#iGiveCatholic-November 28, 2017

#iGiveCatholic-November 28, 2017

Help our CYO go to the March for Life in Washington, D.C. and donate to our #iGiveCatholic campaign on #GivingTuesday!

Two easy steps to donate:
1. Visit https://igivecatholic.org/designee/st-jane-de-chantal-abita-springs

2. Make a donation of $25 or more!

Schedule a donation in advance from November 10-26 or make your donation on Giving Tuesday, November 28. Your gift will allow our youth to stand up for the dignity of human life in our nation’s capital!

Hurricane Nate

Hurricane Nate

Masses will continue as scheduled this weekend. All other parish events for Sunday, including the Parish Family Picnic and PSR for Pre-K and Kindergarten, are cancelled.  The office will be open Monday Morning.

TS Nate update

TS Nate update

Masses will continue as scheduled this weekend. All other parish events for Sunday, including the Parish Family Picnic and PSR for Pre-K and Kindergarten, are cancelled due to TS Nate. Notice of any further cancellations will be posted on this page. Our Lady of Prompt Succor, hasten to help us.

First Saturday Schedule – September

First Saturday Schedule – September

The Schedule for the morning of First Saturday, September 2, 2017, is the same as the First Saturdays in June, July and August.

7:30 am – Holy Rosary

8:00 am – Mass – Ordinary Form

8:30 am – Adoration, Acts of Reparation, Meditation upon the Holy Rosary, Benediction,

                     Confessions Following

10:00 am – Holy Rosary

10:30 am – Mass – Extra-Ordinary Form

11:00 am – Adoration, Acts of Meditation upon the Holy Rosary, Benediction,

Hurricane Harvey Relief

Hurricane Harvey Relief

St. Jane de Chantal will be collecting items to help the people affected by Hurricane Harvey in Texas. To assist in loading, please ONLY send items in BULK / PRE-PACKAGED items (Consider buying in bulk from Sam’s, Costco, Walmart, etc.). We are collecting the following items:
– Cases of Bottled Water, Powerade, Gatorade
– Baby Items (Diapers, Wipes, Powder, etc.)
– Non-perishable Dry goods and canned goods
– Bleach, Lysol, Clorox Wipes, etc.
– Mops, Brooms, Buckets, etc.
– Contractor Bags, gloves, surgical masks, etc.
– Soap, toothpaste, toothbrush, razors, floss, feminine products, deodorant, etc.
– Paper Towels, Kleenex, Toilet paper, etc.
– Dog and Cat food
– Flash lights and batteries
– New Pillows, sheets, towels, and air mattresses
– Tarps
– Duct tape
– Plastic storage bins
– Folding chairs
– Boxes and Packing tape
The parish is NOT ACCEPTING clothes, books, or toys.

Please drop off these items off to St. Jane Hall on the following days:
Tuesday, August 29- Sunday, September 3 between 8 am and 7pm
Tuesday, September 5 until Thursday, September 7 between 8 am and 7 pm

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Notre Dame Northshore: “Heaven is a Place on Earth” with Dr. Tom Neal

Notre Dame Northshore: “Heaven is a Place on Earth” with Dr. Tom Neal

The Notre Dame on the Northshore series closes this Tuesday, August 1 here at St. Jane de Chantal! Join us for a taste of “Heaven on Earth” with Dr. Tom Neal.  Happy half hour begins at 6:30, Dr. Neal’s presentation begins at 7. Abita Brewing Company has generously donated beer, root beer, and craft sodas for this event!

Dr. Tom Neal presently serves as Academic Dean and Professor of Spiritual Theology at Notre Dame Seminary in New Orleans, Louisiana and has a particular passion for exposing the unlimited potential of theology to offer the faithful a deeper sharing in the mind and heart of Jesus Christ. Dr. Neal has dedicated much of his energy more recently to theological reflection on the vocation and mission of the lay faithful to be “secular saints” whose essential labor is to consecrate the world itself to God by faithfully living out their personal vocations in the world. Don’t miss out on this great event!

Bible Study Registration

Bible Study Registration

Join us for this year’s Bible study program Acts: The Spread of the Kingdom! This program builds on The Bible Timeline and Matthew Bible studies by showing how the Church, Christ’s kingdom on earth, is empowered to carry out his work in the world. The Acts of the Apostles provides the historical framework for understanding the rest of the New Testament. Paul’s letters come alive in a new way when they are read within the context of the Acts narrative. The study meets on Tuesdays at 9 am and 6:30 pm in St. Jane Hall, beginning in September. Registration for this study will begin on August 5 & 6 in St. Jane Hall after the vigil and Sunday Masses. Registration fee is $30 for the workbook. Don’t miss out on this great opportunity to study the early days of the Church!

