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, June 1st & 2nd, there will be  baskets located at the entrances of the churches for your donations to our monthly Fuel collection.  Your generosity is greatly appreciated.

Dinner Bell Community Meal

Our last Dinner Bell Meal for the season is this Tuesday, May 28th.  Our menu is whatever meats, veggies, and desserts we have in the freezers.  We could use a gluten-free dessert and some salads.  Because of Memorial Day, all our work crew hours will be on Tuesday.  We’ll meet at the St. Rose kitchen from 9:30 a.m. - noon and then move the food from the St. Rose kitchen to All Saints Church at 2:30 p.m.  We’ll serve the meal at 5:00 p.m.  Thanks so much for such a wonderfully successful year of serving those who are challenged by serious food insecurity.  Please contact Sr. Monique for more information.

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, May 5th.  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.  This will be the last breakfast until October, so come on out and enjoy 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 Riley Cregg Johnson, son of Robert Johnson and Eileen Cregg.  May God bless them all!

 

 

Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP)

This Tuesday, June 4th 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, June 24th from 7:00 - 8:30 p.m. at Our Lady of the Snows Church in Franconia.  Attendance at a Cursillo weekend is not required.  Any questions, contact Rick (731-7166) or Mary Pat Simmons (731-7167) or by email at  sim7@roadrunner.com

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We announce the recent passing of
Loretta Corey.

Eternal rest grant unto her, 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!

 

St. Rose of Lima and Our Lady of the Snows

Littleton and Franconia, New Hampshire

 

Information and Events
  • I would like to thank the many women volunteers of our parish who helped to make the Father’s Day Brunch such a success.  It was simply awesome!
  • Don’t forget our parish picnic is coming soon.  Mark your calendars for Sunday, August 18th from 11:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. on the rectory lawn, rain or shine.  More details will follow in future bulletins.

We announce the recent passing of
Loretta Corey.

Eternal rest grant unto her, O Lord.

Shrines of Northern Italy & Rome

Take your faith on a journey to Northern Italy and Rome on a nine night experience, September 19th - 27th, 2019.  Your included destinations while on this journey include, Milan, Turin, Pavia, Sirmione, Padua, Pomposa, Ravenna and Rome.  Mass and recitation of the rosary will be offered throughout your journey.  Land prices begin at $1,589.00 per person, based on double occupancy.  Deposits of only $400.00 per person will reserve your space; however, space is very limited.  For further information or to register, please contact either Michelle or Eileen at 1-860-399-1785 or by email at Eileen@CatholicCruisesandTours.com.

Sisters’ Jubilees & Anniversaries

On Sunday, June 30th, our 10:30 a.m. parish Mass will celebrate the jubilee anniversaries of four Daughters of the Charity of the Sacred Heart―Sisters Monique Couture, 50 years,  Rosina Bechard, 60 years, and Monica Blais and Agatha Deslauriers, 65 years―a total of 240 years of service to the Church.  Please join us.  There will be a reception after Mass in the parish hall.

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
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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.

Missionary Cooperation Plan

Every year each parish in our diocese is required to welcome a missionary sometime during the summer months.  This weekend we welcome a representative of the Missionary Sisters of the Holy Rosary.  The community was founded in Ireland in 1924 to work with the women of Nigeria in West Africa.  The Missionary Sisters of the Holy Rosary are now an international community working in nine countries of Africa and also in Brazil.  They are a strictly missionary group with no institutions in the United States or Canada, so therefore, they rely almost exclusively on funds provided through the Society for the Propagation of the Faith and the generosity of the people back home to support their sisters on mission.  They are deeply grateful for your contributions.  If you would like to see more about them, their website is www.mshr.org.

For those parishioners who use offertory envelopes, there is an envelope for the Missionary Cooperation Plan inserted among your July dated envelopes.  There will only be baskets for the Missionary Cooperation Plan Collection at the entrances of the churches that weekend for your donations to the Missionary Sisters of the Holy Rosary.  If donating by check, please make it out to St. Rose of Lima.

All of the funds collected throughout the diocese during Missionary Cooperation weekends will be disbursed equally among the different missionaries that visit our diocese this summer.

Second Collection

Next weekend, June 29th and 30th, we will have baskets located at the entrances of the churches for your donations to the Peter’s Pence Collection which provides Pope Francis with the funds he needs to carry out his charitable works around the world.  The proceeds benefit our brothers and sisters on the margins of society, including victims of war, oppression, and natural disasters.  Please be generous.  For more information, visit www.usccb.org/peter-pence.

Volunteers Needed

We will be cleaning and packing yard sale items at Mount Sacred Heart barn on Tuesday, June 25th from 9:30 a.m. until noon.  Please consider helping with this project for the July 6th yard sale at Our Lady of the Snows Church.  Contact Sr. Monique for more information.

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 counselors, 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.

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!

Young Adult Retreat

The Dioceses of Manchester and Portland, Maine are offering a young adult retreat, “Live in God’s Time,” for Catholic men and women ages 21 - 35 at the Notre Dame Spiritual Center in Alfred, Maine on August 23rd - 25th.  The cost of the retreat is $120.00 per person.  Limited financial aid is available.  To register, please visit https://yaretreat2019.eventbrite.com.

Ultreya

North Country Ultreya will meet this Monday, June 24th from 7:00 - 8:30 p.m. at Our Lady of the Snows Church in Franconia.  Attendance at a Cursillo weekend is not required.  Any questions, contact Rick (731-7166) or Mary Pat Simmons (731-7167) or by email at  sim7@roadrunner.com

Thank you Fr. Mark and everyone for the kind remembrances and gift on the occasion of my milestone birthday on June 1st.  I am truly grateful and privileged to minister in this parish.  Thank you for all your continued kindnesses and support.  May God abundantly bless you all!

Sr. Monique

Fiat & Quo Vadis Days Camps

Do you know where your life is going?  The Lord Jesus has a great plan for you!  High school age young men and women (ages 14 - 18) are invited to attend the upcoming vocations camps to look at the Lord’s call in your life while having lots of fun.  These are overnight camps held at Northeast Catholic College in Warner, NH and are led by priests, sisters, and seminarians of the diocese.  The camps include a full schedule of hiking, swimming, canoeing, sports and games, daily Mass and prayer, and opportunities to grow in friendship with the Lord and with each other.  The cost is only $50.00 and financial aid is available.  For more information or to register, please visit liveinblackandwhite.com or contact Becky Vinson in the Vocations Office at 663-0153 or by email at rvinson@rcbm.org.

Fiat Days (young women):
July 8th - 11th

Quo Vadis Days (young men):  August 5th - 9th

 

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!

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.

Divine Mercy Holy Hour


Our next Divine Mercy Holy Hour will be on Divine Mercy Sunday, May 26th at 2:30 p.m. at St. Rose of Lima Church.

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.

 

Serving the towns of Littleton, Bethlehem, Franconia,

Sugar Hill, Easton, Lyman and Dalton, New Hampshire