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 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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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.

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Stay connected at Our Lady of Hope throughout LENT.  The App has a daily LENTEN reflection, 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.

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St. Joseph’s Medal of Appreciation

 Congratulations to Ernie and Judy Jarrett! They are the recipients of the 2018 Saint Joseph Medal of Appreciation. The Archbishop will present this honor to them this Sunday, March 18th during a ceremony at Saint Joseph’s Cathedral in Hartford.

Every year the Archbishop awards this special distinction to a parishioner or a married couple who have distinguished themselves in service to their parish. Ernie and Judy have done so much to contribute to the life of our parish. Ernie was the instrumental leader in starting the That Man is You men’s ministry, has served as an extraordinary minister of Holy Communion, and given much more to the parish. Judy served as the chair of the finance council and worked diligently on the parish merging committee, as just a few highlights in her service to the parish. Thank you and congratulations!


T M I Y     

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. The program harmonizes current social and medical science with the teachings of the Church and the wisdom of the saints to develop the vision of man fully alive!

Wednesday Mornings

6:00am Doors Open for Breakfast   6:30am Presentation   7:00am Breakout into Small Groups         7:30am Dismissal   

There will be no gathering during Holy Week.  Next session will be April 4. 

Session 25:  Wednesday, April 4  --  Encountering the Good Master                         

  •            The Saddest Story in the Gospel
  •            The Seven Steps of TMIY! and Their Impact
  •            Superabundant Happiness
  •            the Profound Impact of the Family
  •            The TMIY Mission 12.0 Challenge
  •            the Vision of a New Springtime                                                  


Easter Collection - Social Concerns Ministry

The Social Concerns Ministry will be collecting boxed potatoes, canned vegetables and fruit including yams and pineapples, corn muffin mix, box cakes and frosting, Easter egg dye kits, and Bisquick mix for Easter Baskets to give to at least 22 families with hams. We are also supplying several Easter baskets for children to Fish and candy especially chocolate bunnies to Friendly Hands. Several hams only will be given to the Bronc Callahan Foundation and 8 hams/food baskets to Catholic Charities. Please place items in the red wagon in the front entrance of the IHOM church. Please give members of the ministry outside the IHOM church the hams so they can be placed in the refrigerators on March 17 and 18 and March 24 and 25.   Baskets will be distributed to families after Palm Sunday. Thank you again for all your kindness and generosity and making our collections so successful.


Parish Family Pasta Dinner

On Friday April 27, 2018 we will hold our Parish Family Pasta Dinner at Ski Sundown.  Mark the date on your calendar now for a wonderful evening of fun and fellowship.   Tickets will go on sale the weekend of April 7/8. 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. 


THANK YOU -- Corned-Beef & Cabbage Irish Dinner

The Ways & Means Committee would like to thank all that attended and volunteered their time to make the dinner a success. A special thanks to the McGuirk’s for bring their Irish music and to Paul Giarnese and his violin for entertaining us with his beautiful Irish songs. We served 115 and our net profit was $1,092.63.

We are always looking for people to join our committee for these events.   If you are interested, please call the Parish Office.


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.

For complete details, please join us for a meeting

Tuesday,  April 3rd at 7:00 pm

At Trinita,

Or contact Jean at 860-693-2515

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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There will be NO morning Mass on Monday, April 2 at Immaculate Heart of Mary. 






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