“Healing Hearts – Journey to Forgiveness”  will be out next Intergenerational Luncheon event to be held Sunday, March 1st, after the 11am mass (12:15pm) in Rooney Lounge,  at 711 McEwan, Holy Name of Mary site, until 3:30pm.

The program is for all ages and open to all parishioners, and will guide our preparations for observing the Lenten season with others in our midst, including our families with children preparing for the sacraments of Reconciliation and Eucharist.

Please come to share in fellowship, prayer, and support of young families.

Click here to sign up.


Position Summary:
Our Lady of the Assumption Parish is seeking a full-time Outreach Coordinator, Lay Eccesial Ministry,  to work forty (40) hours per week of flexible time. The Outreach Coordinator will implement the Parish’s vision of outreach within the community including Assumption Cares.

Posting Date: February 6th, 2020
Closing Date: February 28th, 2020
No. of Positions: 1

Salary: Salary pension and benefits in accordance with the Diocese of London Personnel Policy.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Network with local agencies and service providers like Neighbours Helpling Neighbours program, Windsor Essex Compassionate Care Community, Feeding Windsor
  • Coordinate activities and planning of outreach programs
  • Oversee budget, reporting, scheduling, meetings
  • Recruits, train and supervise volunteers
  • Work with staff and volunteers regarding parish social media and website


  • Experience and formal education in social work, nursing, pastoral ministry or a program equivalent
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office and Social Media
  • Excellent communication and leadership skills
  • Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills

Full job description is in the document below:

Position Description Revised- Outreach Coordinator Assumption Parish

Takes place from Tuesday, February 18th to Friday, February 28th, 2020.

For your convenience, the Windsor-Essex Catholic District School Board invites you to attend an Open House/Evening Registration at your local Catholic School on Wednesday February 19th from 5pm to 7pm.

Requirements:   Birth Certificate, Baptismal Certificate, Health Card and Immunization Record.

Junior Kindergarten:  Children must be 4 years of age by December 31st, 2020
Senior Kindergarten:  Children must be 5 years of age by December 31st, 2020

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

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

L’il Saints are the children of the parish, ages 5 to 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.