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

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 $145.00
Total to Date $57,308.00

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

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Simon said in reply, "Master, we have worked hard all night and have caught nothing, but at your command I will lower the nets." When they had done this, they caught a great number of fish and their nets were tearing.

- Lk 5:5-6

 

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

Tackle Hunger

Super Bowl of Caring

It’s that time of year again. Time to gear up and get ready to tackle hunger! Our annual Souper Bowl of Caring event will take place throughout the St. Rose of Lima and Our Lady of the Snows Churches this weekend. This important event raises much-needed money and non-perishable food items to distribute to our local food pantries.

Again this year, all money raised over the course of the weekend will be matched by a parishioner, so every penny really counts!

Volunteers will be available after each Mass to collect food and money, so be on the look-out for football jerseys, sweatshirts and scarves of your favorite teams. Many thanks for your participation!


KoC Emblem Pancake Breakfast

The Knights of Columbus will be hosting another delicious pancake breakfast following both Masses this Sunday, February 7th. Besides pancakes, the mouthwatering menu will include French toast, 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!

Ash Wednesday

7:17 a.m: Liturgy of the Word & distribution of ashes at St Rose of Lima
8:30 a.m: Mass & distribution of ashes at St. Rose of Lima
Noon: Mass & distribution of ashes at Our Lady of the Snows
6:00 p.m: Mass & distribution of ashes at St. Rose of Lima

Ash Wednesday Collection

The collection for the Church in Central and Eastern Europe illuminates the way for the people of the region by helping Catholic organizations provide affordable shelter and training to seminarians, in addition to providing pastoral care and catechesis. Your donation on Ash Wednesday will help restore the Church and build the future in the aftermath of Soviet rule.

Hungering for the Journey

Join our parish community―and nearly 14,000 Catholic communities across the United States―in a life-changing Lenten journey with Catholic Relief Services Rice Bowl. Pick up a rice bowl located on the tables at the entrances of the churches for your family. For those parishioners who use offertory envelopes, there is an envelope in your box of offertory envelopes for your contribution to the Rice Bowl. Remember, what you give up for Lent changes lives.

Stations of the Cross

Stations of the Cross

Stations of the Cross will be held every Friday evening during Lent at 6:00 p.m. at St. Rose of Lima Church.

Knights of Columbus Energy Raffle

The Knights of Columbus will be selling tickets for their annual Energy Raffle after all Masses this weekend. Grand prizes are either a $500.00 gift of either fuel oil or propane or firewood, or a utility gift certificate, or a gasoline card. Second prize is a $100.00 utility gift certificate and third prize is a $50.00 utility gift certificate. Tickets are one for $3.00, two for $5.00, five for $10.00, or twelve for $20.00. The drawing will be held on February 4th. You do not need to be present to win. Your participation in this annual fundraiser helps the Knights of Columbus in promoting their community projects.

Fuel Collection

Collection Plate

 

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.

Lenten Resources Available

Lent Image

On the tables at the entrance of the churches are Lenten devotional aids.  Please help yourself to these supplies to enhance your Lenten journey toward Easter.

Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time


Blood Drive

The Knights of Columbus will be sponsoring an American Red Cross Blood Drive on Saturday, February 27th from 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. at the Knights of Columbus Hall located at 835 Profile Road in Bethlehem. For an appointment, please visit redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS. Walk-ins are always welcome.

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 www.saintpatrickparish.net.

Rosary

Rosary making at the Lafayette Nursing Center in Franconia is scheduled for Thursday, February 11th, & 18th. If you feel called to help out with this worthwhile and rewarding ministry, please contact Donna Cunningham at 444-0935.

Thursday Evening Lenten Sessions on the Holy Year of Mercy

Beginning this Thursday, February 11th from 6:30 - 8:00 p.m., we will be having evenings of input, reflection, and sharing based on Pope Francis’ document on the Extraordinary Jubilee Year of Mercy. These sessions are open to all and will be facilitated by a group of parishioners who are also Associates to the Daughters of the Charity of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. On Thursday evening, February 25th, we will welcome a team of presenters from the Diocese of Manchester to give us a unique perspective on the Holy Year of Mercy. Please consider joining us for these wonderful opportunities to study and celebrate the themes of this Holy Year as we are invited and urged to by Pope Francis himself.

End of Year Tax Statements

Any parishioner who used their offertory envelopes during 2015 and would like a statement letter for tax purposes, please contact the parish office during business hours, Monday through Thursday from 9:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.  Thank you to all who contributed to St. Rose of Lima Parish during the past year.

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 www.campsfatimabernadette.org.

 

 

 

 

5th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Ash Wednesday Cartoon

Divine Mercy Image

Divine Mercy Holy Hour will be on Sunday, February 28th at 2:30 p.m. at St. Rose of Lima Church.

Covenant Garden

Covenant Garden

Are you looking for a great way to interact within the community, make new friends, and learn new life skills that can change your life? The Mount Sacred Heart Garden (a collaborative project between the Daughters of Charity of the Sacred Heart of Jesus and NH Catholic Charities) invites up to five families, households, or individuals each year to participate in the process of learning how to plant and cultivate a garden and share in the yield. This has as a goal to empower participants to gain knowledge and experience so as to successfully garden on their own in the future. It has the mutual benefit of helping both the Sisters and the participants to cultivate and harvest crops abundant enough to also share with the greater community through the local food pantries and soup kitchens. If this is something you might be interested in, please contact Christina Bertin at 444-7727 x 13 or by email at cbertin@nh-cc.org.

Catholic Trivia Night

Catholic Trivia Night

The next trivia night is scheduled for Thursday, February 18th in St. Rose of Lima Parish Hall following the 6:00 p.m. Mass. Come on out for an evening of fun to see how much you know about our faith.

“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 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.

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