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:
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.
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Then taking the five loaves and the two fish, and looking up to heaven, he said the blessing over them, broke them, and gave them to the disciples to set before the crowd.  They all ate and were satisfied.  And when the leftover fragments were picked up, they filled twelve wicker baskets.

- Lk 9:16-17

 

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

Very 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. – 2:30 p.m. — Email: srlandols@yahoo.com

Office will be closed on Monday, May 30, 2016 in observance if Memorial Day. We will re-open on Tuesday, May 31st at 9:00 a.m.

Please note that the parish office will be closing at 1:00 p.m. during summer. After Labor Day we will return to closing at 2:30 p.m.

 The Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ

 

Memorial Day

Memorial Day

Dear Lord,

On this day, we remember those who have served us by protecting our freedoms.  When we celebrate our long weekend with our friends and family, help us remember, that our freedom to speak of you, and our freedom to worship you, and our freedom to do what we ought to do, have all been bought at the price and sacrifice of many lives.  Your Son died for our eternal life in heaven.  So too, your children died protecting us here on earth.  Help us be mindful this weekend and always of the sacrifices made by those in uniform for all our freedoms.  Amen.

 

Sunday, June 5th, 2016

The 25th Anniversary Picnic for Fr. Mark will be celebrated next Sunday June 5th beginning at noon on the rectory lawn.  It will happen rain or shine.  All are welcome to attend.  Main course, dessert, water, and soft drinks will be provided.  If you are planning on attending, you are asked to bring a side dish or an appetizer to share and anything else you wish to drink.  A 30’ by 90’ tent will be set up, so between that and the rectory itself, we should be all set.  If you’d like to volunteer with helping to set up for the event, people will be gathering around 9:00 a.m. the morning of the celebration.

 

Second Collection

Fuel Collection

Next weekend, June 4th & 5th, there will baskets located at the entrances of the churches for your donations to our monthly Fuel collection.  Your contributions to this collection go toward the annual heating costs for all of our buildings.  Your generosity is greatly appreciated.

 

Reflections on the Year of Mercy

Sessions on reflections of the Jubilee Year of Mercy are temporarily being put on hold until a schedule can be arranged for the last four sessions.  As soon as the dates are confirmed they will be published in a future bulletin.

St. Stanislaus Parish in Nashua to Re-open

Bishop Peter Libasci has announced that the Diocese of Manchester will soon be blessed with the opening of a new parish dedicated to the celebration of the Tridentine Rite Mass (the Latin Mass) when the former St. Stanislaus Church in Nashua reopens.  The new parish will be entrusted to the members of the Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter and current plans call for the celebration of the first Mass in early August.

“Since coming here in 2011, I have heard from many Catholics who have a deep affection for the traditional liturgical forms of the pre-Vatican II era,” said Bishop Libasci.  “Consistent with that desire I am happy to announce the opening of this parish, dedicated to the Extraordinary Form of the Mass, as suggested by Pope Benedict XVI in his Apostolic Letter Summorum Pontificum, issued in 2007.”

St. Stanislaus Parish, established in 1908 to serve the Polish community of Nashua, was unified with St. Aloysius of Gonzaga Parish in 2002.  The church has remained in use since then as a Eucharistic adoration chapel.  Since 1999 it has also been home of the Corpus Christi Food Pantry.  The pantry, with its many dedicated volunteers, will continue to offer its valuable services and programs that serve those who are in need in the greater Nashua area.

 

 

  • Say “yes” to Jesus by joining our Religious Ed staff and help guide our children through life teaching them the words and deeds of Jesus, our Savior.

  • Religious Ed pre-registration is now underway for next year and extends from now until June 30th.  The pre-registration fee is $40.00 per family.  Registration forms are thumb tacked to the bulletin boards at the back of the churches.  Please place completed form and cash or check (made out to St. Rose of Lima Parish) in an envelope marked ‘Religious Education’ and drop it into any weekend collection basket.  Beginning  July 1st, the registration fee will be $50.00 per family.  The registration fee will be waived if any parent or grandparent of a student volunteers as a Religious Ed staff member.

 

Hope on the Rise is an organization which works to create life experiences for women who are breast cancer survivors.  They offer weekend fly fishing retreats designed to help women find renewal, healing, and hope in new friendships, new adventures, and in the bounty and beauty of nature.  Find out more at hopeontherise.org.

 

Update on Physician-Assisted Suicide

The New Hampshire House of Representatives voted 123 - 174 to defeat SB426, the bill to study physician-assisted suicide.  In speaking with representatives, it was clear that contacts from constituents clearly made a difference in defeating this bill.  Members were moved by their own experiences caring for ill and elderly relatives and in the information they received from those who shared their journeys as individuals with disabilities and caregivers.  On the floor during the debate, members spoke of how they were struck when individuals brought to their attention the inconsistency that would occur if we become a state working diligently on suicide prevention efforts for some in our society, yet simultaneously studying the promotion of suicide for others.  Thank you to all who reached out to your elected officials to urge them to oppose SB426.

Holy Door St. Joseph Cathedral

The Holy Door of Saint Joseph Cathedral in Manchester is open wide for all to visit.  Although nine Holy Doors have been designated throughout the diocese, the Holy Door at the cathedral, as the Mother Church, has special significance.  The Holy Door at the cathedral is open Monday through Thursday from 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m., on Saturday from 3:00 - 5:30 p.m., and on Sunday from 8:00 a.m. - noon and from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

 

CDA News

CDA Logo

On Sunday, June 12th at the 10:30 a.m. Mass, our State Regent and District Deputy, Jane Powers, will be here for the reception of new members and the installation of new officers.  Following the Mass, a turkey dinner with all the fixings prepared by Chef Joe’s Catering will be held in the parish hall.  You may bring your own adult beverages.  Cost is $15.00 per person.  For more information or to rsvp, please contact Mary Reilly at 444-0377.  Husbands and guests are also welcome to attend.  Please make checks payable to ’Catholic Daughters of the Americas’ and place in the CDA basket in church by May 25th.

