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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.

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.

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December 21, 2014

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

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.

Masses

Christmas Eve
Masses at St. Rose of Lima:
4:00 p.m.
6:00 p.m. Children's Liturgy

Midnight Mass


Christmas Day
Our Lady of the Snows, Franconia:
9:00 a.m.

Reconciliation

Additional times for the celebration of the Sacrament of Reconciliation during Advent are being offered at St. Rose of Lima Church:

Friday, December 19th:  4:00 - 5:00 p.m.

Monday, December 22nd:  12:05 - 12:30 p.m.

These times are in addition to the usual time offered on Saturdays from 3:00 - 3:30 p.m.

Singers & Instrumentalists

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.

Help Needed

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.

Support Religious Communities

“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!

Attention Lectors, Ministers of Communion & Altar Servers

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.

Capital Campagne

Prior Week's Donations $4,640.00
Total to Date $16,440.00

Please Help

 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.

Spiritual Bouquet Program 2014 - 2015

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.

Religious Education

  • There will be no Religious Ed classes on Sunday, December 28th & January 4th.  Classes will resume on Sunday, January 11th, 2015.
  • “Circles of Care” lessons will be conducted by all teachers in all classes in January.  Parents of all our students, including the high school program, will have the opportunity to look over the “Circles of Care” lessons at the Daisy Bronson Middle School cafeteria during class time this Sunday, December 21st.
  • The Souper Bowl of Caring is Sunday, February 1st.  Our Religious Ed children & teens will be collecting money and non-perishable food items for New Hampshire Catholic Charities' Emergency Food Fund, the Good Neighbor Food Pantry in Franconia, and the Ecumenical Food Shelf in Littleton.  Your generosity in this annual event will be greatly appreciated.

 

  • In the photo above, Fr. Mark is presenting Conner Craig, grade 3, and his mom with the Nativity Craig won in the drawing held at the recent Advent Party.  Our thanks to Fr. Gerry Pincince for donating the Nativity for the drawing.

La Salette Shrine of Enfield Christmas Lights Display

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.

Keep Christ in Christmas

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 tempusfugit@myfairpoint.net.

Knights of Columbus Food Basket Drive

 

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.

Catholic Daughters of the Americas

  • The December meeting will be held this Wednesday, December 17th at St. Rose of Lima Parish Hall with the rosary at 9:45 a.m. followed by the business meeting at 10:00 a.m.  Program will be a Yankee gift swap Christmas Party with a gift limit of $7.00.  Refreshments will be provided by the court officers and anyone wishing to bring their favorite Christmas goodies.  All ladies of the parish are invited to join in celebrating Jesus’ birthday.  Members are reminded to bring a Christmas card for the Lafayette Nursing Center residents.
  • Please remember only one week remains to sell your Christmas raffle tickets.  Please get them sold and into Carole Bogat or Mary Reilly or you may drop them in the basket this weekend located on the table in St. Rose of Lima Church.
  • Please check to see if you have paid your dues as they are now overdue.  Contact Mary Reilly if you are not sure if you paid them.

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. *See Note Above 11/10.

Ultreya...Onward

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 sim7@roadrunner.com.

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.

Camps Fatima & Bernadette

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 mdrumm@campsfatimabernadette.org.  You can also visit them on the web at www.campsfatimabernadette.org.  Please don’t wait as sessions do fill up quickly.

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!

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

Trees for Honduras

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.

Medicines Needed for Mission

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.