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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.

 

myParish App  --  Download Today!!

There is a new program on the app.  This button will give you daily reflections on the readings of the day. These reflections come from some of the best Catholic bloggers in America. MyParish App has partnered with Catholic teachers, priests, seminarians, the Daughters of St. Paul and so many more great bloggers to bring you the best Catholic content on a daily basis.  The new button is Inspire Daily

 

BIBLICAL GIRLS NIGHT OUT!

Next meeting is Wednesday, July 26  @ 7 o’clock at IHOM!

If you have any questions, please do not be afraid to reach out!  In fact, I encourage you to do so.  I really want to get to know the wonderful women of IHOM and ICC and I want you all to get to know me too!

Cell # (860) 307-1897

Email- klanczycki@optonline.net

 

Our Lady of Hope Social Concerns Food Pantry

The Social Concerns pantry needs a few specific items: tuna, canned fruit, paper towels, paper products, housecleaning products, toiletries, personal hygienic items.

These items can be placed in the red wagon at IHOM or in the Bell Tower at ICC. On behalf of all the members of our ministry we want to thank our parishioners on their love and generosity to make our collections so successful.

 

RELIGIOUS EDUCATION NEWS UPDATE:

Hello Again My Fellow Our Lady of Hope Parishioners - there are Several New Updates for you:

 1. PARENTS please see above link on this page for a power point presentation full of information. 

       2.  Men and Women of the Parish – Our Lady of Hope needs you to help with the Religious Education Classes!  Do it for the kids!  Can you take on being a religion teacher for 2 one-hour sessions a month?  How about being a hall monitor?  Maybe you’d like to be an assistant for the teacher?  Can you help plan a once a month service project for the high school teens? Would you be able to organize drinks & snacks once a month for the high school students?  Please email Amy Paquin at Religious.ed@OurLadyofHopeParish.com or text/call her at 860-806-5347!  Thank you!

3. The 2018-2019 Schedule is available on the power point presentation.  See above link.  

4.   Click here for High School Registration Form 2018-2019

      5.    Click here Religious Ed Registration Form for Grades 1-8. 2018-2019  

      6   Adults, Do You Get Bored at Mass?  You’re Not Alone!  Come to Part 1 of a DVD session that you owe it to yourself to see!  It will help you understand what is happening at Mass & why, and you’ll never want to miss another Sunday again! Come Wednesday July 25th from 9:00-10:00am at the Social Center or Wednesday, July 25th from 6:30-7:30pm at the Beekley Library.  This is an Adults Only Series!  I’m also willing to loan it out for personal/group use!

We’re In This Together!  If there is anything at all that I can do to help you or your family grow in your  journey of faith, please let me know!  You can reach me at 860.806.5347 or         Religious.Ed@OurLadyofHopeParish.com

Amy Paquin, Director of Religious Education
Our Lady of Hope Parish

 

11th Annual Dress for Success Collection at IHOM

The Social Concerns Ministry is collecting underwear/t-shirts/socks (sizes 3T-16) for the eleventh annual NW CT Dress for Success Back to School Clothing and School Supply Drive to help NW CT children be prepared to succeed in school. This is an event held every year on August 11 at the Torrington Armory in partnership with the Torrington Early Childhood Collaborative, Baroco Community Systems INC, NW Regional 7 High School and the Torrington Police Department’s Chief’s Community Action Council. Donations can be placed the weekends of July 21/22, July 28/29, and August 4/5 in the crib at the baptismal font near the altar. The collection will be ongoing until August 9. They are also asking for new and gently used clothes if parishioners would like to drop these in our collection. Adult sizes in teen style only please. If anyone would like to volunteer for setup on August 10 or during the event on August 11, please call 860-806-1410 (Diane Labbe) or email: dlabbe@torrington.org .

 

Our Lady of Hope Christmas Bazaar

Yes it’s early …..but….vendors are needed. The Bazaar will be held on Saturday, November 10, 2018 from 9:00a.m.– 2:00p.m. at the Immaculate Heart of Mary Social Center.  The vendor application is online on the parish website….ourladyofhopeparish.com.  Questions, please call Sue Rentz at 860.485.1434 or Cindy Young at 860.605.9250.  Click Here for Application

 

TMIY

That Man is You! Honestly addresses the pressures and temptations that men face in our modern culture, especially those relating to their roles as husbands and fathers.

6:00am @ IHOM Social Center

2nd & 4th Wednesday in July & August

Summer Program:

“The Bible and the Sacraments”

Open to all men in the parish 18 and older.  Please join us for breakfast, video review and group discussion.  Please call John L. @ 203.623.3474 or Bill D @ 860.940.8092 with any questions.

 

Archbishop to Celebrate Mass at Holy Land, U.S.A.

Archbishop Leonard Blair will celebrate Mass on top of Holy Land USA in Waterbury on Aug. 11 in an event being planned in collaboration with the Knights of Columbus and the organization that owns the park, according to a release.

Organizers hopes to see several thousand people attend from across the state, the release said.

Organizers “believe it will increase devotion to Venerable Fr. Michael McGivney, founder of the Knights of Columbus, whose cause for sainthood is being considered by the Vatican, in addition to calling attention to Holy Land, which during the 1960s and 1970s attracted more than 40,000 visitors annually,” the release said.

People are encouraged to arrive between 3:00 and 4:00 p.m.  for the rosary, followed by praise and worship music by the Christian group Hands and Feet.

The Mass will begin at 5:30pm. 

 

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.

 

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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