Our Lady of Hope News

UPDATE on live-streaming

Sunday Masses are still live streamed.  The 9:30am Mass on Sundays will be live-streamed.  





Our Lady of Hope Hospitality-It's back!

Coffee hour will begin Sunday, October 3 after the 9:30 am Mass at IHOM. Please come and join us for fellowship and some great desserts. If anyone is interested in baking for the coffee hour or for special events, please call Marilyn Roy - 860.806.2901.  Thanks.



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.

September 15, 2021



6:00 am @ IHOM Social Center

Join us for breakfast, video review and group discussion.  Please call John L. @ 203.623.3474 with any questions


Women of Faith and Hope  --  (a.k.a. WBS)

Jesus: The Way, the Truth, and the Life

Jesus is our savior, our redeemer, our Lord, and our God. Our belief in Jesus is what makes us who we are as Catholics, as Christians, but do we really know him as we should? Is Jesus a part of your life, or is he at the center of your life as he should be? I invite you to make him the center of your life by joining us for Jesus: The Way, the Truth, and the Life, a 10-week video study program that explores the entirety of Jesus’ life and what he means for us as Catholics today. Our Lady of Hope Parish will begin the Jesus study on September 23rd at 7pm in the Social Center, Harwinton. Participants will meet every week to view an engaging video presentation by Marcellino D’Ambrosio, Jeff Cavins, and Edward Sri, followed by a lively group discussion and fellowship. For more information to obtain a study guide contact Melissa by 9/9 at 860-459-6679 or Missykh2@gmail.com. I hope you can join us! Woman of all ages are invited. Study guides take up to 2 weeks to arrive.


Harwinton Fair Bakery Booth  --  October 1, 2 & 3

As is our tradition, our famous bakery booth will be open for business!!!  We need your baked goods – pies, cakes, breads, cookies, muffins, fudge, etc. Please – no items that need refrigeration such as pumpkin pies. Pie tins & boxes will be in the foyers of the churches.

Drop off for baked goods will be at the IHOM Social Center on:

Thursday, Sept. 30, 5:00pm to 7:00pm

Friday, Oct. 1, 10:00am to 2:00pm.

We are asking you to help for one hour to staff the booth during the fair.  Sign-up sheets will be in the IHOM foyer. 

Please note that you will be required to pay the Fair entrance fee.

Any questions, please contact Sue Rentz 860.485.1434,  or contact the Parish office.


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. 


40 Days for Life

´╗┐The Respect Life Ministry of the Archdiocese of Hartford is sponsoring a 40 Days for Life Prayer Vigil at a NEW LOCATION -- The site this year is on the sidewalk outside of Planned Parenthood, 1030 New Britain Avenue, West Hartford, Connecticut.

This year’s fall campaign is September 22 through October 31, 2021.

Vigil hours are 6:00 a.m. through 6:00 p.m.

40 Days for Life is an ecumenical, internationally-coordinated 40-day peaceful Pro-Life campaign to end abortion. The visible, public centerpiece of 40 Days for Life is a focused, 40-day prayer vigil outside a single Planned Parenthood center or other abortion facility.

Those who are called to stand witness during this 40 day vigil send a powerful message to the community about the tragic reality of abortion.

Our Parish has signed up to pray on Thursday, October 21, 2021.  Please call the Parish Office to sign up for a time slot to pray. 


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.



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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