Contact Info

77 Clay Street
Littleton, NH 03561-4800
P: 603-444-2593
F: 603-444-3126

St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church

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Mass Times

St. Rose of Lima
4:00 p.m. Saturday, and
8:00 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Sunday

Weekday Mass Schedule:
Mondays — 8:30 a.m. — SRL
Thursdays — 6:00 p.m. — SRL
Fridays — 8:30 a.m. at the Convent

Our Lady of the Snows
6:00 p.m. Saturday

*Check bulletin for possible changes.

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October 12, 2014

"The kingdom of heaven may be likened to a king
who gave a wedding feast for his son?' Tell those
invited: "Behold, I have prepared my banquet, my
calves and fattened cattle are killed, and
everything is ready; come to the feast" ' "

- Mt 22:2, 4bc

Eucharistic Adoration

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.

Welcome

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.

Our Mission Statement

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.

St. Rose of Lima Staff

Very Rev. Mark Dollard

 Pastor — Co-Vicar of
 Clergy, Diocese of
 Manchester

 srlandols@yahoo.com
 (603) 444-2593
Ms. Sharon Palmerchuck  Secretary/Bookkeeper

 srlandols@yahoo.com  (603) 444-2593
Mr. Nick DeMayo  Coordinator of
 Religious Education

 nickd88@roadrunner.com

 (603) 823-9816
Sister Monique Couture F.C.S.C.J.*

Pastoral Associate and
Minister of Music 

 mocou@earthlink.net  (603) 616-9910

 *Sister Monique Couture, as Minister of Music is the contact for any music information.

Office Hours

Monday – Friday 9:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. — Email: srlandols@yahoo.com

Second Collection this Weekend

There will be baskets located at the entrances of the churches this weekend for your donations to the World Missions Collection.  This weekend we join the Church throughout the world in fulfilling our evangelical mission to “go out to all the world.”  The Society for the Propagation of the Faith coordinates programs for evangelization and catechesis throughout the world.  Your generosity is greatly appreciated.

Upcoming Meetings

  • Monday, October 20th:  Pastoral Council at 6:30 p.m. at St. Rose of Lima Parish Hall

  • Meeting for Mission to Honduras

    There will be a meeting for anyone interested in helping support the 2015 Mission to Honduras. It will be on Sunday, October 26th at 6:30 p.m. in St. Rose of Lima Parish Hall.  Anyone interested in going with the team or in supporting the effort from home is invited to attend.  Support roles might include helping with the rummage and bake sale in January, helping with itemizing, labeling and packing medications, or helping with a new initiative to bring health information to rural Hondurans.

    Please continue to help by donating over-the-counter medications and eyeglasses.  The clinics could not be held without such wonderful support from the parish.  There is a collection bin for your greatly appreciated donations.  Small lists of needed items are  available for you to take on the rear tables. 

    Vitamins for both adults and children are needed, as well as 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. 

     

Family Hour of Perpetual Eucharistic Adoration

“ ’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.

Respect Life

“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.

Morality in Media Week Awareness

Morality in Media asks every American concerned about the floodtide of pornography pouring into our nation’s communities, homes, and children’s minds to participate in White Ribbon Against Pornography Week, which runs this year from Sunday, October 26th through Sunday, November 2nd, and to take action against pornography throughout the year.  The Catholic Daughters of the Americas will be handing out white ribbons after each Mass.  If you still have your ribbon from last year, wear it again for this year.

Prayer Group Opportunities

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!

Ultreya...Onward

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 sim7@roadrunner.com.

Thank You - Dinner Bell

We recently received this letter in the parish office:

On behalf of the hundreds of individuals and families who use the Dinner Bell each year, we want to thank you for your generous donation.  This donation will help us to continue providing much needed items for our clients.

May God bless the people of St. Rose Parish for your kindness, and may you have a good, healthy and prosperous year.

Sincerely,
The Rev. Kurt C. Wiesner, Rector
All Saints Episcopal Church

Day of Renewal: Your Grace is Enough

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 phurd1503@aol.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.”

1Peter 4:8,10

Friends of Charismatic Renewal

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!

Catholic Daughters of the Americas News

Attention CDA Members

  • The monthly meeting will be held on Wednesday, October 15th in the St. Rose of Lima Parish Hall beginning with the rosary at 9:45 a.m. followed by the business meeting and social.  All ladies of the parish are invited to attend the meeting.
  • National CDA Sunday will be celebrated next Sunday, October 19th.  All members who can are asked to attend the 10:30 a.m. Mass at St. Rose of Lima Church and sit on the left side of the church.  Officers, please wear your robes.

 

Catholic Daughters
Court Bellefleur 1208

The new financial secretary for the CDA is Mary Helene Reilly.  Her address is 36 Lafayette Avenue, Littleton, NH, 03561.  Please send all money to her for anything regarding the Catholic Daughters.  Carole Bogat is the newly elected treasurer.  Please do not send any money to her as previously stated in last weekend’s bulletin.

Volunteer Needed

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.

Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA)

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.

Rosary Making

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.

Worldwide Marriage Encounter

 

 

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 October 24th - 26th, December 5th - 7th, and January 23rd - 25th.  For more information call Jim & Elaine Richard at 1-800-710-WWME or visit www.wwme.org.

Meeting for Mission to Honduras

There will be a meeting for anyone interested in helping support the 2015 Mission to Honduras. It will be on Sunday, October 26th at 6:30 p.m. in St. Rose of Lima Parish Hall.  Anyone interested in going with the team or in supporting the effort from home is invited to attend.  Support roles might include helping with the rummage and bake sale in January, helping with itemizing, labeling and packing medications, or helping with a new initiative to bring health information to rural Hondurans.

Please continue to help by donating over-the-counter medications and eyeglasses.  The clinics could not be held without such wonderful support from the parish.  There is a collection bin for your greatly appreciated donations.  Small lists of needed items will be available for you to take on the rear tables. 

Vitamins for both adults and children are needed, as well as 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.

Two Catholic Cruises...

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.
Come and sail away on a 7 night Catholic Eastern Caribbean Cruise with Father Joseph Stobba February 21st - February 28th, 2015 on Holland America Westerdam out of Ft. Lauderdale, Florida - Ports of Call:  Grand Turk, Turks and Caicos; San Juan, Puerto Rico; Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas, USVI; Half Moon Cay, Bahamas; Ft. Lauderdale, Florida.  Prices begin at $1,869 for two passengers this includes all port fees and taxes.  Daily Mass offered.  Deposits of only $350 per person will reserve your cabin.  Space is limited.  For further info or to register, contact Doug or Eileen at 860-399-1785 or Doug@CatholicCruisesandTours.com.