 

Dinner Bell Community Meal

Meal Call

This Tuesday, May 31st, marks St. Rose of Lima's last Tuesday meal of the season, because the Tuesday meals are only scheduled through mid-June.  We will have rice-turkey casserole with veggies, rolls, salads, and desserts.  Please consider helping us with salads or desserts which may be delivered to All Saints Kitchen between 3:00 and 4:00 p.m.  Please know how much all your help and generosity is appreciated!

 

Altar Serving Training

Fr. Mark will be offering training for new altar servers on Monday, June 6th at St. Rose of Lima Church at 4:00 p.m. and at Our Lady of the Snows Church at 6:30 p.m.  Students who have made their First Holy Communion are eligible to serve.  Please call the parish office during business hours to pre-register.

 

Rosary for the Pre-born

Pre-born Image

As we transition into Ordinary Time in the liturgical year, we’ll not only see Father Mark and Deacon Steve clad in the color of hope, but nature will be bursting in glorious green.  In this spirit of hope, please join St. Rose of Lima’s Pro-life Committee in praying a special rosary for pre-born babies in danger of abortion.  Our prayers are the only hope for so many of these little ones.  We pray for America too, hoping that the ugly stain of abortion will be abolished from our nation’s laws.  Wednesday, June 1st at noon and Wednesday, June 8th at 6:00 p.m., both at St. Rose of Lima Church.  All are welcome!

“The right to life is the first among human rights.”
Pope Francis

 

Are You Ready for Some Softball?

Softball

Littleton Parks & Recreation is reaching out to all local churches in an effort to start a Church Softball League.  Their plan is to hold games on Saturday nights at Apthorp Common at 6:00 p.m. from June 25th - August 13th.  St. Rose of Lima Parish would need ten to fifteen persons to make up a team.  We would also need someone to volunteer to serve as liaison with Parks & Recreation as well as to organize our team.  The deadline to sign up with Parks & Recreation is May 30th.  If you are interested in participating, please contact the parish office during business hours.

 

Catholic Trivia Night

Catholic Trivia Night will be taking a hiatus until the fall.  We look forward to continuing these evenings later in the year, so in the meantime brush up on your Catholic trivia knowledge!

 

 

 

Worldwide Marriage Encounter

Just as Peter, John, & James experienced the Transformation of Jesus, let Jesus transform your marriage. The next Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekend is June 10th - 12th. For more information call Steve & Michelle O’Leary at 1-800-710-WWME, visit our webpage at www.wwme.org or at www.facebook.com/wwmema.

 

Volunteers Needed for the
Mount Sacred Heart Garden

Garden

Every week certain days and hours are designated for those who would like to participate in the garden project.  If you would like to be contacted by e-mail for access to this weekly information, please notify Sister Monique (contact information is on the front of the bulletin).  We are looking for people, young and not-so-young, to help us with many varied tasks within the garden itself or related to the project, e.g., someone to deliver the weekly fresh garden food donations to local food pantries on Tuesdays and Thursdays throughout the growing season beginning June 14th & 16th.

 

The Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ Cartoon

Twelve Day Holy Land Pilgrimage

Father Charles DesRuisseaux, former pastor of St. Anthony Parish in Manchester, invites you to join him on a pilgrimage to the Holy Land, October 9th - 20th.  This is a wonderful opportunity as one’s faith can only be deepened by the experience of walking in the footsteps of our Lord.  Cities include Tiberias, Nazareth, Caesarea, Bethlehem, and Jerusalem.  Departure from Boston.  For complete details contact:  Father Charles at 836-5283 or by email at papacharles@comcast.net or Elizabeth Grinder at the Catholic Travel office 1-877-276-7279 or by email at catholictravel@comcast.net.

 

Pilgrimage to Italy for the Canonization of Mother Teresa

During this Jubilee Year of Mercy join with Paul Koleske, singer and composer, who visited our parish a few years ago, on a pilgrimage for the canonization of Mother Teresa this September 1st - 10th.  Cost of $3,595 per person includes roundtrip airfare, deluxe motor coach transportation in Italy, all hotels, breakfast & dinner daily, and will include visits to Rome, San Giovanni, Siena, & Assisi.  For more information contact Canterbury Pilgrimages & Tours at 800-653-0017 or at canterburypilgrimages.com.

Year of Mercy Pilgrimage: In the Footsteps of the North American Martyrs

Join Fr. Michael Monette from St. Patrick Church in Newport, NH from June 9th - 12th on a Year of Mercy Pilgrimage. In honor of our Holy Father Francis, a faithful son of St. Ignatius of Loyola who founded the Society of Jesus, travel to the sites and locations that have been sanctified by the blood of the North American Jesuit Martyrs including the home of St. Kateri Tekakwitha, the Trappist monastery at Geneseo, Our Lady of Victory Basilica in Lackawanna, NY, and the North American Martyrs Shrine of Canada. Come away for a few days to meet new friends and join other faithful souls to learn about the lives of these holy missionaries who sought to bring the message of Christ’s mercy to the new world in the seventeenth century. For more information or to register, visit www.saintpatrickparish.net.

“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?

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.

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