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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.

 

2018 Our Lady of Hope Parish Survey

One of the strategic priorities of our merged parish deals with parish ministries:  Improve existing ministries and create new ministries that are vibrant, relevant, attractive and inclusive; that address the needs of our parishioners, especially the poor and abandoned; our youth; and the needs of our parish community at large. To that end, please help the parish determine how we can successfully address this  priority. Please complete the survey (Click Here for Survey) and return to the Parish Office, mail it in or place in the offertory basket. Surveys are also available at the back of the churches.   If you have any questions you can contact Father Michael or the Parish Council. 

Parish Council:  Sarah Buonocore, John Burke, Gabriel Chabot, Greg Famularo, Laura Garay, and Leah Schatz.

 

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

 

RELIGIOUS EDUCATION NEWS UPDATE:

Hello Fellow Our Lady of Hope Parishioners! 

I’d like to let you know what we have happening and what we’re working on for the upcoming Religious Education year.  Some details are still in the works, but I like to keep everyone as informed and up to date as possible.   

*Religious Ed. Registration Forms for the 2018/2019 year are available online Click here for registration form and at the back of church.  Dates/times are TBD, but please register your kids now so that we know how many textbooks to purchase for each grade level.  I appreciate your cooperation and understanding!

*Once times and locations are officially approved, we’ll ask for your choice of 2 offerings at each grade level, including grades 9-12 in Youth Group. 

*YES!  You Read That Correctly!  We are going to have a High School Youth Group for Grades 9-12!  I’m excited to announce that we’ll be learning about our Faith, having small group break out sessions, we’ll do service projects, pray together, and attend some great Christian Events.   Teens – get ready for living life to the full as we grow in Faith together!  I know that your schedules are really busy and that it will likely be a sacrifice to add one more thing, but I guarantee that this will be worth it! 

*Confirmation classes will be held once a month an hour before youth group.  Pizza and drinks will be provided! Dates TBD…

*New this year: More Family Faith Events!  We’ll have gatherings for whole families approx. once a month! Keep your eye on the bulletins and our website www.OurLadyofHopeParish.com.

COMING UP: Mark Your Calendars!

High School Teens – there is an AWESOME Youth Encounter Retreat Day at St. Paul’s High School in Bristol, CT. Sept. 30th 10:am-5:30pm!  Bishop Blair will be celebrating Mass, Nationally known speaker Roy Petitfils will give a talk, the REVIVE Band will be performing, and there will be Games, Food, Adoration, Confession, and lots of Fun!  Tickets are $30, but don’t let the fee stop you from coming – we can work it out if it’s an issue.  Call Amy Paquin at 860-379-5215 or email her at Religious.Ed@OurLadyofHopeParish.com to sign up or for any questions.  Seriously, You WANT To Go To This!!!

Faith & Family Day Yard Goats Baseball Game!  Saturday, Aug. 25th, 2018 at 6:05 pm at Dunkin Donuts Field!  Tickets are $7 each for the Right Porch Seats and includes a Faith Leaders Ceremony and an after game Fireworks Show! 

The ArchDiocesan Woman’s Conference will be Saturday, Nov. 3rd, 2018. There will be a keynote speaker, diverse offerings of prayer break out sessions, variety of different workshops to choose from, and lunch provided.   Get ready for great fellowship.

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

 

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.

 

Change for Life

Your spare change can make a big difference in the lives of mothers and babies!

At Immaculate Heart of Mary and Immaculate Conception the “Bottle Drive” will take place again this year to benefit the Two Hearts Pregnancy Care Clinic in Torrington.  Baby bottles will be available to you to take home and use as a bank on Mother’s Day weekend. Please fill up your bottles with change or bills and return them to church on Father’s Day weekend.  (Tax receipts available for checks only-payable to Our Lady of Hope)

Two Hearts Pregnancy Care Center in Torrington is a place where woman and teens can find hope, help and life-affirming support, reflecting the pro-life teachings of the Catholic Church.

Thank you for your support.

 

Garden Time!!

Please Help Us Make Our Gardens Beautiful on Saturday, June 2 at IHOM 10:00—11:30am

Rain Date:  Monday, June 4th at 9:30am

We will be planting 100’s of annuals.  Can you help...dig holes, plant flowers, turn the earth, water, or weed?? Just come in old clothes.  We have some extra tools, but if  you have a shovel, trowel, hoe or rake — bring them please! Help would be appreciated for just 1 1/2 hours and then enjoy the garden all summer long. 

Questions...email Margaret Johnson, waterexplorers@yahoo.com or phone May Louchen, 860.482.4380.

Helpers of ALL ages are welcome

If you are available weekday mornings we also meet every Thursday at 9:30am for 1 hour to maintain our gardens

PLEASE JOIN US!!

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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Upcoming Events

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There will be NO morning Mass on Monday, May 28th.

 

 
 

 

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 

 

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