• St. Rose of Lima Church

Mass Times

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

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

Weekday Mass Schedule

Mass Times

Please check Weekly Bulletin as Weekday Mass Times are subject to change!
Mondays — 8:30 a.m. — SRL
Thursdays — 6:00 p.m. — SRL
Fridays — 8:30 a.m. Mt. Sacred Heart Convent, 226 Grove St., Littleton, NH

Holy Day Mass Schedule:
Call the parish office or check the website
(Changes according to what day it falls on.)

Confessions: Saturday, 3:00 – 3:30 p.m. at St. Rose of Lima and other times by appointment.
  • Our Lady of the Snows
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And it happened that, while [Jesus] was with them at table, he took bread, said the blessing, broke it, and gave it to them.  With that their eyes were opened and they recognized him, but he vanished from their sight.

- Lk 24:30-31

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.

Staff

Rev. Mark E. Dollard Pastor — Co-Vicar of
  Clergy, Diocese of
  Manchester
revmarkus@outlook.com (603) 444-2593
Deacon Stephen M. Noyes Deacon alkhall@roadrunner.com (603) 444-5930
Sister Monique Couture FCSCJ* Pastoral Associate and
  Minister of Music
mocou@earthlink.net (603) 616-9910
Nick DeMayo

Coordinator of Reliqious
  Education

nickd88@roadrunner.com (603) 823-9816
Sharon Palmerchuck Secretary srlandols@yahoo.com (603) 444 2593

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

Office Hours

Monday – Thursday 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. — Email: srlandols@yahoo.com

The parish office hours will remain Monday through Thursday from 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. for the foreseeable future.
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Pastor's Notes

From the Pastor's Desk
  • I would like to thank the Knights of Columbus Council 1835 for honoring me with an Award of Appreciation in recognition of distinguished and unselfish service to its council. I was dumbfounded, and yet honored at the same time.  It continues to be my privilege to serve as their chaplain!

  • Hand-in-Hand Project: I’m sure you’ve seen the many bulletin announcements or even read one of the brochures located at the back of the church regarding the Hand-in-Hand Project; however, I just wanted you to know that this is a very big undertaking each year to organize and recruit workers.  Christina Bertin at NH Catholic Charities is looking for three or four volunteers who will help her out with some of the logistics of making this program a success.  If you find that you might have some extra time to help her with recruiting, paperwork, phone calls, or any other way you can assist her, please contact Christina at 444-7727.

  • Bake Sale: Littleton High School Class of 2019 has asked me if they could have a bake sale here at St. Rose for their fundraising efforts, so of course I agreed.  The sale will be after all weekend Masses at St. Rose on the weekend of May 6th & 7th.  A table will be set up outdoors on the gathering area at the entrance of the church.  They will greatly appreciate any support that you can give them!  I’m sure there’ll be plenty of baked goods such as brownies, cupcakes, and cookies!!

  • There will be no Eucharistic Adoration on Monday morning this week or Tuesday morning Mass as I will be attending a Priests Convocation.  I will be returning sometime Wednesday.  Please keep me and my brother priests in your prayers during this time.

 

Bible Study

Deacon Steve and Linda will be offering a Bible study on St. Paul’s Letter to the Philippians in St. Rose Parish Hall from 6:30 - 8:00 p.m. on the following Wednesday evenings:  May 10th, 17th, & 31st and June 7th, 14th, & 21st.  In these six sessions, Dr. Tim Gray uses lectio divina disciplines to make the scriptures come alive in Philippians: Life in Christ from Lighthouse Catholic Media.  If you are interested in attending, pre-registration is requested.  Please contact Linda at nursegb@roadrunner.com or by calling 259-6579.  We hope you will join us!

 

Confirmation

This Sunday evening at 6:00 p.m. at St. Rose of Lima Church, Bishop Libasci will be celebrating the sacrament of Confirmation with our young men and women and with those from St. Joseph’s Church in Lincoln.  All are invited to attend.  We pray that the Holy Spirit may dwell in their hearts and keep them strong, faithful, and joyful in their lifelong walk with the Lord.

