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October is Respect Life Month.  Please see articles from USCCB. 

Click here for article "The Gospel of Life"

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UPDATE

Welcome back  -- Weekend Masses

While Sunday Masses did resume on the weekend of July 4/5, the dispensation from Sunday Obligation is extended through to Saturday, November 28th.  The elderly, the sick and those who care for anyone who is vulnerable are encouraged to not attend at this time. 

Sunday Masses are still live streamed.  Father Michael is alternating between the 9:30am and the 11:30am Masses. 

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Weekend of Remembrance – October 31-Nov 2, 2020

At all parish Masses on the weekend of October 31 – November 1, and also on Monday, November 2, All Souls Day, we will remember all those who have died, with a special remembrance for all those who have died since November of 2019 – parishioners and loved ones of parishioners.  Place cards bearing these names will be put on a table in front of the altar, and they will be remembered during the prayers of the faithful.

All who attend one of these Masses are welcome to put on the table before Mass a small photo or memento of your loved one(s). Please remember to take it home with you.

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Praying the Rosary at IHOM

In these troubled times, we invite you to join the Respect Life Ministry for Rosary prayer at IHOM before each Sunday mass – for our nation, for Holy Mother Church, and to restore the Culture of Life in the world.    

 At Fatima, our Blessed Mother said:  "Pray the Rosary every day in honor of Our Lady of the Rosary to obtain peace in the world . . . for she alone can save it." (July 13, 1917)

Each Sunday at 9 a.m., we will unite ourselves, mentally and spiritually, in a designated set of Mysteries of the Rosary (please see the schedule below) –  and we will pray the Rosary silently – from wherever we are sitting.  In effect, we’ll  be praying “separately” – but together!  And the more participation we have, the more powerful will be the graces obtained!

Sunday 10/25/20     Sorrowful Mysteries

Sunday 11/1/20      Glorious Mysteries


Social Concerns Ministry Outreach

This year the Social Concerns Ministry will be donating turkeys to needy families for Thanksgiving. These families are from several different agencies in Torrington and Harwinton: Fish, Friendly Hands, Catholic Charities, the Bronc Callahan Fund and families that our ministry deals with directly. Donations can be made the weekends of November 7 and 8; and November 14 and 15. The collections will be in front of the IHOM church before mass.  Parishioners can give turkeys to volunteers before entering Church. Fixings for the dinners: boxed potatoes, stuffing, gravy, canned vegetables and fruit, cranberry sauce, apple juice, cake mixes and frosting, pie mixes and filling can be placed in the red wagon. Donations for non-perishable items will also be collected at ICC in the Bell Tower.  On behalf of the Social Concerns Ministry, we want to thank you for your generosity the entire year. You have helped make our donations successful to Two Hearts, the Junior Dress for Success, Fish, Friendly Hands, the Bronc Callahan Fund, Catholic Charities, the Harwinton Food Pantry, and our own families. If any parishioner himself or knows of a family that needs food assistance, please contact the parish office.

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TMIY  begins September 30, 2020

FALL SEMESTER!!!    ALL NEW PROGRAM!!

NEW MEMBERS WELCOME!!!

6:00am @ IHOM Social Center

“The Vision of Man Fully Alive”

Join us for breakfast, video review and group discussion.  Please bring your mask.  We will be practicing social distancing.

Please call John Lanczycki @ 203.623.3474 with any questions

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The Rachel Rosary

Come pray the Rachel Rosary on Thursday, October 22 at 6:30pm at Immaculate Conception Church.  The Rachel Rosary is a special intercessory prayer for victims of post-abortion syndrome and a powerful tool for focusing our prayer that the merciful touch of God will heal our wounded brothers and sisters and end the scourge of abortion. Please note the Rachel Rosary is quite longer than the normal rosary.  It has special intentions incorporated throughout the prayer.

