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UPDATE on live-streaming

Sunday Masses are still live streamed.  The 9:30am Mass on Sundays will be live-streamed.  

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Our Lady of Hope Hospitality-It's back!

Coffee hour will begin Sunday, October 3 after the 9:30 am Mass at IHOM. 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 - 860.806.2901.  Thanks.

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Social Concerns Ministry Outreach

This year the Social Concerns Ministry will be collecting Christmas toys for children in need, *** gift cards and gifts for teenagers, some suggestions from Friendly Hands: (wallets, watches, thrown blankets, sleeping bags) and hats, scarves, mittens, gloves, warm socks, and underwear. Gift cards for teenagers from Wal-Mart, Target, Shoe stores, and Dunkin Donuts are in high demand and would be greatly appreciated. We will also accept donations for Two Hearts: diapers, clothes size 2-5, winter coats 12 months to 5T, baby food and formula, baby wash/shampoo, diaper cream, onesies, and gift cards. The donations will be given to children by Fish, Catholic Charities, Two Hearts, and Friendly Hands and to our own families that the Social Concerns Ministry donates to. The collection is taking place the weekends of December 4/5 and December 11/12. Parishioners can select tags from the giving trees located near the choir and ICC in the Bell Tower. Please drop off the items unwrapped items next to the trees starting December 4. We are also collecting nonperishable food for the families our parish deals with directly.  On behalf of the Social Concerns Ministry, we want to thank you for your generosity the entire year.

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Social Justice Speaker Series—SAVE THE DATE!

Our next speaker will be David Rich, Executive Director of Supportive Housing Works (shworks.org). Mr. Rich has 25 years of world-wide experience working to alleviate poverty and end homelessness. His presentation will take place on Monday, December 6th at 6:30 PM at the Social Center at Immaculate Heart of Mary in Harwinton.

Mr. Rich will inform us about the state of homelessness in Connecticut and the Northwest Corner; dispel myths about who is plagued by homelessness; and outline the process for homeless shelter services, working toward the main goal of supportive housing. He’ll also tell us how the pandemic impacted delivery of services and how it continues to do so.  And lastly, he’ll give suggestions about what we can do as parishioners to help.  He’ll be joined by Jason Rinaldi, Western CT Housing Resource Manager for Supportive Housing Works, who also has a decades-long interest and impact on services for the homeless and a unique perspective on our own parish community.

The timing of this presentation is designed to promote and support the Christmas collection being conducted by our own Social Concerns Committee. Admission is free—but please bring a new pair of sox or mittens as your “ticket.” 

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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.

September 15, 2021

FALL SEMESTER!!  ALL NEW PROGRAM!!

NEW MEMBERS WELCOME!!

6:00 am @ IHOM Social Center

Join us for breakfast, video review and group discussion.  Please call John L. @ 203.623.3474 with any questions

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Women of Faith and Hope  --  (a.k.a. WBS)

Jesus: The Way, the Truth, and the Life

Jesus is our savior, our redeemer, our Lord, and our God. Our belief in Jesus is what makes us who we are as Catholics, as Christians, but do we really know him as we should? Is Jesus a part of your life, or is he at the center of your life as he should be? I invite you to make him the center of your life by joining us for Jesus: The Way, the Truth, and the Life, a 10-week video study program that explores the entirety of Jesus’ life and what he means for us as Catholics today. Our Lady of Hope Parish will begin the Jesus study on September 23rd at 7pm in the Social Center, Harwinton. Participants will meet every week to view an engaging video presentation by Marcellino D’Ambrosio, Jeff Cavins, and Edward Sri, followed by a lively group discussion and fellowship. For more information to obtain a study guide contact Melissa by 9/9 at 860-459-6679 or Missykh2@gmail.com. I hope you can join us! Woman of all ages are invited. Study guides take up to 2 weeks to arrive.

