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.
As he passed by the Sea of Galilee, he saw
Simon and his brother Andrew casting their nets
into the sea; they were fishermen. Jesus said to
them, "Come after me, and I will make you fishers
- Mk 1:16-17
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.
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.
Lent is quickly approaching! February 18th is Ash Wednesday. I’m going to offer an additional service to our three Masses. It’ll be a Liturgy of the Word service (opening prayer, Scripture, short homily, and ending with the distribution of ashes.) It is scheduled for a 7:15 a.m. start time and will end at 7:30 a.m. This will allow students and others the ability to receive ashes who might not be able to otherwise.
This weekend, January 31 & February 1st, there will be baskets located at the entrances of the churches for your contributions to our monthly Maintenance & Repair Fund. This collection goes toward the fuel bill for both of our churches. Your generosity is greatly appreciated!
The Social Committee will be meeting on Wednesday, February 11th at 6:30 p.m. at the St. Rose of Lima Parish Hall.
On the tables at the entrance of the churches are Lenten devotional aids. Please help yourself to these supplies to enhance your Lenten journey toward Easter.
There are containers located in the back of the churches for your palms from last year. These palms will be used for ashes during our Ash Wednesday liturgies.
Any parishioner who used their offertory envelopes during 2014 and would like a letter for tax purposes stating your donation amount for the year, please contact the parish office during business hours, Monday through Thursday from 9:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Thank you to all who contributed to St. Rose of Lima Parish during the past year.
Tickets are now available for the Knights of Columbus Annual Energy Raffle. Tickets are $3 each, 2 for $5, 5 for $10, or 12 for $20. The drawing will be held on Thursday, February 5th. The three prizes are gift certificates for $500, $100, and $50 towards the winner’s choice of fuel oil, propane, firewood, gasoline, or utility expenses. If you do not use any of these products or happen to be visiting our parish, please consider purchasing tickets in the name of ‘NH Catholic Charities’ to help in assisting needy families in this area. The proceeds help the Knights of Columbus continue their many charitable projects and they thank you for your continued support. Tickets may be purchased following all Masses or by contacting Greg Brown at 823-8166.
The Knights of Columbus have the following Ignatius Press products available for purchase with all proceeds going to the Religious Education program.
A limited number of these items are available, so if you are interested please contact Kevin Hastings at 444-5696 as soon as possible.
The 8th World Meeting of Families will be held in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania from Tuesday, September 22nd - Sunday, September 27th. Pope Francis will celebrate a public Mass on Sunday, September 27th. The Diocese of Manchester is sponsoring a pilgrimage to the World Meeting and Papal Mass. Families and those who minister to families can join others from around the country and the world to explore issues that affect family life. For information and pilgrimage details, go to the diocesan website, www.catholicnh.org/wmof.
|Prior Week's Donations||$1345.00|
|Total to Date
To make it easier for the office staff to direct your cash contributions for the Capital Campaign to your IRS statements for 2014, would you please put your offertory envelope number on the envelope? Thank you.
$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.
“Babies cry, make noise, go here and there. But it annoys me when a baby cries in church and there are those who say he needs to go out. The cry of a baby is God’s voice: never drive them away from the Church.”
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.
The Kick Off Meeting for the 2015 ACS Relay for Life for June 20th - 21st is scheduled for Wednesday, February 4th at 6:00 p.m. at the St. Rose of Lima Parish Hall. Snow date is Thursday, February 5th, same time and place. You’re invited to come and discover how you can fight back against cancer, support survivors and caregivers, and remember those who have lost their battle with cancer. Refreshments will be served. For more information, call Ellen Malessa at 823-7223.
Rosary making at the Lafayette Nursing Center in Franconia is scheduled for Thursday, February 5th, 12th & 19th. If you feel called to help out with this worthwhile and rewarding ministry, please contact Donna Cunningham at 444-0935.
“ ’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.
“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.
North Country Ultreya will be meeting on Monday, January 26th 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.
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!
The mission team still needs medications for medical clinics to be held in Honduras next month. Especially needed are children’s chewable vitamins and child strength allergy medication (Children’s Allegra, Claritin or Zyrtec). For adults, we need multivitamins, acid-reducers (Pepcid, Zantac, Prilosic, etc.), Tums, Advil, acetaminophen, Aleve, Claritin, Allegra, and Zyrtec. Generics are fine. Thank you to all who have already donated to help the team acquire what is needed to treat the poor.