Our Lady of Assumption is a living historical icon. Our time here has taught us to care for the spiritual and physical needs of our parishioners and the community.

If these stones could speak they would recite the prayers of early French settlers; they would remind us of the hopes and dreams of new immigrant workers building the structures that now tower across the skyline.

The church walls have witnessed the marriages and funerals of great grandparents, grandparents and parents, and of community leaders and dignitaries; they contain a legacy of who we were and who we are today.

No other building in the region stands as a witness to the aboriginal origins, French accomplishments, and Catholic tradition in Canada like Assumption Church.

The Restoration Plan

A four-phase restoration plan is underway to restore historic Our Lady of the Assumption Church.

This work will not just bring an important heritage building back to life, it will also confirm the importance of this architectural masterpiece to Windsor-Essex and to Canada

Assumption Church played a distinct and important role in the early history and development of our region, and is today one the largest historically significant restoration projects of our time.

Phase One

Stabilization

Phase Two

Interior

Phase Three

Exterior

Phase Four

Sacristy and Chapel

Project Updates By Paul Mullins

How To Help

Project Updates


Letter To Assumption Parishioners From Bishop Fabbro

Bishop Fabbro has written the attached letter to Parishioners of Assumption Parish. …[read more]

Plaster Work Starts On West Side

Plaster work has started on the west side of Assumption Church. Workers from Star Plastering will be repairing all of the water damaged areas to prepare…[read more]

West Side Work Begins

Over the next couple of weeks, restoration work will start up again on the inside of Assumption Church. The first phase of work will be in the back three…[read more]

Restoration Work To Resume in 2022

Restoration work will pause over the winter to allow the church to have full seating over the Christmas seasons, and resume in the Spring on the west side….[read more]

Support Our Restoration: Purchase A Star This Christmas

We have a limited supply of Plaster Cast Ceiling stars from Assumption Church for sale for just $250. This would make a great Christmas gift! All proceeds…[read more]

Assumption Church Removed From National Historic Endangered List

Assumption Church has been removed from the national historic endangered list. It was first added to the list in 2015. In making the decision, the National trust said:…[read more]

Before And After: Restoration Complete On The East Side

Restoration work is finished on the the East wall at Assumption Church. Here are photos of the before and after showing the area now that the scaffolding…[read more]

Work In The Assumption Church Attic Continues

Work in the attic on the west side of Assumption Church continues. Our General Contractor Pupatello and Sons are just about finished the new catwalk system. …[read more]

Assumption Fifth Report Submitted By Paul Mullins

Here is an update on the ongoing restoration of Assumption Parish by Paul Mullins. Click here to view the report…[read more]

Ceiling Plaster Consolidation Begins On West Side

Consolidation of the ceiling plaster on the west side of Assumption Church has begun. Consolidate is applied to the back of the laths (wood strips between…[read more]

Video Updates


Assumption Church Restoration Update Part #1

Originally published March 7th, 2019.

Work is taking place this week inside Assumption Church to assess the condition of the paint and plaster.

Paul Mullins provides an update in this video on what the work entails and what it might mean for the future of the building.[+] Show More




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