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13770 Gratiot Ave

Detroit Michigan 48205


Pastor Rev Eduard Perrone

Associate Pastor Rev. John Bustamante

Deacon James Wilde

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Assumption Grotto Convent

13800 Gratiot Ave

Detroit, MI 48205

Phone 313-527-4416 


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Envelopes for Altar Flowers for Easter are available on the side tables of the church. Your donation will help defray the cost of the beautiful flowers of the Easter Season.

Easter Mass Cards are available at the rectory for the Easter Triduum Masses

Divine Mercy Sunday, April 27, May 4, & May 11.


The Knights of Columbus will be hosting a Fish Fry and Lenten Reflection on Fridays from 4-6:30 pm in the gym. Cost for the event is $8.00. Speakers will be announced

Business Card Exchange Sunday May 18 in the gym after the 9:30 and Noon Masses. This is to help Grotto parishioners learn what their fellow parishioners do for a living.  We are trying to get a list of companies who want to have a table at this event.  Please let me know if you want to be a part of this so we know how many to plan for.

Questions contact David Pardington 248-259-7093 or

Grotto’s annual Vaudeville Night will be on May 31st.  Contact Molly Kucel at 248-227-9540 or email with any questions

Holy Week Schedule

Holy Thursday, April 17th (No morning Masses)

7:00 p.m. Tridentine Mass of the Lord’s Supper followed by Procession with Blessed Sacrament & Adoration in the church until Midnight

Good Friday, April 18th  (No morning Masses)

12:00 noon until 3:00 p.m. •Tridentine Tre Ore (three hour) Services

•Solemn Liturgy with sung Passion according to Saint John; Veneration of the Cross; Holy Communion

3:00 p.m. Divine Mercy Prayers,  7:00 p.m. Stations of the Cross

Holy Saturday, April 19th  (No morning Masses and no 4:00 p.m. Mass)

1:00 p.m. Blessing of Easter foods and baskets,  8:00 p.m. Tridentine Easter Vigil Mass

Easter Sunday, April 20th, Masses

6:30 a.m. English low Mass,  9:30 a.m. Tridentine Latin Orchestral Mass by Robert Schumann

12:00 noon English sung Mass

CONFESSIONS (5 opportunities)

Thursday, April 17: 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Friday, April 18: 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m

Saturday, April 19: 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Note: There will not be confessions Saturday evening April 19 nor on Easter Sunday morning.

The Assumption Grotto St. Vincent de Paul Society is collecting bottles and cans for recycling. We ask that rinsed recyclables be placed in the turquoise bin at the front hallway of the school. Thank you for your donations.

The Legion of Mary is welcoming new members who want to grow in holiness in the most powerful way—for more information call Mary at 586-879-6023, or Bruce at 586-552-7354.

Book Rack Items & Votive Candles-Catholic Twin Circle, National Catholic Register and Our Sunday Visitor cost $1.25. Candles: small votives 50˘, large $3.00 each. The Michigan Catholic and the Wanderer are in the Gift Shop.

Grotto Altar Care is in need of more members to help clean the church on Wednesdays from 9:30-11:30 a.m. in order to maintain and keep our standards of excellence in maintaining and preserving our Holy Historic church.  Jobs are as follows: Change Holy Water after cleaning Holy Water Fonts; Clean Priests Sacristy (instructions will be given); put up all kneelers and tidy up books and pews; change candle foil, sift through extinguishing sand; Vacuum all church rugs, front, back, altar, sacristy; Dust all wooden surfaces around altar; clean confessionals; Sweep choir loft and down the stairs, Clean side altars.  Please call the Rectory Office and leave your name and phone number to volunteer.

Kroger Community Rewards Contacts, April 1st is here!! "Happy Spring" It is time to get the word out again for the Re-enrollment for Kroger Community Rewards.

For a member to re-enroll their card simply go to .  Click "sign-in", Put in their email address and password that they used to enroll their card. Put in the group number or part of the name of the organization. Choose the correct organization ·Click Enroll. You are now enrolled for the May 1st 2014 to April 30th 2015 year of Kroger Community Rewards.

Assumption Grotto Gift Shop  313-332-4432 

Hours: Mon.-Fri.: 8:30-10:30am

Saturday after the 4:00 p.m. Mass

Sunday: after the 9:30 & Noon Mass

The Gift Shop has many fine items to choose from if you are in need of a gift or are looking for something special for yourself.

A good selection of books is also available . Come in and browse

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