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2021 Archbishop's Annual Appeal

Reaching Out, Healing Together

The 2021 Archbishop's Annual Appeal is integral to the mission and services of the Archdiocese of Hartford. As in the past, this year's efforts will create new opportunities and expand existing services for those living and working within the Northern, Western, and Southern Vicariates.  Additionally, the Appeal ensures the funding necessary so that our vital ministries, seminarians, retired clergy, catholic schools and agencies continue to thrive serving thousands throughout the Archdiocese.  


Pope Francis proclaims “Year of St. Joseph”

With the Apostolic Letter “Patris corde” (“With a Father’s Heart”), Pope Francis recalls the 150th anniversary of the declaration of Saint Joseph as Patron of the Universal Church. To mark the occasion, the Holy Father has proclaimed a “Year of Saint Joseph” from December 8, 2020, to December 8, 2021.  "We need only ask Saint Joseph for the grace of graces: our conversion. Let us now make our prayer to him:


Hail, Guardian of the Redeemer,
Spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary.
To you God entrusted his only Son;
in you Mary placed her trust;
with you Christ became man.
Blessed Joseph, to us too,
show yourself a father
and guide us in the path of life.
Obtain for us grace, mercy and courage, and defend us from every evil. Amen."


Given in Rome, at Saint John Lateran, on 8 December, Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary, in the year 2020, the eighth of my Pontificate.

 


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.


  

 

 

 

Upcoming Events

Please see Event Calendar for further details

Dec 4

Reconciliation

Saturday, 3:30 PM

Reconciliation
Time: Saturday, 3:30 PM
  At IHOM or by appointment.
Dec 4

5:00pm IHOM Mass

Saturday, 5:00 PM

5:00pm IHOM Mass
Time: Saturday, 5:00 PM
Location: Immaculate Heart of Mary Church - 78 Litchfield Rd Harwinton CT 06791
  No Description Available
Dec 5

8:00am ICC Mass

Sunday, 8:00 AM

8:00am ICC Mass
Time: Sunday, 8:00 AM
Location: Immaculate Conception Church - 3 Church St. North New Hartford CT 06057
  No Description Available
Dec 5

9:30am IHOM Mass

Sunday, 9:30 AM

9:30am IHOM Mass
Time: Sunday, 9:30 AM
Location: Immaculate Heart of Mary Church - 78 Litchfield Rd Harwinton CT 06791
  No Description Available
Dec 5

Coffee Hour

Sunday, 10:30 AM

Coffee Hour
Time: Sunday, 10:30 AM
Location: Immaculate Heart of Mary - 78 Litchfield Rd Harwinton CT 06791
  Please join us for fellowship and great desserts after morning Mass.
Dec 5

11:30am ICC Mass

Sunday, 11:30 AM

11:30am ICC Mass
Time: Sunday, 11:30 AM
Location: Immaculate Conception Church - 3 Church St. North New Hartford CT 06057
  No Description Available
Dec 5

Sunday Vespers

Sunday, 5:00 PM

Sunday Vespers
Time: Sunday, 5:00 PM
Location: Immaculate Conception Church - 3 Church Street New Hartford CT 06057
  No Description Available
Dec 6

8:00am IHOM Mass

Monday, 8:00 AM

8:00am IHOM Mass
Time: Monday, 8:00 AM
Location: Immaculate Heart of Mary Church - 78 Litchfield Rd Harwinton CT 06791
  No Description Available
Dec 6

Reconciliation during Advent

Monday, 5:00 PM

Reconciliation during Advent
Time: Monday, 5:00 PM
Location: Immaculate Conception Church - 3 Church St. North New Hartford CT 06057
  No Description Available
Dec 6

Social Justice Speaker Series

Monday, 6:30 PM

Social Justice Speaker Series
Time: Monday, 6:30 PM
Location: Immaculate Heart of Mary Church - 78 Litchfield Road Harwinton CT 06791
  Please see Home Page for detailed information.
 
 

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 

 

 

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