From St. Rose of Lima

Will Adams, Kathleen Ansaldi, Susan Aubin, River Baker, Jason Brammer, Nicholas Burnell, Elizabeth Fortner, Darcy Horne, Zachary Horne, Logan Lopus, and Maisy Will.

From St. Joseph’s

Xena Bartlett, Devlin Costa, Robert Oliver, Logan Ross, and Karolina Wolowski.

Recently Baptised

We recently welcomed into our faith community Briella Mae Thompson, daughter of Andrew & Savanah Thompson.  May God bless them all!

 

North Country Chorus

North Country Chorus

North Country Chorus will present Felix Mendelssohn’s beloved oratorio Elijah on Saturday, May 6th at 7:30 p.m. at Wells River Congregational Church and Sunday, May 7th at 3:00 p.m. at the United Community Church in St. Johnsbury.  Elijah depicts events in the life of the biblical prophet taken from I Kings and II Kings of the Old Testament.  It will be performed in English.  Tickets are available in advance from Catamount Arts:  adults $12, students $5.  Admission at the door will be adults $15 and students $5.  Details are available at northcountrychorus.org.

KofC Logo Blood Drive

The Littleton Knights of Columbus are sponsoring a Red Cross Blood Drive this Thursday, May 4th from 10:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. at St. Rose of Lima Church located at 82 High Street in Littleton.  Anyone interested in donating blood is encouraged to pre-register for an appointment by visiting www.redcrossblood.org or by calling 1-800-RED CROSS.  Walk-ins are also welcome.  Anyone needing assistance with directions can call Kevin Hastings at 444-7345.

Fuel Collection

Next weekend, May 6th & 7th, there will baskets located at the entrances of the churches for your donations to our monthly Fuel collection.  Your generosity is greatly appreciated.

Rosary for the Unborn

Rosary for the Unborn

Christ is risen!  Alleluia!  By His resurrection, He has destroyed the power of death, and therefore, the power of abortion.  The outcome of the battle for life has already been decided:  Life is victorious!  Let us pray that all pro-lifers will spread this victory to every segment of our society.  Please join us in praying a special rosary at St. Rose for pre-born babies in danger of abortion this Wednesday, May 3rd at noon and each week at 5:25 p.m. before the Thursday evening Mass at St. Rose of Lima.  All are welcome!

“Just because something happens to be legal does not make it moral, ethical, or right.  Abortion is perhaps one of the most dramatic examples of a situation where something is legal, but is very
much a sin against God.”

A. L. Barry
The Lutheran Church
President of the Missouri Synod

Flower Gardens for St. Rose
Perennial Gardening Workshops

Join workshop # 1 on Saturday, May 20th from 9:00 a.m. - noon in the St. Rose of Lima Parish Hall.  Learn about and help design new flower gardens to add color to the front of our beautiful church. To register, continue reading below.

Are you interested in participating in a series of perennial gardening workshops to help design, plant, and maintain perennial flower gardens at St. Rose of Lima Church?  Workshops are planned for May 20th, June 3rd, and October 14th from 9:00 a.m. - noon in the parish hall.  There are information sheets on the back table regarding what each workshop will focus on.  If interested, contact Evelyn Hagan at 348-1106 or by email at frankevhagan@gmail.com.

First Communion and Confirmation Photos

We’ve had several parents ask about how they could get photos of their children from last year’s Confirmation and First Holy Communion celebrations.  Below are the web addresses where the photos can be accessed.

The link for the Confirmation photos:

http://gmfoto.photostockplus.com/album/2390017/

The link for the First Holy Communion photos:

http://gmfoto.photostockplus.com/album/2349551/

 

Kairos FCI Berlin

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On May 4th - 7th, a team of about twenty-two men will spend three days in the federal prison in Berlin to help fulfill the mission of the Kairos Prison Ministry.  This mission is to share the transforming love and forgiveness of Jesus Christ and impact the hearts and lives of incarcerated persons and their families so that they might become loving and productive citizens of their communities, both inside the prison and in the free world.

