While Fr. Mark is away on vacation from Monday, July 21st until Monday, August 4th, morning Mass will be celebrated at Mount Sacred Heart Convent Chapel at the top of Grove Street at 11:15 a.m. on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays.
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.
"The kingdom of heaven is like a treasure buried in a field, which a person finds and hides again, and out of joy goes and sells all that he has and buys that field." - Mt 13:44
Beginning on Monday, August 4th and every Monday thereafter we’re going to attempt an adoration time of 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. for the time being. We still need two people to sign up for each hour of adoration, that way if one person forgets or simply can’t make it, the Holy Eucharist will not be left unattended. The Eucharist will be exposed on the Altar of Sacrifice following the 8:30 a.m. Mass and end with Benediction at 5:00 p.m. In the case of a funeral, we’ll simply have to adjust the time somehow,. Please look to the inside bulletin board at St. Rose of Lima church to sign up.
Next weekend, August 2nd & 3rd, there will be baskets located at the entrances of the churches for our monthly Maintenance & Repair Fund.
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.
All children need Jesus. Help influence the lives of our children in a positive way by relating the words, deeds, and life of Jesus Christ by acting as a ‘Coach for Christ’ through Religious Education. Teachers are needed for the upcoming school year in grades one and five. Assistants are also needed. Teens are welcome. No experience needed...we will train! The fee for children whose parents or grandparents volunteer in the program will be waived. Contact Nick De Mayo at 823-9816 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
“With the aid of your Catholic Education
(Religious Education), you have received the
greatest of gifts...the knowledge of Christ.”
St. John Paul II
The Immaculate Heart of Mary New England Homeschool and Parent Conference will be held at the University of Massachusetts Lowell Inn and Conference Center located at 50 Warren Street in Lowell on Friday, August 8th (2:00—8:00 p.m.) and on Saturday, August 9th (9:30 a.m.— 3:30 p.m.). Confirmed speakers include Dr. Ray Guarendi, Dr. Ryan Topping, Mrs. Amy Kalscheur, and Mrs. Virginia Seuffert. Admission is free and pre-registration is not required. For more information, please visit www.ihmconference.org or call 540-636-1946.
Early Religious Education registration is now 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.
We do not keep forms from one year to the next so it is important to fill out the form completely. 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 and drop it into the collection basket. The cost per family is $50.00.
Children whose parents and/or grandparents volunteer in the Religious Ed program as teachers or assistants need not pay. The fee for Religious Education helps defray the cost of books and teaching supplies. Thank you.
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!
Our parish picnic will be held on Sunday, August 17th from 11:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. All are welcome! Besides plenty of food available all day, we have a full schedule of events planned. The Littleton town pool will be open for our guests from noon until 7:00 p.m. Marco the Magician will be amazing all of us with his prestidigitation from 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. Plenty of kids games in the afternoon, performances showcasing our talented parishioners, and of course, a favorite of young and old alike, bingo (with prizes) from 4:00 - 6:00 p.m. What picnic is complete without potato salad, macaroni salad, devilled eggs, fruit salad, baked beans, & three bean salad, not to mention yummy brownies, cookies, cobblers, & cakes? What will you bring to share? A sign up sheet will be at the back of the churches for those who wish to participate in the Talent Show. We still need volunteers, both young and adult to help in various ways. If you’re interested in volunteering in some way, please call the rectory at 444-2593 during business hours. Also, we’re looking for donations of items as prizes for Bingo. These may be brought to the parish hall on the day of the picnic. Hope to see many of you there!
Bishop Peter A. Libasci invites all couples who are celebrating their 25th, 30th, 35th, 40th, 45th, 50th, or beyond wedding anniversary anytime during 2014 to attend a special anniversary Mass on Sunday, October 5th at St. Anselm Abbey Church in Manchester. Please contact the parish office during business hours by August 13th to register. We will need your first and last names, mailing address, and what anniversary you are celebrating.
A big thank you to all the volunteers who helped set-up, sell at, and take down the Good Neighbor Food Pantry Yard Sale that took place on July 5th at Our Lady of the Snows Church. Special thank yous go to Meadow Leasing for two months use of a storage container, Whitney’s Trash Disposal for the use of a dumpster, and Abbott’s Rentals for discounting the rental for the tent.
And finally, it would not have been such a big success without the generous folks who came to the sale and made purchases. The proceeds from the sale in the amount of $5,826.63 was donated to the Good Neighbor Food Pantry in Franconia. Thank you one and all!
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.
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 Community Baptist Church of Whitefield is hosting a concert on Saturday, July 26th from 6:30 - 9:00 p.m. at their church on Jefferson Road. Admission is free. For more information call 837-2469 or visit www.cbc1816.org.
The Honduran Mission Team is planning to bring medicines and medical care to people in need in Olancho, Honduras. The 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. The collection bins will be placed in each church for medicine donations. Acetaminophen, ibuprofen, low dose aspirin and vitamins for adults as well as children are needed. Hydrocortisone creams, athlete’s foot creams, allergy medicines (Claritin, Zyrtec, and Allegra) are also needed. If you can help, your donations would be greatly appreciated. The need is great and the people are so thankful for what you have done for them over the years.