Monday morning Eucharistic Adoration will be discontinued during the summer months. It will begin again in September. Watch the bulletin for the start date and mark your calendar now to spend some time with Jesus this fall. Help our parish grow in the following ways from participation in Eucharistic Adoration: increased Mass attendance and confessions, increase in priestly and religious vocations, healings, conversions, and restored marriages.
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.
The sixth session of the DVD series, “Catholicism” by Father Robert Barron, will be presented in the St. Rose of Lima Parish Hall on Thursday, July 16th following the 6:00 p.m. Mass. That week’s session is entitled “A Body Both Suffering and Glorious: The Mystical Union of Christ and the Church.” Following the video there will be a group discussion. It is not necessary to attend every session to benefit from the series.
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.
This weekend’s second collection will be our monthly Maintenance & Repair Fund donation. Your contributions to this collection go toward paying for the cost of fuel for our facilities. Your generosity is greatly appreciated!
The Diocese of Manchester is sponsoring a pilgrimage to the World Meeting of Families to be held in Philadelphia, PA from September 22nd to 27th. Participants from around the US and the world will convene to explore the critical role the family plays in society and to give families, and those who minister to families, opportunities to talk about the challenges and blessings that all families have. Pope Francis will visit Philadelphia and celebrate a public Mass on Sunday, September 27th. For information and pilgrimage details, go to the diocesan website at www.catholicnh.org/wmof.
Our capital campaign is still going strong. We’re at the halfway point in our fundraising effort. The goal is $80,000.00 and we’re at $44,525.00! Just a reminder...it has been requested that every registered family donate some amount. If every family donated just $200.00 over the course of one year, we would get to our goal. There are envelopes available at both churches if you want to make a donation. If you choose to use a check, please remember to place “Capital Campaign” in the memo line. Please include your envelope number if you use offertory envelopes. Our first two projects: the new oil burner at Our Lady of the Snows and the handicapped entryway to the parish office at the rectory will be accomplished once the snow disappears and warmer temperatures are among us.
|Prior Week's Donations||$420.00|
|Total to Date
$2000.00 has been donated to the Capital Campaign by Miss Donna Cunningham in the memory of Miss Dorothy Blondel-Francis.
$100.00 has also been donated to the Capital Campaign by Mr. & Mrs. Gregory Thompson in memory of Annette Laflamme Aldrich.
$200.00 has been donated to the Capital Campaign Fund by Mrs. Ann Wiggett in memory of her husband, Floyd.
$200.00 has been donated to the Capital Campaign Fund by Mr. Thomas Gage in memory of his son, Stephen Thomas Gage.
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.
This Friday, July 10th at the St. Rose of Lima Parish Hall from 10:00 – 11:30 a.m., CSFP will be distributing food to NH residents 60 years and older who meet income guidelines. The types of food distributed are canned fruits, vegetables, fruit juices, and meats, cereals, rice and pasta, peanut butter, and milk and cheese. To find out if you qualify, call 1-800-942-4321.
If you’re in the market for house wares, windows and framing, furniture, crafts & sewing, collectibles, or plants, come on out to the yard sale at the Mount Sacred Heart Convent at the top of Grove Street being held on Friday, July 10th and Saturday, July 11th from 8:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. both days, rain or shine.
The Catholic Tour is a thirty-four year old Catholic Travel Apostolate and has been able to secure only fifty-two air seats and hotel beds for the last “Fatima Special” tour on November 4th - 10th, 2015. The pilgrimage pricing will be only $1,499.00 which includes your transatlantic airfare from the Newark, NJ airport, hotel accommodations, all breakfasts and dinners, tour escort, deluxe motor coach, and all airline fees and taxes. This “at cost” pricing has been done only once per year for the last five years, but this will be the last for Fatima due to the shortage of air seats and hotel beds in Fatima for the next two years. This offer will not be repeated in the future. The Catholic Tour looks forward to serving you in this special "Thanks to Our Lady of Fatima Pilgrimage.” For more information or to make a reservation call 1-877-627-4268 or by email at jimadair@thecatholictourcom.
Recently Pope Francis released an encyclical called “Laudato Si” (“Praised Be”) in which he offers guidance about our moral obligation to care for others and care for God’s creation. Our bishop, Peter A. Libasci made the following statement:
“While the theme of ‘Praised Be’ is the environment, Pope Francis is asking all of us―’every person living on this planet’―to consider what he calls ‘integral ecology.’ In doing so we are looking at the natural world, but also the human and social dimensions of our lives here on earth: a world where we see terrible human suffering as a result of environmental degradation, but also where there is hope, and the real possibility of change for the better.
‘Praised Be’ envisions a world growing closer, rather than consumed by war and dissension, and stresses that there is a connection between care for the earth, justice for the poor, commitment to society, and our own interior peace. Pope Francis asks us, ‘Is this the kind of world we want to leave those who come after us? Do we want our children to grow up in a world consumed by this constant struggle?’ Ultimately, the Holy Father is asking us to reevaluate our needs and our wants, and pointing the way to happiness: not a happiness based on the continual accumulation of material goods, but a true satisfaction and happiness in an environment that produces and sustains life.
The Holy Father’s teachings call to mind my own grandparents, who came of age during the Depression and World War II. They considered the waste of food and other things that could still be used or re-purposed ‘a sin,’ and so does Pope Francis. We need to become more like them, but this is a difficult challenge in a society like ours that values consumption over conservation.
