The Beatification Mass for Father McGivney will be held at the Cathedral of Saint Joseph in Hartford, CT on Saturday, 31 October 2020. Father McGivney founded the Knights of Columbus in 1882 with the principles of Charity, United, Fraternity and Patriotism and now, with 2 million members strong, serve your local parish and communities around the world. Please join in this historic event as we continue praying for Father McGivney’s canonization. For more information, please go to KofC.org.
Venerable Father Michael J. McGivney, the founder of the Knights of Columbus! Father McGivney’s beatification is a cause for rejoicing throughout the world, but especially in the United States as we celebrate Father McGivney’s new title of “Blessed.” A devoted parish priest of the Archdiocese of Hartford, Father McGivney founded the Knights of Columbus 138 years ago in order to serve the spiritual and material needs of Catholic men and their families.
We wish to extend to you a unique opportunity to celebrate Father McGivney in the coming days. Prepare for the day of beatification by joining the Novena Before the Beatification of Michael McGivney and by reading about Father McGivney’s life and holiness.
Today at 10AM was our Rosary Rally! We had about 15 participants join us in praying for our nation in the front of the Church. Everyone brought their own rosary and chairs, if needed and a Rosary program was provided. Our Facebook Event Page is HERE
October is the Month of the Rosary! Please pray the Rosary with us before Masses through the month of October, Sundays at 8:45AM and 10:45AM.
We have several events happening here at OLHC!
10/4 – Blessing of the Animals will be happening next Sunday, 10/4 at 1:30PM in front of the Church. Come & bring your pets (or even just their picture, or their ashes) for a blessing outdoors in honor of the feast of St. Francis. Please bring your pet leashed or in a carrier.
10/5 – Our clothing drive is ending on this date! See Parish Events for details on what we take.
10/10 – Our Rosary Rally will happen at 10AM in front of the Church. Please see our Facebook Event Page to reply if you are interested. We hope to see you there!
10/19 – Our Pie Sale order forms are due! Please see Parish Events to print out an order form. Please tell your friends and neighbors. Pickup is 10/29 and pies can be frozen for Thanksgiving!
Our beautiful statue of Mary has been fixed, courtesy of our Deacon candidate Matos and his associate, Harry. Thank you to all who donated. We do not need anymore donations at this time, please just pray for us. Your generosity warms the hearts of the members of the parish, staff and me. Your love for the Blessed Mother is awe-inspiring and edifying. We are having a Mass for all those who donated on Wednesday, October 7th at 8AM.
Our statue of Mary, who stands as a welcoming gateway to our Church on private and sacred ground at Hanover Avenue, has been vandalized sometime in the last week. It appears she attempted to be beheaded (however our Mary stood strong) and instead part of her face was broken off. Mary is currently being held together with packing tape and epoxy glue, although you can see some chunks are at the base. We don’t know if this was the targeted desecration of a sacred statue, or some kind of misguided prank, but it hurts our Church and the community.
And let’s pray for the person or persons that may have did this to Our Lady, that they will find some kind of peace.
Today is a busy day! Father Johnson left to start at his new parish in Tremont. We have our drive-through chicken dinner from 4-6PM, and Father Brensinger is very busy moving into the Rectory! Please see “Clergy and Staff” tab for some incoming words from Father Brensinger.
Father Johnson is off to Tremont! This morning he and Dina Boyer recorded their duet together “The Prayer” (no visual) which was sung at all Masses last week, but not good acoustics.
Singing in large spaces produces poor acoustics and reverb when recording. This morning Dina and I and Rosanne recorded "The Prayer" in the dining room of the Rectory (audio only). This is my last post, this page becomes Fr. Brensinsinger's! Blessings to you all and I will always remember you!
Posted by Olhc Fr-Richard Brensinger on Tuesday, August 25, 2020
7/28/20 (updated 8/25/20)
GREEN PHASE-PART I – EFFECTIVE JUNE 29, 2020
The dispensation from Sunday Mass obligation will remain in place. Mass attendance remains voluntary. Those who do not feel safe, or who have compromising health conditions, should not attend.