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

NOTE: There will be no morning Mass on Friday, May 6, 2016!

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.

Capital Campaign

Prior Week's Donations $5,100.00
Total to Date $65,338.00

A $200.00 donation has been made in memory of Mick & Morganne Knights & Stephanie Freedman by Anne Knights.

Donations totaling $600 were made in memory of Cathy Braun.

A $100.00 donation was made in memory of Cathy Braun.

A $50.00 donation was made in memory of Cathy Braun by Ann Wiggett.

$200.00 in donations were made in memory of Cathy Braun by Neri & Lorraine Fougere & David & Patricia Schaffer.

A $250.00 donation in memory of Dorothy Blondel-Francis was made by Donna Cunningham.

A $25.00 donation was made in memory of Catherine Braun

20160501 Quote

Jesus said to his disciples: "The Advocate, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you everything and remind you of all that I told you. Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you."

-Jn 14:26-27a 


Sanctuary Lamp

This week the sanctuary lamp is for the special intentions of Breana Shaw by Frank & Natalie Shaw.


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.


Very Rev. Mark E. Dollard Pastor — Co-Vicar of
  Clergy, Diocese of
  Manchester (603) 444-2593
Deacon Stephen M. Noyes Deacon (603) 444-5930
Sister Monique Couture FCSCJ* Pastoral Associate and
  Minister of Music (603) 616-9910
Nick DeMayo

Coordinator of Reliqious
  Education (603) 823-9816
Sharon Palmerchuck Secretary (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:


6th Sunday of Easter

Sunday, June 5th, 2016

The 25th Anniversary Picnic for Fr. Mark will be celebrated on 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 This Weekend

There will baskets located at the entrances of the churches this weekend 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.


Ascension of the Lord

The Mass schedule for Ascension Thursday, a holy day of obligation is as follows:

8:20 a.m.


6:00 p.m.

St. Rose of Lima Church

Our Lady of the Snows

St. Rose of Lima Church

First Holy Communion

First Holy Communion

Congratulations and God’s blessings to Claudia Canuto, Rowan Carpenter, Joanna Cote, Lennon Daffinrud, Maggie Donahue, Patrick Fitzpatrick, Luke Hennessey, Micah Jacobs, Ava McDonald, Adaline McKenzie-Proulx, Jacob Mc Nail, and Mitchell Will who are making their First Holy Communion this Sunday, May 1st at the 10:30 a.m. Mass.  May they always feel the love and presence of the Lord as they receive Him in Holy Communion.

Step Up & Stop Hunger

Step Up & Stop Hunger

Meals on Wheels Walkathon

The Littleton Area Senior Center is hosting this year’s annual Meals on Wheels Walkathon on Saturday, May 21st.  The public is invited to walk to help overcome the obstacles of senior hunger and isolation primarily through the Meals on Wheels program, congregate weekday lunches at senior centers, and the van transportation program which gives seniors the mobility to attend to medical appointments and shopping.  There will be two alternative routes offered; 1 mile and 3 miles.  A pancake breakfast will start off the morning at 8:30 a.m. followed by a barbecue lunch after the walk as well as assorted vendors, face painting, and entertainment on hand.  There are sign up sheets in the back of the churches for those who would like to participate.  Perhaps a group of parishioners might want to represent our parish in a joint effort.


Holocaust and Genocide: From Darkness to Light

Darkness To Light

The Hebrew Congregation and the Mount Washington Valley Chavurah invite everyone to the annual non-denominational community-wide Holocaust Remembrance Service at the Bethlehem Hebrew Congregation at 39 Strawberry Hill Street at 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, May 1st.  The service is interactive and filled with music, song, poetry, and inspiration.  Please rsvp to Martin Kessel at


 Pastor's Notes
  • All the priests in New Hampshire will be on ‘Convocation’ this week at the Mountain View Grand in Whitefield. This year will be a spiritual retreat versus the usual meetings that are held in North Conway.  The retreat master is Cardinal Donald W. Wuerl of the Archdiocese of Washington, D.C.  Please keep all of us in your prayers.

  • As parish community we congratulate the Knights of Columbus Council #1835 which will celebrate its 100th Anniversary on May 7th, 2016!

  • Capital Improvement projects that are slated for this year are:  1)  the replacement of the left side concrete steps at St. Rose of Lima Church near the sidewalk on High Street, 2)  the painting of the interior of St. Rose of Lima Church, 3)  replacement of the rectory roof, 4)  the re-paving of the rectory driveway on the Clay Street side, and 5)  a concrete pad to replace the deck that once existed next to the rectory garage.


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

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 or Elizabeth Grinder at the Catholic Travel office 1-877-276-7279 or by email at



  • Religious Ed classes resume this Sunday, May 1st.

  • Please support the Religious Education Yankee Candle fundraiser co-chaired by Eric and Jennifer Mc Nail.  Yankee Candles will give 40% of all proceeds to our Religious Ed program.

  • Please consider joining our Religious Education staff for the upcoming school year and help our children know Christ.

  • Please drop any religious articles in good condition only, such as medals, crucifixes, statues, rosary beads, etc. into containers at the back of each church.


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


Be A Blood Donor

Knights of Columbus Logo

The O’Neil Council of the Knights of Columbus will be sponsoring an American Red Cross Blood Drive on Thursday, May 5th from 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. at the Knights of Columbus Hall located at 835 Profile Road in Bethlehem.  Appointments are recommended.  For an appointment, please schedule at or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).  Walk-ins are always welcome.


Delicious Pancake Breakfast

KofC LogoPancake Breakfast

The Knights of Columbus will be hosting another delicious pancake breakfast following both Masses this Sunday, May 1st.  Besides pancakes & French toast served with real maple syrup, the mouthwatering menu also includes sausage, scrambled eggs, juice, coffee, and tea.  An opportunity for a free will offering will be available.  Come on out for some yummy food and good fellowship!


