I will be away from Monday, October 6th through Friday, October 10th for my annual priesthood spiritual retreat at Marie Joseph Retreat Center in Biddeford Pool, Maine. Fr. Gerry Pincince will be covering any funerals that may occur during that time.
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.
"Which of the two did his father's will?"
They answered, "The first." Jesus said
to them, "Amen, I say to you, tax collectors
and prostitutes are entering the
kingdom of God before you."
- Mt 21:31
On Sunday, September 28th, the Divine Mercy Holy Hour will be celebrated on the fourth Sunday of each month at St. Rose of Lima Church at 2:00 p.m.
Happy Birthday to our pastor, Father Mark who will be celebrating his 52nd birthday on Monday, September 29th! May God shower him with blessings of happiness and may He always keep him in His tender and loving care.
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.
Thursday, October 2nd: Social Committee at 6:30 p.m. at St. Rose of Lima Parish Hall
Thursday, October 16th: Finance Committee at 6:30 p.m. at the parish rectory
Monday, October 20th: Pastoral Council at 6:30 p.m. at St. Rose of Lima Parish Hall
Our Religious Education Program for high school students taught by Mr. Tony Poekert & Mrs. Carlene Gadapee will begin in October, meetings will be held two Sundays per month at the St. Rose of Lima Parish Hall from 7:00 - 8:15 p.m. There are no registration costs; however, registration is required. The registration forms are located on the tables at the entrance of the churches. These classes are open to all our high school students, even those who have already celebrated their confirmations. The next celebration of the sacrament of Confirmation will be in spring 2016. Those being confirmed at that time will need two years of high school religious education and be at least in the 10th grade by the time of the celebration of the sacrament.
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 at 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.
Heavenly King, You have given us archangels to assist us during our pilgrimage on earth.
Saint Michael is our protector; I ask him to come to my aid, fight for all my loved ones, and protect us from danger.
Saint Gabriel is a messenger of the Good News: I ask him to help me clearly hear Your voice and to teach me the truth.
Saint Raphael is the healing angel; I ask him to take my need for healing and that of everyone I know, lift it up to Your throne of grace and deliver back to us the gift of recovery.
Help us, O Lord, to realize more fully the reality of the archangels and their desire to serve us.
Holy angels, pray for us. Amen.
“ ’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.
De Colores! Calling all cursillistas and friends to join in the celebration with Mass at 6:00 p.m. followed by a statewide ultreya at 7:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 27th at St. Peter Church located at 567 Manchester Road in Auburn. Fellowship and refreshments after the ultreya. Please bring a snack to share. For more information, contact Diane (email@example.com) 785-4838, John (firstname.lastname@example.org) 496-5962, or Kathy (email@example.com) 659-5010.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
You are invited to Ste. Marie Church in Manchester on Saturday, October 11th from 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. for a full day of inspiring workshops, praise and worship, fellowship, empowerment, and ministry. Speakers include Fr. Marc Montminy: Keynote, Fr. Ray Introvigne, Diocese of Norwich, CT: Vision for the Church, Judith Hughes, Diocese of Norwich, Ct: Power and Purpose of Praise, and Nancy Pare, former co-director of Spiritual Renewal Services: Are We Ready to Cooperate with the Holy Spirit? Come renew old friendships and refresh the soul! Donation is $15.00. Bag lunch. Drinks and muffins provided. To register, contact Pat Hurd at 882-1503 or email@example.com or mail check made out to Pat Hurd to 19 Dora Street, Nashua, NH, 03060.
“As generous distributors of God’s manifold
grace, put your gifts at the service of one another,
each in the measure he has received. Thus in all
of you God is to be glorified through Jesus Christ.”
St. Rose of Lima Parish will be providing the Dinner Bell Community Meal this Tuesday, September 30th at the All Saints’ Church Hall on School Street. Some prep work for harvesting vegetables in the Mount Sacred Heart garden is scheduled for Tuesday morning from 10:00 a.m. until noon. Our meal crew begins cooking at 2:30 p.m. Dinner is served at 5:00 p.m. New helpers are always welcome, even if you have no experience cooking. We are asking parishioners to help with providing salads for this month’s dinner. Please confirm by email or phone your intention to help, if you need more information, or to be added to the group email list by contacting Sr. Monique (contacts are on the front of the bulletin).
Save the date! On Saturday, October 11th there will be a statewide Day of Renewal entitled, “Your Grace is Enough” with featured speaker Father Marc Montminy. For more information, call Jackie Morganti at 332-3576. Keep on the lookout for more information in the upcoming weeks!
