Monday, Tuesday and Friday at 8:30 a.m.
No Mass Thursday, Aug 28, 2014
"I will give you the keys to the kingdom of heaven. Whatever you bind on earth shall be bound in heaven; and whatever you loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven." Then he strictly ordered his disciples to tell no one that he was the Christ.
- Mt 16:19-20
Beginning on Sunday, August 24th, 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.
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.
Religious Education registration is available for all Religious Education students in grades Pre-K through 8 for the 2014—2015 school year. Registration forms are available on the back tables at St. Rose or on the bulletin board at Our Lady of the Snows. Please fill out the forms completely, sign, and date them. Only students who were baptized at a parish other than St. Rose of Lima need to supply their baptismal information. Please place the completed form in an envelope marked “Religious Ed” along with a check made out to St. Rose of Lima or cash in the amount of $50.00 per family and drop it into the collection basket. Additionally, parents may register their children for Religious Education classes on Sunday, September 7th in the St. Rose of Lima Parish Hall following the 10:30 a.m. Catechetical Mass and also the following Sunday, September 14th in the cafeteria of the Daisy Bronson Middle School wing of the high school before the beginning of classes that day. Children whose parents and/or grandparents volunteer in the Religious Ed program as teachers or assistants need not pay.
Our Religious Education Program for high school students will begin on Sunday, September 21st with a get-to-know-each-other supper at the rectory from 6:00 - 7:30 p.m. Beginning in October we will meet 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 a least in the 10th grade by the time of the celebration of the sacrament.
Offertory envelopes are now available at the entrance of the churches for those parishioners who used envelopes or who have requested envelopes during the last year. If you would like to begin using offertory envelopes, please notify the parish office during business hours.
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.
Everyone of any age is invited to a high school Life Teen Youth Mass with contemporary Christian music at St. John the Evangelist Church in St. Johnsbury, VT on Sunday, September 7th at 5:00 p.m. Music will be provided by the Cote family and Dave Saikin of our parish.
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.
The first meeting of the year will be held at Linda McCarthy’s home in Franconia on Wednesday, September 3rd. Please note that this date is different from our usual third Wednesday of the month routine. Our first meeting will be the traditional pot luck dinner held every year. Please call Linda at 823-5446 for directions to her home. Rosary begins at 10:00 a.m. followed by the business meeting at 11:00 and dinner and social at noon. For more information, contact Donna Cunningham at 444-0935.
Billings, Montana was the site of the CDA convention attended by Linda Bergeron, State Regent from Court Bishop Molloy #1441 in Claremont, NH and Donna Cunningham, State Treasurer from Court Bellefleur #1208 here in Littleton. At the convention the message was that members should be like “eagles” and fly high and scope out their parishes for new women who need to hear the invitation to join the CDA. Therefore, this is an invitation to all women of St. Rose of Lima and Our Lady of the Snows to come and join our court as we set our goals high, plan new and interesting events, and revitalize this court that your mothers, grandmothers, and great-grandmothers started and supported over the past eighty years. For more information contact Christina Bogat, membership chairperson at 869-2104 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or Ellie Opalinski, Vice Regent at 823-9553 or email@example.com.
On Friday, August 22nd at 6:00 p.m., we will have a pot luck dinner featuring steak and lobster open to all knights, their families and invited guests. The cost is $8.00 per person or $15.00 per couple. Hot dogs and hamburgers are available at no cost for those who prefer not to have either steak or lobster. Call Don Pelletier at 444-3964 if attending with your choice of steak or lobster. Hope to see many of you there!
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!
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.
As of June 30th, our parish has donated $14,490.50 towards our goal of $34,000 to the NH Catholic Charities annual campaign. Thank you to all who have contributed so far. Giving to NH Catholic Charities improves our community, strengthens families and transforms a life. Your gift helps people who are facing unemployment, hunger, medical problems, abuse and more. Through you, people find the way to self-sufficiency, independence, and a new life. 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 a hand up. Go ahead, fill out a Catholic Charities envelope located at the entrances to the churches and drop it in the collection basket.
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.
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.
Rosary making at the Lafayette Nursing Center in Franconia is scheduled for Thursday, August 28th. If you feel called to help out with this worthwhile and rewarding ministry, please call Donna Cunningham at 444-0935.
A Worldwide Marriage Encounter weekend is like Easter Sunday because it’s a weekend full of fresh love, rebirth, and new beginnings. All married couples deserve a richer, fuller life together! Let God be the strength of your marriage by attending one of the next Worldwide Marriage Encounter weekends on June 20th —22nd, September 19th – 21st, or October 17th —19th. For more information, call Jim and Elaine Richard at 1-800-710-WWME (9963) 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.
The Honduran Mission Team’s next trip is planned for February 12th - 19th, 2015. If you are interested in going to Honduras or in helping the team prepare for the mission, call Evelyn Hagan (348-1106) or Nancy Gigliello (869-5848). The team will need over the counter medicines to bring with them. There are collection bins in each church for medicine donations. Acetaminophen, ibuprofen, low dose aspirin and vitamins for adults and children are needed. Hydrocortisone creams, athlete’s foot creams, and allergy medicines are also needed. The need is great and the people are so thankful for what you have done for them over the years.