Catechists Meeting

There will be a Catechists Meeting on Monday, September 9th at 6:30 p.m. in the St. Rose of Lima Parish Hall.

Second Collection

Next weekend there will be  baskets located at the entrances of the churches for your donations to our monthly Fuel collection.  Your donations to this collection go toward the cost of fuel to heat all of our buildings this coming winter.  Your generosity is greatly appreciated.

Dinner Bell News

The first Dinner Bell Community Meal hosted by St. Rose of Lima Parish will be held at all Saints Episcopal Parish Hall this Tuesday, September 24th.  All we need are desserts which can be dropped off on Monday, September 23rd at St. Rose Parish Hall from 9:30 - 11:00 a.m. or at All Saints Parish Hall on Tuesday from 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Monetary donations are also welcome to fund groceries for our meals in the coming weeks.  The Knights of Columbus O’Neil Council 1835 have generously agreed to process these donations on our behalf through their charitable account.  Please make checks out to Knights of Columbus with Dinner Bell in the memo line.  Checks may be mailed to Knights of Columbus, PO. Box 841, Littleton, NH, 03561.  Thank you to the Knights of Columbus for their support during this program transition.

Please contact Patty O’Brien at patricia.obrien051@gmail.com or Nancy Annunziato at mnannunz@gmail.com with all things Dinner Bell related.

Sanctuary Lamp

The sanctuary lamp this week is for the special intentions of a parishioner.

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

Next Sunday, October 13th 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!

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 Charlee Jean Womersley, daughter of Thomas & Chelsea Womersley.  May God bless them all!

 

 

Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP)

This Tuesday, October 1st 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, August 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 (731-7166) or Mary Pat Simmons (731-7167) or by email at   sim7@roadrunner.com

I - Matthew Carrieri & Jeanne Steele

I - Joseph George & Alexandra De Bour

We announce the recent passing of
Rita King and
Emil Jon LaBrecque
(brother of Ann Wiggett).

Eternal rest grant unto them, O Lord.

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!

Register to Receive Catholic

Citizenship News

Are you looking for an easy way to stay informed about public issues in New Hampshire?  The Diocese of Manchester offers an email newsletter with updates on important public policy matters facing our elected officials.  You can register at catholicnh.org/ccn.

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Rosary for the Pre-born

We meet the first Wednesday of every month (this month July 3rd) 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.  Our prayers are the most powerful weapon to come to the defense of these innocent little children.  All are welcome!

“Children and unborn children should be protected by law and welcomed into life.”

―President George W. Bush

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.

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.

Divine Mercy Holy Hour

Now that summer is almost over, we will begin our Divine Mercy Holy Hours again.  Our first Divine Mercy Holy Hour will be held on Sunday, September 29th at 2:30 p.m. at St. Rose of Lima Church.

 

St. Rose of Lima and Our Lady of the Snows

Littleton and Franconia, New Hampshire

 

Information and Events
  • Sr. Monique’s going away party was colder than wanted, however it was very well attended and enjoyed.  Thank you to our Social Committee and the many volunteers who pulled all of this together!  Once we have contact information for Sr. Monique after she gets settled in France, I’ll be sure to place it in the bulletin.
  • October 6th marked the beginning of my 8th year here as your pastor.  Amazing huh?  Thank you for your support and prayers.

Honduras Medical Mission

On October 19th and 20th, the Esperanza Team is having a book, bake, and plant sale to raise funds for the February 2020 medical mission to Honduras.  Homemade jams, jellies, pickles, relishes, and baked goods will be for sale as well as house plants, perennial plants, and a large selection of used books.  The sale will take place in the St. Rose of Lima Parish Hall on Saturday, Oct. 19th from 2 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. and on Sunday, Oct. 20th from 9 a.m. - 12 noon.

If anyone is interested in joining the Esperanza team, speak with one of the team members.

Used suitcases are also needed for the 2020 mission trip.  Please contact a team member or call Evelyn at 603-348-1106 if you have a suitcase to donate.

Giving Tree

New Hampshire Catholic Charities is looking to continue the North Country tradition of the Christmas Connections (Giving Tree Project).  Elaine Frenette, Intake Coordinator, is seeking some area volunteers to help organize the project more locally.  Many workers make the workload much more efficient and fulfilling.  A best practices training session will be offered in the near future.  This year’s Christmas Connections donations will be housed in the Elevate Church on Redington Street in Littleton.  Our own parish’s new steering committee members, Cindy Burnell (991-8403) and Nancy Gigliello (869-5848) would love to hear from you if you have some time to give to the Christmas Connections Project.  You may also contact Elaine Frenette at efrenette@nh-cc.org or at 444-7727 ext. 4563.  Thank you for your generous sharing of your time towards this worthy cause!

