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A picture postcard shows what Assumption Church and its neighbours looked like in 1924.A picture postcard shows what Assumption Church and its neighbours looked like in 1924.

Film documents history of Assumption parish

A free public screening August 14 will premiere a documentary exploring the history and significance of Assumption Church, the oldest Catholic parish in Ontario.

A Community in Transition: 250 Years of Our Lady of the Assumption Parish in Windsor, produced by Salt and Light Television, tells the story of Assumption parish. Founded in 1767 as a unique Huron and French-Canadian community, the parish has served as a cornerstone of Windsor ever since.

The Gothic Revival church, built in 1845 and standing now at the intersection of Huron Church Road and University Avenue, will host the screening at 8:30 p.m. Tuesday.