• 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:

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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"But Abraham replied, 'They have Moses and the prophets.  Let them listen to them.'  He said, 'Oh no, father Abraham, but if someone from the dead goes to them, they will repent.'  Then Abraham said, 'If they will not listen to Moses and the prophets, neither will they be persuaded if someone should rise from the dead.'" 

- Lk 16:29-31

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. Also, the parish office will be closed on Monday, September 5th in observance of Labor Day and will re-open on Tuesday, September 6th at 9:00 a.m.

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Announcements

 

Changes This Week

Please note there will be no Eucharistic Adoration this Monday, September 26th due to a funeral.  Also, the Friday morning 8:30 a.m. Mass on September 30th will be celebrated at St. Rose of Lima Church, not at Mount Sacred Heart Convent.

 

Wedding Banns

I- Joshua Dobart & Courtney Taber-Meckes

 

Marriage Celebration

Our congratulations and best wishes to Mr. and Mrs. John Dumont who recently celebrated their sacrament of marriage at St. Rose of Lima Parish!

 

Rest In Peace

We announce the recent passings of Robert Tuite and Rose Brunelle.

Eternal rest grant unto them, O Lord.

 

Schedule for Lectors, Ministers of Communion, & Altar Servers

Click HERE for the September & October Schedule

Weekly Eucharistic Adoration

Weekly Eucharistic Adoration

Now that summer vacations are behind us, we will once again begin our Monday morning Eucharistic Adoration at St. Rose of Lima Church beginning next Monday, September 12th at 9:00 a.m.  Benediction will be at noon.  There are sign up sheets at the back of the church.  There will be an announcement made if adoration has to be canceled due to a funeral.

Religious Education

Religious Education

Religious Education classes have begun for the new school year at the Daisy Bronson wing of Littleton High School on Oak Hill Avenue.  Registrations are being conducted in the cafeteria each Sunday morning at 8:45 a.m.  Bring your child to Jesus by enrolling now.

High School Confirmation Classes

Confirmation Preparation

Confirmation I and II classes will meet this Sunday, September 25th from 9:00 - 10:15 a.m.  Remember, Confirmation I students meet at the Daisy Bronson wing of the Littleton High School and Confirmation II students meet at the rectory.

Parishioner in Need

One of our parishioners is in need of some temporary housing until an apartment becomes available in local senior housing.  If you might be able to help out, even with just a room, please call 991-5612 or 444-6212 and leave a message for Frank.

Pancake Breakfast

Resuming next Sunday, October 2nd, the Knights of Columbus will be hosting their delicious monthly pancake breakfast following both Masses.  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.  Come on out for some yummy food and good fellowship!

CDA Fall

Rummage Sale

The Catholic Daughters Fall Rummage Sale will be held next weekend, October 1st & 2nd, at the St. Rose of Lima Parish Hall.  Saturday hours are from 8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. and following the 4:00 p.m. Mass with Sunday hours after both Masses.  Help to set up on Friday as well as on Sunday at noon to pack up would be appreciated.  Any items, except  electrical, may be dropped off at the parish hall on Friday, September 30th from 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.  For more information contact Doris Rogers at 869-3143 or Mary Reilly at 444-0377.

Ultreya

Ultreya

North Country Ultreya will meet this Monday, September 26th from 7:00 - 8:30 p.m. at Our Lady of the Snows Church in Franconia.  Come join us in prayer, song, and sharing.  Bring a friend! Attendance at a Cursillo is not required.  Any questions, contact Rick and Mary Pat Simmons at 444-5247 or by email at sim7@roadrunner.com.

 

Adult Confirmation

Adult Confirmation

The Fall Diocesan celebration of Adult Confirmation will take place on Sunday, October 30th at St. Joseph Cathedral in Manchester at 2:00 p.m.  This celebration is intended for those adults who have received the Sacraments of Baptism, Eucharist, and Reconciliation but did not complete their initiation with the Sacrament of Confirmation.  It is intended for candidates over the age of eighteen who are being properly catechized and who regularly practice the faith.  If you are interested, please contact the parish office.

Christmas Parade

Christmas Parade

We are looking for one or several parishioners to help organize our annual participation in the Littleton Christmas Parade on Friday, November 25th.  Usually St. Rose of Lima Parish is the only parade participant recognizing the holiness of Christmas and it would be a shame for the parish not to be able to present the real reason for celebrating this year.  If you are interested in volunteering, please contact the parish office during business hours.

Divine Mercy Holy Hour

Divine Mercy Holy Hour

Divine Mercy Holy Hour will be held on Sunday, September 25th at 2:30 p.m. at St. Rose of Lima Church.