Thank you for your contributions to last weekend’s second collection for the Catholic University of America Your gift will make great things possible by providing direct financial aid to more than 4,000 students from dioceses across the country.
The annual Catholic Daughters of the Americas fall rummage sale will be held at the VFW in Littleton on Saturday, October 4th from 8:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. Beginning at noon, there will be a $7.00 black bag sale; all you can put in a black bag for $7.00. All items, with the exception of those items with an electrical cord, are accepted and may be dropped off on Friday, October 3rd between 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. Help to set up on Friday, October 3rd beginning at 9:00 a.m. would also be appreciated. For more information, contact Doris Rogers at 869-3143.
CDA Court Bellefleur #1208 held their first meeting of the new year at the home of Linda McCarthy with a pot luck dinner. Sixteen members enjoyed a wonderful dinner which followed the business meeting and rosary. The next meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, October 15th at St. Rose of Lima Parish Hall.
The new members booklet for 2014 - 2015 is now available. The booklets are located on the window sill at the entrance of St. Rose of Lima Church. Please pick one up as soon as possible. It will save our court postage and time if you take one from the supply in church. Thank you!
The Riverglen House in Littleton is looking for someone to help facilitate with Jeopardy every Wednesday from 2:30 - 3:00 p.m. If interested, contact Christina Bertin at NH Catholic Charities at 444-7727 ext. 13 on Mondays, Wednesdays, or Fridays.
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.
Thank you to all who have volunteered for the Meals Ministry. Now everyone else can help by letting us know when there is a parishioner who needs our service; someone who is coming home from the hospital and receiving treatment and is the family cook, or someone who is in mourning and we can comfort with some meals. Please let us know by calling Barbara Langworthy at 823-5436 or by contacting the parish office during business hours.
Rosary making at the Lafayette Nursing Center in Franconia is scheduled for Thursday, October 2nd, 9th, & 23rd. If you feel called to help out with this worthwhile and rewarding ministry, please call Donna Cunningham at 444-0935.
CLICK for Babies invites volunteers to knit or crochet caps in an effort to prevent infant abuse. Your knitted or crocheted caps will be given to baby boys and girls in November and December to help educate parents about the “Period of Purple Crying,” a normal, but frustrating period of intense crying which all infants experience in the first few weeks and months after birth.
The caps should be made of any shade of soft-to-the-touch, baby-friendly purple yard and at least fifty percent purple in color without straps, strings or other potential choking and strangling hazards.
The circumference of the caps should be between 7.5 to 13.5 inches and the height between 3.5 and 6 inches. Remember to include blue, browns, grays, and other “boy friendly” colors in your cap designs.
Caps need to be dropped off at Littleton Regional Hospital by September 30th or you may call Lucy Peloquin at 444-6014 for pickup. Patterns for caps are available at www.clickforbabies.org.
“For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them.” This weekend’s gospel challenges us to come together in His name. Is God in your marriage? Enrich your marriage on one of the Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekends scheduled for September 19th - 21st, October 24th - 26th, or December 5th - 7th. For more information, call Jim and Elaine Richard at 1-800-710-WWME or visit www.wwme.org.
The Granite State Grind and Roll, a bicycle ride to raise funds for Honduras Hope, will be held in Franconia Notch on Saturday, September 27th. This bicycle event features a 38 mile ride and a 92 mile ride and an after party BBQ. There will also be a spaghetti supper the night before, Friday, September 26th, sponsored by the Franconia Community Church. Proceeds from the supper and from the ride go to the nonprofit organization, Honduras Hope. This organization provides help for the poor in Honduras. If you are interested in learning more about this event, visit www.granitestategrind.org for more information. You can learn more about Honduras Hope by visiting www.hondurashope.org.
Your mission team is planning to go to Olancho, Honduras in February 2015. The plan is to again hold medical clinics in remote villages. Your support for this effort has been critical to the success of the clinics that have been previously held. Your help is again needed for supplying the clinics with over-the-counter medications and supplies. Needed are vitamins for both adults and children, 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. There is a collection bin at the rear of the church for donated items. Thank you for your history of generosity to the poor of Honduras and for any help you can offer for the coming mission.
Come and sail away on a seven night Catholic Bermuda Cruise with Father Richard Curran June 6th - 13th, 2015 on Holland America’s Veendam out of Boston. Prices begin at $2,434 for two passengers which includes all port fees and taxes. Daily Mass will be offered. Deposits of only $200.00 per person will reserve your cabin. Space is limited. For further information or to register, contact Doug or Eileen at 860-399-1785 or Doug@CatholicCruisesandTours.com.