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Welcome back  -- Weekend Masses

While Sunday Masses did resume on the weekend of July 4/5, the dispensation from Sunday Obligation is extended through to Sunday, November 28th.  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. 


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! 

Sunday 9/20/20    Joyful Mysteries

Sunday 9/27/20   Luminous Mysteries


TMIY  begins 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 Message of Our Lady of Fatima - PRAYER, PEACE & PENANCE

Join us on Tuesday, October 13, 2020 at 12:00pm to pray the rosary at the Fatima Shrine in New Hartford.  (The Shrine is on the Parish Office grounds)

During each of the apparitions Our Lady told the children of the importance of prayer and penance, especial during troubled times. 


Eagle Scout Aiden Maraia collected all of this food plus money for the Our Lady of Hope food pantry.  He will be building a little food pantry that will be placed on the grounds by the Immaculate Heart of Mary Social Center.

Thank you to Aiden for all his hard work. 

Parishioners can still continue to donate to the food pantry.  Specific food item still needed— canned corn.


Religious Education Update

  • Religious Education Class Schedule The Fall Schedule is now available and has been emailed to families who are registered in the religious education program. 

  • Text book distribution: Thank you to those families in Grades 1 – 5 who came to the book distribution at the Social Center on Sept. 19.  It was great seeing you all!  If you couldn’t make it on the 19th and  have not yet made arrangements to pick up your books, please contact Teresa Lovejoy to do so as soon as possible. Gospel Weeklies were mailed to all students in grades 6 – 7, unless they had younger siblings coming to the distribution on the 19th.  Students in Grade 8 received their books at the first class on September 23. If an 8th grader missed the first class, please contact Teresa Lovejoy to obtain the book and make-up work.

  • Book Returns: We are in need of the “Faith and Life Series” books for grades 1 – 5.  If you haven’t returned yours from last year yet, it would be much appreciated if you could drop them off at the Parish office or in the bins inside the churches. Thank you so much. 

Call/text Teresa Lovejoy for any questions: 860-806-5347 or email Religious.ed@OurLadyofHopeParish.com.


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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