Catholic University Collection

Catholic University Of America

Thank you for your generous contributions to last weekend’s special second collection for the Catholic University of America!  Your support enables Catholic University to provide an education based in the Catholic intellectual tradition to the next generation of leadership for our Church and nation.  You can learn more about your impact and the university at collection.cua.edu.

 

Retired Priests Trust Fund Collection
This Weekend

Retired Priests Collection

Thank you for honoring our retired priests’ lives of service and devotion through your contributions to this weekend’s special collection taken up on behalf of the Priest Retirement Trust Fund.  You can learn more about the fund, or make a contribution online at catholicnh.org/theyserved.

It’s All About Love

It’s All About Love

It’s All About Love

St. Rose of Lima Parish will be hosting a benefit concert, It’s All About Love, on Sunday, October 23rd at 3:00 p.m.  Soprano Marie-Line Morin will present various types of vocal music from classical to contemporary accompanied on piano by Lucille Fortin and Joseph Hansalik.  This concert will benefit a new Ministry of Listening being established here in our diocese.  More information will be shared during the event.  Suggested donation is $15.00.  A brief reception will follow in the parish hall.  For more information, please contact Sister Monique.

Shroud of Turin

Shroud of Turin

One of the greatest mysteries of our time, the Shroud of Turin continues to amaze and baffle scientists, doctors, historians, artists, and theologians.  Scientists cannot explain the source of the image which contains photographic and 3-D properties on a cloth centuries old.  But is it the actual burial cloth of Jesus Christ?  Bill Wingard, a speaker for the Shroud, will present the case for authenticity, and you can be the judge.  Come see a full size replica of the shroud and the photographic negative images that sparked an explosion of scientific interest and debate over a century ago which continues to today.  Don’t miss this opportunity to experience the Passion, Death, and Resurrection of Jesus Christ in a way that can be an unforgettable event in your life.  This event will be held at Sacred Heart Church in Laconia on Sunday, September 25th at 1:30 p.m.  For more information, call 524-9609.

 

Dinner Bell

Dinner Bell

The Dinner Bell Community Meals have started up again and our parish is responsible for the meal this Tuesday, September 27th.  The menu for this meal will be chili, garden vegetables, and rolls.  Please consider making a salad or dessert and deliver them to All Saints Church kitchen between 3:00 - 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday the 27th.  The meal is served at 5:00 p.m. sharp.  Thanks for all your support for this great cause!

 

Save the Date: Because Jesus Lives!

St. Marie Church Manchester NH

Ste. Marie Parish in Manchester is offering a day of renewal on Saturday, October 22nd from 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.  Praise and worship, dynamic speakers, fellowship, and prayer ministry!  Watch in future bulletins for more information in a few weeks.  To register, contact Pat Hurd at PHurd1503@aol.com or mail your check for $15.00 per person with your name, address, email, and telephone number to Pat Hurd, 19 Dora Street, Nashua, NH, 03060.  Sponsored by NH Catholic Charismatic Renewal.

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.

 

Honduras Mission Fundraiser

The Bake, Book & Plant Sale is planned for Saturday, October 8th from 2:00 - 6:00 p.m. and Sunday, October 9th from 9:00 a.m. - noon in the St. Rose of Lima Parish Hall.  Perennial plants, house plants, used books, and home baked goods will be sold to raise funds to purchase vitamins, medications, and medical supplies to bring to remote villages in Honduras during the upcoming mission trip in February of 2017.  Donations of plants, books, and baked goods would be greatly appreciated and may be dropped off in the parish hall on Saturday morning, October 8th.  Please support the mission!

 

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.

 

Diocesan Children’s Choral Program

Diocesan Children’s Choral Program

Diocesan Children’s Choral Program

The Music Ministry of Saint Joseph Cathedral is establishing a diocesan children’s choral program called the Saint Nicholas Schola Cantorum.  This program’s aid is to teach, prepare and form children and young adults in grades three to ten to participate in music ministry and lifelong praise of God through sacred song.  Rehearsals will be on Thursday afternoons from 4:00 - 5:00 p.m. in the lower hall of the cathedral.  Interested choristers should contact Mr. Eric Bermani, Diocesan and Cathedral Director of Music at 622-6404 ext. 31 or by email at: EBerman@stjosephcathedralnh.org.

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 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.

 

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 Rome

The Catholic Tour, a Roman Catholic Pilgrimage Apostolate, is offering their special seven day pilgrimage to the eternal city of Rome operating from either JFK airport in New York or Logan in Boston.  The price of $1,999.00 per person is the all inclusive price and includes roundtrip airfare, three star hotel, most meals, tour guide, deluxe motor coach, and much more.  The travel dates from both airports are November 4th - 10th.  Brochures and reservation forms are available at the Catholic Tour by calling 1-877-627-4268 or simply by email at JIMADAIR@THECATHOLICTOUR.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