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

Faith Formation for Children and Adults

Religious Education:
Kindergarten through 8th Grade

The Transfiguration by Fra Angelico

Thank you for allowing us to partner with you in the religious upbringing of your children. We are here to work with you and support you in your role as primary educators of your children. This is indeed a great responsibility, but with every responsibility comes a corresponding grace from God!

If you don’t find the information you need here, please feel free to contact us. We are here to serve you.

(Fresco: The Transfiguration by Fra Angelico, 1440-1442;
Convento di San Marco, Florence)

St. Jane Frances, pray for us!


If your family is new to the Religious Education program at St. Jane Frances, please contact Katie Torrey for information and to register your child(ren) in our program.

Here are details about our Monthly Enrichment Time (or ME Time) program and the enrollment form.

Katie Torrey
Coordinator of Religious Education

Religious Ed Office: 410-255-4646

Grade by Grade Prayers To Know


  • Sign of the Cross
  • Glory Be


  • Hail Mary (p. 85 of the student book)

Grade 1:

  • Our Father
  • Guardian Angel Prayer (both on p. 128)

Grade 2:

Grade 3:

  • 10 Commandments
    (basic understanding/ explanation of each - text p. 38)

Grade 4:

  • Mysteries of the Rosary
    (basic understanding of each – text p. 162)

Grade 5:

  • Apostles Creed (p. 137)
  • St. Michael Prayer (p. 141)

Grade 6:

  • Hail Holy Queen (handout & website)
  • Morning Offering (p. 147)

Grade 7:

  • Beatitudes (p. 85)
  • Marks of the Church (p. 66) (know & explain)

Grade 8:

  • Corporal & Spiritual Works of Mercy (Ch 16 starting on p. 110)
  • Theological Virtues
  • Cardinal Virtues (Ch 15 starting on p. 102) (know & explain)

Parent and students should review the prayers learned in previous years and memorize the prayer(s) assigned to the current grades. In addition, it’s recommended that each family know and use a prayer before meals. [download Grade by Grade Prayers PDF handout]

Hail, Holy Queen

Hail, Holy Queen, Mother of Mercy,
our life, our sweetness and our hope.
To thee to we cry, poor banished children of Eve.
To thee do we send up our sighs,
mourning and weeping in this valley of tears.
Turn then, most gracious advocate,
thine eyes of mercy toward us,
and after this our exile,
show unto us the blessed fruit of thy womb, Jesus.

O clement, O loving, O sweet Virgin Mary.
Pray for us, O holy mother of God
That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.

[download Hail Holy Queen PDF handout]

Act of Contrition

O my God, I am heartily sorry for having offended you,
And I detest all my sins, because I dread the loss of heaven,
And the pains of hell;
But most of all because they offend You, my God,
Who are all good and deserving of all my love.
I firmly resolve, with the help of Your grace,
To confess my sins, to do penance,
And to amend my life.

[download Act of Contrition PDF handout]



Quick Links:

What Children Should Know (268kb PDF)



At the end of his earthly ministry, Jesus said:
“Go, therefore, and make disciples of all nations.”

How can YOU help?

Katie Torrey
Coordinator of
Religious Education

Religious Ed Office:
410-255-4646 x1416

Office Hours
(while Religious Education
is in session):
Mon.-Thurs 9:00am-5:00pm

Summer Hours:
Mon.-Fri. 9:00am-5:00pm

Sunday Sessions:
9:45 am to 11:15 am


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