Calendar of Events
News & Upcoming Events:
Oct. 2 & 9, 2014: Inviting Catholics Home... come back to the Lord Jesus and His Church!
St. Jane Frances Church, will be hosting "Inviting Catholics Home" for Catholics who have been away from the church. We will be hosting three successive Thursday evenings, September 25th, October 2nd and 9th, from 7:00pm–8:30pm, in the MUTH ROOM of the lower church.
Inviting Catholics Home offers a welcoming atmosphere for those who are considering returning to the practice of their Catholic faith. You don't have to pre-register. Just show up! There will be 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!
To speak with someone before the session, call John Ena at 410-437-6522 or Dave Horvath at 301-213-1197.
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 4, 2014 from 6:00 pm to 11:00 pm (dinner served until 10pm).
MENU will include: steamed crabs, pit beef, smoked ham or turkey, salads, crab soup, corn on the cob, desserts, beer and sodas. Also Music, Dancing, Door Prizes, and 50/50s! (see printable PDF flyer)
Tickets: $40 (Order early. We sell out every year!)
For tickets, please call:
Oct. 4, 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.
Oct. 7, 2014: 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 7, 2014. 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/water will be provided on the way home.
For information, please call Ellen Lesniewski at 410-255-4646 or 443-691-4156; or Ning Wist 410-255-7729.
Oct. 18, 2014: 6th Annual OKTOBERFEST
Here at St. Jane's, we love to celebrate Oktoberfest! Our 6th annual OKTOBERFEST will be held on Saturday, October 18, 2014 from 6:30 to 10:30 p.m. in the Parish Hall. Come join us and enjoy an evening of wonderful, authentic German food and fabulous live music!
Food will include:
Leon Umberger and the Rheinlanders will be playing all evening, making it difficult for anyone to sit too long (even if it has been forever since you polkaed!).
Tickets: $30.00 per person.
Nov. 8, 2014: Bus Trip to New York City 9/11 Museum
"Knights of Columbus FOURTH DEGREE Patriotic degree of the Order" is sponsoring a BUS TRIP TO NEW YORK CITY to see the 9/11 MUSEUM.
Cost: $125.00 per person
Make check payable to: Master, Knights of Columbus Fourth Degree
Price includes bus trip, admission to the museum, and snacks on the bus. There will be time for some shopping and sightseeing. We will be departing the Park and Ride on Hammonds Ferry Rd., Linthicum at 7 a.m. (Exit 8 off the 695 beltway across from Snyder's Restaurant) arriving back home around 11 pm.
For further information/reservations call:
Dec. 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!
Advance Ticket Prices (available at the Rectory or Sunday Religious Ed Classes):
Tickets at the door:
For more information, contact Katie Torrey in our Faith Formation office at 410-255-4646 or email@example.com.
Pancake Breakfast Volunteers Needed!
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)
Oct. 1, 2014: WANTED:
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.
Come be part of a Men's application-oriented Bible &
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.)
Rehearsals for both choirs start on Wednesday, September 10. Also please visit our Music Ministry web page. If you are interested, contact Mia Coyne, Director of Sacred Music, at .
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
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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.
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.
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(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!
(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 http://www.archbalt.org/news-events/press-releases/pasadena-ideal-classroom.cfm.
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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