You are invited and encouraged to participate in this ministry in any of several ways:  1)  Prayers:  sign up for a time to be in prayer for the participants, the team, and the ministry during the weekend using one of the prayer vigil signup sheets located in the church.  Please sign up with your first name and last initial.  The prayer vigil sheets will be shared with the participants during the weekend.  2)  Gifts:  financial support to help defray the costs of the ministry is welcome and tax deductible.  You can make your check payable to ‘Kairos of New Hampshire’ with ‘FCI-Berlin’ in the memo line and mail it to Kairos of NH, P.O. Box 4752, Manchester, NH, 03103.  3)  Service:  you can make colorful posters with messages of encouragement.  Posters can be any size on poster board or letter paper and drawn with markers, pens or pencils (no crayons, glue, tape, glitter, or stickers).  You can sign them and kids can include their ages, but no last names please.  You can also write short prayers or scripture verses for the participants on white or colored construction paper strips 8.5” x 1” wide for a prayer chain to be assembled during the weekend.  4)  Witness:  While the team for this spring has already started meeting to prepare for the weekend, men may apply to participate on a future team for either the federal prison in Berlin or the state prison in Concord.  The next preparation weekends will be November 2nd - 5th.  Women may apply to participate on a team for the NH prison for women and for ‘Kairos Outside’ which ministers to the mothers, wives, sisters, and daughters of incarcerated men.  You may also sign up to be part of monthly ‘Prayer and Share’ meetings on Saturday mornings in the prisons in Concord and Berlin.  For details on any of these ways to participate in the Kairos prison ministry, please contact Jeff Towne at jrt11@comcast.net or by phone at 440-8002.

Religious Education

Registration for the 2017 - 2018 Religious Education program, grades pre-K through 8th is now ongoing.  Registration forms are available in the back of both churches as well as in the parish office.  Next year’s cost is $40.00 per family if paid by June 30th and $50.00 per family afterwards.  Costs will be waived for the family if the parents or grandparents serve as a catechist or assistant for the entire school year.  If you are interested in serving the program, please contact Nick De Mayo (contact information is on the front of the bulletin).  You may return the registration forms with your cash payment or check made payable to ‘St. Rose of Lima’ in the offertory baskets on weekends or by returning it to the parish office.

Pilgrimage to Medjugorje
October 24th - November 3rd

Since June 1981, the Blessed Mother has been appearing daily to visionaries in Medjugorje, a remote village in Hercegovina.  Our Lady is trying to bring the world back to her son through prayer, fasting, penance, faith, and conversion.  You are invited to participate in a retreat/pilgrimage to this oasis of peace to experience firsthand a spiritual peace seldom found in the world.  The Spiritual Director is Fr. Alan Tremblay, pastor of St. Joseph in Woodsville.  The cost is $2,395.00, double occupancy.  For more information and to make a reservation, contact Doreen Duquette at 216-4186 or by email at ladyduke95@yahoo.com or call Catholic Journeys at 1-800-715-6670.

 

Easter Flower Donations

In memory of the Achorn, Wray, Korn, and Meneely families by Joan Achorn

In memory of Joan Kennedy by Frank & Elaine Andrews

In memory of the Babin and Recks families by Louis & Gail Babin

In memory of M/M Robert George and John P. Barry by M/M John Barry

In memory of Roger Bedard & family members and the Perreault & Poirier families by Lucille & Mark Bedard

Paul & Janice Benoit

Michael & Tina Betley

In memory of Kathleen Anthony by Alan & Ann Bliss

In memory of Nina & Casimir Bogat and Lydia & Ippolet Yanushko by Carole & Christina Bogat

Patricia & Dan Brady

Greg & Linda Brown

In memory of Carleton & Eleanor Baker, Charles Leslie Burnell, and Catherine Cooney by Tim & Cindy Burnell

In memory of the Cady, McDonald, and Hening families by Bernard & Evelyn Cady

Tom & Marie Clardy

In memory of the Collier and Dennis families by M/M James Collier

Paul & Anne Conner

In memory of Thomas Considine, Jr., Leonard Clark, Mark Fulford, and Louis & Glenna Toney by Tom & Deb Considine

