4:00 p.m. Saturday, and
8:00 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Sunday
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. at the Convent
Our Lady of the Snows
6:00 p.m. Saturday
Confessions: Saturday, 3:00 – 3:30 p.m. at St. Rose of Lima and other times by appointment.
"Go, sell what you have, and give to the poor and
you will have treasure in heaven; then come,follow
me." At that statement his face fell, and he went
away sad, for he had many possessions. Jesus
looked around and said to his disciples, "How hard
it is for those who have wealth to
enter the kingdom of God!" - Mk 10:21c-23
Daily Masses & Eucharistic Adoration Week of Oct. 4th., 2015
Please note that Fr. Mark will only be here on Monday morning to celebrate daily Mass at St. Rose; however, for those who would like, Mass will be celebrated at Mount Sacred Heart Convent chapel on Tuesday, October 6th and Wednesday, October 7th at 11:15 a.m.
Eucharistic adoration will be held on Monday at 9:00 a.m. with Benediction at noon.
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.
St. Rose of Lima Staff
|Very Rev. Mark Dollard||Pastor — Co-Vicar of
Clergy, Diocese of
|Steve - Stephen M. Noyes||Deaconfirstname.lastname@example.org||(603) 444-2593|
|Ms. Sharon Palmerchuck||Secretary/Bookkeeperemail@example.com||(603) 444-2593|
|Mr. Nick DeMayo||Coordinator of
|Sister Monique Couture F.C.S.C.J.*||Pastoral Associate and
Minister of Music
*Sister Monique Couture, as Minister of Music is the contact for any music information.
The parish office will be closed on Monday, October 12th in observance of Columbus Day. The office will re-open on Tuesday, October 13th at 9:00 a.m.
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 $55,193.00! 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||$685.00|
|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.
A donation of $25.00 has been made in the memory of William Rogers by Mrs. Doris Rogers.
A donation of $500.00 has been made by Kenneth & Carole McCarthy in memory of Margaret Rita Condon.
A donation has been made by the Daughters of the Charity of the Sacred Heart of Jesus in memory of all the sisters, living and deceased, who have lived and served at Mount Sacred Heart Convent.
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.
Next weekend, October 17th & 18th, there will be baskets located at the entrances of the churches for the World Mission Sunday Collection. On World Mission Sunday we join the Church throughout the world in fulfilling our evangelical mission to “go out to all the world.” The Society for the Propagation of the Faith coordinates programs for evangelization and catechesis throughout the world. Please be as generous as possible.
Adult Bible & Catechism Study
Join Deacon Steve & Linda Noyes on Wednesday, October 21st from 6:30 - 8:00 p.m. in the St. Rose of Lima Parish Hall for a session in the continuing Adult Bible Study & Catechism series. The classes involve learning about God’s plan of salvation as it unfolds in scripture using resources from the Catholic Bible study program, “A Quick Journey Through the Bible.” It is not necessary to attend every session. All are welcome whenever your schedule permits.
This year the Catholic Church has been observing the Year of Consecrated Life, which began on November 21st, 2014 and will continue until February 2nd, 2016. Our Holy Father wishes to acknowledge and celebrate the gift of religious life―sisters/nuns, brothers/monks and priests who are members of religious orders―to the life of our Church. This vocation of dedicated service to God’s people has been essential to the life and growth of the Christian world from early history, to our immigrant experience at the founding of the nations in the New World, and even to this day, both at home and abroad.
Here in Littleton, we have been blessed by the presence and influence of two religious communities; first, the Sisters of Mercy (RSM), teachers at St. Rose of Lima School until the late 1960’s, and later by the Daughters of the Charity of the Sacred Heart of Jesus (FCSCJ), who established their Mount Sacred Heart Novitiate and Provincial House here in 1960 and Infirmary/Retirement Home in 1975.
In conjunction with the Year of Consecrated Life, the Daughters of the Charity and their Associates welcome you to an Open House at Mount Sacred Heart at the top of Grove Street on Sunday, October 18th from 1:30 - 4:00 p.m. Guest speaker will be Sister Rosina Bechard, FCSCJ, past Religious Education Resource Person at St. Rose of Lima Parish. Two short sessions of prayer, presentation, and tour will be offered at 2:00 p.m. and 3:15 p.m. Fellowship and refreshments will follow each session. This event is open to everyone―individuals, families, and groups from any of our North Country parishes. For more information, contact Sr. Monique at 616-9910.
- There will be no Religious Ed classes this Sunday, October 11th in observance of Columbus Day. Classes will resume next Sunday, October 18th at 9:00 a.m.
- Last Sunday’s fire drill practice was successful with all students and staff out of the building in two minutes and forty-five seconds. Well done!
- Classroom assistants and aides are still needed to serve as witnesses to our mission and be additional echoes of our faith. Serving in our religious education program can go towards high schoolers’ community service hours. Training will be provided.