Second Collection

Next weekend, October 19th and 20th, there will be collection baskets at the entrances of the churches for World Mission Sunday.  On World Mission Sunday we join the Church throughout the world in fulfilling our evangelical mission to “go out to all the world.”  The Society for the Propagation of the Faith coordinates programs for evangelization and catechesis throughout the world.

Rosary Coast To Coast

There will be a “Rosary Coast to Coast” event that will be happening across our entire nation on Sunday, October 13.  Respective of each time zone, hundreds of thousands of Americans will be praying a public rosary at the same moment for the conversion of our country, our church and the world.  We will be meeting at South Beach in Hampton beginning at 4:00 p.m.  Get there early and dress warm.  We will be praying the entire 20 decade rosary, which will take about 90 minutes.

For more information, contact Larry Landolfi, NH Director for www.rosarycoasttocoast.com at 603-332-2564 or larxcitmnt@metrocast.net.

Mount Sacred Heart Garden Project

The Mount Sacred Heart Garden Project is a community garden that provides food for local food pantries, Dinner Bell community meals, and for the sisters who live on “the hill”.  It is an organic garden and requires many volunteers to make it all happen.  Sr. Monique has been the leader, teacher, and gardener that has helped this project to develop.  The volunteers she trained will try to keep this important community food source growing without her.  Many more hands are needed and no gardening experience is required.  If you have an interest in joining a friendly community of volunteers to help feed the community, please send an email to franevhagan@gmail.com to be added to the mailing list for the garden project.

Leaves for MSH Garden

As you rake your leaves this fall, consider donating them to the Mount Sacred Heart Garden for use as mulch.  Bags of leaves can be left near the tool shed on the right side of the driveway as your drive toward the barns.  Loose leaves can be left in the large collection bin near the gardens, downhill a short ways from the circle in the driveway. These donations contribute significantly to the garden’s productivity.

We announce the recent passing of
Rita King and
Emil Jon LaBrecque
(brother of Ann Wiggett.)

Eternal rest grant unto them, O Lord.

Pastoral Council Meeting

There will be a Pastoral Council meeting on Monday, October 21st from 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. in the St. Rose of Lima Parish Hall.

Cursillo

New three day Cursillo weekends at the Sarto Center in Hooksett have been announced for the fall. Women’s Cursillo November 7th - 10th.  If interested, please contact Rick and Mary Pat Simmons at 731-7166 or 731-7167.

St. Andrew Dinners

St. Andrew was the first of the apostles to hear Jesus’ call to follow him.  We would like to invite men in our diocese who are considering a vocation to the priesthood or would simply like some help hearing the Lord’s call for their life, to an evening of prayer, conversation with the Vocations Team, and dinner.  These evenings will take place for different age groups on Fridays from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. at the Joseph House located at 279 Cartier Street in Manchester.  Please RSVP to Becky Vinson at rvinson@rcbm.org or 663-0153 if you would like to attend.

October 18th:  Men Ages 19 - 60

Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA)

Perhaps you feel something is missing in your life.  Perhaps you feel drawn to the Catholic faith or are baptized Catholic, but for some reason haven’t gotten around to receiving the sacraments of Confirmation and/or First Communion because of life’s circumstances.  Part of the Church’s mission is to respond to God’s promptings as best as we can and to help others who are searching for something more.

RCIA is the process by which those who wish to become Catholic, or those who are already baptized Catholic and wish to complete their Sacraments of Initiation (Confirmation and Eucharist).  This process allows one to enter into a deeper relationship with the Lord and gather with others on the same journey to learn more about the beauty of the Catholic faith.

If you would like more information, please contact Deacon Steve at 603-444-5930 or alkhall@roadrunner.com.

 

March for Life

Diocese of Manchester Pilgrimage

Join us in Washington, DC!

Registration is now open for our 2020 pilgrimage to Washington, DC for the annual March for Life.

For more information or to register, visit www.catholicnh.org/national-M4L.

The Knights of Columbus pancake breakfast has been postponed to Sunday, October 27th.

Collection Bin

The Esperanza Para Honduras Mission Team has a bin behind the pews at St. Rose of Lima Church to collect your empty canning jars and plant pots for use in their future fundraisers.  Thank you for your donations.