In memory of Andrew W., Sr. & Jeffrey H. Cryans and Lorie Cryans Fields by Evelyn Cryans

Tom & Fran Day

In memory of the deceased members of the De Mayo and Filion families by Nick & Nicole De Mayo

In memory of Emily Elizabeth, Carole, & Agnes Dunn, Elena Lanza, and Yolanda Scolaro by Frank & Sue Dunn

David & Lisa Ffrench

In memory of M/M E. A. Gadbois and M/M Cyrille Fillion by M/M Francis Fillion

In memory of Wanda Bresnahan and June Probst by Neri & Lorraine Fougere

In memory of the Fujawa and Sherer families and friends by Phil & Peggy Fujawa

In memory of Janet & Leesa Bresette by Anna Gaudette

In memory of Alice & Nicholas Germano, Joseph, Patricia, & Anthony Principe, and Sr. Casimir, OSB by Joseph & Joann Germano

In memory of Fred Gilbert, the MacDonald family, Fred Merrill, and Rusty Maguire by Dale Gilbert

In memory of Francis, Catherine, Rachel, & Jared Hagan and Sal & Joyce Donadio by Frank & Evelyn Hagan

In memory of Edward, Morfydd, Daniel, and Sadie Doherty by Ruth Hamilton

In memory of Fr. Dan by David & Colette Haywood

In memory of Joseph R. & Margaret Head and members of the Naughton family by Joe & Kathy Head

In memory of Doris Horne by Deane & Karen Horne

In memory of the Kelly and Dimitri families by Bryan Kelly

In memory of James Driscoll and David Sharp by Maureen Kennedy

In memory of Glenn Stillings, Pierre Lafitte, and Linda Dalgleish by Ron & Lynn Lahout

In memory of Dorothy & Anthony Langguth and Anna & Raymond Hennebury by Fred & Lois Langguth

Louie Lavoie

In memory of the Lewis and Di Bari families by Kevin & Norah Lewis

In memory of the Corey & Lyons families, Joan Ziter, and Sonny Lyons by Bud & Berta Lyons

In memory of Benton Lyons by his wife & family

Rachel Marcoux

In memory of the parents of Tom & Elaine Marshall

In memory of Mary Patricia Mc Mahon by the Mc Mahon family

In memory of Beverly W. and M/M Hubert Merrill by Winston Merrill

In memory of the deceased members of the Micciche and Jalbert families by Charles & Jane Micciche

In memory of Tom Nichols, Kay Strobel, Arlene Graper and Diane Thompson by Pat Nichols

Bob & Barbara Niznik

In memory of the Novak family by Bob & Janice Novak

In memory of Baby Palmerchuck by Jim & Sharon Palmerchuck

In memory of Napoleon & Albina Pelletier, Robert Daigle, and Ken & Lorette McAfee by Don & Bev Pelletier

In memory of Leonard & Dorothy Carbonneau and Sidney & Vivian Pilgrim by John & Margaret Pilgrim

In memory of Paul Pilotte and the Dumas family by Lorraine Pilotte

In memory of Roger Pineault, the Durette family and Yvette Plante by Luci Pineault

In memory of Anthony Principe and Alice Germano by Thad & Joselle Presby

Ed & Karen Rajsteter

In memory of George Ridder and Joan & Roger Carroll by Patricia Ridder

In memory of the family and friends of Peter & Ellen Roy

In memory of George A. & Alice Santy, Merle & Nora Hesseltine, and Fausta McCullough by Joan Santy

In loving memory of Hubert & Lucy Champagne & family and Eugene Sargent, Jr. by Theresa Sargent

In memory of Rafael McGrath by Frank & Natalie Shaw

In memory of the Dickson & Simmons families by Rick & Mary Pat Simmons

In memory of Joseph W. Snow and Anne Winslow by Evelyn Snow

In memory of Henry C. Stearns by Anne B. Stearns & family

In memory of Dr. & Mrs. Louis Soos by M/M Dave Starkey

In memory of the Mac Guire & Woods families by Helen Stefekos & Loretta Johnson

In memory of Glenn Stillings & family, Joan Ziter, and the Corey & Romanos families by Marilyn Stillings