Just as previous popes going back to Paul VI have done, Pope Francis has traveled the world and seen firsthand how some wealthier societies have gradually developed a ‘throwaway culture’ and a ‘globalization of indifference,’ and that others suffer the worst impacts of climate change, especially the poor and the vulnerable who are least responsible for it. He does not speak as an expert on climate change or offer a particular set of policy proposals. He is not a scientist or a politician, he is a pastor who calls us to prayerfully, thoughtfully, and humbly consider how we might live more simply and fully, putting the needs of the poor first, thereby living more fully in communion with God, with others, and the earth.
Ultimately, Pope Francis offers us a message of hope: through dialogue and action, we can make the world a better place. He encourages us to have a change of heart and work together to better protect the earth, and to build a culture of life. He reminds us that God gave us this world as a gift and He asks us to take care of it, and each other.
I encourage Catholics and all people of good will to read the full letter with their hearts and eyes open to the moral teaching therein, and to the needs of our brothers and sisters around the world.”
The complete text of “Laudato Si” can be found at http://w2.vatican.va/content/francesco/en/encyclicals/documents/papa-francesco_20150524_enciclica-laudato-si.html
Giving to Catholic Charities improves our community, strengthens families, and moves lives forward. Your gift supports lives with programs that feed the hungry, heal the sick, strengthen families, and welcome the stranger. Through you, people find the way to self-sufficiency, independence, and a new life. Thank you for supporting New Hampshire Catholic Charities. If you haven’t had a chance to contribute, now is the time. It’s never too late to reach out to those in need and give them the support they need. Go ahead, fill out a Catholic Charities envelope available at the entrances to the churches. Please remember to designate St. Rose of Lima so your donation gets allotted to our parish’s goal. You may return your envelopes by dropping them in the collection basket.
The Pathways Baby Bottle Campaign will be over next Sunday, June 21st. There are still a few bottles available at both churches, so it’s not too late to participate in this worthwhile fundraiser. Please take one home, fill it with your spare change this week, and return it to the church or parish office by June 21st. Pathways truly appreciates all St. Rose of Lima Parish has contributed to the success of the center in the past. If you would like more information, know someone in need of assistance, or would like to volunteer at the center, please contact Lesley Wooten at 444-3991.
Liturgical Publications, Inc. (LPI), our bulletin publisher, will have a representative visiting our parish within the next few weeks. We would like to thank our present advertisers for renewing their ad and thereby continuing their support of St. Rose of Lima Parish. For those interested in placing a new ad, this is your opportunity.
Our bulletin is one of the ways we communicate with you. Through our arrangement with LPI, our parish does not pay for the printing of the bulletin which saves us thousands of dollars every year. Our bulletin is supported through the generosity of the advertisers―many of whom are parishioners or members of our local community. Please support our advertisers with your patronage and tell the business owners that you appreciate their support. A strong and vibrant bulletin is good for our community and a strong business community is good for our parish. To obtain information about advertising for the new publication year, please contact the parish office during business hours or call our LPI representative, Debra Draper directly at 1-413-668-7193.
We are looking for volunteers to help with counting the offertory collections,. It would only involve one Monday morning every three to four weeks. If you are interested, please contact the parish office Monday through Thursday from 9 - 1 pm.
“And they went out and proclaimed the good news everywhere, while the Lord worked with them.”
If you are discerning a vocation to proclaim the gospel of Jesus as a priest, deacon, or in consecrated life, call Father Jason Jalbert at 663-0132 or write him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Christ has sown the seeds of your vocation within you.
Might it be to grow in holiness as a priest or in the consecrated life?
The Good Neighbor Food Pantry Yard Sale will be held on Saturday, July 4th as part of Franconia’s Old Home Day. We are looking for gently used items to sell. No car seats, cribs, electronics, or appliances with plugs please. We will also need help to set up on Thursday, July 2nd & Friday, July 3rd, to sell and clean up on the 4th, and Sunday, July 5th for any final clean up. Please call Ron or Bev Frenkiewich at 823-5450 or 991-9607 with questions or to make arrangements for pick up of items or for times to deliver items to Our Lady of the Snows Church.
Rosary making at the Lafayette Nursing Center in Franconia is scheduled for Thursday, March 19th. If you feel called to help out with this worthwhile and rewarding ministry, please contact Donna Cunningham at 444-0935.
“My Jesus I love you with all my heart. I am a miserable sinner, but I consecrate myself to you completely. I give you my will, my love, my desires, everything I own. From now on do what you please with me. All I ask is that you love me, that you keep me faithful to the end of my life. I ask for the grace to do your will exactly as you want it done.”
The above is part of a prayer that is prayed every Monday morning following the 8:30 a.m. Mass at St. Rose of Lima Church as we begin exposition and adoration of the Blessed Sacrament. “Can you not watch one hour with me?” Adoration is every Monday from 9:00 a.m. until closing with Benediction at noon. Make an appointment with Jesus and spend some time in adoration with him every Monday. There is a sign up sheet on the bulletin board on the right wall of the church after entering through the glass doors.
“ ’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.
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!
Child sexual abuse is a crime in the State of New Hampshire and the Church. New Hampshire law requires that anyone who has reason to suspect that a child is being or has been abused or neglected must make a report to the Division for Children, Youth & Families (“DCYF”) of the State of New Hampshire, 1-800-894-5533. Any person who suspects or alleges child abuse on the part of a priest, deacon, employee, or volunteer of a parish, school, or institution of the diocese of Manchester is also encouraged to make a report to the Office for Ministerial Conduct, 669-3100.
Church personnel – clergy, paid employees, and volunteers – have additional reporting requirements if they believe that Church personnel have sexually abused a child. You can learn more about these reporting requirements on the diocesan website at www.catholicnh.org or by speaking with our safe environment coordinator, Nick De Mayo.