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Religious Education News Update

  • Parents! If you haven’t already registered your son/daughter for religious ed classes this fall, please do so right away, as I have already been putting the classes together!  There is only a $10 late fee if you get it in before Monday, July 15th!  From July 16-August 15=$20; from August 16th $40. 
  • Please note that scholarships & payment plans are available for the registration fees, BUT NOT THE LATE FEES!

    Parent Meetings: There are 2 options for each Religious Education Parent Meeting, but you only need to attend one.  I’m offering one late summer and another early fall.  All Parent Meetings are from 6:30pm-7:30pm.  Location tbd.

    1st Recon/1st Eucharist = Tues. Aug.20th ICC or  Mon., Sept. 9th IHOM

    Confirmation Yr1/ Yr2 (Gr.8 & 9) = Thurs. Aug. 22 ICC or Weds, Sept. 11th IHOM

    General Overview for all grades 1-12 = Wed. Aug 21st ICC or Tues. Sept 10th IHOM


    *Session A Religious Ed Classes begin: Mon., Sept. 16th

    *Session B Religious Ed Classes begin: Tuesday, Sept. 24th

    *Not all dates are every other week due to holidays, parent teacher conferences, etc.  Pay close attention to the dates once they are published in the bulletin, on hand-outs in the back of churches, and on the OurLadyofHopeParish.com website.


    1st Reconciliation Retreat: Sat., March 7th 10:am-12:pm  Social Center

    Reception of 1st Recon: Sat. March 28th 10:am-12:pm IHOM

    1st Communion Retreat: Sat. May 2nd 10am-12pm

    1st Communion Rehearsal: Friday, May 15th

    1st Communion Weekend: May 16/17th (any Mass, you choose!)

    Confirmation Year 1/Gr. 8 Retreat – Saturday, Oct. 26th 10:am-3:pm @ Trinita

    Confirmation Year 2/Gr. 9 Retreat – Saturday, March 21st 10:am-3:pm @ Trinita

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


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.

July 10 & 24—Aug 7 & 21


6:00am @ IHOM Social Center

2019 Summer Session  “The Bible and the Sacraments”

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.


Our Lady of Hope Christmas Bazaar

Yes it’s early …..but….vendors are needed. The Bazaar will be held on Saturday, November 9, 2019 from 9:00a.m.– 2:00p.m. at the Immaculate Heart of Mary Social Center.  The vendor application is online on the parish website….click here.  Questions, please call Sue Rentz at 860.485.1434 or Cindy Young  at 860.605.9250. 


Girls Bible Study

High School and College Girls come join us for a study through the book of James! We will be meeting on Thursdays at 7pm in the social center at IHOM church.

Our first meeting will be July 18th and we will end on August 15th!


Contact info: Kaylee Lanczycki, kaylee2198@gmail.com and (860) 307-1897



Thank you to everyone who contributed to this worthy cause.  Total funds raised…..$2,932.41.  If you have not returned your bottle, please drop it off at the church or Parish Office.

Two Hearts Pregnancy Care Center in Torrington is a place where woman and teens can find hope, help and life-affirming support, reflecting the pro-life teachings of the Catholic Church.

Thank you again for your support.


12th Annual Dress for Success Collection at IHOM

The Social Concerns Ministry is collecting underwear/t-shirts/socks (sizes 3T-16) for the twelfth annual NW CT Dress for Success Back to School Clothing and School Supply Drive to help NW CT children be prepared to succeed in school. This is an event held every year on August 10 at the Torrington Armory in partnership with the Torrington Early Childhood Collaborative, Baroco Community Systems INC, NW Regional 7 High School and the Torrington Police Department’s Chief’s Community Action Council. Donations can be placed the weekends of July 20/21, July 27/28, and August 3/4 in the crib at the baptismal font near the altar. The collection will be ongoing until August 7 They are also asking for new and gently used clothes if parishioners would like to drop these in our collection. Adult sizes in teen style only please. If anyone would like to volunteer for setup on August 9 or during the event on August 10, please call 860-806-1410 (Diane Labbe) or email: dlabbe@torrington.org .



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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