In memory of John H. Streeter by Jeanette Streeter

In memory of Annette R. Aldrich and Ronald D. La Flam by Greg & Shari Thompson

In memory of Leonard & Dorothy Carbonneau, Wallace, Lillian, Heath David & Stephen Thompson and Jessica Thompson Wright by Robert & Paula Thompson

In memory of Robert Trahan by Amy Trahan

Richmond Trainor

In memory of Denise Gabriel and Bill Wagner by Terry & Perry Wagner

In memory of Floyd Wiggett, Emil & Queenie La Brecque, Kenneth Seiler, and Cathy Braun by Ann Wiggett

 

Fundraising Banquet

Pathways Pregnancy Care Center

The Pathways Pregnancy Care Center is having their annual fundraising banquet on Thursday, May 11th from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. at the New Life Assembly of God Church in Bethlehem.  Tickets are $10.00 per person.  Vegetarian options will be available.  The keynote speaker for the evening will be Linda Cochrane, RN, who is the author of four books including Forgiven and Set FreeReservations should be made by May 7th.  Please contact Deacon Steve at 444-5930 or by email at alkhall@roadrunner.com to reserve your seats.

Catholic Vocations in the U.S.

Pray for Vocations

The estimated 68 million Catholics in America make up less than six percent of the 1.2 billion Catholics in the world. Nonetheless, we have the fourth largest Catholic population of any country. Here are a few pertinent stats:

• Annually, more than 500 men are ordained priests in the U.S., a number which is rising slightly.
• There are about 154,000 Catholic weddings each year, though that figure is dropping.
• There are currently about 48,000 religious sisters, but their average age is 75.
• In 2015, 760,000 infants and children were baptized.

When it comes to vocations, how are we doing compared to other countries? As they say on the farm, “fair to middlin.” We are far behind the vocation booms in India, Poland, and Africa, but compared to Europe and Canada, the U.S. Church is doing pretty well and we have reason to be hopeful for the future. Various Catholic youth movements are growing stronger, and many organizations are urging a “culture of discernment.” In the recent political season, we were reminded that “all politics are local,” so let us remember that all vocations come from regular families, parishes, and schools―even from your own family!

Thinking of Remarriage

Remarriage

“Thinking of Remarriage” is a daylong program for couples where one or both were previously married and who are thinking about marriage or who are engaged to be married.  This program helps couples take an in-depth look at and discuss major issues related to remarriage.  The next session will be May 20th.  Learn more at catholicnh.org/tar or contact Maureen Haas to register at 669-3100, ext 195 or by email at mhaas@rcbm.org.

 

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.  It’s that time of year again for those individuals who may have an interest in joining the Church to consider entering the RCIA process.  If you, or someone you know, has an interest in the RCIA process, please contact the rectory during business hours and we will arrange a time for either an individual or a group meeting.

 

Prayer Group Invitation

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.

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“Before you were born, I consecrated you.”

If you think that you may be set apart by the Lord to serve Him as a priest or in the consecrated life, call Fr. Jason Jalbert at 669-3100 or write to: jjalbert@rcbm.org.

“And they went out and proclaimed the good news everywhere, while the Lord worked with them.”

Christ has sown the seeds of your vocation within you.
Might it be to grow in holiness as a priest or in the consecrated life?

Code of Conduct

Did you know that the Diocese of Manchester has a Code of Conduct? This Code of Conduct, known as Serving Christ, Serving Others, applies to all Church personnel. “Church personnel” not only refers to priests, deacons, and religious men and women, it also includes all those who regularly work or volunteer at diocesan parishes, schools and camps. Some examples are: lectors, ushers, catechists, day care staff and volunteers, Catholic school volunteers, Boy Scout leaders, CYO coaches, youth ministers, members of pastoral and finance councils, choir directors and members, and parish outreach workers.

The Serving Christ, Serving Others Code of Conduct is available online at catholicnh.org/codeofconduct

How to Make a Report of Sexual Abuse

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 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