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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Father Michael's Installation as Pastor

Father Michael was publicly installed as pastor of Our Lady of Hope Parish on Saturday, September 9, 2017 at the 5:00pm Vigil Mass in Harwinton.  Please see pictures under the Parish Life tab then Photos.


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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.



Hello Again My Fellow Our Lady of Hope Parishioners - there are Several New Updates for you:

 1. PARENTS please see above link on this page for a power point presentation full of information. 

       2.  Men and Women of the Parish – Our Lady of Hope needs you to help with the Religious Education Classes!  Do it for the kids!  Can you take on being a religion teacher for 2 one-hour sessions a month?  How about being a hall monitor?  Maybe you’d like to be an assistant for the teacher?  Can you help plan a once a month service project for the high school teens? Would you be able to organize drinks & snacks once a month for the high school students?  Please email Amy Paquin at Religious.ed@OurLadyofHopeParish.com or text/call her at 860-806-5347!  Thank you!

3. The 2018-2019 Schedule is available on the power point presentation.  See above link.  

4.   Click here for High School Registration Form 2018-2019

      5.    Click here Religious Ed Registration Form for Grades 1-8. 2018-2019  

      6  Parish Ladies are you interested in being part of a woman’s group/bible study at Our Lady of Hope? Let me know, as I am working on some ideas now!  Let me know what you’re looking for at Religious.ed@OurLadyofHopeParish.com or text/call 860-806-5347. 

      7.   Fun People Wanted!   Can you help plan our Kick-Off Party for the New Religious Ed Year taking place on Sunday, Sept 9th?   We’re hoping to have food, games, and fun activities for the kids!!  Please email Amy Paquin at  Religious.ed@OurLadyofHopeParish.com or text/call her at 860-806-5347! 

We’re In This Together!  If there is anything at all that I can do to help you or your family grow in your  journey of faith, please let me know!  You can reach me at 860.806.5347 or         Religious.Ed@OurLadyofHopeParish.com

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


Our Parishes’ Great Adventure Bible Study Continues

Join your fellow parishioner’s ongoing Great Adventure for Matthew:  The King and His Kingdom, at Trinita beginning Tuesday, Sept. 11th and continuing every other Tuesday for 24 sessions.  This study dives into the ‘personhood’ and kingship of Christ.  In this study you will:

· See Jesus as the awaited Messiah who fulfills the promises and prophecies of the Old Testament;

· Establishes His Kingdom of heaven on earth in His Church;

· See who Jesus is and what His teachings mean for us today.

For more information or to register for the Study, forms are available on the tables at the back of the Church, or contact Ken Foisie at 860-678-7922;  Deborah Kellogg at djkrunning@yahoo.com; Yvonne Stoops at YStoops@gmail.com; or Sanita Gingras at segingras116@yahoo.com.


45th Annual New Hartford Day, Sunday, September 16, 2018 - 10:00AM – 4:00PM

Calling all parishioners!! Your help is needed to plan for the parish booth at New Hartford Day which is Sunday, September 16, at Brodie Park in New Hartford. This is the town of New Hartford’s way to bring its agencies, churches, and organizations to the public, and a great opportunity for Our Lady of Hope Parish to reach out to the greater community and showcase who we are and what we do.

We are looking for volunteers to serve on a planning committee (we will meet at least twice, perhaps 3 times), and for volunteers to help with set up, break down, and manning the booth during the day. 

We are also looking for as many of our parish ministries to participate as possible – you can tell all who stop at the booth what you do.

If you would like to volunteer for the planning committee, please contact Sanita Gingras at the parish office: 860-379-5215, ext. 15, or at home: 860-482-3951.  As soon as the planning committee has met, we will be in touch with all the ministry coordinators.


Save the Date…...Mark Your Calendars  -- AUTUMN GALA at the Chatterley’s Banquet Facility in Torrington

Friday, September 28, 2018 from 6—10pm.

This is a great night of friendship and a very successful fundraiser for our parish. 

$40 a person which includes one beverage

Cocktails  -  6 pm

Dinner  -  7 pm

Silent Auction  -  9 pm

Dancing  -  8 to 10pm

Tickets will soon be available at church after each of the Masses beginning August 18/19.


Our Lady of Hope Christmas Bazaar

Yes it’s early …..but….vendors are needed. 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.


Come with your Fellow Parishioners to the Holy Land!!  A Trip of a Lifetime.....October 17 - 25, 2018

It is our joy to invite you to join with Father Michael and our parishes on a pilgrimage to the Holy Land where you will find a new dimension of understanding Christian history and the life of our Lord, the Blessed Mother and the Apostles.

We will walk where Jesus walked, taught, and performed miracles.  We will have mass at holy sites like the Church of the Nativity, Church of the Beatitudes, Church of the Holy Sepulcher and more.  We will visit the Mount of Olives, Western Wall, Upper Room, Bethlehem and Shepherd’s Field, Mount Tabor, walk the Garden of Gethsemane, Capernaum, Via Dolorosa and more, including a boat ride on the Sea of Galilee.  

We look forward to sharing this trip of a lifetime with you.

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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