Upcoming Meeting

On Monday, March 11th, we will be having a special Social Committee meeting to plan the annual St. Patrick’s Day Supper.  Even if you are not a member of the committee, we invite you to please attend.  We will meet at the rectory that evening at 6:30 p.m.

Second Collection

Next weekend, April 6th & 7th, there will be  baskets located at the entrances of the churches for your donations to our monthly Fuel collection.  These funds go toward paying the costs of heating all of our parish facilities.  Your generosity is greatly appreciated.

Dinner Bell Community Meal

This Tuesday, March 26th at All Saints Episcopal Church Hall, St. Rose of Lima parishioners will be serving the Dinner Bell Community Meal beginning at 5:00 p.m.  The menu will include corned beef or turkey, various vegetables, breads, salads, and desserts.  We will not need any work hours this Monday.  Volunteers will meet at All Saints at 3:00 p.m. on Tuesday to warm and prepare the food for serving.  We will need donated salads and a gluten-free dessert which should be dropped off at All Saints at 3:00 p.m. Tuesday.  For more information, please contact Sr. Monique.

Sanctuary Lamp

The sanctuary lamp this week is for the special intentions of Helene Pelletier.

There will not be any Eucharistic Adoration this Monday, December 24th.

The parish office will be closed in observance of Memorial Day on Monday, May 28th.  We will re-open on Tuesday, May 29th at 9:00 a.m.

 

 

 

 

The parish office will be closed in observance of Memorial Day on Monday, May 28th.  We will re-open on Tuesday, May 29th at 9:00 a.m.

The Knights of Columbus will be hosting another delicious pancake breakfast following both Masses this Sunday.  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.  So come on out for some delicious food and good fellowship!

Stations of the Cross

Stations of the Cross will be held this Friday, March 8th, and every Friday evening during Lent at 6:00 p.m. at St. Rose of Lima Church.  Every Friday following the Stations, there will be a simple soup and bread supper available for all in the parish hall.

Congratulations and God’s blessings to Dena Marie Presby who made her First Holy Communion last Saturday at the 6:00 p.m. Mass at Our Lady of the Snows Church.  May she always feel the love and presence of the Lord as she receives Him in Holy Communion.

We recently welcomed into our faith community Riley Cregg Johnson, son of Robert Johnson and Eileen Cregg.  May God bless them all!

 

 

Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP)

This Tuesday, April 2nd at the St. Rose of Lima Parish Hall from 10:00 - 11:30 a.m., CSFP will be distributing food to NH residents sixty years and older who meet income guidelines.  The types of food distributed are canned fruits, vegetables, fruit juices, and meats, cereals, rice and pasta, peanut butter, milk, and cheese.  To find out if you qualify, call 1-800-942-4321.

Catholic Summer Camps

 

Camp Fatima for Boys and Camp Bernadette for Girls are still accepting registrations for their Summer 2018 Camping Programs.  The camps 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.  The camps are open to campers ages 6 - 15.  If you have questions or you are interested in coming to camp for a tour, please email Marketing Director Brendan Stackhouse at brendan@bfcamp.com or call the camp office at 364-5851.

Ultreya

North Country Ultreya will meet this Monday, March 25th from 7:00 - 8:30 p.m. at Our Lady of the Snows Church in Franconia.  Any questions, contact Rick (731-7166) or Mary Pat Simmons (731-7167) or by email at sim7@roadrunner.com

We announce the recent passing of Robert Gilchrist.

Eternal rest grant unto him, O Lord.

I - Jennifer Fulford & James McMahon III

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Rosary for the Pre-born

Make a New Year’s resolution for 2019 to join us in praying a special rosary for pre-born babies in danger of abortion.  We meet the first  Wednesday of every month (this month January 2nd) at noon at St. Rose of Lima Church and each week at 5:25 p.m. before the Thursday evening Mass also at St. Rose Church.  One baby perishes in a medical/surgical abortion every second in the United States.  Our prayers are the most powerful weapon to come to the defense of these innocent little children.  All are welcome!

 

Coffee & Donuts

This Sunday morning following the 8:00 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Masses the Knights of Columbus will be offering coffee and donuts for all of you donut lovers.  A free will offering would be appreciated.

 

St. Rose of Lima and Our Lady of the Snows

Littleton and Franconia, New Hampshire

 

Information and Events

I would like to wish everyone a blessed Easter season.  May the fruits of our Lenten journey this year provide us with the spiritual nourishment that keeps us close to God.  Happy Easter!

Knights of Columbus Scholarship

The Knights of Columbus is an organization that prides itself on making a positive impact on the communities it serves.  Our founding principles are charity, unity, fraternity, and patriotism, and we believe these are essential to being a good Catholic citizen.  O’Neil Council 1835 is offering a $500.00 scholarship to a graduating Catholic senior who has demonstrated these qualities both in and out of school.  This year’s scholarship is in memory of K of C member Daniel J. Brady, Jr.  It is open to high school seniors who are registered parishioners of St. Rose of Lima Parish, St. Catherine of Lisbon or St. Joseph of Woodsville, and are graduating from one of the following local schools this year:  Littleton High, Profile Regional, White Mountain School, Lisbon Regional, Woodsville High, Blue Mountain Union, Oxbow High, or St. Johnsbury Academy.  Home-schooled students are also encouraged to apply.  To request an application, please contact Dennis Cote at coteclan@gmail.com or call 444-0340.  Deadline for receiving the completed application is June 5th, 2019.

Confirmation Photos

For those students who made their Confirmation on April 5th, you may access the photographs by GM Photography at http://gmff.photostockplus.com/album/3020815/.  This site can be used for viewing, sharing, and purchasing the photos.  There is also an option to receive photos for social media use as well.  Just follow the instructions on the web site.

