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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. 

 

 


Sacraments

Our Faith

Event Calendar

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Directions to Immaculate Conception Church

Directions to Immaculate Heart of Mary Church

 

 


NEWS

Father Michael's 1st Year Anniversary of being Installed as Pastor

Please join us on Sunday, September 9, 2018 as we kick-off the Religious Education program and also celebrate Father's Michael's first year anniversary of being installed as pastor.  The celebration will run from 12:00pm - 3:00pm at the Immaculate Heart of Mary Social Center. 

 

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Exciting Parish App Content for Teens and Middle Schoolers

Teens will love the new “Video” button and the “Real Life Catholic” button, where they can access engaging, dynamic Catholic short films full of positive content.  Vist myparishapp.com.

 

Coffee Hour at Immaculate Heart of Mary

 

Hospitality-It's back!  .... Coffee hour will begin Sunday, October 7 after Mass.  Please come and join us for fellowship and some great desserts. If anyone is interested in baking for the coffee hour or for special events, please call Marilyn Roy - 489-0668 or 482-8589.  Thanks.

 

RELIGIOUS EDUCATION NEWS UPDATE:

  • A huge THANK YOU to everyone who came to the Kick Off Party last Sunday!  It was great to see people of all ages from both churches meeting each other and having fun.  The kids had a great time and played well together…it really felt like one big family.   A special thanks to Pat McGlynn, who put in so much work that we couldn’t have pulled it off without her!  Thank you to all of the “unsung heroes” who pitched in and helped, as well as all of those who signed up for helping, especially Steve Haynes who saved the day with his master grilling.  This Kick Off Party was a huge success because of everyone who came – thank you Our Lady of Hope Parishioners!
  • Please note that Religious Ed Classes have started!  If you missed the parent meetings, mailings, bulletin announcements, and info on the website, get caught up by going to the parish website and clicking on the “Everything You Need To Know About the 2018-2019 Religious Ed Year.”  It has all of the info about the new program, a calendar full of the important dates, and lots of helpful information for you!

  • PARENTS OF KIDS MAKING THEIR 1ST RECONCILIATION &/or 1St Holy Eucharist ---Remember that the mandatory parent meetings have been moved to Thursday, Oct. 11th and Friday October 12th, at the Social Center and Immaculate Conception Church, respectively.  This is a MANDATORY meeting if you’d like to have your kiddo make the Sacraments this year.  You only have to attend one of the 2 meeting offerings.  Times are 6:30-7:30pm at both locations.

  • We have several volunteer spots that need to be filled if the classes are to continue.  We need a catechist assistant for 4th and 5th grade every other Thursdays from 5:45-6:45 at Ann Antolini School; we need small group leaders for middle school every other Wednesday (you’ll be facilitating conversation with a group of 6, 7, or 8th graders), we need hall monitors for Mondays at Ann Antolini from 5:45-6:45pm and Tuesdays at the Social Center from 7:00-8:15pm.   We Need You to make this a successful and fun religious education experience.  Please consider stepping up and making a difference in the kids’ lives. All people are invited to offer their help whether or not you have kids in the program.  We can also use some “Fill-in” help for when someone can’t make it to class.  This would be a great opportunity for Confirmation students to serve!  Please call/email/text me at: Religious.Ed@OurLadyofHopeParish.com  / 860-806-5347.  Together, we can build a vibrant Faith in our parish community.

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

 

RAISE YOUR VOICE! --  Our Lady of Hope Music Ministry

Calling all singers! Choir rehearsals are resuming September 5 & 10, and we are welcoming new singers as well. Please come join us!

Immaculate Heart of Mary on MONDAYS (beginning Sept. 10)

                  6:00-6:45 PM - Angel Choir (Grades 1-8)

                  6:45-7:30 PM - Inspiration (Grades 9-young adult)

                  7:30-8:30 PM - Grace Notes (Adults)

Immaculate Conception on WEDNESDAYS (beginning Sept. 5)

                  5:00-6:00 PM - Joy! (Grades 3-12) (note: Joy! begins Oct. 3)

                  6:00-7:00 PM - Worship! (by audition)

                  7:00-8:00 PM - Spirit! (Adults)

Contact Dan Ringuette at music.coordinator@ourladyofhopeparish.com  with questions.

 

Our Parishes’ Great Adventure Bible Study Continues

Join your fellow parishioner’s ongoing Great Adventure for Matthew:  The King and His Kingdom, at Trinita which began Tuesday, Sept. 11th and continues every other Tuesday for 24 sessions.  This study dives into the ‘personhood’ and kingship of Christ.  In this study you will:

· See Jesus as the awaited Messiah who fulfills the promises and prophecies of the Old Testament;

· Establishes His Kingdom of heaven on earth in His Church;

· See who Jesus is and what His teachings mean for us today.

For more information or to register for the Study, forms are available on the tables at the back of the Church, or contact Ken Foisie at 860-678-7922;  Deborah Kellogg at djkrunning@yahoo.com; Yvonne Stoops at YStoops@gmail.com; or Sanita Gingras at segingras116@yahoo.com.

 

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.

Began Wed., September 12, 2018

and continues every Wed until Dec 5th

NEW MEMBERS WELCOME

6:00 am @ IHOM Social Center

2018 Fall Session “The Battle Over the Bride”

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.

 

Women’s Bible Study  -- Walking with Purpose

Begins September 27th 7 pm at the IHOM Social Center

Have you ever considered that your day-to-day struggles are, at their core, timeless and universal? Though your challenges are deeply personal, they are also deeply human, and God has provided workable solutions for you through the teachings of Christ and the Roman Catholic Church.

Walking with Purpose would like to help you enjoy a deeper personal relationship with Jesus Christ, nurtured through personal Bible study and small group discussions created just for women.

Contact:  Melissa Lanczycki

missykh2@gmail.com  860-459-6679

This study provides a firm foundation to stand on no matter what life throws our way. (Esphesians)

 

OCTOBER 7 ROSARY COAST-TO-COAST CAMPAIGN

On Oct. 7, the Rosary Coast to Coast campaign will unite Catholics across the U.S. and beyond in prayer for the soul of the country wracked by moral decay and spiritual decline.

In 1571, The Holy League defended and saved western civilization and Christian Culture through prayer of the Rosary.  At this watershed time in our history, the new Holy League is asking us to join them to do the same for America – specifically praying for repentance and healing for our nation, our culture and our Church.

Now is the time for us to act.  Please join us for the Rosary Coast to Coast rally at IHOM church at 3:45 p.m. on Sunday October 7, 2018. 

 

Save the Date…...Mark Your Calendars  -- AUTUMN GALA at the Chatterley’s Banquet Facility in Torrington

Friday, September 28, 2018 from 6—10pm.

This is a great night of friendship and a very successful fundraiser for our parish. 

$40 a person which includes one beverage

Cocktails  -  6 pm

Dinner  -  7 pm

Silent Auction  -  9 pm

Dancing  -  8 to 10pm

Tickets are on sales after all the Masses on the weekend.  

 

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

 

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.

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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