VBS Registration Time!

VBS Registration Time!

Embark on a DISCOVERY MISSION with St. Jane de Chantal's Vacation Bible School! Join us for a week full of fun activities, prayer, music, dancing, art, snacks, games, and more as we explore the vocations of marriage, priesthood, and religious life! Each day will draw...

Funeral of Ben Spansel

Funeral of Ben Spansel

The funeral Mass for Ben Spansel will begin at 12 Noon, preceded by visitation, prayer, and words of remembrance, which will start at 11am.   The Church will be open prior to that. Benjamin Louis Spansel, died on Saturday May 13, 2017 as a result of injuries sustained...

Fatima – 100 Years

Fatima – 100 Years

THE REVELATIONS OF THE TWO HEARTS IN MODERN TIMES The Revelation of the Immaculate Heart at Fatima in 1917 The First Apparition occurred just eight days after the entreaty of Pope Benedict XV that the Mother of God intercede for the end of WW I. Our Lady came to the...

VBS Registration Time!

VBS Registration Time!

Embark on a DISCOVERY MISSION with St. Jane de Chantal's Vacation Bible School! Join us for a week full of fun activities, prayer, music, dancing, art, snacks, games, and more as we explore the vocations of marriage, priesthood, and religious life! Each day will draw...

Friday Night Fish Fries – Lent

Friday Night Fish Fries – Lent

The answer is YES!  Yes, we are having our annual Lenten Fish Fries every Friday during Lent (Good Friday is not during Lent, it is during the Triduum, so no Fish Fry on Good Friday.) Time is from 5-8pm.  Cost is $8, shrimp or fish, with fries and drink.   Desserts...

Mardi Gras Food Drive for the Northshore Foodbank

Mardi Gras Food Drive for the Northshore Foodbank

The Northshore Foodbank, formerly known as the Covington Foodbank, is actively seeking donations of Oatmeal, and Boxed Rice Dinners. So, bring them to the Church or the office as you'd prefer, and we will make sure they get to the Foodbank. As you know this year we've...

Catholic Schools Week

Catholic Schools Week

Although we don't maintain a Parochial School here at St. Jane, many of our Parishioners do attend Catholic Schools. We also enjoy a thriving Parish School of Religion, and a host of other educational opportunities. So this week as we celebrate Catholic School's Week,...

Louisiana Life March South

Louisiana Life March South

This coming Saturday, January 21, 2017, the Louisiana Life March will again take place in our state capitol, Baton Rouge. The Knights of Columbus have a 55 person bus rented, which always accommodates our group generously. The cost for the bus transportation is $10...

Deacon Frans to Retire

Deacon Frans to Retire

In a surprising development which has taken shape over the last several months, Deacons Frans is retiring from Active Duty at St. Jane De Chantal Parish at the end of the Christmas Season. The end of the Christmas Season is in the ordinary, of course, as Monday,...

“Giving Tuesday” UPDATE

“Giving Tuesday” UPDATE

Thanks to your generosity, we added another $2,000 to our Debt Reduction Efforts. We learned a lot of lessons in this nascent effort;  and look forward to discerning and articulating future needs more clearly.   Many thanks to all of you who continue to contribute to...

Ascension of the Lord

Ascension of the Lord

The Solemnity of the Ascension of the Lord is transferred to Sunday. On Thursday, May 25, we will have a Mass at 6:30am in the Extraordinary Form which will be a traditional Mass for Ascension.    And at 8:00am we will have a regularly schedule daily Mass. Thursday is...

6th Sunday of Easter

6th Sunday of Easter

Sanctify Christ as Lord in your hearts. Always be ready to give an explanation to anyone who asks you for a reason for your hope, but do it with gentleness and reverence, keeping your conscience clear, so that, when you are maligned, those who defame your good conduct...

Five First Saturday Devotions

Five First Saturday Devotions

We will start the First Saturday Devotions in June, and Continue through October. The schedule is as follows: Rosary at 7:30am, Mass at 8AM, followed by the exposition of the Holy Eucharist and meditation on one or more of the sacred mysteries of the Rosary for 15...