“Unplanned”

Star Theatre of St. Johnsbury will be showing the film, “Unplanned,” the true story of an abortion worker turned whistleblower.  Showings will begin this weekend.  Tickets are on sale at the box office.

Ecumenical Easter
Sunrise Services

  • Mount Sacred Heart Convent and the Littleton Methodist Church will be co-hosting a sunrise service on Easter morning at 5:30 a.m.  Potluck breakfast to follow.
  • The Inn at Sunset Hill in Sugar Hill will be the location for an Easter sunrise service at 5:45 a.m.  Marie Snyder will be on keyboard with different churches taking parts of the service.

Divine Mercy Sunday


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

Rosary for the Pre-born

Please join us in praying a special rosary for pre-born babies in danger of abortion  every Thurs-day at 5:25 p.m. before the 6:00 p.m. Mass at St. Rose of Lima Church.  Over one million abortions are committed each year in the United States alone.  Our prayers are the most powerful weapon to come to the defense of these innocent little children.  All are welcome!

“I feel that the greatest destroyer of peace today is abortion because it is a war against the child, a direct killing of the innocent child, murder by the mother herself.”

―St. Teresa of Calcutta

Esperanza Para Honduras

Plant Sale

The Esperanza team will be hosting a plant sale in the St. Rose parish hall on May 25th & 26th.  If you are starting to plan your garden, please consider supporting the Honduras mission by buying your annual vegetable or flower plants at this sale.  Some perennial plants will also be available.  Tomatoes, peppers, broccoli, basil, lettuce, and flowers are already planted and growing.  Other vegetables, such as squashes and cucumbers will be planted soon in order to be ready to transplant into your garden once the weather is warm enough.  Anyone interested in purchasing plants prior to May 25th should contact Evelyn at 348-1106 to arrange a time to do so.

Italy & the Oberammergau Passion Play

June 22 - July 2, 2020

Come and join Fr. Kyle Stanton and Deacon Mitch Couture of Gate of Heaven Parish in Lancaster on an eleven day pilgrimage to Italy visiting Rome, Assisi, Florence, and Venice and which will also include visiting Innsbruck, Austria and Munich, Germany and viewing of the Passion Play in Oberammergau.  Cost is $4,479.00 per person and includes round-trip air from Boston, first class or select hotels or guest-houses, admission for the Passion Play, most meals, and sightseeing with an English-speaking guide.   For a brochure and more information, please contact Fr. Stanton or Deacon Couture at 752-2880 or by email at frkfstanton
@gmail.com
or deaconmitchcouture
@gmail.com
.

Support for Separated & Divorced

Divorce and separation can be painful experiences.  Support groups are available to those who are seeking healing, comfort, and empowerment.  Visit catholicnh.org/support for a listing of groups.

If you have children of Religious Education age, or are in the Religious Education Program, Please Click Here!

Diocesan Summer Camps

What’s the best thing about camp?  For kids, it’s all the awesome activities they can do and the friends they make.  For parents, it’s seeing their kids gain confidence, get unplugged, and blossom under the careful guidance of great counselors.  At Camp Bernadette for girls and Camp Fatima for boys, children are offered incredible outdoor activities such as canoeing, fishing, archery and rock climbing, arts and  to spark imagination and creativity, camp life designed to create a sense of belonging and foster friendships  among campers from all across the country, positive, energetic, experienced coun-selors, and gorgeous lake front NH locations.  Brochures are available at the entrances of the churches.  For more information and to enroll, please visit www.bfcamp.com or call 364-5851.

CASA Training

CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates for Children) of New Hamp-shire trains and supports volunteers to advocate for abused and neglected children.  More volunteers are needed throughout Coos county.  A new training session will begin in Berlin on May 8th.  Please call Lucie at 752-9670 or by email at lremillard@casanh.org for more information.

St. Gianna’s Place, a NH-based home for mothers in crisis pregnancies, is celebrating its opening with a benefit banquet on May 1st from 5:30 - 9:15 p.m. at the Executive Court Banquet Facility in Manchester.  Their guest speaker is the renowned James Wahlberg.  Reservations are $65.00 per person or $650.00 per table.  Please make checks payable to St. Gianna’s Place and mail to Banquet Reservations, 3 Jersey Street, Londonderry, NH, 03053.  Visit stgiannasplace.org for details.

Garden Ministry

The St. Rose of Lima Garden Team is in need of more members.  Please consider joining the team to learn more about gardening, sharing what you might already know, or just to be part of the group that cares for the church’s plants over the growing season.  Joining involves a very small commitment of time and everyone is welcome to join.  The work is not difficult and guidance, if needed, is provided.  If interested, please contact Evelyn Hagan at 348-1106 or by email at frankevhagan@gmail.com.

 

Our Lady of Hope House of Prayer in New Ipswich, NH offers programs with time and space for private retreat days to help deepen your relationship with the Lord.  Beginning in the fall they will be offering the following programs:  “Seeking God in All Things,” “Relax and Knit,” and “Loss and Living.”  For more information, visit www.ourladyhope.org or contact Sisters Rita Pay or Suzanne Rivard at 878-2346 or by email at olhope1@yahoo.com.

CASA Training

CASA of New Hampshire (Court Appointed Special Advocates) has scheduled their next training to begin on May 8th in Berlin.  Would you know of anyone who may have ten to fifteen hours per month to volunteer as a CASA advocate for the abused and neglected children located in the North Country?  For more information contact Lucie Remillard at lremillard@casa.org or at 752-9670.  Together we can help every child!

Divine Mercy Holy Hour


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

 

Serving the towns of Littleton, Bethlehem, Franconia,

Sugar Hill, Easton, Lyman and Dalton, New Hampshire