• 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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On those dwelling in a land overshadowed by death light has arisen.  From that time on, Jesus began to preach and say, "Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand."

- Mt 4:16b-17

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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Announcements

Upcoming Meeting

There will be a Pastoral Council meeting on Thursday, January 26th at 6:45 p.m. at the rectory.

 Palms for Ashes

Palms

There are containers located at the entrances of the churches for your palms from last year.

Dinner Bell Community Meal

Dinner Bell Community Meal

Next Tuesday, January 31st is our parish’s day to host the weekly Dinner Bell Community Meal.  The main item on the menu will be chili, so please consider contributing salads or desserts.  Please call Sr. Monique for more information.  Thank you for your wonderful support of this good cause.

 

Come pray with us for the babies! The rosary for the unborn is recited at 5:25 p.m. before the Thursday evening Masses at St. Rose of Lima Church. Our prayers are saving their lives! All are welcome! If you cannot join us but would like a special rosary for the unborn given to us by the Blessed Mother, please call 823-5042.

“It is a poverty to decide that a child must die so
that you may live as you wish.”
―St. Teresa of Calcutta

Masterful Film About Catholic Sisters

For Love Alone  

An incredibly well-produced new film opens a window onto the lives of Catholic sisters.  A counterpart of sorts to Fishers of Men, the film about priesthood viewed in thousands of parish halls, For Love Alone captures the essence of women’s religious life, depicting their prayer and service in all its beauty.  Particularly poignant are the scenes of sisters caring for elderly women, with flashbacks to happy lives with husbands, children, and parties.  Great viewing for all Catholics, but especially teens and young women as they discern their vocations.  Both films are available at vianneyvocations.com.

 

Honduras Mission Team

The Honduras Mission Team will be in Olancho, Honduras from February 20th through the 27th.  The team of six is working to get everything ready for the medical clinics they will provide.  Still needed are toothbrushes, infant vitamin drops, prenatal vitamins and cash donations to assist with the purchase of medications.  Your support is greatly appreciated.  Bins are located in each church for donated items.  Cash donations can be put in an envelope labeled ‘Honduran Mission’ and placed in the collection basket.  Checks made out to St. Rose of Lima Church with a notation on the memo line indicating it is for the Honduran Mission can also be dropped in the collection basket or mailed to the parish office.  St. Rose of Lima Parish generously reaches out through these mission trips to bring aid and comfort to those with so little.  This is an expression of the love of Christ for which the Honduran recipients are very grateful.  Thank you.

 

Divine Mercy Holy Hour

Divine Mercy Holy Hour

There will be a Divine Mercy Holy Hour next Sunday, January 22nd at 2:30 p.m. at St. Rose of Lima Church.

Souper Bowl of Caring

Souper Bowl of Caring  Update

This weekend at both churches you will find boxes, baskets, and pots and pans marked with the Souper Bowl logo to place your donations to thus worthwhile cause.  Your continued generosity is such an enormous help to filling this important need in the community, and we are so appreciative.

Thank You

We recently received this note in the parish office.

Dear St. Rose of Lima & Our Lady of the Snows Parishioners:

On behalf of the families of Bethlehem Elementary School we want to thank you for your generosity during the Giving Tree project.  The time and energy you put into making the holidays special for our families is greatly appreciated.  Without your help and support we would not be able to have our Holiday basket program.

Sincerely,
Bethlehem Elementary School

About Ordinary Time

About Ordinary Time

End of Year Tax Statements

Any parishioner who used their offertory envelopes during 2016 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. – 1:00 p.m. Thank you to all who contributed to St. Rose of Lima Parish during the past year.

Catholic Vocations in the U.S.

Pray for Vocations

The estimated 68 million Catholics in America make up less than six percent of the 1.2 billion Catholics in the world. Nonetheless, we have the fourth largest Catholic population of any country. Here are a few pertinent stats:

• Annually, more than 500 men are ordained priests in the U.S., a number which is rising slightly.
• There are about 154,000 Catholic weddings each year, though that figure is dropping.
• There are currently about 48,000 religious sisters, but their average age is 75.
• In 2015, 760,000 infants and children were baptized.

When it comes to vocations, how are we doing compared to other countries? As they say on the farm, “fair to middlin.” We are far behind the vocation booms in India, Poland, and Africa, but compared to Europe and Canada, the U.S. Church is doing pretty well and we have reason to be hopeful for the future. Various Catholic youth movements are growing stronger, and many organizations are urging a “culture of discernment.” In the recent political season, we were reminded that “all politics are local,” so let us remember that all vocations come from regular families, parishes, and schools―even from your own family!

Thinking About Remarriage?

“Thinking About Remarriage” is a daylong program for couples where one or both were previously married and who are thinking about marriage or who are engaged to be married. This program helps couples take an in-depth look at and to discuss major issues related to remarriage. The next sessions will be January 21st and May 20th. Learn more at catholicnh.org/tar or contact Maureen Haas to register at 669-3100 ext. 195 or by email at mhaas@rcbm.org.

 

Religious Education

Religious Education classes resume this  Sunday, January 22nd at 9:00 a.m.

A Catechists’ Meeting is scheduled for this Monday, January 23rd at 6:30 p.m. in the St. Rose of Lima Parish Hall.

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.

Do you have an upcoming retreat or function?

Northeast Catholic College in Warner, NH offers dynamic facilities with a large conference area, breakout rooms, and dining services.  The campus is also equipped with dormitories and a chapel.  Their 135 acre campus is accessible and serene making it perfect for youth groups, training seminars, and professional development.  For more information on facility rentals, please contact Dan Peterson at dpeterson@northeastcatholic.edu or by phone at 456-2656.

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 weekend is 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.

 

E-Giving Update

For those parishioners who have returned a registration form for e-giving, please know that your account has been activated here at the parish office and your credit card or checking account is being charged as you have requested.

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