Parish Mission

Parish Mission

Our Parish Mission has been proving a great success! Fr. Tom Sullivan of the Father's of Mercy is conducting the Lenten Mission. Tonight, Thursday, March 23rd, we will have Confessions from 6:00 - 6:45pm, then Mass at 7:00pm, followed by a reception to meet Fr....

Ash Wednesday

UPDATE:   We have one more Mass for Ash Wednesday, which is this evening at 7:00pm.  Ashes will be given out immediately following the Homily   It's difficult to imagine that Lent is already coming upon us this Wednesday. It also means that Mardi Gras is this Tuesday...

National Marriage Week

National Marriage Week

By an initiative of the USCCB, Sunday, February 12 is Nation Marriage Sunday, which is taking place in the middle of National Marriage Week. Via the USCCB: WASHINGTON—National Marriage Week USA and World Marriage Day are opportunities "to celebrate the gift and...

Human Life And Dignity

Human Life And Dignity

"For the Church, there is no distinction between defending human life and promoting the dignity of the human person. "Pope Benedict XVI writes in Caritas in Veritate. . . that "The Church forcefully maintains this link between life ethics and social ethics, fully...

Third Sunday in Ordinary Time

Third Sunday in Ordinary Time

1 COR 1:10-13, 17 I urge you, brothers and sisters, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that all of you agree with what you say, and that there be no divisions among you, but that you be united in the same mind and in the same purpose. For it has been reported to me...

2nd Sunday of Ordinary Time

2nd Sunday of Ordinary Time

John the Baptist saw Jesus coming toward him and said, "Behold, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world. He is the one of whom I said, 'A man is coming after me who ranks ahead of me because he existed before me.' I did not know him, but the reason why I...

The Baptism of the Lord

The Baptism of the Lord

The Baptism of the Lord - January 9 Today is the Feast of the Baptism of the Lord, when through the descent of a dove - the Holy Spirit, God made manifest that Jesus was his beloved Son, sent for the salvation of the world. Quote for the day: "…he was not baptized...

Youth Group

Youth Group

Our Youth Group meets on Tuesday evenings - check in with Matt for the intel, and get with the program!

National Marriage Week

National Marriage Week

By an initiative of the USCCB, Sunday, February 12 is Nation Marriage Sunday, which is taking place in the middle of National Marriage Week. Via the USCCB: WASHINGTON—National Marriage Week USA and World Marriage Day are opportunities "to celebrate the gift and...

Human Life And Dignity

Human Life And Dignity

"For the Church, there is no distinction between defending human life and promoting the dignity of the human person. "Pope Benedict XVI writes in Caritas in Veritate. . . that "The Church forcefully maintains this link between life ethics and social ethics, fully...

Third Sunday in Ordinary Time

Third Sunday in Ordinary Time

1 COR 1:10-13, 17 I urge you, brothers and sisters, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that all of you agree with what you say, and that there be no divisions among you, but that you be united in the same mind and in the same purpose. For it has been reported to me...

2nd Sunday of Ordinary Time

2nd Sunday of Ordinary Time

John the Baptist saw Jesus coming toward him and said, "Behold, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world. He is the one of whom I said, 'A man is coming after me who ranks ahead of me because he existed before me.' I did not know him, but the reason why I...

The Baptism of the Lord

The Baptism of the Lord

The Baptism of the Lord - January 9 Today is the Feast of the Baptism of the Lord, when through the descent of a dove - the Holy Spirit, God made manifest that Jesus was his beloved Son, sent for the salvation of the world. Quote for the day: "…he was not baptized...

First Friday Adoration – No Evening Confessions

First Friday Adoration – No Evening Confessions

Today we are having Adoration, as usual, from 8:30am until 7:00 pm. We will not be able to offer Confession this evening from 6:00pm - 7:00pm as we normally do. However, we will have Confession following the Mass on Saturday, 1/7/16; the First Saturday.

The Return of the Parish School of Religion

The Return of the Parish School of Religion

Parish School of Religion classes will resume Sunday, January 8 for Pre-K and K, and Monday January 9 for every else. Be sure to mark your calendars if they're not already marked! For more info call Mrs. Christina Uhlich at the Parish Office, (985)...