- Religious Ed registrations are still being accepted every Sunday morning at the Daisy Bronson Middle School wing of the Littleton High School during classes.
High School Confirmation Program
Our next class will be on Sunday, October 18th at 6:30 p.m. at the St. Rose of Lima Parish Hall.
Catholic Daughters Rummage Sale
The annual CDA Fall Rummage Sale will be held at St. Rose of Lima Parish Hall next Saturday, October 17th and Sunday, October 18th. Saturday’s hours are 8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. and following the 4:00 p.m. Mass. Sunday hours are after the 8:00 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Masses. On Sunday at noon there will be a black bag sale of all you can put in a black bag for $7.00. All items, with the exception of electrical items, are accepted. Items may be dropped off on Friday, October 16th between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. For more information, contact Doris Rogers at 869-3143 or Mary Reilly at 444-0377.
The Littleton Historical Society & Museum will be sponsoring their 8th Annual Cemetery Walk of Glenwood Cemetery on West Main Street in Littleton this Sunday, October 11th. The starting times for the walks will be offered at 3:00, 3:15, & 3:30 p.m. Admission is by donation.
Bishop Libasci to Lead Diocesan-wide Pilgrimage to Rome & Assisi
In observance of the Extraordinary Jubilee Year of Mercy Bishop Libasci will be leading a diocesan-wide pilgrimage to Rome and Assisi. This will be a pilgrimage of solidarity with Pope Francis, to capture the ideals of St. Francis and our Holy Father’s desire for renewal. The pilgrimage is scheduled for April 18th - 26th, 2016. Further information may be found on the Canterbury Pilgrimages website www.canterburypilgrimages.com and will also be placed on the diocesan website.
Pope Francis’ Encyclical, Laudato Si’, on Care for Our Common Home
In Laudato Si’ (“Praised Be”), Pope Francis reminds us that as stewards, not owners, of the earth God created for us, we have a moral obligation to cherish and care for the environment. How we care for our environment is linked to how we love our neighbor and respect one another. Please visit www.catholicnh.org/environment for a link to the encyclical, prayers, and other resources.
Plants and Baked Goods Sale After 4 pm Mass This Saturday
Come downstairs to the St. Rose Parish Hall following the 4:00 p.m. Mass and Sunday Masses this weekend to check out the plants, books, and baked goods offered for sale by our Honduran Mission Team. All proceeds will go toward medicine and medical supplies for the upcoming 2016 mission trip. Anyone interested in joining the mission team, contact Evelyn Hagan at 348-1106 or Nancy Gigliello at 869-5848 or you may speak with someone at the sale.
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.
2016 Relay for Life of the North Country Kick Off
Teams, individuals, survivors, and caregivers who want to take part in the fight against cancer are asked to join in the celebration to kick off the 2016 Relay for Life season! Become a part of the Relay for Life movement by having fun, learning about this year’s event activities, and networking with fellow relayers. The kick off meeting will be held on Wednesday, October 21st at 6:00 p.m. at the Lancaster Town Hall located at 25 Main Street in Lancaster. For more information, contact Barb Mack-Keeney at 556-8749 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or Kate Bailey at 986-3351 or by email at email@example.com. Please visit the event website or Facebook page for more information or to register to participate in the 2016 Relay for Life at www.relayforlife.org/northcountrynh.
Rosary making at the Lafayette Nursing Center in Franconia is scheduled for Thursday, October 15th. If you feel called to help out with this worthwhile and rewarding ministry, please contact Donna Cunningham at 444-0935.
Can Catholics receive Holy Communion on Good Friday? What is the term for the seven forms of supernatural initiatives conferred by sanctifying grace? What term refers to a celestial spirit assigned by God to watch over each person during life? What does the term ’epistle’ mean?
Test your knowledge of Catholic trivia on the third Thursday of each month beginning on October 15th in the St. Rose of Lima Parish Hall following the 6:00 p.m. Mass. Light refreshments will be served. Sign ups are helpful, but not required. Look for sign up sheets at the back of the churches.
(Answers: Yes, Gifts of the Holy Spirit, Guardian Angel, Letter)
“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?
23rd International Week of Prayer & Fasting - October 2nd - 10th 2015 Theme: Family Eucharistic Holy Hour
“Today bring to Me the meek and humble souls and the souls of little children and immerse them in My mercy. These souls most closely resemble My heart…” (St. Faustina’s Diary)
The International Prayer & Fasting Campaign is a grass roots movement of Catholics and other Christians from around the world participating in a global network of prayer and fasting for the goals of the week: conversion of nations, to build a ‘Culture of Life,’ and for peace throughout the world. The international prayer movement is asking for people to sign up and participate as individuals, families, and parishes by organizing and offering the following: daily Masses, Holy Hours, rosaries, Divine Mercy chaplets, and fasting. For more information or to register, please call 888-478-PRAY or 703-707-0799 or go online for information and registration at www.iwopf.org.
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.