• 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

"Are not two sparrows sold for a small coin?  Yet not one of them falls to the ground without your Father's knowledge.  Even all the hairs of your head are counted.  So do not be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows."

- Mt 10:29-31

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.

 

Thank you for your generous support in last weekend’s Peter’s Pence collection!  As a parish we collected $697.00.  Our contributions will be combined with those from our brothers and sisters around the world to help Pope Francis provide essential relief to people in need.  If you missed the collection, it is not too late to give, visit www.usccb.org/nationalcollections, and click on the “How to Give” link on the left.

From the Pastor

I would like to thank Frank Woodruff for painting the front outside doors at Our Lady of the Snows Church.  The last couple of years the paint just started peeling right off, so with the help of Sandy, the paint specialist up at Aubuchon’s in Lancaster, we hope that we have fixed the problem this time!

Hand in Hand

The Hand in Hand Youth Camp Week in the North Country, from North Woodstock and Haverhill to Littleton and Lancaster, is beginning this Sunday, June 25th at noon with a kick-off meal at St. Rose of Lima Parish Hall.  There will be an ice cream social on Wednesday followed by the wrap up meal at St. Rose of Lima Parish Hall on Friday, June 30th at 4:00 p.m.  About 35 - 40 youth and adult volunteers are expected to participate.  Let’s give them our support by providing salads and finger desserts.  Thanks to the  many area businesses for their in-kind and financial support!  For more information, please call Christina Bertin at 444-7727 or 391-5276.

Save the Date

We will be having our parish picnic on Sunday, August 20th from 11:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. on the rectory lawn (rain or shine).

First Communion & Confirmation Photographs

The photographs taken by George Mitchell Photography Studio at both the recent First Holy Communion and Confirmation are available for your viewing at the following web addresses:

This is the web address for Confirmation photos:

http://gmfoto.photostockplus.com/event/2566764/

The web address for First Communion photos:

http://gmfoto.photostockplus.com/event/2566765/

If you want prints, you can contact the photographer at gmff@myfairpoint.net with the image number of the prints you want.  If you would like a photo for your social media there are instructions for that on the websites.

 

Catholic Trivia Night

What is another name for a monastery?  Which bird can be seen drinking from a chalice in many traditional Christian works of art?  Which Old Testament prophet was a shepherd from Tekoa?  Who will win the Trivia Night Trophy of Awesomeness?  Learn the answers to these and other burning questions this Wednesday, June 28th at 6:30 p.m. at the St. Rose of Lima Parish Hall.  For more information, contact Carissa Sewart at levismomm@gmail.com.

 

Ultreya

North Country Ultreya will meet this Monday, June 26th from 7:00 - 8:30 p.m. at Our Lady of the Snows Church in Franconia.  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.

NH Catholic Charities Annual Campaign

NH Catholic Charities

Giving to Catholic Charities improves our community, strengthens families and moves lives forward. Your gift supports lives with programs that feed the hungry, heal the sick, strengthen families, and welcome the stranger. Through you, people find the way to self-sufficiency, independence and a new life. Thank you for supporting Catholic Charities New Hampshire.

If you haven’t had a chance to contribute, now is the time. It’s never too late to reach out to those in need and give them the support they need. Go ahead, fill out a Catholic Charities envelope available in the churches and drop it in the collection basket.

Job Opportunity

Pathways Pregnancy Care Center, a local Christian, non-profit organization has an opening for Executive Director.  College degree preferred, related experience accepted (peer counseling, fundraising, administration, and public relations). Salaried position, approximately 32 hours/week.  Contact Lesley at the Littleton office, 444-3991 or by email at pathwaysinnh@gmail.com.

Rosary for the Unborn

Rosary for the Unborn

The Holy Spirit is our advocate; he pleads our cause for we cannot save ourselves. We pray that he will make us advocates for babies who cannot speak, or write, or vote, or protest, or even pray. Please join us in praying a special rosary for pre-born babies in danger of abortion each week at 5:25 p.m. before the Thursday evening Mass at St. Rose of Lima. All are welcome!

“How much a society values its children can be measured by how well their children are treated.”

―The National Center on Child Abuse and Neglect

The White Mountains Camerata will be performing in concert on Thursday, June 22nd at All Saints Episcopal Church on School Street in Littleton.  Selections will include compositions by Bach, Brahms, and others.  The concert begins at 7:30 p.m. and admission is free.

 

Next weekend, July 1st & 2nd, there will be  baskets located at the entrances of the churches for your donations to our monthly Fuel collection.  These contributions go toward paying the energy bills for all of our buildings.  Your generosity is greatly appreciated.

 

Religious Education Registration

As in past years, Fr. Mark wants to make educating your children in Religious Ed affordable.  To that end, registration fees are $40.00 per family from now until June 30th.  Starting July 1st, registration fees are $50.00 per family. Registration forms are located in the back of both churches as well as in the parish office.

Registration forms from last year have been destroyed to insure privacy.  New forms for 2017 - 2018 need to be filled out completely on both sides.  You may place completed forms in an envelope marked ‘Religious Ed’ with cash or check made out to St. Rose of Lima Church and drop it in any weekend Mass offertory basket or mail it to the parish office.

As always, fees are waived if a parent or grandparent volunteers to help out in Religious Ed for the entire twenty-four week school year.  Many thanks for your kind attention to this important matter.

 

Fortnight for Freedom

We are called to follow Christ as missionary disciples by seeking truth, serving others, and living our faith in all that we do. Let us take a few moments each day from June 21st - July 4th to pray, reflect, and take action on religious freedom, both here in this country and abroad.

For more information visit the USCCB website at http://www.usccb.org/issues-and-action/religious-liberty/index.cfm

Handbell Concert

The First United Methodist Church in Littleton will host a handbell concert by the Carol and Celebration Ringers from St. Matthew’s United Methodist Church in Annandale, VA on Tuesday, June 27th at 7:00 p.m.  There is no charge for the concert; however, CDs will be available for purchase after the concert.  The Carol and Celebration Ringers are junior and senior high school students from Northern Virginia who perform a repertoire of classical, popular, folk, and sacred music.  They have performed concerts at the U.S. State Department Christmas parties for American diplomats, at the White House, as well as appearing on television.

 

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.

 

Thank You

We recently received this note in the parish office regarding the recent visit from the Adorer Missionary Sisters of the Poor during the Mission Cooperation Plan Weekend.

My Dear Friends in Christ:

Peace! It is with much gratitude that I write these few words to each of you.  THANK YOU, again and again!  Thank you most kindly for the warm welcome you extended me during my weekend visit to your church.  You are an awesome community.  I feel so privileged to have spent the weekend with you and prayed with you at every Mass that was celebrated.  I thank each one of you very deeply.  You all made my visit so pleasant!  I felt so much at home among my brothers and sisters in Christ!  May our Lord continue to shower the entire community with His choicest blessings!  My sincere heartfelt gratitude goes to every member of St. Rose of Lima Parish for your contributions and prayers.  May the Lord who is never outdone in generosity reward each one of you abundantly!  Please, be assured of our prayerful support for your health, personal intentions, and ministry.  We ask that you kindly do the same for us.

United in the Mission of Christ, I remain,
Your Missionary Sister,
Sr. Mary Jennifer

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.

“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