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Friday August 14th, 2015

Posted at 11:00am

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Historic Assumption Church will be open for three hours on Saturday from 11am to 2pm.

The church had its last masses in November and then was closed because it needs an estimated 10 million dollars in repairs.

In a letter to the parish in July, Bishop Ronald P. Fabbro said that he was keenly aware of how important Assumption Church continues to be to the faith life of parishioners.

“I have decided that Assumption Church will be open at least for a limited time on its patronal feast day, August 15,” Fabbro said.

Since November parishioners have been celebrating weekend masses at Holy Name of Mary church on McEwan Street.  The Rosary Chapel continues to hold daily masses in the Assumption site.

The long term fate of the building is still up in the air.

“Questions and rumors continue to circulate about the Assumption Church building. Since it is a heritage site, it will be preserved in its present condition to the extent possible. At this point, there are no plans to sell the church building, rectory or parking lot, or to undertake any active, fundraising campaign for the Assumption Church building,” said Fabbro.

The final mass was held at Assumption on November 2nd, 2014.

 

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