Upcoming Meeting

All parishioners who are interested in helping to plan parish social events for the coming year are invited to attend a Social Committee meeting on Monday, January 7th at 6:30 p.m. at the rectory.

Second Collection

Next weekend, February 2nd & 3rd, 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 week our parish hosts the Dinner Bell Community Meal at All Saints Episcopal Church on Tuesday, January 29th at 5:00 p.m.  Our menu will include roast pork and roasted vegetables with condiments, breads, and desserts.  Work crew hours on Monday are from 9:30 - noon at the St. Rose of Lima Parish kitchen.  On Tuesday at 2:30 p.m., we’ll transport the food to All Saints kitchen and finish cooking and prepping for serving at 5:00 p.m.  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.

Come on out for a delicious breakfast and help raise money for the Esperanza por Honduras Mission Team at the same time!  The Knights of Columbus will be hosting their monthly delicious pancake breakfast following both Masses next Sunday, February 3rd, but with a twist.  All the free will offerings collected will be donated to the Esperanza por Honduras Mission Team to help purchase medical supplies for their upcoming trip in February.  So, besides the pancakes and French toast served with real maple syrup, sausage, scrambled eggs, juice, coffee, tea, and fellowship, you can feel extra good about helping those less fortunate people in Honduras.

Stations of the Cross

Stations of the Cross will be held on Good Friday  at 3:00 p.m. at St. Rose of Lima Church.

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 Wesley Kody Horne, son of Matthew Horne & Kelsey Carlson.  May God bless them all!

 

Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP)

This Tuesday, February 5th 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, January 28th 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.

I - Jennifer Fulford & James McMahon III

We announce the recent passing of Real Paquette.

Eternal rest grant unto him, O Lord.

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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!

 

Upcoming Meetings

Finance Committee Meeting:  Monday, October 8th at 6:30 p.m. at the rectory

Pastoral Council Meeting:  Wednesday, October 10th at 6:30 p.m. in the St. Rose of Lima Parish Hall

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
  • Lent is quickly approaching.  Last year it began on Valentine’s Day; this year it begins on Wednesday, March 6th.  On that day, Ash Wednesday, we will have Masses with distribution of ashes at 8:30 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. at St. Rose and noon at Our Lady of the Snows.  In addition to the Masses, we will have Liturgy of the Word services at St. Rose at 7:20 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.  This service is a scriptural reading, a brief homily, and the distribution of ashes and should last about 15 minutes.  Hopefully these two Liturgy of the Word services will enable more of our students to get ashes.
  • Please look in the back of both churches for Lenten supplies.  These items are free and are intended to enhance your Lenten spiritual needs.
  • Confirmation will be celebrated during two different occasions this spring.  Students in grades three through six will be confirmed on May 4th at 1:00 p.m. while our seventh through tenth grade students will be confirmed on April 5th at 6:00 p.m.  I have tried to make it easier for everyone to get all the Confirmations done in one year versus the three years which is what is the norm in our diocese.  Some parents have contacted me to see if their child could attend the opposite one to which they have been assigned.  The problem with this is the size of our church; it only holds so many people.  I will try to work things out, but please be patient and understand the situation.

Adult Faith Formation

“Fulfilled” - Uncovering the Biblical Foundations of Catholicism (Part II)

There will only be two more sessions of “Fulfilled.”  We will meet in the St. Rose of Lima Parish Hall on the following two Thursday evenings February 21st and 28th from 6:45 - 8:00 p.m.

End of Year Tax Statements

Any parishioner who used their offertory envelopes during 2018 and would like a statement letter for tax purposes, please contact the parish office.  We thank you for your contributions.

Palms for Ashes

There are containers located at the entrances of the churches if you would like to return your palms from last year.

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!

The parish office will be closed on Monday, February 18th in celebration of Presidents Day.  The office will reopen on Tuesday, February 19th at 9:00 a.m.

Second Collection

This weekend, there will be baskets located at the entrances of the churches for your donations to the Diocesan Catholic School Education fund.  This collection is taken to assist our parish in funding its financial support for Catholic elementary and junior high schools.  Your contributions to this collection will be greatly appreciated.