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BLOOD DRIVE

Join Our Lady of Hope and help save lives at a community blood drive at the Immaculate Heart of Mary Social Center.   — Every two seconds, someone in the U.S. needs blood. The blood drive will take place on Thursday, November 12th  from 11:00am to 4:00pm.

The need for blood is constant, but only 3 percent of the U.S. population donates. By rolling up a sleeve, donors can play a critical role in the treatment of accident and burn victims, heart surgery and organ transplant patients, and those receiving treatment for leukemia, cancer or sickle cell disease.

To make an appointment or to learn more, download the American Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit RedCrossBlood.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767). Completion of a RapidPass®online health history questionnaire found at RedCrossBlood.org/rapidpassis encouraged to help speed up the donation process. A blood donor card or driver’s license or two other forms of identification are required at check-in. Individuals who are 17 years of age in most states (16 with parental consent where allowed by state law), weigh at least 110 pounds and are in generally good health may be eligible to donate blood. High school students and other donors 18 years of age and younger also have to meet certain height and weight requirements. 

 


RCIA

The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults. This faith formation program is available to non-Catholic adults and young adults past the age of reasoning who wish to become members of the Catholic Church, and to Catholic adults and young adults past the age of reasoning who have not yet received the sacraments of First Eucharist and Confirmation.  Classes meet on a weekly basis, and can be begun at any time.  Contact Father Michael (860-379-5215) if you are interested. Young adults under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult over the age of 18.


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.


  

 

 

 

Upcoming Events

Please see Event Calendar for further details

Oct 31

Reconciliation

Saturday, 3:30 PM

Reconciliation
Time: Saturday, 3:30 PM
  At IHOM or by appointment.
Oct 31

5:00pm IHOM Mass

Saturday, 5:00 PM

5:00pm IHOM Mass
Time: Saturday, 5:00 PM
Location: Immaculate Heart of Mary Church - 78 Litchfield Rd Harwinton CT 06791
  No Description Available
Nov 1

8:00am ICC Mass

Sunday, 8:00 AM

8:00am ICC Mass
Time: Sunday, 8:00 AM
Location: Immaculate Conception Church - 3 Church St. North New Hartford CT 06057
  No Description Available
Nov 1

Rosary-IHOM

Sunday, 9:00 AM

Rosary-IHOM
Time: Sunday, 9:00 AM
  No Description Available
Nov 1

9:30am IHOM Mass

Sunday, 9:30 AM

9:30am IHOM Mass
Time: Sunday, 9:30 AM
Location: Immaculate Heart of Mary Church - 78 Litchfield Rd Harwinton CT 06791
  No Description Available
Nov 1

Coffee Hour

Sunday, 10:30 AM

Coffee Hour
Time: Sunday, 10:30 AM
Location: Immaculate Heart of Mary - 78 Litchfield Rd Harwinton CT 06791
  Please join us for fellowship and great desserts after morning Mass.
Nov 1

11:30am ICC Mass

Sunday, 11:30 AM

11:30am ICC Mass
Time: Sunday, 11:30 AM
Location: Immaculate Conception Church - 3 Church St. North New Hartford CT 06057
  No Description Available
Nov 2

8:00am IHOM Mass

Monday, 8:00 AM

8:00am IHOM Mass
Time: Monday, 8:00 AM
Location: Immaculate Heart of Mary Church - 78 Litchfield Rd Harwinton CT 06791
  No Description Available
Nov 2

Mass -- All Soul's Day

Monday, 11:00 AM

Mass -- All Soul's Day
Time: Monday, 11:00 AM
Location: Immaculate Conception Church - 3 Church Street New Hartford CT 06057
  No Description Available
Nov 3

8:00am ICC Mass

Tuesday, 8:00 AM

8:00am ICC Mass
Time: Tuesday, 8:00 AM
Location: Immaculate Conception Church - 3 Church St. North New Hartford CT 06057
  No Description Available
 
 
 
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