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
Mass Schedule Change
Please note that while Fr. Mark is away there will be no weekday Masses celebrated at St. Rose of Lima Church; however, there will be a morning Mass celebrated at Mount Sacred Heart Convent at the top of Grove Street on Tuesday and Wednesday, July 28th & 29th and on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday, August 3rd, 4th, & 5th at 11:15 a.m. for those who would like to attend.
*Check bulletin for possible changes
Confessions: Saturday, 3:00 – 3:30 p.m. at St. Rose of Lima and other times by appointment.
Monday morning Eucharistic Adoration will be discontinued during the summer months. It will begin again in September. Watch the bulletin for the start date and mark your calendar now to spend some time with Jesus this fall. Help our parish grow in the following ways from participation in Eucharistic Adoration: increased Mass attendance and confessions, increase in priestly and religious vocations, healings, conversions, and restored marriages.
2015 - 17th Sunday in Ordinary Time
Prayer for Vocations
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.
The sixth session of the DVD series, “Catholicism” by Father Robert Barron, will be presented in the St. Rose of Lima Parish Hall on Thursday, July 16th following the 6:00 p.m. Mass. That week’s session is entitled “A Body Both Suffering and Glorious: The Mystical Union of Christ and the Church.” Following the video there will be a group discussion. It is not necessary to attend every session to benefit from the series.
17th Sunday in Ordinary Time 2015
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
|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.
Parish to Parish Support Collection
This weekend, July 18th & 19th, baskets will be located at the entrances of the churches for your donations to the Parish to Parish Support collection. This collection provides grants to parishes in New Hampshire experiencing financial difficulties. Your generosity on behalf of our fellow Catholics in our diocese is greatly appreciated.
World Meeting of Families Pilgrimage and Papal Mass
The Diocese of Manchester is sponsoring a pilgrimage to the World Meeting of Families to be held in Philadelphia, PA from September 22nd to 27th. Participants from around the US and the world will convene to explore the critical role the family plays in society and to give families, and those who minister to families, opportunities to talk about the challenges and blessings that all families have. Pope Francis will visit Philadelphia and celebrate a public Mass on Sunday, September 27th. For information and pilgrimage details, go to the diocesan website at www.catholicnh.org/wmof.
Our capital campaign is still going strong. We’re at the halfway point in our fundraising effort. The goal is $80,000.00 and we’re at $46,525.00! Just a reminder...it has been requested that every registered family donate some amount. If every family donated just $200.00 over the course of one year, we would get to our goal. There are envelopes available at both churches if you want to make a donation. If you choose to use a check, please remember to place “Capital Campaign” in the memo line. Please include your envelope number if you use offertory envelopes. Our first two projects: the new oil burner at Our Lady of the Snows and the handicapped entryway to the parish office at the rectory will be accomplished once the snow disappears and warmer temperatures are among us.
|Prior Week's Donations||$15.00|
|Total to Date
$2000.00 has been donated to the Capital Campaign by Miss Donna Cunningham in the memory of Miss Dorothy Blondel-Francis.
$100.00 has also been donated to the Capital Campaign by Mr. & Mrs. Gregory Thompson in memory of Annette Laflamme Aldrich.
$200.00 has been donated to the Capital Campaign Fund by Mrs. Ann Wiggett in memory of her husband, Floyd.
$200.00 has been donated to the Capital Campaign Fund by Mr. Thomas Gage in memory of his son, Stephen Thomas Gage.
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.
July-August Schedule for Lectors, Eucharistic Ministers and Servers.
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My summer vacation begins following the 8:30 a.m. Mass on Monday, July 27th until Monday, August 9th. I will be at Merrymeeting Lake in New Durham, NH enjoying time with family and friends. Fr. Gerry Pincince will be covering the weekend Masses and any funerals that may occur during my absence. Each year every priest is allotted a five day spiritual retreat and four weeks of vacation. In my first twenty years of priesthood, I never took all of my vacation time. Now that I work in Manchester two days a week and here in the parish five days a week, I rarely get to take time off, so that is why you see me take all of my vacation time these days. Thank you for your concern, prayers, and support.
Offertory envelopes are now available at the entrance of the churches for those parishioners who have used envelopes or who have requested envelopes during the last year. If you would like to begin using offertory envelopes or if your envelopes are missing, please contact the parish office during business hours.