St. Andrew Dinner

The Diocese of Manchester is extending an invitation to men, aged 25 and older, who are considering a vocation to the priesthood, or would simply like help hearing the Lord’s call for their life, to an evening of prayer, conversation with the Vocations Team, and dinner on Friday, February 22nd from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. at the Joseph House located at 279 Cartier Street in Manchester.  Please RSVP to rvinson@rcbm.org or call 663-0153 if you would like to attend.

II - Jennifer Fulford &
 James McMahon III

Divine Mercy Holy Hour


There will be a Divine Mercy Holy Hour on  Sunday, February 24th at 2:30 p.m. at St. Rose of Lima Church.

Mount Royal Academy North is excited to announce they are now accepting applications for students in preschool through sixth grade for the 2019 - 2020 school year.  Families may apply online at mountroyalnorth.com/apply.  Mount Royal is a private Catholic school that opened in the fall of 2018 in Lancaster.  As planned, the school will be expanding one grade level each year up to the eighth grade.  The school is dedicated to working with families to determine an affordable tuition rate
for each.  Please check out
our website to learn
more about the school at www.mountroyalnorth.com.  Any questions, please contact Jill Colby,
Head of School, at: 
jcolby@mountroyalnorth.com or call the school at 788-8238.

Because of You:

Catholic Charities New Hampshire Update

Catholic Charities New Hampshire is proud to share two recent highlights made possible because of your support of our Annual Appeal.  First, we acquired The CareGivers, Inc., which provides transportation, groceries, and other forms of vital support for homebound elderly and disabled New Hampshire residents.  We look forward to building on these critical services.  Secondly, our St. Charles School in Rochester just finished its first semester as a private special education provider, helping students harboring histories of toxic stress, trauma, and intense behavioral and emotional challenges move toward futures based on hope and potential.  To learn more about the impact of your gifts to Catholic Charities New Hampshire, visit www.cc-nh.org/impact.

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

Rosary for the Pre-born

We meet the first Wednesday of every month  at St. Rose of Lima Church and each week at 5:25 p.m. before the Thursday evening Mass also at St. Rose Church.  Our prayers are the most powerful weapon to come to the defense of these innocent little children.  All are welcome!

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.

Thrive

Thrive is a ministry for married couples who don’t just want to survive, but want to thrive in their vocation.  Come build, strengthen, and celebrate your vocation as a married couple.  Thrive will meet on Wednesday, February 13th and Tuesday, March 5th at the Inn at Whitefield from 6:00 - 9:00 p.m.  Reservations are required.  Contact Liza Gardiner at 631-5281 or Jeanne Nadeau at 631-0343 for more information.

Change in Status

Following decisions reached by the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith in Rome, The Slaves of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, The Saint Benedict Center, The Saint Benedict Center, Inc., and the Immaculate Heart of Mary School in Richmond, NH have been placed under strict canonical prohibitions and obligations.  As a result, under no circumstances may Catholics receive the sacraments of the Church at the Saint Benedict Center or any of its locations, nor should they participate in any activity provided by this group or school, including their summer camp.  Further details can be found on the diocesan website www.catholicnh.org/sbc.

Hundredfold Workshop for Parish Vocation Ministries

Are you interested in learning how to promote vocations in our parish?  The Diocese of Manchester is offering a workshop to equip Catholic laity to form vibrant vocation ministries that promote vocations to marriage, the priesthood, and consecrated life in their parishes.  Rhonda Gruenewald, author of Hundredfold:  A Guide to Parish Vocation Ministry, will be the guest speaker.  The workshop will be held on Saturday, March 2nd from 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. at St. Elizabeth Seton Parish Hall located at 190 Meetinghouse Road in Bedford (Snow date:  Saturday, March 9th).  There is no cost to attend this important day and lunch will be provided.  For more information and to register, visit:  liveinblackandwhite.com or contact Becky Vinson at 663-0153 or by email at rvinson@rcbm.org.

Italy & the Oberammergau Passion Play

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
.

 

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!

 

Serving the towns of Littleton, Bethlehem, Franconia,

Sugar Hill, Easton, Lyman and Dalton, New Hampshire