Welcome to St. Jane Frances de Chantal Church… please join us!
July 1st marked the beginning of the new fiscal year for most businesses, October 1st marked the beginning of the year for the federal government, and January 1st will be the start of our calendar year. However, the Church year or liturgical year begins on the First Sunday of Advent. It just so happens that this year the date is December 1st.
Each beginning offers new hope for the future as we look forward to good things to come. God tells us in the readings (Isaiah 2:1-5; Romans 13:11-14; Matthew 24:37-44) that good things will come to us if we make ourselves ready through prayer, penance, and almsgiving to receive them.
Let us prepare the way for the best thing of all, Jesus, to come into our hearts. May this new Church year be a happy and holy one for you and your families.
- Fr. Carl
See Fr. Carl's blog “A Word
From Our Pastor” at http://pastorstjane.blogspot.com/
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!
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
See full-screen calendar here.
News & Upcoming Events:
Dec. 8, 2013:
42nd 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 42nd 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 email@example.com.
Pancake Breakfast Volunteers Needed!
As always, we count on the generosity of you, our volunteers, to make this exciting event happen. Will you please help us this year? If you’re interested, please print out the volunteer sign up form and return it to the rectory by mail, or drop it into the Sunday collection marked “Pancake Breakfast.” Thank you for your support!
Dec. 15, 2013: St. Jane Frances Giving Tree 2013
Our giving tree project is underway! The designated charities this year will be: Happy Helpers, Mary's Center, Christopher's Place, Holden Hall, Chrysalis House, and the Little Sisters of the Poor.
PLEASE DO NOT WRAP YOUR GIFTS. Place monetary donations in the collection basket
marked "Giving Tree" with the gift tag enclosed in the envelope. Please return all gifts to the lower church by December 15th. If you have any questions please call the Parish Office. (Giving Tree Project run by our Young Catholic Leaders)
Dec. 19, 2013: North County Emergency Outreach Network Special Notice
We thank you for your faithfulness and continued generosity to NCEON. As Christmas is approaching, there is additional need regarding the 100+ food baskets
that will be provided prior to the holiday. While NCEON is in need of many different items, the following will have a direct impact on the holiday baskets: cranberry sauce, sauerkraut, sweet potatoes, instant mashed potatoes, stuffing mix, rice, noodles, cans of gravy, canned milk, corn, and pumpkin pie mix.
The baskets will be distributed on Thursday, Dec. 19, 10am to 1pm. If you would like to volunteer to help on this day or on their normal business
days (Mon, Wed, Fri, 10am to 2pm), please call NCEON at 410-766-1826. If you have questions, please call John Ena at 410-916-7093.
Jan. 17-19, 2014: Healing a Broken Marriage
IS YOUR MARRIAGE IN TROUBLE? If your relationship has grown cold and distant, if you are separated or thinking about separation or divorce, we believe that Retrouvaille (French for Rediscovery and pronounced Re-tro-vi) can help. Retrouvaille is a Catholic program designed to help hurting couples mand and heal their brokenness. Our next weekend is January 17-19, 2013. All calls and inquiries are confidential. For more information and to register, call (301) 468-6764 or visit www.HelpOurMarriage.com. You can also email TomnCarol@comcast.net.
Music Ministry Announcement
Join the Parish Choir for the new choir season! The rehearsals are on Wednesdays, starting on September 11th. The children’s choir starts at 6 PM, and the adults choir
starts at 7 PM. There’s more info in the bulletin. You can also talk to the music director Mia Coyne after Mass or contact her at
Children's Choir: It's not too late to join!
We do lots of singing, including fun vocal exercises and great church songs.
It’s open for students from grades 3 through 8. We learn to sing prayers of Mass, hymns and special choir songs. The children also develop better musical skills and enjoy fellowship among each other. The rehearsals are on Wednesdays in the choir loft in the church from 6 PM to 7 PM, and we sing for the 11:30 Mass on the second Sunday of each month. You can just show up, or contact Mia Coyne at
Christmas Seasonal Choir
If you like singing, but cannot make a commitment to sing with the choir all year round, how about singing with us during the Christmas season? The choir is getting ready for Christmas. We are excited to sing lots of beautiful Christmas carols and a new "Gloria." If you are interested, please contact
, Director of Music.
Wanted: Catholic Men!
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 11 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.
NEW! Online Giving at
St. Jane Frances
Online Giving allows you to make contributions to our parish without writing checks or worrying about cash donations. You can set up automatic contributions and change the timing or the amount of your gift at any time. You may make pledges and manage your contributions to the pledge amount, and you may make one-time donations to special causes. To register for an Online Giving account, just go to the secure Online Giving web site, click on "SIgn Up for Your New Account" and complete your account registration. Online giving will also help our parish to save money in the cost of weekly envelopes and administrative costs. As always, thank you for your support of St. Jane Frances de Chantal Parish!
RCIA Classes: Learn the Richness of the Catholic Faith
Are you interested in the Catholic Faith?
St. Jane Frances is conducting a new 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. The first session is Monday, September 23rd at 7:30pm. Please call the parish office for more information. (410) 255-4646.
Archdiocese of Baltimore Mobile App
To coincide with the Year of Faith, the Archdiocese of Baltimore recently announced it has developed a mobile version of its website and an App for Apple and Android mobile device users, to make it easier for Catholics to stay connected to their local Church, including parishes and schools, while on the go. For more information, visit www.archbalt.org or download the app from the app store.
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
Volunteer Opportunity at Mary’s Center
Mary’s Center, a Catholic Pregnancy Center, is in need of English and Spanish speaking volunteers to assist needy women and women and teens in crisis pregnancies. Training begins in April 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?
Suffering post-abortion stress? Call Project Rachel 1-800-286-4224.