Our Lady of Hope News

Dispensation from Sunday Obligation

While Sunday Masses did resume on the weekend of July 4/5, the dispensation from Sunday Obligation is extended through to Tuesday, February 16, 2021.  The elderly, the sick and those who care for anyone who is vulnerable are encouraged to not attend at this time. 

Sunday Masses are still live streamed.  Father Michael is alternating between the 9:30am and the 11:30am Masses. 


Eucharistic Holy Hour on the Day of Prayer for the Legal Protection of Unborn Children

Every year, Catholics in the United States commit to pray for the Legal Protection of Unborn Children on January 22, the anniversary of the Roe v. Wade decision in the Supreme Court. “In all the Dioceses of the United States of America, January 22 shall be observed as a particular day of prayer for the full restoration of the legal guarantee of the right to life and of penance for violations to the dignity of the human person committed through acts of abortion.”

A Eucharistic Holy Hour will begin at 7:00 p.m. with the recitation of the Most Holy Rosary on Friday, January 22, 2021 at Immaculate Heart of Mary. 

Please join us as we gather to pray for a just and loving society that supports & protects all mothers and their children from conception to natural death.


Tax Statements

A tax statement will be mailed the end of January to everyone who contributed $500.00 or more for their 2020 Offertory Contributions. If you contributed less than $500.00 and would like us to send you a statement for tax purposes, please call the Parish Office. 


Praying the Rosary at IHOM

In these troubled times, we invite you to join the Respect Life Ministry for Rosary prayer at IHOM before each Sunday mass – for our nation, for Holy Mother Church, and to restore the Culture of Life in the world.    

 At Fatima, our Blessed Mother said:  "Pray the Rosary every day in honor of Our Lady of the Rosary to obtain peace in the world . . . for she alone can save it." (July 13, 1917)

Each Sunday at 9 a.m., we will unite ourselves, mentally and spiritually, in a designated set of Mysteries of the Rosary (please see the schedule below) –  and we will pray the Rosary silently – from wherever we are sitting.  In effect, we’ll  be praying “separately” – but together!  And the more participation we have, the more powerful will be the graces obtained!

Social Concerns Ministry Outreach

The Social Concerns Ministry would like to thank those parishioners who gave so generously from their hearts this Christmas season.  This year it was a combined drive from both IHOM and ICC. The ministry provided toys, gift cards, hats, scarves, gloves, diapers, wipes, blankets, and clothes to Catholic Charities, FISH, Two Hearts/Even Start, Hands of Grace Food Pantry, and Friendly Hands.  The agencies were so grateful for the very generous donations. In addition to these agencies we were able to, through the incredible generosity of our fellow parishioners, personally touch the lives of several families. Each family was offered a turkey and food. They also each received grocery store gift cards, toys, hats, scarves, gloves, and gift cards for their teens and a family gift card if that was appropriate.  Again, thank you from the Social Concerns Ministry and all the parishioners of Our Lady of Hope Parish. We want to wish you all a very Happy New Year. Thank you for making our collections so successful and helping people in need.


Women’s Bible Study

Thursday Evenings 7:00-8:30pm

IHOM Social Center Begins November 12th

Missy @ 860-459-6679

 All Ladies are welcome

ADVENT: PREPARE THE WAY by Augustine Institute

“It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas,” or at least that’s the assumption based on that familiar holiday song. But what does that look like at your house? Most everyone anticipates the great sales at the mall on the day after Thanksgiving, strings lights on the trees outside, and decorates the inside of their homes. But how exactly are we preparing our hearts for the greatest gift we’ve ever been given? This study addresses secularization and how it has infiltrated the wonder and holiness of Christmas. In contrast to that catchy and popular Johnny Mathis song is the classic Christmas carol “O Holy Night,” which reminds us of the beauty, wonder, anticipation, and preparation of our Lord Jesus. Advent is a holy season in which we prepare for Jesus’ birth and are reminded to watch and prepare for Christ’s second


TMIY  began September 30, 2020



6:00am @ IHOM Social Center

“The Vision of Man Fully Alive”

Join us for breakfast, video review and group discussion.  Please bring your mask.  We will be practicing social distancing.

Please call John Lanczycki @ 203.623.3474 with any questions



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.





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