Annual Homeschool Mass
Bishop Peter A. Libasci invites all homeschool students, parents, instructors, and those interested in the ever-growing homeschool system in New Hampshire to attend a special Mass on Thursday, September 10th at 10:00 a.m. at St. Joseph Cathedral in Manchester. Questions are welcomed by Fr. Jason Jalbert at 663-0153 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Second Collection Next Weekend 08/01-02/2015
Next weekend will be our monthly Maintenance & Repair collection. This collection has been going towards offsetting the fuel bill for all of our facilities. Beginning in September for those who use envelopes, the monthly envelope for Maintenance & Repair will actually be replaced by a monthly envelope designated for Fuel. Your continued generosity is greatly appreciated.
Our Annual Parish Picnic is Coming! Save the Date!
Sunday, August 16th, Rain Date: Sunday, August 23rd.
All parishioners and guests are invited to attend this year’s Annual Parish Picnic. Join us for a day of fellowship, food, and fun! Children’s games, Bouncy House, Bingo, Talent Show, Swimming & more! Start thinking of your favorite side dish or dessert to bring and share, along with a comfy chair or blanket (we will also have table seating)!
BYOB if you want to bring your favorite adult beverage, but we just ask you to use your good judgment around our younger parishioners.
We are also looking for volunteers, both young (think community service hours) and old to help with children’s games and the bouncy house.
Sign–up sheets will be located at both churches for volunteers to help set-up and clean-up for the picnic. There will also be sign-up sheets for those individuals in our parish who would like to showcase their talents during the Talent Show.
North Country Ultreya will meet this Monday, July 27th from 7:00 - 8:30 p.m. at Our Lady of the Snows Church in Franconia. Come join us in prayer, song, and sharing. Any questions, contact Rick and Mary Pat Simmons at 444-5247 or by email at email@example.com.
Understanding Catholic Teaching on Marriage
The US Supreme Court recently redefined civil marriage as a constitutional right extending to two persons of the same sex. Please visit www.catholicnh.org/marriageFAQ to find answers to questions you may have about the Supreme Court decision and Church teaching on marriage.
Day of Renewal II
Save the date of Saturday, October 3rd from 8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. for the Day of Renewal II at Ste. Marie Church in Manchester. Three workshops with former NH resident Dr. Tom Curran of My Catholic Faith Ministries and Sound Insight Radio will be offered. Call Jackie Morganti at 332-3576 or watch for more information in future bulletins.
The Catholic Tour is a thirty-four year old Catholic Travel Apostolate and has been able to secure only fifty-two air seats and hotel beds for the last “Fatima Special” tour on November 4th - 10th, 2015. The pilgrimage pricing will be only $1,499.00 which includes your transatlantic airfare from the Newark, NJ airport, hotel accommodations, all breakfasts and dinners, tour escort, deluxe motor coach, and all airline fees and taxes. This “at cost” pricing has been done only once per year for the last five years, but this will be the last for Fatima due to the shortage of air seats and hotel beds in Fatima for the next two years. This offer will not be repeated in the future. The Catholic Tour looks forward to serving you in this special "Thanks to Our Lady of Fatima Pilgrimage.” For more information or to make a reservation call 1-877-627-4268 or by email at jimadair@thecatholictourcom.
Catholic Homeschool Conference
The Immaculate Heart of Mary New England Homeschool Conference will be held at the University of Massachusetts Lowell Inn and Conference Center located at 50 Warren Street in Lowell on Friday, August 14th from noon until 6:00 p.m. Confirmed speakers include: Dr. Amy Fahey, Dr. Bill Thierfelder, Mrs. Mary Ellen Barrett, and Mrs. Colleen Billing. Admission is free and pre-registration is not required. For more information please visit www.ihmconference.org or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 1-540-636-1946.
White Dresses Needed
Now that the television ads are already announcing ‘Back to School Sales,” do you have any white dresses that your children or grandchildren won’t be wearing next summer? White dresses in sizes from 3 through 14 are needed for angel costumes for our children to wear during the Children’s Christmas Mass and for their participation in the Littleton Christmas Parade. Please contact Tammy Hastings at email@example.com or at 444-5696 if you have any dresses to donate.
Summer Reception Funds Grants for Needy
The annual Summer Reception to support the Bishop’s Charitable Assistance Fund (BCAF) will be held at the Trudel House, the official residence of the Bishop of Manchester, on Thursday, September 10th from 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. Proceeds from this reception enable Bishop Libasci to make grants to non-profit organizations in New Hampshire that help those most in need. Attendance at the reception is open to all, but does require a donation. More than 400 attendees from all corners of the state celebrate the campaign’s success at the Summer Reception each September. Information on tickets, donation levels, and descriptions of all the grants made by Bishop Libasci and the BCAF can be found at www.catholicnh.org/bcaf or by calling 663-0166.
