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.
Then the angel said to her, “Do not be afraid,
Mary, for you have found favor with God. Behold,
you will conceive in your womb and bear a son,
and you shall name him Jesus. He will be great
and will be called Son of the Most High, and the
Lord God will give him the throne of David his father.”
- Lk 1:30-32
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.
Friday, December 19th: 4:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Monday, December 22nd: 12:05 - 12:30 p.m.
Children, youth, and parents are all invited to a rehearsal for the 4:00 p.m. & 6:00 p.m. Masses on Christmas Eve. The only rehearsal will be held on Monday, December 22nd at 6:30 p.m. at St. Rose of Lima Church. Please contact Sr. Monique for more information.
Since last year’s 4:00 p.m. Christmas Eve Mass at St. Rose was so well attended it’s been thought that it would be a very good idea to set up an audio/video feed in the parish hall for the overflow of attendees. If anyone in the parish has expertise in this area, your help would be greatly appreciated. Please speak to Fr. Mark or call the parish office during business hours. Thank you.
“Your generous contribution helps us to care for our retired sisters and enables our younger sisters to continue in active ministry,” writes a religious sister. Your gift to today’s collection for the Retirement Fund for Religious provides vital support for the retirement needs of senior sisters, brothers, and religious order priests. It also helps ensure that younger members can continue the good works of their elders!
In the back of the churches are sign up sheets for the Masses during Christmas and New Year’s. Please sign up as soon as possible in order for the schedule to be finalized.
|Prior Week's Donations||$4,640.00|
|Total to Date||$16,440.00|
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.
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 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.
It’s not too late to 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 order cards, please contact Christmas Card Chairman Kevin Hastings at 444-7345 or by email at email@example.com.
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.
“ ’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, December 29th 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.
“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 email@example.com. 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.