There will be a 6:00 p.m. Mass on Wednesday, November 26th. On Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 27th, the morning Mass will be celebrated at 9:00 a.m. You are encouraged to attend and bring a non-perishable food item as your offering gift for the Knights of Columbus Christmas Food Basket Drive. There will be no evening Mass on Thanksgiving.
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.
"'When did we see you a stranger and welcome
you, or naked and clothe you? When did we see
you ill or in prison, and visit you?' And the king
will say to them in reply, 'Amen, I say to you,
whatever you did for one of the least brothers of
mine, you did for me.'"
- Mt 25:38-40
There will be no Religious Ed classes on Sunday, November 30th in observance of the Thanksgiving recess. Classes will resume on Sunday, December 7th.
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.
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.
Fr. Gerry Pincince will be celebrating Masses on Saturday, November 8th at 6:00 p.m. at Our Lady of the Snows and Sunday, November 23rd at 10:30 a.m. at St. Rose of Lima before he leaves for Florida for the winter.
The Divine Mercy Holy Hour will be held on Sunday, November 23rd at 2:00 p.m. at St. Rose of Lima Church.
We want to thank everyone who came to the Spaghetti Dinner and Movie Night last weekend. It was a great time and nice to see so many people attend. Over $350.00 was raised for the Religious Education fund. Thank you so much!! Our next Dinner/Movie Night will be sometime in mid-January.
St. Rose of Lima Parish will be putting together a float for the parade this year and we need kids to fill the costumes! We need volunteers to meet at the Hitchiner parking lot on Beacon Street at 9:00 a.m. on Friday, November 28th (the day after Thanksgiving). We need kids and parents or older siblings who want to dress up in Nativity costumes to be at the Parish Hall at 9:30 a.m. Once in costumes, we’ll go to Hitchiner’s so that we are ready for the judging at 11:00 a.m. We need parents and young children to ride on the float, and older kids and adults to walk and hand out candy. Costumes are first come, first serve, so please sign up at the back of the churches or call Tammy at 444-5696.
There will be an Advent Party on Sunday, November 30th following the 10:30 a.m. Mass in the St. Rose of Lima Parish Hall. The Knights of Columbus will provide a free pancake breakfast for all Religious Ed families and breakfast for all other parishioners with a free will offering that will benefit the Religious Education Fund. There will be tables of Advent crafts for kids including origami ornaments and gift boxes, cookies to decorate, bead projects, and more! Mark your calendars for this fun time!
Once again the Catholic Daughters of the Americas Court Bellefleur #1208 is beginning a Spiritual Bouquet Program. A spiritual bouquet is a collection of prayers. A ’spiritual bouquet’ gathers together prayer intentions that can be done communally, alone, in church, at home, or in your car. Our idea is that each prayer or spiritual act is like a petal on a flower. Each of us will gather our petals to form beautiful flowers that will be bonded into beautiful ‘Spiritual Bouquets’ in our courts and parishes. These offerings will be collected by the Court Regent to be sent to the State Regent. She will compile the numbers from all the other courts in NH and send them on to the National CDA and Bishop Peter Libasci. You can pray for ‘Increased membership in the CDA or the Knights of Columbus,’ ‘Increased Vocations to the Priesthood and Consecrated Life,’ ‘Peace in our World,’ or ‘An End to Abortion’ by offering Masses, rosaries, Divine Mercy chaplets, visits to the Blessed Sacrament, Stations of the Cross, or other prayers. We invite parishioners to join the Catholic Daughters in this spiritual project. Forms are located in the church on the window sills. These forms may be copied. Between now and February 20th, Daughters and parishioners are invited to join in offering personal Spiritual Bouquets.
If you brought in photos of your deceased loved ones to place on the window sills of the church, please remember to remove them by the end of the month.
Our Annual Advent Giving Tree will be up next weekend. Again this year, many of your North country neighbors need your help, and this is a way to give a gift to the Christ Child. Jesus said, “Whatsoever you do to the least of my brothers and sisters that you do unto me.” We pray this effort is met with the same generosity and love you have extended to your neighbors for many, many years.
The La Salette Shrine of Enfield, NH is presenting their 60th year of Christmas lights with their opening weekend, November 29th - 30th. The shrine will be open nightly December 5th - 31st from 5:00 - 9:00 p.m. The displays have changed and grown over the years, but always the focus has been on the birth of the Savior. In addition to the nativity sets display, there is a Santa program for children and scheduled concerts. For more information visit www.lasaletteofenfield.org.
