After being closed since November 2014, Assumption Church will return to regular use on Sunday, September 8th, 2019.
Mass will be celebrated on September 8th at 11am with Bishop Ronald Fabbro, CSB followed by a BBQ celebration on the church grounds.
The weekend mass schedule will then fully return to Assumption Church with the 7:30pm mass celebrated that evening. The 5:00pm Saturday and 9:00am Sunday masses will return to Assumption Church the following weekend.
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:
As we enter the church it will be clear that much remains to be done.
Phase 1 (the roof, asbestos remediation, and heating) is only an initial step, and the least expensive one.
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.
Paul Mullins has released a progress report on the fundraising and restoration: