After being closed since November 2014, Assumption Church returned to regular use on Sunday, September 8th, 2019.

All weekend masses now take place in assumption Church.

Confessions take place in Rosary Chapel.

Since May of 2019 the church has been undergoing Phase 1 of a restoration project. Work on the new copper roof is now complete and work will continue this fall on the new heating system and other mechanical and electrical upgrades.

Notes on Returning:

Ongoing Construction: 

As you enter Assumption Church, you will see hoarding up over the side altars, and the side pews will be roped off. This is to ensure that no plaster falls on anyone, and will serve as a reminder that we need to ensure that Phase 2 happens, when the plaster will be stabilized and the frescos restored.

You will also notice that there is still a staging area outside the church. This will remain in place until the heating system installation is complete, by mid-October.

Parking Lot:

When attending mass at Assumption Church, parking is free.  The parking lot located on University Avenue will be staffed during the 5:00pm, 11:00am and 7:30pm Masses.  This is to ensure that there is plenty of parking available for those attending Mass, and that students going to the University of Windsor do not fill our lot.  Simply tell the parking attendant you are going to church and they will let you in.

Confessions: 

Confessions will remain on Saturdays from 3:45pm to 4:45pm, and will be held in Rosary Chapel as of Saturday, September 14th.

Holy Name of Mary Church:

Although we will not be having our parish Masses there, we will continue to use the building. It will be the home of our Assumption Cares outreach program, serving the community in so many different ways and, of course, the Holy Name of Mary conference of the St. Vincent de Paul Society, which does important work in the parish.

Office Closed:

The parish office will be closed on Wednesday, September 4th, as we move from the McEwan Campus (Holy Name of Mary Church) to Assumption Church.

Latest Report:

Paul Mullins has released a progress report on the fundraising and restoration:

Assumption Restoration Progress Report – August 15th 2019

This weeks discussion questions:

Has someone ever sacrificed something so you could live a more comfortable life? Describe that sacrifice.

What is your experience with sacrificing for your health, family, and/or career?

What is an obstacle keeping you from sacrificing for others/God?

Why do we sacrifice for God?

What is something you are currently sacrificing (or something you can sacrifice) for the Kingdom of God – to help grow the church, reach the lost, and make disciples?

This weeks discussion questions:

How would you describe the mission of the Church? What does that mean for you as a follower of Jesus Christ?

Do you think most people in our culture believe they can have a relationship with God? Why or why not?

Who is one person who doesn’t know Christ that God wants you to invest in?

Are you afraid to invite un-churched friends, family member or co-workers to Church? Why or why not?

Read aloud Matthew 28:20a. What do you think Jesus meant by that statement?

Week Three – Fear:

What are your biggest fears? How do you deal with them?

Tell about a time that one of your fears defeated you or prevented you from doing something you needed to do. Now tell about a time that you trusted God through a fear. How were those two experiences different for you? Or how might they be different if you were to experience each one?

Even after God delivered the Israelites from Egypt, they responded with fear, whining, and despair. When you are fearful what is your response to God? What does God need to do for you in order for you to trust him every time you are in need?

What does it mean for you to “go forward” when you feel fear? How can we remind ourselves to trust God in times of fear and difficulty?

Past Weeks:  

WEEK ONE

WEEK TWO

 

 

Week Two – Healing:

Tell about a time that you were healed or participated in someone else’s healing?

Jesus presence with Martha and Mary was certainly healing to them, even before he raised Lazarus. What does the fact that Jesus wept with Mary tell us about Jesus? How can our presence with someone be healing to them?

When Lazarus became ill, Martha and Mary called on Jesus because they had seen his miracles and knew that he could help. When you or someone you love is in trouble, what’s the first thing that you do to help? How quickly do you call on Jesus for help?

Who around you is in need of healing? How can you participate in their healing?

Week One – The Resurrection

Why is Jesus’ resurrection central to Christianity?

Do you find it easy to believe in the resurrection or do you struggle to believe it? Does the witness of the apostles reinforce your faith or help you with doubt?

In order to be put back into a right relationship with God, Jesus had to suffer and die. How would you explain that to someone who wasn’t a Jesus follower?

Read Acts 17:6 aloud. What would it look like for the Church to reflect that kind of impact on our world? What does that mean for us as followers of Christ?

How can you bring the message of the Gospel to your friends, family members and co-workers?

Restoration work at Assumption Church is anticipated to start before the end of May. Paul Mullins and Father Maurice Restivo share details of the project's timeline, the bidding process for contractors, and a new copper shingle fundraising campaign.

Posted by Assumption Catholic Parish on Thursday, April 18, 2019

Restoration work at Assumption Church is anticipated to start before the end of May. Paul Mullins and Father Maurice Restivo share details of the project’s timeline, the bidding process for contractors, and a new copper shingle fundraising campaign.

For more information about the copper shingle fundraiser, please visit this link:
Copper Shingle Donation Page