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. CarlDear Parishioners,

This weekend as we celebrate the Fourth or July, we relish the liberty for which our forefathers fought and sacrificed. We are the land of liberty, freedom, and opportunity. And while freedom is a great blessing, it is not enjoyed by all people around the world. Freedom is not an end in itself. Otherwise, it becomes a false idol; it takes the place of God, the only one we should adore. Freedom has limits and boundaries which, if not respected, lead to chaos, violence, and self destruction. St. Peter, in the New Testament, tells us, "Live as free men, but do not use your freedom as a cloak for vice." (1 Pet 2:16) And Pope St. John Paul II teaches us that, “Freedom consists not in doing what we like, but in having the right to do what we ought.” (Homily at Camden Yards Mass, Baltimore, 1995)

One of the blessings that God bestowed upon the human race was free will or freedom. We know from the story of Adam and Eve what happened when they abused that gift. Satan entered into human history, and we have had problems ever since. (Gen 3:1-24)

Today, our religious liberty and freedom is being threatened by the courts, legislature, and executive branch of the government which wants to restrict freedom of religion to the four walls of our church buildings. Some of the teachings of the Bible and our moral beliefs are being labeled as hate speech and bigotry, because they contradict the views of modern culture. The late Cardinal George of Chicago opined that while he expected to die in his home, his successor would die in prison, and his successor would die as a martyr. Perhaps that insight is a bit far-fetched. However, many years ago when Margaret Sanger was told that legal contraception would lead to abortion, she said that would never happen. Well it did. What will happen to freedom of religion if we do nothing?

- Fr. Carl


pastorstjane.blogspot.comSee Fr. Carl's blog “A Word From Our Pastor” at


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

Help Wanted - Maintenance PositionHELP WANTED

Office Manager
St. Jane Frances parish is seeking a full-time Office Manager to perform a variety of duties to insure the effective operations of the parish office and provide administrative support to the Pastor, parish organizations, other staff, and the parish at large. The successful applicant will also serve as coordinator for parish volunteer compliance with the requirements of the Office of Child and Youth Protection. Qualifications include: high school diploma or equivalent, with additional college-level coursework in Business Administration or related field strongly preferred; minimum of five years' experience in an executive support or administrative assistant position; advanced proficiency in Microsoft Office suite; and the ability to project a polished, professional demeanor at all times. Resumes may be sent via email to

Maintenance Worker
St. Jane's is looking for a part-time maintenance worker (18 hours per week). If you are interested or know somebody who would be good for the parish, please call Lori or Tracey at the parish office, 410-255-4646.

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July 18, 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.

NEW! Sunday afternoon dates: Begins Sunday, July 26 1pm-2pm.
Sunday additional dates will be: Aug. 30, Sept. 20, Oct. 11, Nov. 8, and Jan 2016 (tba)
Babysitting available with RSVP.

Catholic Kidz CampJuly 27 thru 31: Catholic Kidz Camp - “Parade Around the Our Father with the Flying Friar—St. Joseph of Cupertino”

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 27 to 31 from 9:00 am–12:00 pm.

Campers... STEP RIGHT UP!!! PUT ON YOUR MARCHING BOOTS & JOIN THE OUR FATHER PARADE! In the grandstand meet Renaldo the Ringmaster and Henry the Hippo. Learn the meaning of the Our Father—the perfect prayer given to us by Jesus, the perfect teacher! FUN IS JUST AROUND THE BLOCK!

You'll be dancing in the street with sensational skits and Bible stories, games, creative crafts, and Hit Parade music! Hold on to your balloon for the time of your life!

Registration: Early registration fee per child is $20 thru June 15. Cost after June 15 will be $25.00 per child. Registration closes on June 30. All T-shirt, Music CD & Book orders must be paid by June 30. Please click here for the Registration Form.

Volunteers: If you would like to volunteer for this summer or get more information, please contact Diane Zentgraf at 410-255-6584 or

Golf TournamentAugust 14, 2015: 17th Annual Golf Tournament

The Goins Memorial/St. Jane Frances School 17th Annual Golf Tournament will be held on August 14 at Compass Pointe Golf Course, featuring:

  • 18 Holes (Scramble) with a Cart
  • Complementary Driving Range balls
  • Coffee, Juice & Donut Breakfast
  • Hot Dog Snack at the Turn
  • Pit Beef, Ham, and Turkey Lunch after the Round
    (featuring Sausage, Peppers, and Onions)
  • Unlimited Beer, Soda, and Sport Drinks during and after the Round
  • Hole-in-One — a New Car!
  • Longest Drive Prize
  • 1st & 2nd Place Prizes
  • Putting Contest
  • Mulligans $5
  • Door Prizes
  • Closest to the Pin Prize
  • $100 Entry Fee per golfer (includes all of the above and more!)

See our registration form in the July 5, 2015 bulletin.

  • TEE or GREEN Sponsorship $100 (tax deductible) with professional printed sign (3 lines of text)

Contact Ning Wist (410-255-7729) or Glenn Goins (410-437-3887) for more information. Please return completed registration with payment by July 13, 2015.

CakeSt 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 or contact the office at 410-255-4750. Tours are available upon request. Please call the school or email Mrs. Simmons, the Principal at Come in and see what St Jane has to offer you and your child.

Men's Bagels and Bible StudyMen'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 ( or Dave Horvath at 301-213-1197 (

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.

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

Help for Women and Moms

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!


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. Read more about it in the Catholic Review.

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