Exposition will begin immediately following the 8:30 a.m. Mass on Mondays with Benediction at 11:55 a.m. A sign-up sheet is posted on the bulletin board of St. Rose of Lima Church located on the back right hand side of the church. If a funeral is scheduled, adoration will be cancelled.
"One of them, a scholar of the law, tested him by asking,
"Teacher, which commandment in the law is the greatest?"
He said to him, "You shall love the Lord, your God, with
all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind."
November 1st is usually a holy day of obligation “All Saints”, but seeing that it falls on a Saturday the obligation gets carried over to Sunday. There will be no separate Mass on Saturday for All Saints this year. The only two holy days that this rule does not apply is the “Immaculate Conception -December 8th” & “Christmas”.
Don’t forget next week is Daylight Saving Time. Turn your clocks back one hour Saturday night.
Catholic parishes throughout New Hampshire and the United States will show support for their priests with prayers and special celebrations this weekend. The last Sunday of October has in recent years been designated as Priesthood Sunday, a one-day celebration of the priesthood organized by parish lay leaders and coordinated by the USA Council of Serra International. Serra International is a lay organization whose aim is to foster and promote vocations to the Catholic priesthood and religious life, and encourages its members to fulfill their own Christian vocations to service. The lay faithful of each parish, school or other ministry develop their own special way of marking the day and honoring both priesthood and their own priests, reminding him of what he does to bring people closer to Christ.
Thank you for visiting the St. Rose of Lima Parish site. Our parish has been serving our community since 1882, and we welcome you to browse our site and learn of our love of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.
St. Rose of Lima Church and Our Lady of the Snows Mission are striving to provide settings and events for local people to grow in the Catholic faith through experiences of formation for children, teenagers and adults, and through sacramental celebrations.
|Very Rev. Mark Dollard||
Pastor — Co-Vicar of
|Ms. Sharon Palmerchuck|| Secretary/Bookkeeper
|Mr. Nick DeMayo|| Coordinator of
|Sister Monique Couture F.C.S.C.J.*||
Pastoral Associate and
*Sister Monique Couture, as Minister of Music is the contact for any music information.
There will be baskets located at the entrances of the churches next weekend for your donations to the Maintenance & Repair Fund. Your generosity is greatly appreciated.
There will be a meeting for anyone interested in helping support the 2015 Mission to Honduras. It will be on Sunday, October 26th at 6:30 p.m. in St. Rose of Lima Parish Hall. Anyone interested in going with the team or in supporting the effort from home is invited to attend. Support roles might include helping with the rummage and bake sale in January, helping with itemizing, labeling and packing medications, or helping with a new initiative to bring health information to rural Hondurans.
Please continue to help by donating over-the-counter medications and eyeglasses. The clinics could not be held without such wonderful support from the parish. There is a collection bin for your greatly appreciated donations. Small lists of needed items are available for you to take on the rear tables.
Vitamins for both adults and children are needed, as well as non-aspirin pain relievers, ibuprofen, low dose aspirin, hydrocortisone creams, athlete foot creams, allergy medications (Allegra, Zyrtec, Claritin), sport creams and rubs, antacid pills and acid reducers for heartburn. Also needed are eye glasses (prescription and readers) and sunglasses. Eyeglass cases are also very helpful.
During the month of November, the Month of the Dead, we will be remembering our deceased loved ones at Masses. We invite you to bring photos of your deceased loved ones to place on the window sills around the churches; however, please make sure to label the backs of them with your contact information in case we need to return them to you. Additionally, our Book of Life will be in the churches to add the names of your deceased loved ones. Before adding any names, please check to see if your entry is already listed from last year.
“ ’Let the children come to me. Do not hinder
them. The kingdom of God belongs to such as
these.’ And He laid His hands on their heads
before He left that place.” (Mt. 19:14)
Why adoration for children? Because Jesus asked us to spend one hour with him. He said, “Come to me all you who are weary and find life burdensome and I will refresh you” (Mt. 11:28). Children have worries too. In today’s world many things cause anxiety. Parents, teach your children where to go to find peace and answers to these worries. Teach them how to ask Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament to help them find the answers. Start with just fifteen minutes and Jesus will do the rest. Eucharistic Adoration is available every Monday morning following the 8:30 a.m. Mass until Benediction at 11:55 a.m.