The Epiphany of the Lord

The Epiphany of the Lord

Announcement Of Easter And The Moveable Feasts Introduction The proclamation of the date of Easter and the other moveable feasts on Epiphany dates from a time when calendars were not readily available.It was necessary to make known the date of Easter in advance, since...

Parish School of Religion & Catechetical News

Parish School of Religion & Catechetical News

Our K and pre K children began PSR on last Sunday and all other students returned for our Monday classes! Our Adult Bible Study returns with two sessions, 9:30am and 6:30pm, studying the Gospel of Matthew. The course in the Bible Timeline has returned as well. St....

In Ascensione Domini

In Ascensione Domini

Thursday, May 25th - Although the Obligation  is transferred to Sunday, we will be having a Mass in the Extraordinary Form at 6:30am in honor of the Ascension of the Lord. The Mass the following Sunday will be the Mass Dominica post Ascensionem.

Dominica V Post Pascha

Dominica V Post Pascha

Sunday, May 21, will be a Low Mass at 12Noon on the occasion of the 5th Sunday after the Octave of Easter. Thursday,  May 25th we will have a Mass in the Extraordinary Form at 6:30am in honor of the Ascension of the Lord.   The Ma The Mass the following Sunday will be...

Extraordinary Form Masses

Extraordinary Form Masses

Mass will be held at 6:30 AM on the Feast of the Annunciation, Saturday, March 25. The Easter Triduum will NOT be held at St. Michael Mission in Bush this year as no Priest is available to celebrate the Triduum. Upcoming dates regarding choir rehearsals and scheduling...

Septuagisma Sunday

Septuagisma Sunday

This weekend starts the Easter Cycle, with Septuagisma Sunday. 7 Things about Septuagisma Sunday The name Septuagisma comes from the Latin for 70th, which means 70 Days Before Easter. It's not really 70 days before Easter, but it's the 3rd Sunday before Lent, which is...

Dominica V Post Epiphaniam

Dominica V Post Epiphaniam

Fr. Allen will say the Mass at Noon. We continue to pray for Monsignor Calkins as he recuperates from his icy fall and broken leg. "At that time, Jesus spoke this parable to the crowds: The kingdom of heaven is like a man who sowed good seed in his field; but while...

Candlemas – In Purificatione Beatae Mariae Virginis

Candlemas – In Purificatione Beatae Mariae Virginis

On Thursday, February 2, we will have the annual blessing of candles, followed by a Low Mass. As we did last year, we will begin with the blessing of the candles, then process around the Church with lit candles, and then start the Holy Mass. At that time, when the...

Dominica III Post Epiphaniam

Dominica III Post Epiphaniam

Rom 12:16-21 Brethren: Be not wise in your own conceits. To no man render evil for evil, but provide good things not only in the sight of God, but also in the sight of all men. If it be possible, as far as in you lies, be at peace with all men. Do not avenge...

Off the Wall, post Epiphaniam muro desuper

Off the Wall, post Epiphaniam muro desuper

An Off the Wall Q & A From a Parishioner, adressed to the Mysterium Fidei Latin Mass Society, Inc. Dear Friends: Please join us for the traditional Latin Mass this Sunday, January 15th at noon at St. Jane de Chantal Church in Abita Springs. We will be celebrating...

Dominica II post Epiphaniam

Dominica II post Epiphaniam

Please pray for the healing and well being Monsignor Calkins, who broke his leg doubly in an icy fall during the recent winter storms in the mid south.   May the Archangel Raphael watch over him, and all the ill in our Parish, leading them ever closer to healing, in...

Sanctae Familiae Jesu Mariae Joseph

Sanctae Familiae Jesu Mariae Joseph

This Sunday is the Feast of the Holy Family, Mass will be celebrated by Fr. Allen. "O Lord Jesus Christ, You Who while subject to Mary and Joseph, hallowed family life with virtues beyond description, grant us by their combined intercession, that, having been taught...