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OUR MISSION

Our Lady of Hope Parish strives to be a Catholic community of disciples who work together to build up the Kingdom of God on earth.  We offer to all a share in our faith in the Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

 

OUR VISION

Our Lady of Hope Parish envisions a community characterized by spiritual vitality, stewardship, accountability, and social and financial responsibility—all for the sake of fulfilling our mission. 

 

 


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NEWS

Father Michael's Installation as Pastor

Father Michael was publicly installed as pastor of Our Lady of Hope Parish on Saturday, September 9, 2017 at the 5:00pm Vigil Mass in Harwinton.  Please see pictures under the Parish Life tab then Photos.

Father Michael's Financial Summary March 2018

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Stay connected at Our Lady of Hope every week.  The App has an easy-to-access event calendar, weekly bulletin, Father Michael's homilies, parish messages, daily readings, and the ability to quickly reply to or share messages via Facebook or Twitter.  Click on image on this page for information.

Human Trafficking:  From Awareness to Action

Tuesday, April 24, 2018, 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm at Our Lady of Hope Parish/Immaculate Heart of Mary Church Social Center.

Nancy Strini, a member of the Archdiocese of Hartford’s Human Trafficking Task Force, will make a presentation designed to raise awareness in parish communities about this issue.  Please join us to learn about the impact of human trafficking across our country and throughout Connecticut.

“Human trafficking is an open wound on the body of contemporary society, a scourge upon the Body of Christ . . . It is a crime against humanity.” Pope Francis, 2014

                  

Parish Family Pasta Dinner

On Friday April 27, 2018 we will hold our Parish Family Pasta Dinner at Ski Sundown from 5pm - 9pm (Dinner served from 5pm - 7pm).  Mark the date on your calendar now for a wonderful evening of fun and fellowship.   Tickets can be purchased after all Masses.  Adults 18 years and older $7.00, children 5 to 17 $5.00 and children under 5 are free.   Any questions regarding tickets please contact Linda Ringstad 860.379.7829 or Marilyn Roy 860.489.0668.  If you would like to reserve a table please call Ann Austin 860.693.8708 or Chris Barberet 860.482.3102. 

In 2013 when our Parishes were starting to merge it was decided to hold an event.  Our goal was to bring all members of both Churches together in fellowship. Over the past four years it gradually grew and I feel we accomplished our goal last year at the 2017 Pasta Dinner with 375 tickets sold and members of both churches working together. I feel it is time for us to make some changes....one is to no longer hold a raffle. It is more important we have great fellowship which is what this event was all about. This year we will still have the free door prize and now a 50/50 drawing. For entertainment our combined choirs will sing and there will also be karaoke.  In place of the raffle we will have a table of board games such as checkers dominoes etc. The children's corner will have coloring books of both types, game books for fun and face painting. I want to thank all who have supported this event in the past and hope you will continue to do so in the future.

 

Baby Drive for Two Hearts

The Social Concerns Ministry will collect diapers (all sizes), baby wipes, t-shirts, diaper cream, baby food, formula and cereal to be given to Two Hearts and the Torrington High School Even Start Program. You may drop off your items in the playpen at IHOM near the altar in the Church from May 5 to May 13. The agencies will receive the donations after Mother’s Day.

 

May Crowning of the Blessed Virgin Mary at Our Lady of Hope Immaculate Heart of Mary

Join the Children’s Choir and the children of our parish for a special Children’s Mass on Sunday, May 6th at 9:30am. This beautiful ceremony to crown the statue of our Blessed Mother renews our devotion to Mary, the Mother of God. It reminds us of the important place Mary occupies in our lives today.  Our parish children in grade 1 and up are invited to participate, especially children making their First Communion.   We will need at least 5 girls from the 6th grade and up. Please call or text Karen Roberts (860) 218-0049 or Leah Schatz  (630)605-1236 if available. 

 

Come with your Fellow Parishioners to the Holy Land!!  A Trip of a Lifetime.....October 17 - 25, 2018

It is our joy to invite you to join with Father Michael and our parishes on a pilgrimage to the Holy Land where you will find a new dimension of understanding Christian history and the life of our Lord, the Blessed Mother and the Apostles.

We will walk where Jesus walked, taught, and performed miracles.  We will have mass at holy sites like the Church of the Nativity, Church of the Beatitudes, Church of the Holy Sepulcher and more.  We will visit the Mount of Olives, Western Wall, Upper Room, Bethlehem and Shepherd’s Field, Mount Tabor, walk the Garden of Gethsemane, Capernaum, Via Dolorosa and more, including a boat ride on the Sea of Galilee.  

We look forward to sharing this trip of a lifetime with you.


Online Giving Message

We are proud to announce that Our Lady of Hope is keeping up with technology, and now has the ability for online giving.  Contributions can be made to the parish online safety via an encrypted website.  Online giving makes it easy when you are unable to attend Mass.  It's real simple to do.  Here are two simple ways:

     1.  Sign up here at the website.  Click on the "online giving" button that is found on the home page.  For the first time user, just click on "create new account".  This is a one-time account set-up.  This allows you to make donations to the church with options as a one-time gift or recurring.

     2.  The second way for accessing online giving is from your phones. Simply download the app for free from Apple or Google stores.  The name of the app is "Online Giving by Our Sunday Visitor".  From there it's the same login process as the website.

IMPORTANT:  All current IHOM online givers please sign up on the Our Lady of Hope Parish portal and cancel your current account on the IHOM portal.   

 

 

 

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