“Even the weakest and most vulnerable, the sick, the old, the unborn and the poor, are masterpieces of God’s creation, made in his own image, destined to live forever, and deserving of the utmost reverence and respect.”
~ Pope Francis – Day for Life Greeting
Our Respect Life year begins in October with the theme: Each of us is a Masterpiece of God’s Creation. This theme gives us the opportunity to stop and think of the beautiful works of art we have seen – paintings, sculptures, buildings, or other designs. We marvel at how such works were created and how they can stir us to an emotional response.
Morality in Media asks every American concerned about the floodtide of pornography pouring into our nation’s communities, homes, and children’s minds to participate in White Ribbon Against Pornography Week, which runs this year from Sunday, October 26th through Sunday, November 2nd, and to take action against pornography throughout the year. The Catholic Daughters of the Americas will be handing out white ribbons after each Mass. If you still have your ribbon from last year, wear it again for this year.
On Saturday, November 1st from 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. at St. Monica Church and Central Vermont Catholic School in Barre, Catholics from all over New England will be gathering for the 8th Annual VT Catholic Conference to celebrate “The Holy Land - Come Walk with Jesus and Let the Adventure of our Life Begin” in honor of our keynote speaker Fr. Mitch Pacwa, S.J. and his extensive knowledge of the Middle East. Our keynote presentations are “Come and Journey with Jesus” and “Joy on the Mount.” This year’s conference will also include presentations on “The Crusades” and “Our Father: Everyday Living” and a two-part “Life in the Spirit Seminar.” To register or for more information, please visit www.VTChallengers.org.
On Sunday, October 26th the Knights of Columbus and invited guests will have a pot luck dinner at the K of C Hall. Kids (and adults) get to display their Halloween costumes. Prizes will be given. This is a fun filled activity for all. Social Hour 4pm and dinner 5pm. See you there!
The Tuesday Afternoon Prayer Group meets from 2:30 – 4:00 p.m. in the Parish Hall at St. Rose. Come join fellow parishioners in praying for our parish. For more information, call Rose Picone at 747-3250.
Are you looking for a small prayer group to start your day off? Join others in prayer on Friday mornings from 7:30 – 8:30 a.m. in St. Rose’s Parish Hall. For more information, call Mary Pat Simmons at 444-5247 or just come join us!
North Country Ultreya meets on the last Monday of each month from 7:00 - 8:30 p.m. at Our Lady of the Snows Mission Church in Franconia. Come join us in prayer, song, and sharing. Bring a friend! Attendance at a Cursillo is not required. Any questions, contact Rick and Mary Pat Simmons at 444-5247 or by email at email@example.com.
RCIA―the rite of Christian Initiation of Adults, is a process for inviting, informing, and initiating non-baptized and baptized persons into our Church. An informational meeting for those interested in knowing more about the RCIA for themselves or for a friend or loved one are invited to attend an hour long introductory meeting on Sunday, September 7th at 9:30 a.m. in the St. Rose of Lima Parish Hall.
Rosary making at the Lafayette Nursing Center in Franconia is scheduled for Thursday, October 9th, & 23rd. If you feel called to help out with this worthwhile and rewarding ministry, please call Donna Cunningham at 444-0935.
Most couples are busy with work and family. It seems that every moment of the day is planned and there's never enough time to get everything done. When was the last time you had a weekend alone? Consider planning a weekend away, just the two of you, to renew your marriage relationship. In today's Gospel it says that “The feast is ready, but those who were invited were not worthy to come.” God invites us to make our Sacrament of Marriage worthy to come to the feast. Do we enrich our marriage to make it what God wants it to be? The next Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekends are on October 24th - 26th, December 5th - 7th, and January 23rd - 25th. For more information call Jim & Elaine Richard at 1-800-710-WWME or visit www.wwme.org.
The Hagans of Bethlehem are growing hand-sheared Christmas trees which will be available for the upcoming holiday season. The trees will be available at market prices (or less) and 100% of the cost of each tree will be donated towards supporting the medical clinics in Honduras. You may select and reserve your tree in advance if you want to choose it before the snows come. Call Frank (616-8050) or Evelyn (348-1106) to set up a time to look the trees over. You can return to cut the tree yourself or the Hagans will cut it for you when you’re ready to take it home.