 25, May 2 and May 9, from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm. To register or for more information, please call Kathy Wandishin at 410-727-3565 x220 or email email@example.com.
May 2, 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.
May 8-10, 2015: Healing a Broken Marriage
Don't want to get divorced but don't know how to stay married? 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.
St 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 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Come in and see what St Jane has to offer you and your child.
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
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 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.