Assumption Grotto Catholic Church

13770 Gratiot Ave
Detroit, Michigan 48205

Pastor Reverend Eduard Perrone
Associate Pastor Reverend John Bustamante
Deacon James Wilder

News and Upcoming Events:

August 15th: Note to the Mass Mob

Tips for Assumption Day for Mass Mob members and other visitors:

1. Do NOT under any circumstances park on ANY of the side streets around Grotto.

2. Parking is available at sites that will be clearly marked on the side of Gratiot across from the church.

3. Parking is available at St. Veronica’s in Eastpointe with a free shuttle service.

4. Please dress appropriately, this is the Mass not a picnic.Read more

August 15th: Mass Schedule

assumptionFeast of the Assumption, August 15, 2016 – Hourly Schedule

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6:30 a.m. – Ordinary Form Mass (English) in church with Consecration of Parish to the Blessed Mother

8:30 a.m. – Candles, Lourdes water, and Shrine Patron cards available in booths along the Grotto pathway all day

9:00 a.m. – Rosary at the Grotto led by Knights of Columbus
– Shuttle bus service begins, to and from St. Veronica’s Catholic Church in Eastpointe, throughout the day, until all have returned
– Gift Shop opens

9:30 a.m. – Tridentine Mass in the Grotto area
– After Mass: Exposition of Blessed Sacrament in church until 3:00 p.m. then Consecration of the Parish to the Blessed Mother

10:50 a.m. – Blessing of religious articles in the school building Gift Shop

11:00 a.m.  – Rosary at the Grotto led by the Legion of Mary
– Confessions heard in the church
– Lunch Bar (in the school) is open until 5:30p.m.

12:00 p.m. (noon) Tridentine Mass in the Grotto area
– After noon Mass: Consecration of the Parish to the Blessed Mother; Blessing of the Herbs and Blessing of the Miraculous Medal also at the Grotto

12:30 p.m. – Italian Dinner – served in the school gym (*)

2:15 p.m. – Stations of the Cross at the pathway of the Grotto

3:00 p.m. – Procession of the Blessed Sacrament from the church to the Grotto
– Living Rosary, and Anointing of the Sick, and Benediction, at the Grotto

4:15 p.m. – Confessions heard in the church
– Blessing of Religious Articles in the Gift Shop
– Reposition of Blessed Sacrament in church after Anointing

5:00 p.m. – Consecration of Individuals to Blessed Virgin Mary, and Scapular Enrollment in church

5:30 p.m. – Closing of the Lunch Bar and the Spaghetti Dinner

6:15 p.m. – Rosary at the Grotto

6:45 p.m. – Procession lineup for Evening Mass outside, between the church and rectory

7:00 p.m. – Ordinary Form Mass in Latin/English at the Grotto with Archbishop Vigneron

Optional After evening procession:

– After Mass: Consecration of the Parish to the Blessed Mother and Lourdes Candlelight Procession
– Tour of the parish church with Fr. Perrone
– Light refreshments available in school gym

(*) Italian Dinner consisting of mostaccioli with meatballs, salad, bread, butter and beverage will be served in school gym from 12:30 p.m. until 5:30 p.m. / Adults: $10.00. Children under 10: $7.00Read more

Second Saturday: Holy League


Father Perrone invites all the men of the parish to join the Holy League and attend a monthly Holy Hour.  The event takes place every second Saturday, beginning at 6:30 a.m. with Exposition and 15 minute reflection, followed by Confessions, Holy Mass, and Benediction.  There will be coffee and fraternity in the Grotto Cafe after Mass.  For more information on the Holy League, view the flyer or visit the Holy League website.Read more

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