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Religious Education Update

 

  • Religious Education Schedule 2019-2020Click here

  • Thank you to everyone who donated to the Three Kings Day Diaper Drive to benefit Two Hearts!  And a special thank you to all the children who represented the Magi in the processions at the 9:30 and 11:30 Masses at Immaculate Heart of Mary and Immaculate Conception Churches!  You are an inspiration to us all. 
  • Attention parents of 2nd Graders: The stickers for the Mass Reflection Sticker Booklet will be available beginning on January 18th. Stickers will be available in both churches. Contact Teresa Lovejoy if you did not receive a Mass Reflection booklet for your child or if you were unable to attend the 2nd grade parent meeting on either Jan. 6 or 16.
  • Child Lures Protection of Youth Program: This spring, our religious education program will resume presenting the Child Lures safety program to all religious education students. The Archdiocese of Hartford requires that all children and teenagers enrolled in Religious Education classes receive sexual abuse awareness and prevention training, in an effort to help them learn to protect themselves and reinforce their ability to establish healthy and safe boundaries.  To learn more, visit the Archdiocese website: https://archdioceseofhartford.org/protection-of-youth/.  The brand name of the curriculum we use is called “Child Lures”( https://childluresprevention.com/).  Parents are welcome, but not required, to stay for the program, which will be presented during your child’s regular class session.  Check your email for announcement of when Child Lures will be presented during your child’s class session.

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


Tax Statements

A tax statement will be mailed the end of January to everyone who contributed $500.00 or more for their 2019 Offertory Contributions. If you contributed less than $500.00 and would like us to send you a statement for tax purposes, please call the Parish Office. 

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Update regarding hospital visitations…..

Due to HIPAA Privacy Rules, Charlotte Hungerford Hospital no longer can provide the parish with names of our parishioners who are in the hospital.  If you or your loved ones would like to be visited or receive the sacraments while in the hospital, please notify the parish office at 860.379.5215.

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The Rachel Rosary

Come pray the Rachel Rosary on Thursday, January 23 at 6:30pm at Immaculate Heart of Mary Church.  The Rachel Rosary is a special intercessory prayer for victims of post-abortion syndrome and a powerful tool for focusing our prayer that the merciful touch of God will heal our wounded brothers and sisters and end the scourge of abortion. Please note the Rachel Rosary is quite longer than the normal rosary.  It has special intentions incorporated throughout the prayer.

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Social Concerns Ministry Outreach

The Social Concerns Ministry would like to thank those parishioners who gave so generously from their hearts this Christmas season.  This year it was a combined drive from both IHOM and ICC. The ministry provided toys, gift cards, hats, scarves, gloves, diapers, wipes, blankets, and clothes to Catholic Charities, FISH, Two Hearts/Even Start, Hands of Grace Food Pantry, and Friendly Hands.  The agencies were so grateful for the very generous donations. In addition to these agencies we were able to, through the incredible generosity of our fellow parishioners, personally touch the lives of several families. Each family was offered a turkey and food. They also each received grocery store gift cards, toys, hats, scarves, gloves, and gift cards for their teens and a family gift card if that was appropriate.  Again, thank you from the Social Concerns Ministry and all the parishioners of Our Lady of Hope Parish. We want to wish you all a very happy new year. Thank you for making our collections so successful and helping people in need.

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Save the Date!

And prepare for an unforgettable adventure!  Join our own “Great Adventure” biblical studies group, fellow parishioners and Fr. Michael as we travel together “In the Footsteps of Paul the Apostle,” (including a 3-night Greek Islands cruise)

Sept. 9th – 19th, 2020

Space is limited.  For a booklet and more information, contact Jean Foisie at www.jean@yourtravelvision.com, or 860-693-2515.