PSR Registration Time!

PSR Registration Time!

The summer is almost over, and it’s time to get ready for the new school year! Registration for the Parish School of Religion will be held on August 5 & 6 in St. Jane Hall after the vigil and Sunday Masses. Classes begin August 20 & 21! Registration for sacramental preparation for Confirmation and First Communion will take place at this time as well. Please visit the PSR page for more details or contact Christina Uhlich at 893-3914 with any questions.

First Saturday Schedule

First Saturday Schedule

The Schedule for the morning of First Saturday, August 5, 2017, is the same as the First Saturday in July.

7:30 am – Holy Rosary

8:00 am – Mass – Ordinary Form

8:30 am – Adoration, Acts of Reparation, Meditation upon the Holy Rosary, Benediction,

                     Confessions Following

10:00 am – Holy Rosary

10:30 am – Mass – Extra-Ordinary Form

11:00 am – Adoration, Acts of Meditation upon the Holy Rosary, Benediction,

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 minutes. Confessions will be available. At 10am we will again have the recitaion of the Rosary, followed by the Mass at 10:30am in the Extraordinary Form, followed by Adoration, meditation and Benediction.

“Whether the world has war or peace depends on the practice of this devotion, along with the consecration to the Immaculate Heart of Mary. This is why I desire its propagation so ardently, especially because this is also the will of our dear Mother in Heaven.” -Sr. Lucy (March 19, 1939)

Our Lady said to Lucia, “I shall come to ask… that on the First Saturday of every month, Communions of reparation be made in atonement for the sins of the world.”

Our Lady later spoke: “See, my daughter, my Heart encircled by thorns with which ungrateful men pierce it at every moment by their blasphemies and ingratitude. Do you, at least, strive to console me. Tell them that I promise to assist at the hour of death with the graces necessary for salvation all those who, in order to make reparation to me, on the First Saturday of five successive months, go to confession, receive Holy Communion, say five decades of the Rosary, and keep me company for a quarter of an hour, meditating on the fifteen mysteries of the Rosary.”

The elements of this devotion, therefore, consist of the following, all of which must be offered in reparation to the Immaculate Heart of Mary. One should make this intention before carrying out Our Lady’s requests. A renewal of the actual intention at the time is best; however, if such an intention is made now, it will fulfill the requirements if, for instance, the actual intention is forgotten at the time of confession.

Confession: This confession can be made before the First Saturday or afterward, provided that Holy Communion be received in the state of grace. In 1926, Christ in a vision explained to Lucia that this confession could be made a week before or even more, and that it should be offered in reparation.

Holy Communion: Before receiving Holy Communion, it is likewise necessary to offer it in reparation to Our Lady. Our Lord told Lucia in 1930, “This Communion will be accepted on the following Sunday for just reasons, if my priests allow it so.” So if work or school, sickness, or another just reason prevents the Communion on a First Saturday, with this permission it may be received the following Sunday. If Communion is transferred, any or all of the other acts of the devotion may also be performed on Sunday if the person so desires.

Rosary: The Rosary is a vocal prayer said while meditating upon the mysteries of Our Lord’s life and Passion and Our Lady’s life. To comply with the request of our Blessed Mother, it must be offered in reparation and said properly while meditating.

15-minute meditation: Also offered in reparation, the meditation may embrace one or more mysteries; it may include all, taken together or separately. This meditation should be the richest of any meditation, because Our Lady promised to be present when she said “…those who keep me company….”

To those who faithfully follow Our Lady’s requests for the Five First Saturdays, she has made a wonderful promise which she, as Mediatrix of All Graces, will certainly fulfill: “I promise to assist at the hour of death with the graces necessary for salvation.” This means that our Blessed Mother will be present at the hour of death with the actual grace of final perseverance, (which after the gift/grace of Faith), is the most important grace.

After completing the Five First Saturdays, one may continue the devotion simply to console the Immaculate Heart of Our Lady. A tender love of our Blessed Mother will lead one to do all he can to make reparation for the sins which pierce her Immaculate Heart. Let us remember, too, that although Our Lady made this promise to those who would observe five such First Saturdays in succession, in her July apparition she asked simply that Communions of reparation be made on every First Saturday to atone for the sins of the world.