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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 www.HelpOurMarriage.com, call 443-400-7017, or email email@example.com.
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January 28, 2015: Super Bowl Sunday Hoagies
Our High School Youth are working hard to get to a Work Camp this summer, and they have come up with a tasty way to ask for help! Consider ordering homemade, overstuffed subs for your Super Bowl party! We will make them fresh on Super Bowl Sunday morning (Feb. 1) and have them waiting for you after the Mass of your choice.
Subs are $5 each and orders MUST BE PLACED BY JAN. 28, 2015. Choose Turkey Club, Italian Cold Cut, or Roast Beef subs. See the order form in the January 18th bulletin. Pick your subs and your times… we will do the rest!
January 30, 2015: Our Daily Bread Casseroles:
St. Jane Frances de Chantal Parish provides casseroles to Our Daily Bread on the fifth (5th) Friday and the fifth (5th) Monday of the months when they occur. Our next delivery will be Friday, January 30, 2015.
Making a casserole for Our Daily Bread is easy and inexpensive. It can also be fun and a teaching experience in the Corporal Works of Mercy when you involve your children. Each casserole will serve approximately 6-8 hungry people.
FROZEN casseroles can be brought to the Rectory during business hours or dropped off at the school cafeteria door weekdays from 7:30 to 8AM. If you are able to make a casserole but unable to bring it in, please call the Rectory Office at (410) 255-4646 and leave your name, address and a telephone number where you can be reached and a volunteer will come to your home and PICK IT UP!
Please take home a casserole pan today. Everything you need to know is in the instructions in each pan. Our goal is 200 casseroles. Thank you for your generous support!
Feb. 22, 2015: St. Jane Frances Community Blood Drive
Our next blood drive will be on Sunday, February 22, 2015 from 8:00 AM to 2:00 PM in the School Hall. Donors will receive a FREE breakfast from 8:00am-12:00pm (donated by St. Jane Frances Church & the Holy Name Society) OR lunch from 12:00pm–2:00pm (sponsored by Beefalo Bob’s). Please mark your calendar and plan to participate in this life-saving event.
Please contact Rod Devilbiss at 410-437-2175 to schedule your life-saving donation, or visit redcrossblood.org and enter Sponsor Code: sjfrcc.
March 7, 2015: CHERISH Retreat for
Husbands and Wives! Come Celebrate and Nourish Your Marriage! C.H.E.R.I.S.H. stands for "Catholic Hearts Espoused Rejoice In Sacramental Hope."
The 5th CHERISH Retreat Evening here at St. Jane Frances de Chantal has been rescheduled to March 7 and will include:
RSVP by calling call Ken or Rosie Katafiasz at 410-437-3048.
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 .
April 15, 2015: The Clare & Robert Moore Scholarship for Women attending the Woman's College at Notre Dame
The Clare and Robert Moore Scholarship Fund offers a yearly $1,000 scholarship to a student who is majoring in English and attending the Notre Dame of Maryland University. The scholarship is open to both current full-time students and incoming first-year students at the Woman's College at Notre Dame. Applicants must currently be English majors or be planning to major in English. Notre Dame's English program boasts a strong writing curriculum, with the option for students to design a program emphasizing writing or literature. The program also offers concentrations in creative nonfiction writing and drama.
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.
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
Middle School Youth
High School Youth
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.
Pregnant? Need help?
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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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