Thank You from the Daughters of the Charity of the Sacred Heart of Jesus
Our sincere thanks to all who helped in some way or supported the Sisters’ yard sale a couple of weeks ago. It was a big success! For those of you who didn’t get the opportunity to check out our yard sale goods, we are having another yard sale on Friday, July 31st and Saturday, August 1st at the Mount Sacred Heart barn from 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. both days.
- There are positions available for the 2015 - 2016 school year for teachers and aides. . If you are interested, please contact Nick De Mayo.
- Registration is ongoing for the 2015 - 2016 Religious Ed school year. The cost is $25.00 per family. Registration forms are available at both churches and may be returned with payment of cash or check made out to St. Rose of Lima Parish and placed in the offertory basket or sent to the parish office. The forms at St. Rose are on the wall rack at the back of the church.
Charitable Assistance Fund Grant
Recently Bishop Libasci and the Board of Directors of the Bishop’s Charitable Assistance Fund awarded over $56,000.00 in grants to organizations in New Hampshire in the last quarter. A grant of $5,000.00 was awarded to the Boys & Girls Club of the North Country which serves the North Country including Littleton. This grant will assist with operational expenses and continue to provide supervised afterschool care and vacation camp for children in the North Country under the supervision of caring adults. In allocating this grant the Bishop and the Board recognize that there are limited resources for afterschool care in the Littleton area and childcare can be a critical service for working families. If you know of a non-profit organization that is serving those most in need, feel free to recommend that they consider applying for a grant. Information can be found at www.catholicnh.org/bcaf.
Wedding Anniversary Mass
Bishop Peter A. Libasci invites all couples who are celebrating their 25th, 30th, 35th, 40th, 45th, 50th or beyond wedding anniversary anytime during 2015 to attend a Special Anniversary Mass. This celebration will be held on Sunday, October 18th at 2:00 p.m. at St. Anselm Abbey Church in Manchester. If you are celebrating your 25th, 30th, 35th, 40th, 45th, 50th or beyond wedding anniversary this year, please contact the parish office during business hours by Thursday, August 6th. We will need your last name, first names, and mailing address. Please also indicate your special anniversary year.
Catholic Cruise to the Caribbean
Come sail away on a 7-night Caribbean Cruise from December 5th - 12th on Holland America’s Westerdam out of Ft. Lauderdale to Grand Turk Island, San Juan, St. Thomas, and Half Moon Cay in the Bahamas. Prices begin at $1269.00 for two passengers which includes all port fees and taxes. Daily Mass will be offered. Deposits of only $350.00 per person will reserve your cabin. Space is limited. For further information or to register, contact Doug at 1-860-399-1785 or by email at Doug@CatholicCruisesandTours.com.
Retrouvaille of New England
If your marriage is tearing the two of you apart, if there is little or no meaningful communication, if you are considering separation or divorce, we believe Retrouvaille can help. You are not alone! Our peer ministry is led by couples who have lived through the honeymoon phase often followed by deep disillusionment before finally finding resurrection in their marriages using the tools taught in this program. Rediscover a loving marriage with a Retrouvaille weekend. The next Retrouvaille marriage renewal weekend will be held on September 11th - 13th. To register for the weekend or for more information, call 1-800-470-2230 or visit www.HelpOurMarriage.com.
“And they went out and proclaimed the good news everywhere, while the Lord worked with them.”
If you are discerning a vocation to proclaim the gospel of Jesus as a priest, deacon, or in consecrated life, call Father Jason Jalbert at 663-0132 or write him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
“The Kingdom of God is like
a mustard seed”
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?
Rosary making at the Lafayette Nursing Center in Franconia is scheduled for Thursday, August 6th. If you feel called to help out with this worthwhile and rewarding ministry, please contact Donna Cunningham at 444-0935.
Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament Eucharistic Adoration
“My Jesus I love you with all my heart. I am a miserable sinner, but I consecrate myself to you completely. I give you my will, my love, my desires, everything I own. From now on do what you please with me. All I ask is that you love me, that you keep me faithful to the end of my life. I ask for the grace to do your will exactly as you want it done.”
The above is part of a prayer that is prayed every Monday morning following the 8:30 a.m. Mass at St. Rose of Lima Church as we begin exposition and adoration of the Blessed Sacrament. “Can you not watch one hour with me?” Adoration is every Monday from 9:00 a.m. until closing with Benediction at noon. Make an appointment with Jesus and spend some time in adoration with him every Monday. There is a sign up sheet on the bulletin board on the right wall of the church after entering through the glass doors.
“ ’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.
“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.
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!
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 (“DCYF”) 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.