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.


NHCC Hand in Hand Update

Volunteers who would be interested in helping to set up the hall, with food preparations, and welcoming participants and students for the opening celebration on June 19th at the Knights of Columbus Hall in Bethlehem are needed.  Also, anyone with construction or contracting experience who would like to help, please contact Christina at 444-7727 x 11 or by email at

Hand in Hand

Hand in Hand is a local collaborative effort to bring teenagers together during a weeklong community service project to repair and do maintenance tasks for area homeowners who are elderly, disabled, or of low income. The project’s success will depend on our community’s support. Hand in Hand will take place from June 19th through the 24th. We need adult leaders with basic construction/maintenance skills to mentor, teach, and supervise the youths, support in the form of cash donations or donations of building, maintenance, and painting supplies; and hospitality volunteers to assist with a welcome cookout, midweek rally, and closing event. To volunteer and/or make a contribution, please contact Christina Bertin at 444-7727 x11,


Marie-Line Morin in Concert

Marie-Line Morin

St. Anthony of Padua Church in Manchester is hosting a concert entitled “It's All About Love” featuring soprano Marie-Line Morin on Saturday, April 30th at 7:00 p.m.  Dr. Morin will sing sacred, classical, and popular songs, including French songs, while sharing reflections about her journey as a French Canadian immigrant.  A professor at Laval University in Quebec, she recently came to the US to care for two of her siblings having disabilities, which subsequently led to a Listening Ministry project that she founded.  Suggested donation is $20.00 per person and will benefit the project.  Details may be found at


Child Abuse Prevention Month

April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month, a time to acknowledge the importance of families and communities working together to prevent child abuse and neglect, and to promote the social and emotional well-being of children and families.  For more information on what you can do, not only during April, but throughout the year, visit


Pathways Pregnancy Care Center Fundraiser

Pathways Pregnancy Care Center

Pathways Pregnancy Center will be holding their annual banquet on Thursday, May 12th beginning at 6:30 p.m.  This is the center’s major fundraiser for the year.  It will feature a silent auction, dinner, and a pro-life speaker.  We were fortunate to have about two tables at last year’s banquet and would like to match that same attendance this year if possible.  The cost for the event is $10.00 per person.  Reservations must be made in advance, preferable by Monday, May 9th, through Deacon Steve at 444-5930.



The RCIA team and candidates appreciate all the prayers and support for Rhienna Miscio and Nicole McGrath who entered the Church at the Easter Vigil.  They are now completing the second portion of their formation process which is a period of Scripture study which will take place over eight sessions.  Your continued prayers and support are appreciated.  This is also a great time to keep in mind those individuals who you know who may be interested in exploring our faith or are curious about the RCIA process.


Catholic Charities of NH Logo

NH Catholic Charities Annual Appeal

Through your gifts to Catholic Charities, young teens learn to be great parents, grief is relieved, the confused find their way, and the vulnerable are strengthened.  If you haven’t had a chance to help your neighbors facing difficulties, please take a moment to make a pledge or gift to Catholic Charities.  Your gift moves lives forward!.  There are envelopes available in the church.

Rosary Making


Rosary making at the Lafayette Nursing Center in Franconia is scheduled for Thursday, May 5th & 12th.  If you feel called to help out with this worthwhile and rewarding ministry, please contact Donna Cunningham at 444-0935.


Rosary for the Preborn


The Second Glorious Mystery - The Ascension:  by ascending to the Father’s throne, Christ takes our human nature, given to us in the womb, to the heights of heaven.  He shows us that human beings are made to be raised to heaven, not thrown in the garbage.  Let us pray that the world may learn this truth and reject abortion.  Please join the Pro-Life Committee in praying a special rosary for all preborn babies on Wednesday, May 4th at noon and Wednesday, May 11th at 6:00 p.m. at St. Rose of Lima Church.





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 or at


Marriage Event

Marriage Event

What is the most important word in a marriage?  What is really going on in your wife’s head?  What do you wish your husband knew about you?

Take your relationship to a new level and discover key ingredients to a healthy and happy marriage at the ‘Passion & Purpose for Marriage Event’ on May 21st from 6:00 - 10:30 p.m. at St. John the Evangelist Church in Concord.  Tickets are $25 each and include a gift back of books, CDs, and more from Dynamic Catholic.  Tickets may be purchased online at


Youth Movement 360

Youth Movement 360, which replaces the former LifeBridge mentoring program, is a program which pairs up adults and at-risk-youth, the result of which can make a significant difference in both lives.  Each year, volunteers and interested supporters are invited to support this program by attending the one fundraising banquet which enables the program to continue its mission for the entire year.  This year’s banquet is set for Thursday, April 7th beginning at 5:00 p.m. with hors d’oeuvres, dinner and a full program until  8:00 p.m.  The suggested cost is $25.00 per person.  Checks may be made out to YM360.  As in past years, we hope to fill one or two tables at the banquet which will be held at the Littleton Elks Lodge.  For more info, please contact Sister Monique as soon as possible.

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

Experience a Summer of a Lifetime

Camp For Kids



Camp Bernadette for girls on Lake Wentworth in Wolfeboro and Camp Fatima for boys on Upper Suncook Lake in Gilmanton Iron Works are now accepting online registration for 2016.  These camps, for children ages six to fifteen, not only offer a great chance for children to have fun, they also help them to learn new skills and grow socially, emotionally, and spiritually, creating memories which last a lifetime.  Please do not hesitate to register as the camps fill very quickly.  For  more information, call 364-5851 or visit



6th Sunday of Easter Cartoon

“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:

“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

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 or by speaking with our safe environment coordinator, Nick De Mayo