Help us promote the true meaning of Christmas this year while supporting faith formation within our parish. The Knights of Columbus have beautiful religious Christmas cards available which are a great way to share the message of God’s love with your friends and family while keeping the focus of Christmas on the birth of Christ. The Knights of Columbus are donating the proceeds from the sale of the cards this year to help offset the registration fees incurred by our Religious Education families. To learn how you can assist in this endeavor, please contact Christmas Card Chairman Kevin Hastings at 444-7345 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our local council of the Knights of Columbus will be collecting non-perishable food items for their annual Christmas food basket drive. There is a receptacle in the back of the church for your donations to help those less fortunate.
Tuesday, November 25th is our annual Thanksgiving Collaborative Dinner Bell Meal to be served at All Saints Church at 5:00 p.m. Thank you to members of our parish who have promised or purchased turkeys. Thanks also to those who have made donations towards our food purchases. We could still use some winter squash, green peppers, and mayo. Also, if you can roast/cook a turkey, please contact Sr. Monique as soon as possible. Our work session at the St. Rose kitchen begins at 10:00 a.m.―prepping coleslaw ingredients and squash and cooking the squash. Bring your own aprons, cutting boards, and knives. At 2:00 p.m., we’ll be carving roasted turkeys, cleaning up, and keeping all food warm for delivery to All Saints Church at 4:00 p.m. Only a few people from our parish will be needed to deliver our food and help at the All Saints site, but please contact Dave Stoddard (498-5567) if you have questions regarding the serving and clean-up aspects.
The next St. Rose of Lima Dinner Bell Meal after the Thanksgiving Dinner will be on Tuesday, December 2nd. Our parish was wonderfully generous with casseroles and desserts last month, so our parish kitchen freezer is well-supplied for this meal. The only items we will need are salads and beverages (milk and fruit juices). If you can help, please contact Sr. Monique by December 1st.
“ ’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. *See Note Above 11/10.
North Country Ultreya will be meeting on Monday, November 24th 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.
“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.
Camp Fatima for boys and Camp Bernadette for girls are now accepting online registrations for the 2015 summer session. The camps, located in the Lakes Region of NH, offer two-week overnight sessions for children, ages 6 - 15. For more information or to request a brochure and DVD, contact Michael Drumm at 364-5851 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also visit them on the web at www.campsfatimabernadette.org. Please don’t wait as sessions do fill up quickly.
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!
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 December 5th - 7th, and January 23rd - 25th. For more information call Jim & Elaine Richard at 1-800-710-WWME or visit www.wwme.org.
Balsam fir trees for Christmas are available at the Hagan home in Bethlehem for a $30.00 donation to the Mission to Honduras Fund at St. Rose of Lima Parish. Reserve your tree by calling Frank (616-8050) or Evelyn (348-1106). You may stop by to select and tag your tree in advance or just call when you are ready to pick one up. It will be freshly cut when you come to get it.
The Honduran Mission Team needs acetaminophen, ibuprofen, Prilosec, Pepcid, Zantac, low dose aspirin, athlete foot creams, hydrocortisone creams, Allegra, Claritin, Zyrtec, adult and childrens vitamins, eyeglasses, readers, and sunglasses. Generic equivalents are fine. Please help. Items may be placed in the bin near the entrance to the churches.
The Catholic Tour, a thirty-four year old Catholic Travel Apostolate, has been able to secure only fifty air seats, hotel beds, and exposition tickets for the upcoming showing of the original Shroud of Turin, the burial cloth of our Lord. Departure will be from Newark or JFK airports. The pilgrimage pricing will be under $3,599 which includes your transatlantic airfare, hotel, most meals, tour escort, deluxe motor coach, and all airline fees and taxes. Come and be part of this once in a lifetime event. Please contact Pam Adair at 1-877-627-4268 or by email at email@example.com if you would like to receive the day-by-day itinerary and necessary registration forms.
Consider sailing away on a 7-night Catholic Alaska Cruise May 2nd - 9th on Holland America’s Westerdam out of Seattle. Ports of call include Juneau, Glacier Bay, Sitka, and Ketchikan, Alaska and Victoria, British Columbia. Prices begin at $2004.00 which includes all port fees and taxes for two passengers. Daily Mass will be offered. Deposits of only $350.00 per person will reserve your cabin. Space is limited. For further information or to register, contact Doug or Eileen at 860-399-1785 or by email at Doug@CatholicCruisesandTours.com.