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:

Reminder: While Fr. Mark is away for vacation from Monday, July 25th through Sunday, August 7th, there will not be any weekday Masses offered at either St. Rose of Lima Church or at Mount Sacred Heart Convent.

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.

Capital Campaign

Prior Week’s Donations

$55.00

Total to Date

$67,668.00

A donation has been make in memory of Trevor Champagne by Mr. & Mrs. Donald Ross & family.

 

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"And I tell you, ask and you will receive; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you.  For everyone who asks, receives; and the one who seeks, finds; and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened."

- Lk 11:9-10

 

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. – 2:30 p.m. — Email: srlandols@yahoo.com

Please note that the parish office will be closing at 1:00 p.m. during summer. After Labor Day we will return to closing at 2:30 p.m.

 

Pastor's Notes

I will be away on vacation from Monday, July 25th to Monday, August 8th with family and friends at Merrymeeting Lake in New Durham, NH.  Our neighboring pastors have agreed to cover emergencies and funerals.  Fr. John Mahoney, director of Counseling Services at NH Catholic Charities, will be here covering weekend Masses while I am gone.  Fr. Mahoney has covered for me before and it is always a blessing to have him here with us as a parish and for me as a friend!

 

Mercy:  No Greater Love
A Retreat for Young Adults

Young Adult Retreat

During Friday, September 9th through Sunday, the 11th, the Diocese of Manchester will be hosting a retreat for young adults ages 21 - 35 at Camp Bernadette in Wolfeboro, NH.  This weekend offers young adults an opportunity to rest and reflect on God’s abundant mercy.  Presenters will reflect on how God gives mercy to us freely, how we are challenged to respond in trust, what it means to be a community of disciples bound together by God’s mercy, and some practical and concrete ways to live mercy in our daily lives.  Participants will be invited to raise questions, share insights, and dialogue with the presenters.  The retreat will include opportunities for personal and communal prayer, Mass, Adoration, confession, quiet time for reflection and journaling, and time for socializing.  The cost for the weekend is $75.00 per person.  For more information visit catholicnh.org/ya/ and to register online, visit 2016yaretreat.eventbrite.com.

“Let us fall into the hands of the Lord, for his mercy is great.” -2Sam24:14

 

Our Annual Parish
Picnic is Coming!!
Save the Date!
Sunday, August 14th

Annual Parish Picnic

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.

 

Ascend with Bishop Libasci

Bishop Libasci

Bishop Peter Libasci and NH Catholic Youthfest are offering a day of hiking, praying, and picnicking in the beautiful White Mountains of NH on Saturday, September 17th.  The hike will be at Miller State Park in Peterborough, the oldest state-run park in NH.  Permission slips are required for participants 18 and younger.  Prices range from free to $4.00 per person.  For a registration form, visit www.catholicnh.org/ascend.  Any questions, contact Kathryn Buttrick at 663-0173 or by email at kbuttrick@rcbm.org.

 

Offertory Envelopes

Offertory Envelope

If you have used offertory envelopes during the past year, your envelopes for the next year are now available in the back of the churches for you to pick up.  If you have not used envelopes before but would like to begin, please contact the parish office during business hours.

 

Holy Year Pilgrimage

Pilgrimage to Washington DC

Bishop Peter Libasci is pleased to announce that as part of the observance of the Year of Mercy, he will be leading a diocesan-wide pilgrimage to Washington, D.C.  Central to this pilgrimage will be a visit to the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, America’s Catholic Church.  There everyone will have the opportunity to go through the National Holy Year Door!  The pilgrimage is scheduled for September 26th - 28th.  For further information, contact Canterbury Pilgrimages at 800-653-0017 or go to www.canterburypilgrimages.com.

 

Two Volunteers Needed

Adult Learner Services in the North Country is looking for two volunteers to help test adults who want to obtain their high school certifications.  These two persons could alternate the time involved.  Training will be provided at the White Mountain Community College location in Littleton which will also serve as the testing site for the adult learners.  The testing is usually done on Fridays and is only twice a month.  If you would like more information, please contact Sr. Carmen Blais at 444-4846.  Help is truly needed and you could make a difference in someone’s life!

 

Bakers, Readers, and Gardeners

The Honduran Mission team is planning a Bake/Book/Plant Sale for the weekend of October 8th -9th.  This sale is to raise funds to support the planned Honduran medical clinics in February 2017.  The team was able to provide care for over 700 Hondurans during the 2016 trip and is hoping to be able to do as well next year.  Your support is needed!  Please plan to support the team with donations of baked items, used books, and perennial plants in October.  Questions may be directed to Evelyn Hagan at 348-1106 or Nancy Gigliello at 869-5848.  If you are interested in going to Honduras along with the team next year, please contact a team member.

 

Is Jesus calling you to be a catechist?

  • Children and teens in today’s world, more than ever, need to encounter good role models.

  • As a catechist or an assistant, you will be providing children and teens a real life example of a good role model.

  • If Jesus is speaking to you and the Holy Spirit is touching your heart, contact our coordinator of Religious Education, Nick De Mayo (information is on the front of the bulletin).

 

CLICK for Babies

Babys Cap

CLICK for Babies invites volunteers to knit or crochet caps in an effort to prevent infant abuse.  Your knitted or crocheted caps will be given to newborn babies in November & December to help educate parents about the ‘Period of Purple Crying,’ a normal, but frustrating period of intense crying which all infants experience in the first few weeks and months after birth.

The caps should be made of any shade of soft-to-the-touch yarn and at least 50% purple in color without straps, strings or other potential choking or strangling hazards.  Smaller stitches result in a warmer hat.  The large, loose stitches of circular loomed hats tend not to provide enough warmth.  The average newborn head circumference is fourteen inches.  If your hat fits snugly over a balloon blown to fourteen inches around, it will usually fit.  Hats should be approximately four and six inches high.  Boy caps are really needed but please remember to include blues, browns, grays, and other ‘boy friendly’ colors in their cap designs.

