• 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
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John wore clothing made of camel's hair and had a leather belt around his waist.  His food was locusts and wild honey.  At that time Jerusalem, all Judea, and the whole region around the Jordan were going out to him and were being baptized by him in the Jordan River as they acknowledged their sins.

- Mt 3:4-6

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. – 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.

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Pastor's Notes
  • Last Tuesday when we had the freezing rain and ice storm, I ended up delaying the 8:30 a.m. Mass at the convent until 11:00 a.m. instead. If inclement weather happens again, and it will, please call the parish or the convent (444-5346) prior to heading out onto the roads.

  • I will be on vacation from Tuesday, December 13th to Tuesday, December 20th.  Fr. John Mahoney will be here to cover the weekend Masses and Fr. Matthew Mason of Gate of Heaven Parish in Lancaster has agreed to cover any emergencies or funerals.

 

Items Needed

The Honduran Mission Team has a bin in each church for donated items for the upcoming mission in February.  Needed are eyeglasses (especially readers), adult and children size toothbrushes, and adult and children’s vitamins.  If you are donating children’s vitamins, please try to avoid the gummy type as these do not hold up well in the heat and are very bulky to transport.  The hard chewable children’s vitamins are much better for this.  Your support is greatly appreciated!

Religious Education

Religious Education
  • Religious Ed classes will resume this Sunday, December 4th. As part of our activities this Sunday, children will be choosing a religious article from the many which have been donated.  Following the 10:30 Mass, Fr. Mark will be selecting the name of one child as the winner of a Nativity crèche donated by Sister Monique.  This crèche was built by her father.

  • This Sunday is also our annual Advent party in the parish hall following the 10:30 Mass.  Party activities will include Christmas crafts, music, cookie decorating, Christmas trivia, and the pancake breakfast prepared by the Knights of Columbus which is free for all Religious Ed families.

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Keep Christ in Christmas’

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.

Once again, the Knights of Columbus are donating the proceeds from the sale of the cards and yard signs to help offset religious education registration fees.  Order forms (including a return envelope) are available at the back of both churches.  Thank you for your continued support of our Religious Education program!

Holy Days of Obligation

Thursday

Dec. 8th

Immaculate Conception

  8:30 a.m. St. Rose of Lima
  12: Noon Our Lady of the Snows
  6:00 p.m. St. Rose of Lima

Saturday

Dec. 24th

Christmas Eve

  4:00 p.m. St. Rose of Lima
  6:00 p.m. St. Rose (Children's Mass)
  12: Midnight St. Rose of Lima

Sunday

Dec. 25th

Christmas Day

  9:00 a.m. Our Lady of the Snows

Saturday

Dec. 31st

Vigil for the Solemnity of Mary

  4:00 p.m. St. Rose of Lima
  6:00 p.m. Our Lady of the Snows

Sunday

Jan. 1st

Solemnity of Mary

  8:00 a.m. St. Rose of Lima
  10:30 a.m. St. Rose of Lima

 

Lectors, Ministers of Communion, & Altar Servers

 Click HERE for the November - December Schedule

 

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The Knights of Columbus will be hosting another delicious pancake breakfast following both Masses this Sunday, December 4th.  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.  So come on out for some delicious food and good fellowship!

Reconciliation

During the season of Advent there will be additional opportunities to receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation in addition to the usual time on Saturdays from 3:00 - 3:30 p.m. at St. Rose of Lima Church.  These additional times at St. Rose are:

Tuesday, December 20th:  6:00 - 7:00 p.m.

Wednesday, December 21st:  noon - 1:00 p.m.

Giving Tree

“Whatsoever you do to the least of my brothers and sisters that you do unto me” (Matthew 25).  Please consider giving a gift to Jesus this season by taking a tag, purchasing and wrapping the gift (with the tag clearly visible on the outside), and returning it to St. Rose of Lima Church no later than December 18th.  Blue tags have come to us from Ammonoosuc Community Health Services, c/o Evelyn Hagan, red tags from Bethlehem Elementary School, c/o Nancy Gigliello, and green tags from NH Catholic Charities, c/o Christina Bertin.

Opioid Crisis Information Session

NHCC Counseling Services is holding presentations on opioid addiction as a disease that affects the entire family.  A team of clinicians skilled in addiction counseling will present “Families Coping with the Opioid Crisis” on Tuesday, December 6th at St. Joseph Church in Epping and Tuesday, December 13th at Blessed Sacrament Church in Manchester.  The sessions will be from 6:30 - 8:00 p.m.  There is no cost involved and all are welcome.  For more information, contact Kathryn Marchocki at NHCC at 663-0207 or visit www.cc-nh.org/news/2016opioid.

Second Collection

Fuel Collection

This weekend 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.

Food Drive
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Each year at Christmas, the Knights of Columbus collect and distribute food to needy families throughout the greater Littleton area.  Last year we delivered more than 7,500 pounds of food to nearly eighty families.  Although some of those households consist of only one or two elderly individuals, many of the families we serve have parents, children, and grandparents all living in the same home.  Through the kindness and generosity of our supporters, we are able to continue providing for those less fortunate at Christmas and throughout the year.

During the coming weeks, we will be collecting non-perishable food items and suggest the following:  canned goods (vegetables, soups, fruit, meat), boxed food (pasta, cereal, crackers, instant mixes), plastic jarred food (peanut butter, jelly, jam, pasta sauce), bagged goods (rice, beans, popcorn, sweets, raisins), and beverages (juice, drink mixes, concentrates, coffee, tea).  Please - No Glass Containers.  Donated food items can be left at the back of St. Rose of Lima Church.  Monetary donations, which allow us to purchase food in bulk quantities at discounted prices, can be  made payable to ‘Knights of Columbus’ with ‘Food Drive’ in the memo and mailed to O’Neil Council 1835, P.O. Box 841, Littleton, NH, 03561.  For more information, feel free to contact Kevin Hastings at 444-7345 or via email at tempusfugit603@gmail.com.

Advent Resources

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Advent will be here before you know it and to help you enhance the season of preparation for the birth of our Lord, there are resources available at the entrances of the churches.

 

2016 Christmas Lights at La Salette Shrine

Lights at La Salette Shrine

The La Salette Shrine in Enfield, NH is presenting their Christmas lights display beginning with the opening weekend of November 26th & 27th.  The shrine will then be open nightly from December 2nd - 31st from 5:00 - 9:00 p.m.  The displays have changed over the years, but the focus is always on the birth of the Savior.  In addition to the over 500 international manger scenes on display, there is a Santa Program for children and scheduled concerts.  For more information, visit www.lasaletteofenfield.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.

Worldwide Marriage Encounter

Worldwide Marriage Encounter

“Oh house of Jacob, come, let us walk in the light of the Lord!” 

As we begin the anticipation of Advent, let us walk together in the love of God by participating in a Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekend.  The next WWME weekends are December 2nd - 4th and January 20th - 22nd. For more information, call Steve and Michelle O’Leary at 1-800-710-WWME, visit our webpage at www.wwme.org, or at https://www.facebook.com/Wwmema.

Summer Camp

Summer Camp

Parents and grandparents, are you looking for a Christmas gift for your children or grandchildren that will give them fun and memories to last much longer than the latest toy?  Camp Bernadette for girls and Camp Fatima for boys are now accepting registrations for the 2017 summer season.  The camps, located in the Lakes Region of NH, offer two-week overnight sessions for children, ages 6 - 15.  To request a brochure, contact Michael Drumm at 364-5851 or by email at mdrumm@bfcamp.com.  Visit them on the web at www.bfcamp.com.  Please don’t wait as sessions fill up quickly!

 

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.

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“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