Parish Office

The parish office will be closed this Monday, October 14th in observance of Columbus Day.   We will re-open on Tuesday, October 15th at 9:00 a.m.

Annual Cemetery Walk

Meet personalities from Littleton's past at the Glenwood Cemetery. Interesting history with a dash of humor thrown in for good measure.  Please join us at the Glenwood Cemetery this Sunday, October 13th at 3:00 p.m., 3:15 p.m. or 3:30 p.m. Admission by donation. Sponsored by the Littleton Area Historical Museum.

Pilgrimage to the Holy Land

Father Sebastian, pastor of St. Joseph Church in Woodsville, will be leading a pilgrimage to the Holy Land March 1st - 10th of next year.  Itinerary will include visits to Jerusalem, Bethlehem Nazareth, Tiberius, Emmaus, and much more.  Price is $3,799.00 per person and includes airfare, hotels, transfers, fees, taxes, breakfast & dinner, a professional guide and motor coach transportation.  For information:  email stjoseph_church@yahoo.com or joekras44@yahoo.com or by phone to Joe Krasucki at 243-0334.

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

New Hampshire Catholic Charities is looking to continue the North Country tradition of the Christmas Connections (Giving Tree Project).  Elaine Frenette, Intake Coordinator, is seeking some area volunteers to help organize the project more locally.  Many workers make the workload much more efficient and fulfilling.  A best practices training session will be offered in the near future.  This year’s Christmas Connections donations will be housed in the Elevate Church on Redington Street in Littleton.  Our own parish’s new steering committee members, Cindy Burnell (991-8403) and Nancy Gigliello (869-5848) would love to hear from you if you have some time to give to the Christmas Connections Project.  You may also contact Elaine Frenette at efrenette@nh-cc.org or at 444-7727 ext. 4563.  Thank you for your generous sharing of your time towards this worthy cause!

Rosary for the Pre-born

Please join us in praying a special rosary for pre-born babies in danger of abortion  every Thursday 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!

“All that is required for evil to triumph is for good people to do nothing.”

―Edmund Burke

Parish Tee Shirts

Tee shirts celebrating the parish family of St. Rose of Lima and Our Lady of the Snows are still available in children sizes 4 - 20 and adult sizes small - XL for $10.00 each.  Anyone interested in ordering shirts in colors or sizes which are not currently in stock should contact Evelyn at frankevhagan@gmail.com or 348-1106.  All proceeds go to the Honduras Mission fund.

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.

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
.

Third - Party System to Report Misconduct by Bishops

The Archdiocese of Boston has launched a regional independent third-party reporting system to report concerns about behavior on the part of bishops.  That system, available at www.bishopreporting.ethicspoint.com or 844-762-5208, was launched in cooperation with the other dioceses of the Ecclesiastical Province of Boston (the Archdiocese of Boston & the Dioceses of Burlington, Fall River, Manchester, Portland, Springfield, and Worcester).  The Diocese of Manchester has posted a link to the new regional system on the “How to Report” page of their website www.catholicnh.org/report.

Seminarian Brunch Fundraiser

Join Bishop Peter Libasci and our diocesan seminarians for brunch at the Manchester Country Club on Saturday, October 19th from 10:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.  The brunch will include great food, live music, a silent auction, the premier of our new diocesan vocations video, and much more.  Sponsorships are available and individual tickets are $100.00 per person.  For more information and to purchase tickets, visit www.liveinblackandwhite.com.

Assistance for Victims of Abuse

The Office for Healing and Pastoral Care provides services and support, promotes healing, and supports the emotional and spiritual well-being of survivors of sexual abuse and misconduct in the Church.  The Office also seeks to be a source of comfort for anyone who is a survivor of sexual abuse in any walk of life.  If you are a victim of abuse or misconduct by someone representing the Catholic Church, we encourage you to contact the Director of the Office for Healing and Pastoral Care at jnaff@rcbm.org or by phone at 663-0125.  For more resources to assist victims of abuse, visit catholicnh.org/healing.

 

 

 

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.  If interested, please contact Evelyn Hagan at 348-1106 or by email at  frankevhagan@gmail.com.

Do you know a pregnant woman in crisis?  St. Gianna’s Place is now open and accepting residents.  Please visit their website at stgiannasplace.org or call them at 521-8440.  They are there to help.

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Sugar Hill, Easton, Lyman and Dalton, New Hampshire