Caps need to be dropped off at Littleton Regional Hospital by September 30th or you may call Lucy Peloquin at 444-6014 for pickup.  Patterns for caps are available at www.clickforbabies.org/stitchers-club.

 

Celebrate the 100th Anniversary of the Apparitions at Fatima

Our Lady of Fatima

The celebrations for the 100th anniversary of the apparitions at Fatima have already begun and the Catholic Tour will be offering a special seven day pilgrimage to Fatima, Portugal so you can participate.  The tour to Fatima is scheduled for November 14th - 20th.  Three airline gateways will be offered:  Newark, NJ, JFK in New York, and Boston.  The all-inclusive price of $1,599.00 per person includes roundtrip airfare, four star hotels throughout, two meals per day, your tour guide, deluxe motor coach, and much more.  Call the Catholic Tour at 1-877-627-4268 or email jimadair@thecatholictour.com for brochures and reservation forms.

 

Family Rosary

 Family Rosary

The next family rosary will be held this Thursday, July 29th.  This group is for families and children of all ages.  If you have any questions, please contact Carissa at 991-2314 or by email at levismomm@gmail.com.

 

NH Catholic Charities

Friendly Visitor Program

The Littleton office of NH Catholic Charities is looking to start a Friendly Visitor Ministry with volunteers who are interested in giving of their time to help the elderly and homebound in our parish.  The goal of the ministry is for volunteers to bring joy, encouragement, and comfort to our elderly parishioners and develop great relationships.  Elderly ministry is about enhancing the lives and well-being of seniors who in turn enhance the lives of others.  For more information about this ministry or if interested in volunteering, please contact Christina at 444-7727 x 11 or by email at cbertin@nh-cc.org.

 

Rosary Making Ministry

The upcoming date for rosary making at Lafayette Nursing Home is Thursday, July 28th.  If you feel called to this worthwhile ministry, please contact Donna Cunningham at 444-0935.

 

Worldwide Marriage Encounter

Worldwide Marriage Encounter

In today’s Gospel Jesus sends the seventy-two out to tell the people the good news.  We are each called by Christ to go out to all the world and tell the good news of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.  Do we reflect the love of Christ in our relationships, especially our marriage relationship?  Sign up today to attend one of the upcoming Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekends on September 17th - 18th or October 21st - 23rd.  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.

 

Gate of Mercy A Celebration of Faith

Gate of Mercy
A Celebration of Faith

Gate of Heaven Parish Gate Of Mercy Celebration

Picture a tent full of adults, families, teenagers, and children from all over New Hampshire enjoying a BBQ, games, prayer, music, and inspiring talks by one of the best Catholic speakers in the country.  This will be happening on Sunday, August 7th from 11:30 a.m. - 7:30 p.m. at Gate of Heaven Parish in Lancaster.  Gate of Mercy will be a day-long celebration of the Year of Mercy.  Chris Padgett, a nationally known Catholic songwriter, musician, and speaker, will be joining everyone for this event.  Included in the day besides speakers and music will be youth activities and games for all ages, an ice cream social, rosary, Divine Mercy, and Adoration.  Lunch and dinner are included.  Mass will be offered at 10:30 a.m. for a complete day of faith, fun, and evangelization.  Registration is required by July 25th.  There are some registration forms at the back of the churches or you may register online at www.gateofheavennh.org.  Donations are appreciated, but not required.

Missionary Cooperation Appeal

It’s that time of year again when our parish particpates in the diocesan-wide Missionary Cooperation Appeal.  Visiting with us this year will be Sheila Matthews, a Maryknoll Lay Missioner.  Sheila became a Maryknoll Lay Missioner in 1980.  For the twenty-six years that she was a Maryknoll Lay Missioner, she served in Guatemala, El Salvador, and on the leadership team. She is a nurse by profession so her ministry provided healthcare to persons who had no access to healthcare.  She currently lives in Somerset, MA. 

Sheila will speak at all the Masses the weekend of August 20th - 21st to share her mission experience.  There will be baskets located at the entrances of the churches that weekend for your offerings to the Missionary Cooperation Appeal.  For those of you who use offertory envelopes, there is an envelope in your box of envelopes for this offering.  Your kind welcome and generous support will be most appreciated.  All of the funds collected throughout the diocese will then be distributed evenly among all the organizations represented during this year’s appeal. 

Maryknoll Lay Missioners is a Catholic organization inspired by the mission of Jesus to live and work with poor communities in Africa, Asia, and the Americas, responding to basic needs and helping to create a more just and compassionate world.  Maryknoll Lay Missioners send and support long-term missioners who work in healthcare, education, pastoral work, justice and peace, and economic development.  To learn more, visit www.mklm.org.

 

Catholic Cruise

Holland America’s Nieuw Amsterdam

Come and sail away on a seven night Western Caribbean cruise from November 13th - 20th on Holland America’s Nieuw Amsterdam out of Ft. Lauderdale.  Ports of call include Half Moon Cay, Bahamas, Grand Cayman, Cozumel, Mexico, and Key West.  Prices begin at $1,767 for two passengers including all port fees and taxes.  Daily Mass offered.  Airfare not included.  Deposits of only $350.00 per person will reserve your cabin.  Space is limited.  For further information or to register, contact Doug or Eileen at 860-399-1785 or at Doug@CatholicCruisesandTours.com.

 

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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 papacharles@comcast.net or Elizabeth Grinder at the Catholic Travel office 1-877-276-7279 or by email at catholictravel@comcast.net.

 

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 canterburypilgrimages.com.

“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?

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 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