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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  • 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.

  •  4th and 5th Grade Families – we need an assistant for both grades at our Thursday classes/Session A if we are to be able to continue having classes.  Please consider helping for the hour that your child is in class.  You won’t be teaching, but you will be assisting the teacher.  If we don’t have an assistant for each class by WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 17, we will be canceling the classes.

  • 8th and 9th Graders --  You are invited to an Awesome Youth Event on Sunday, October 21st from 1:pm-7:pm at St. Peter/St. Francis School in Torrington!  The Youth Ministers from St. John Paul the Great, St. Joseph’s in Winsted, and I have DAVID CALAVITTA  as the main speaker!  Dinner, Sunday Mass, great music, and fun are all included.  The other parishes are making this mandatory for their 8/9th graders because it’s going to be so cool!  I really hope that you’ll go!  Donation requested is $20, but if money is an issue, let me know.  Please sign up by emailing or texting Amy Paquin at 860-806-5347/ Religious.Ed@OurLadyofHopeParish.com by October 10th.  Thanks – I hope to see you there!  You’re going to love it!

  • Please be aware that one of  All Saints Day Holy Day of Obligation Masses is also going to be the Parish Confirmation Mass on Thursday, Nov. 1st 7:00pm  at the Immaculate Heart of Mary church.  This is a great opportunity to witness our teens receiving this sacred sacrament to help them proclaim the truth and become the Saints that God created them to be, and to be reminded of the gifts we’ve received in our own Confirmations!

  • All Parish Families Are Invited (and Single People!) -- To learn about the rosary, how & why we pray it, and to make a rosary for yourself!  Choose one of two sessions: 10/14 from 2:00-3:30  or 10/21 from 2:00-3:30 at the IHOM Social Center.  Donation of $5 is suggested per rosary.  Space is limited, so please call the office at 860-379-5215 or email secretary@ourladyofhopeparish.com to reserve your place! 

  • All Parish Families Are Invited (and Single People!) - ¨ To make an Advent wreath on either Sunday, Nov. 18th at the IHOM Social Center or Sunday, Nov. 25th at 4:pm at the Barkhamsted Garage.  The cost is $13 and includes the wreath ring, candles, greenery, and prayers for your family to pray as you light the candles each week.  Space is limited, so please either call the office at 860-379-5215 or send an email to secretary@ourladyofhopeparish.com  to let us know which day you’d like to attend.  Checks can be made out to Our Lady of Hope Parish and cash is also accepted. 

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.



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


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

Began 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)



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



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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