A fundraising campaign to support Assumption Church’s ceiling restoration has now been launched.

For $1000, you can purchase naming rights to a GOLD STAR on the ceiling.
For $10,000, you can purchase naming rights to a CHANDELIER.
For $25,000, you can purchase naming rights 1 of 10 ceiling APOSTLES.
For $25,000, you can purchase naming rights 1 of 10 ceiling ANGELS bearing a title of Mary.

Visit here to donate:  https://www.canadahelps.org/en/dn/45312

Annual celebration takes place on Wednesday, December 11th, 2019 with Serenata at 6pm, the Rosary at 6:20pm, procession of nations at 6:50pm and mass at 7pm.

Refreshments and light snacks at the back of the church after Mass.

ALL ARE WELCOME!

 

 

 

Over the Christmas season, Rosary Chapel will have a reduce mass schedule and adoration hours.

The chapel will be closed on both Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.

On December 26th and 27th and 30th, there will be an 8am mass.  The chapel will then close for the day.

The chapel will be closed on both New Years Eve and New Years Day.

Be a part of our festivities! For many of us, thinking of spending Christmas away from our families and loved ones is unimaginable, yet for many of our neighbors and parishioners that will be a reality this Christmastime.

Assumption Parish and Assumption Campus Ministry would like to offer some fellowship, and community support during the holiday season for the many international students in our community. We will do that by hosting an International Students Holiday Dinner on Friday, December 27th at 5:30pm in the McEwan Campus-Parish Hall. This will be an opportunity to build relationships and celebrate the holiday season in a spirit of love and unity.  At this time we are looking for people to support this event with their help and presence.

If you would like to help with set up and décor, serving food, or cleaning up, please contact Jean Beneteau at jbeneteau@dol.ca or call the parish office. It is important that parishioners participate so that we might grow in friendship with those coming to us from other countries.

If you would like to attend this event because you are a  student staying in Windsor for the holidays then please keep your eye out for posters and flyers on the Campus ministry and/or the parish website and Facebook page. There will be a  required on-line registration for all people attending so that we know how many to expect and prepare accordingly. Even though a full dinner will be provided, if you would like to  contribute an ethnic dish or dessert you are most welcome to do so.  Please be sure to include an ingredients card with your dish so people can be mindful of allergies and dietary restrictions.

All international students living in our vicinity are welcome to attend.   Registration is here.

 

 

Rosary Chapel will be closed all day on Monday, December 2nd for electrical systems upgrades. This means there is no 8am mass that day.

The Advent Season Begins on December 1st, 2019.

To help us prepare and welcome the light of Christ our Parish is inviting you to spend some quiet time with the Lord by purchasing “The Little Blue Book” for the Advent/Christmas Season.

They will be vailable starting the weekend of November 16th and 17th, 2019 after all the Masses for $2 each.

The new Sunday Missals will also be available for $5 each.

The “L’il Saints” Children’s Liturgy Program is now underway at both the 11am and 7:30pm masses.

L’il Saints are the children of the parish, ages 5-10, who gather to reflect on the Gospel in age appropriate ways, during the Liturgy of the Word.

The children are called forward after the Opening Prayer and sent into the Rosary Chapel with their leaders.  After sharing the word and its message in ways the children understand, the group returns to church to meet their parents during the offertory collection.

 

Bishop Fabbro announces the following pastoral appointments and changes:

Rev. Nichola Mauro Iko, O.F.M., is returning to his community effective July 1, 2019. I would like to thank Father Nic for the many years he served our diocese in different parishes and in our African communities. As he returns to his religious community, we offer him our gratitude.

Rev. Maurice Restivo, C.S.B., is appointed Parish Administrator of St. Alphonsus and Priest-Chaplain of St. Daniel Comboni African Catholic Community, Windsor, in addition to his current appointment as Parish Administrator of Assumption, Windsor, effective July 2, 2019.

Rev. Mark Gazin, C.S.B., is appointed Parochial Vicar of St. Alphonsus in addition to his current appointments to the Marriage Tribunal and as Parochial Vicar of Assumption, Windsor, effective July 2, 2019.

I offer our prayers and support to our priests, parish teams and parish families who will be affected by this pastoral change. May God continue to bless our ministry to the people of our Diocese.

Bishop Fabbro introduces the Year of Prayer with a handout for Pentecost, 2019 with the following prayer:

Send forth your Spirit, O Lord,
and fill the hearts of your people with an
ardent desire to follow Jesus,
to be his missionary disciples.
Fill us with joy and a desire to know your word.
May we boldly proclaim the Good News to others;
for when we help others to know that God loves them,
they will know true happiness.
Fill us with a deep desire for the Eucharist.
May we recognize Jesus in the proclamation of the Scriptures
and in the Breaking of the Bread;
for when we are united with Jesus, joy is constantly born anew.
Fill us with a true love of neighbour.
May we seek opportunities for reconciliation,
and with big hearts serve those in need;
for in serving them, we know we are serving your Son.
With the help of the Holy Spirit, may we commit ourselves
to loving you and doing your will.
We make this prayer through Christ our Lord. Amen.

You can find the entire Year of Prayer handout online here.

Assumption Church was built in 1842 on land donated by the Huron people 252 years ago. Assumption Parish is the oldest parish in Canada west of Montreal. The church was closed 5 years ago but hopes to reopen in the fall of 2019.

A new copper roof is the first step toward a total restoration of this historic edifice.

A fundraising campaign to support Assumption Church’s new copper roof has now been launched.

For $250, you can purchase naming rights to a copper shingle.

Visit the link below to donate to our cause:

https://assumptionparish.ca/roof