Our Lady of Hope News

UPDATE on live-streaming

Sunday Masses are still live streamed.  For the months of June and July, while Father Michael is away, only the 9:30am Mass on Sundays will be live-streamed.  


Garden Time!!

 New Garden Opportunities at IHOM

Please help us keep the gardens at IHOM beautiful.  We now have 2 different times you can volunteer in the garden.  If you can come on Thursdays at 9:30 a.m. -- contact Margaret Johnson at (860)482-4110 or email her at waterexplorers@yahoo.com.  If you prefer to come on Fridays at 5:30 p.m. the contact is Elizabeth Boland at (860)294-1605  or email her at mrseaboland@gmail.com.  We would love your help to make the garden wonderful for all parishioners.


Save the Date:  Closing Mass of the Synod 2020

On Friday, August 13th, the Archdiocese will gather in the Oakdale Theatre in Wallingford and celebrate the closing of the Archdiocesan Synod, as well as gather for the First Memorial of Blessed Michael J. McGivney, Priest of the Archdiocese of Hartford and Founder of the Knights of Columbus.  What a special occasion this will be! Please be sure to mark your calendars. 

Parishioners are invited to attend.  If you are interested in attending the Closing Mass of the Synod please call the Parish Office at 860.379.5215


Anniversary Sunday Celebration

A Special Wedding Anniversary Mass will take place at St. Joseph’s Cathedral on Sunday, October 10, 2021 at 2:00pm.  

All married couples who have observed or will be observing their 25th, 50th, 60th, and any

other special Wedding anniversary in 2020 or 2021 are invited.

The liturgy will include a renewal of Marriage vows followed by an opportunity for couples to have a photograph taken with Archbishop Blair. Registration, both for couples who would like to participate in the event and for priests who would like to concelebrate, will be done online at bit.ly/aohmarriagemass.  You can register yourself or call the Parish Office for assistance at 860.379.5215. 


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.


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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