 

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Men’s Retreat   --  Holy Family Passionist Retreat Center

March 6-8, 2020

Our Lady Of Hope Annual Men's Retreat is scheduled for March 6—8, 2020 at Holy Family Retreat Center in West Hartford, CT. The 2020 theme is Our Deepest Longing. We spend our time and energy on the necessities of everyday life, which hold so many things that are beyond our control. But what is it that we are longing for in the deepest way? What is our passion in life? This year at Holy Family, we will explore that deep longing planted in our hearts by God - a longing for peace, for wholeness, and for relationships that give us joy and lift us up. Come away and rest awhile to find and pursue your deepest longing, and by doing so, may you experience how God is longing so deeply for you, too.

Please join your Brothers in Christ for a spirit filled weekend. It begins with a buffet dinner at 6pm on Friday evening. It concludes with a celebration of Sunday Eucharist at 10:45am followed by a hot brunch at noon. It is open to family of retreatants at no cost .

If there is financial need scholarships are available from Holy Family. Contact Walt McManus at 860-489-4787 or Ken Copija at 860-309-8380 or HolyFamilyRetreat.org.

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TMIY

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.

Wednesday Mornings

NEW PROGRAM!!!    PLEASE JOIN US!!

6:00am @ IHOM Social Center

“The Revelation of the Father”

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 with any questions.

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Women's Bible Study

"The Gospel of Mark"

Thursday Evenings

IHOM Social Center    --   7-8:30pm

Study guides $10. Please call Melissa to order.  All are welcome. No previous Bible studies required. 

Contact: Melissa L. at 860-459-6679/missykh2@gmail.com

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RCIA

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.


  

 

 

 

Upcoming Events

Please see Event Calendar for further details

Jan 21

Rosary-ICC

Tuesday, 7:30 AM

Rosary-ICC
Time: Tuesday, 7:30 AM
  Recited before the 8:00am Mass on Tuesdays & Fridays.
Jan 21

8:00am ICC Mass

Tuesday, 8:00 AM

8:00am ICC Mass
Time: Tuesday, 8:00 AM
Location: Immaculate Conception Church - 3 Church St. North New Hartford CT 06057
  No Description Available
Jan 22

TMIY

Wednesday, 6:00 AM

TMIY
Time: Wednesday, 6:00 AM
Location: Social Center - 78 Litchfield Road Harwinton CT 06791
  2020 Spring Session "The Revelation of the Father"
Jan 22

8:00am IHOM Mass

Wednesday, 8:00 AM

8:00am IHOM Mass
Time: Wednesday, 8:00 AM
Location: Immaculate Heart of Mary Church - 78 Litchfield Rd Harwinton CT 06791
  No Description Available
Jan 23

Rachel Rosary

Thursday, 6:30 PM

Rachel Rosary
Time: Thursday, 6:30 PM
Location: Immaculate Heart of Mary Church - 78 Litchfield Road Harwinton CT 06791
  The Rachel Rosary is a special intercessory prayer for victims of post-abortion syndrome and a powerful tool for focusing our prayer that the merciful touch of God will heal our wounded brothers and sisters and end the scourge of abortion.
Jan 23

Women's Bible Study

Thursday, 7:00 PM

Women's Bible Study
Time: Thursday, 7:00 PM
Location: Social Center - 78 Litchfield Road Harwinton CT 06791
  Contact: Melissa Lanczycki - missykh2@gmail.com - 860.459.6679 with questions
Jan 24

Eucharistic Adoration

Friday, 7:30 AM

Eucharistic Adoration
Time: Friday, 7:30 AM
  Please consider stopping in before Mass on Mondays and Fridays to pray.
Jan 24

8:00am ICC Mass

Friday, 8:00 AM

8:00am ICC Mass
Time: Friday, 8:00 AM
Location: Immaculate Conception Church - 3 Church St. North New Hartford CT 06057
  No Description Available
Jan 25

Reconciliation

Saturday, 3:30 PM

Reconciliation
Time: Saturday, 3:30 PM
  At IHOM or by appointment.
Jan 25

5:00pm IHOM Mass

Saturday, 5:00 PM

5:00pm IHOM Mass
Time: Saturday, 5:00 PM
Location: Immaculate Heart of Mary Church - 78 Litchfield Rd Harwinton CT 06791
  No Description Available
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 

 

 

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