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. 




Our Faith

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Directions to Immaculate Conception Church

Directions to Immaculate Heart of Mary Church





All Saints' and All Souls' Day

Please see the Event Calendar link above for the schedule. 


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Exciting Parish App Content for Teens and Middle Schoolers

Teens will love the new “Video” button and the “Real Life Catholic” button, where they can access engaging, dynamic Catholic short films full of positive content.  Vist myparishapp.com.



  • Thank you to all of the incredible people who have volunteered to help the Religious Ed program!  We still need a couple small group leaders for our 6th-8th grade classes, but we have gotten the help we need for the first through fifth grades!  Thanks volunteers – We Appreciate You!
  • Friendly reminder that all parents of Religious Ed students (and all Catholics!) are expected to attend Sunday Mass each week.  If you are unable to do so due to illness or injury, please let us know so that we can find someone to bring the Eucharist to you that week. Thanks!
  • Parents of kids making 1st Reconciliation or 1st Communion: If you were not able to attend the mandatory parent meeting last week, please email me for information.  Thank you

  • 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 Confirmation.

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


Make a Family Advent Wreath

Whether there is one or 15 of you in your family, you are invited to Make An Advent Wreath!  We have 2 offerings, but register quickly, as we expect to sell out with the limited space available!  Please email Religious.ed@ourladyofhopeparish.com or call me at 860-806-5347 to sign up!  Everyone will receive a brass wreath ring, advent candles, greenery and berries to make your own family wreath!  Fr. Michael will bless the wreath you make, and you will receive prayers for each week of Advent!  Suggested Donation is $13.  Sessions are at 4:pm. Nov. 18th= IHOM Social Center or Nov. 25th= Barkhamsted Town Garage.


Annual Parish "Mass of Remembrance"

The Our Lady of Hope Parish annual “Mass of Remembrance” will take place on Sunday, November 4, at 9:30AM at Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, and at 11:30AM at Immaculate Conception Church. 

We will remember all our deceased loved ones at these Masses, but in a special way, we will honor all those parishioners who have died since October, 2017 by reading their names at the Mass. 

All parishioners are invited to bring a small photo or memento of their loved one(s) to be placed on a table in front of the altar during the Mass. This is a beautiful way to honor and remember those loved ones who shared our lives on earth and who now share God’s life in heaven.

Please contact Sanita Gingras at (860)-482-3951, or segingras116@yahoo.com if you have any questions.


Social Concerns Ministry Outreach

This year the Social Concerns Ministry will be donating turkeys to needy families for Thanksgiving. These families are from several different agencies in Torrington and Harwinton: Fish, Friendly Hands, Catholic Charities, the Bronc Callahan Fund and families that our ministry deals with directly. Donations can be made the weekends of November 3 and 4; and November 10 and 11. The collections will be in front of the IHOM church before mass. Parishioners can give turkeys to volunteers before entering Church. Fixings for the dinners: boxed potatoes, stuffing, gravy, canned vegetables and fruit, cranberry sauce, apple juice, cake mixes and frosting, pie mixes and filling can be placed in the red wagon.  On behalf of the Social Concerns Ministry, we want to thank you for your generosity the entire year. You have helped make our donations successful to Two Hearts, the Junior Dress for Success, Fish, Friendly Hands, the Bronc Callahan Fund, Catholic Charities, the Harwinton Food Pantry, and our own families.




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 and will continue until December 20th

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

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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