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.
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Jesus passed through towns and villages, teaching as he went and making his way to Jerusalem.  Someone asked him, "Lord, will only a few people be saved?"  He answered them, "Strive to enter through the narrow gate."

 - Lk 13:22-24a

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.

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Pastor's Notes

Pastor's Notes

A BIG thank you for all of the volunteers who helped make this year’s parish picnic a great event!  The rain held off and the tent provided much needed shade.  A special thank you to the Social Committee for their organization and leadership and also to Ron & Lynn Lahout who donated their tent for the food area.

Annual Homeschool Mass

Bishop Peter Libasci invites all homeschool students, parents, instructors, and those interested in the ever-popular, ever-growing homeschool system in New Hampshire to attend the special annual Mass on Thursday, September 8th at 10:00 a.m. at St. Joseph’s Cathedral located at 145 Lowell Street in Manchester. Questions are welcomed by Fr. Jason Jalbert at 663-0153 or by email to rvinson@rcbm.org.

 

  • A catechists meeting will be held on Monday, August 22nd at 6:30 p.m. in the St. Rose of Lima Parish Hall.

  • At the 10:30 a.m. Mass on Sunday, August 28th, we will be celebrating Catechetical Sunday when all staff, students, and parents will receive Fr. Mark’s blessing for the upcoming school year. Following Mass, there will be a “Meet & Greet” in the St. Rose of Lima Parish Hall.  Registration will be available at that time for those who have not yet signed up. There are also registration forms thumb tacked to the bulletin boards in the back of the churches for your convenience.

  • The first Religious Education classes of the new school year will begin on Sunday, September 11th at 9:00 a.m. in the Daisy Bronson Middle School wing of Littleton High School.

 

CASA Volunteers Needed

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Coos & Grafton counties CASA had to turn away twenty-six children during the month of July. They are abused and neglected children in need of a CASA volunteer to advocate for them in our court system. We just do not have enough volunteers to be voices for these children. CASA is looking for new volunteers a few hours a month. Training starts in September. If you, or if you know of anyone who may have an interest in knowing more about CASA or would have time to consider being a CASA volunteer, please contact Lucie Remillard, North Country Outreach Coordinator at lremillard@casanh.org or by calling her at either 752-9670 or 723-2617.

 

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

 

Second Collection

Second Collection

There are baskets located at the entrances of the churches for your donations to the NH Missionaries Abroad and Migrant & Refugee Ministry in NH Collection.  This collection supports The Good Samaritan Home in Colombia run by Claire Aucoin.  In addition, a portion of this collection supports the diocesan ministries to migrants and refugees throughout the state of New Hampshire.

 

Missionary Cooperation Appeal

Please give a warm welcome to Sheila Matthews, a Maryknoll Lay Missioner, who will be speaking with us this weekend as part of the diocesan-wide Missionary Cooperation Appeal.  Sheila will speak at all the Masses and share her experience as a Maryknoll Lay Missioner with us.

There are baskets located at the entrances of the churches for your offerings to the Missionary Cooperation Appeal.  Your generous support of this very important collection will be most appreciated.  If you write a check for the Missionary Cooperation, please make it out to St. Rose of Lima.  All of the funds collected throughout the diocese for the Missionary Cooperation Appeal will be distributed evenly among all the organizations represented during this year’s appeal.

Yard & Bake Sale

The First United Methodist Church in Littleton is hosting a yard and bake sale on Saturday, August 27th from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.  If you would like to rent space (you must bring your own table), the cost is $10.00.  For more information call 444-2395.

NH Catholic Charities

NHCC is looking for a dryer in good condition for a client in need.  If you happen to have one you are looking to get rid of, please call Christina at 444-7727.

Also, NHCC is looking for a volunteer who would be interested in being a friendly visitor to an elderly man in Dalton one day a week.  If interested, you can contact Christina at the above phone number or by email at cbertin@nh-cc.org.  Thank you!

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.

 

Training Dates

Fr. Mark has scheduled a date for a training session for those of you who have expressed an interest in serving as lectors or ministers of communion at our weekend Masses.  If any of you missed the sessions at St. Rose during the past two weeks you may attend those at Our Lady of the Snows.

Lectors

Wednesday, 8/17, 6:30pm

Our Lady

Ministers of Communion

Wednesday, 8/17, 7:00pm

Our Lady

 

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.

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.

 

Volunteer Needed

Adult Learner Services in the North Country is still looking for one more volunteer to help test adults who want to obtain their high school certifications. 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.

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

 

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