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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  • Please  Note:  I will be celebrating the holidays with my family in Michigan on the following dates: Thanksgiving 11/20-11/24 and Christmas 12/19-12/30. If you need to contact me during that time, please send an email toReligious.Ed@OurLadyofHopeParish.com, as I will try to check it from time to time. May you rejoice with the loved ones in your life and invite  into your home those who are lonely.  Let’s be Jesus to one another.
  • PARENTS of 6th-8th Graders: JOIN Your Awesome Tweens on Tuesday, Nov. 27 or Wednesday, Dec. 5 for a Great Finale Presentation on the Mass! We’ve been doing the Altaration Program and it is really popular with kids and several parents!  This is a fantastic way to make the Mass more meaningful to you as well as your tweens! 
  • Next Youth Group for Anyone in Grades 9-12 is Wednesday Dec. 12 from 7:15-8:15 at the Social Center – We’ll be doing a Service Project of Making Blankets for the Poor!  Bring Sharp Scissors and/or  2 .5-3 yard lengths of fleece to use for the blankets.  This is a ton of fun!  Come join us!  Of course we’ll have snacks, too! Bring a friend, too! 
  •  If you haven’t yet heard, it is a requirement for all volunteers who work with people under 18 to attend a Safe Environment/Virtus Training just once in their lifetime.  This workshop has incredible information on how to spot kids in danger, how to keep them safe, and how a predator may groom/trick children.   If I were a parent, I would want to know this information even if I didn’t volunteer – so I am offering you the chance to attend once I find a presenter.  Think about it and keep your eye on the bulletin for more details… it’s so important that it’s even free! 

  • Call/text Amy Paquin for any questions: 860-806-5347 or email Religious.ed@OurLadyofHopeParish.com.


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.


A program with RELICS of the SAINTS

RESERVE THE DATE for a special event that includes celebration of the Mass and veneration of rare Relics of the Saints.  Our Lady of Hope Parish at Immaculate Conception Church will host this event on Friday, November 23rd at 7:00 PM.  We encourage you to join us to take advantage of this special opportunity to venerate these holy relics holy relics of the saints noted in the Roman Canon (Eucharistic Prayer I).  This event is the last of only two presentations of these precious and holy relics of the Church in Connecticut.

Having the opportunity to be in the presence of these holy relics while in participation of the Holy Mass is a once in a lifetime opportunity that you won’t want to miss.  Veneration follows the Mass at approximately 8:00 PM.


Through Death to Life

An informative program on Catholic teaching about death and life after death by Father Michael Ruminski, Pastor of Our Lady of Hope Parish

Sunday, December 2, 2018 at 2:00PM

Social Center of Immaculate Heart of Mary Church

Sponsored by Our Lady of Hope Parish Bereavement Ministry


LOOKING AHEAD -- Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception -December 8, 2018

In 2018, the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception falls on a Saturday. This is a holy day of obligation, and since it is the patronal feast of the United States, is not abrogated when it falls on a Saturday. See this link for more information:  Link to USCCB Website

Catholics have two obligations to fulfill on this weekend--the holy day and Sunday.


Social Concerns Ministry Outreach

This year the Social Concerns Ministry will be collecting Christmas toys for needy children, gift cards for teenagers, and hats, scarves, mittens, gloves, 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 1/2; December 8/9 and December 15/16. Parishioners can select tags from the giving tree at IHOM located near the choir starting Nov 24 and drop off donations under the tree. We are also collecting 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.


Our Lady of Calvary Retreat Center

On the weekend of January 11-13, the women of our parish are invited to Our Lady of Calvary Retreat Center.  Experience a weekend filled with rest, relaxation and spiritual renewal.  At Our Lady of Calvary, the natural beauty of the grounds and the peaceful atmosphere of the retreat house can provide a much needed break from your daily routine.  You’ll have the opportunity to participate in the sacraments, to hear conference talks, to share with other women and to reflect on this year’s theme,  “The World Will Be Saved by Beauty”. 

Come spend time looking for what is beautiful. Intentionally take time to focus on those things that lift you up and help you to feel closer to your God, the One who sends beauty to refresh, nurture, and sustain you, the One who invites you into beauty's Immortal Heart. You may rediscover beautiful things that perhaps you've taken for granted. For information please call the Parish Office at 860.379.5215.


Our Lady of Hope Parish CHRISTMAS CONCERT

SAVE THE DATE:  Sunday, December 16 at 4:00 p.m. at Immaculate Conception Church.  The choirs of our wonderful churches will combine in a wonderful concert to celebrate the Christmas Season.  



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)



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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