Adoration Chapel News:

We would like to have two people for every hour. Remember Jesus rewards your sacrifices for Him with eternal benefits for you and those for whom you pray! Adoration Chapel hours are 9:00am to 6:30pm

Please fill out this form to sit with Our Lord

or call the Rectory 313-372-0762

Monday:  Tuesday: 12-1, 1-2 Wednesday: 11-12  Thursday: 1-2, 5-6  Friday: 4-5 Saturday: 12-1

Please consider taking one of these hours of adoration if you are able. We could also use substitutes. Let us know what day you are available to substitute if you cannot commit to an hour once a week.

The Adoration Chapel will be closed on May 25th, Memorial Day - reopen Tuesday, May 26th at 9:00 a.m.


13770 Gratiot Ave

Detroit Michigan 48205


Pastor Rev Eduard Perrone

Associate Pastor Rev. John Bustamante

Deacon James Wilder

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Sunday, May 24 Pentecost  at 9:30 a.m. Mass

Sunday, June 7, Corpus Christi at the 12:00 Noon Mass

Mozart's Coronation Mass complete

Mozart's Vespers for a Confessor (only two movements) "Confitebor"

and "Laudate Dominum" Confitebor (the second movement for the beginning)
Laudate Dominum (the second last movement).

Memorial Day Flag Raising will be at 9:00 a.m. in front of the church, followed by Mass. Prayers for the deceased veterans will be in the cemetery after Mass, followed by coffee and donuts in the lounge.

The Rosary will be prayed at the Grotto daily throughout the month of May Monday-Friday at 6:30 p.m., Saturday, after the 4:00 p.m. Mass and Sunday, after the Noon Mass. A leader may volunteer from those in attendance to lead the prayers.

Throughout the month of May you may bring flowers to the Sacristy before or after Mass to be placed on the Blessed Motherís Altar.

We are in need of Lectors for the 4:00 p.m. Saturday Mass and the Noon Sunday Mass. We would like to see some of the younger men of the parish volunteer. Normally we would have 4 men for these masses so that it would only be a once a month commitment. Call the rectory to volunteer.

Seeking Soldiers for the Legion of Mary Junior Presidium. The Legion of Mary is the spiritual army and humble handmaid of our priests, parish and the poor. Its object is the glory of God through the holiness of its members. We welcome all Grotto youth (ages 8-17) and their parents. An information meeting is scheduled for Sunday, May 17th at 11:00 a.m. in the school, second floor, Room 21. For more information, call Mary de Manigold at 586-879-6023.

Menís Discernment Retreat Friday May 29 - Sunday, May 31, 2015, hosted here at Assumption Grotto. Have you ever considered the priesthood or consecrated life? Do you think that God may be calling you to serve Him with ďan undivided heartĒ? Such decisions are not always so easy to make and proper discernment with good spiritual reflection and guidance is necessary. Whatís the best way to prepare yourself to know what is Godís will in your life? Why should you do Godís will? How do you conform your will to His? By making a retreat. All the great spiritual writers have always suggested this.

This discernment retreat is a time to get away from the daily routine and spend time with God in reflection and prayer. Itís a chance to focus and give absolute attention to the Sacred Heart of Our Lord with the assistance and love of The Sweetest Heart of Our Lady - and then make some decisions in order to redirect your life towards the one thing that truly matters - Heaven in union with the Blessed Trinity, Our Most Holy Mother, and all of the Saints forever! For more information , please contact  or call Bro. Esteban at (313) 778-1498. There is a limited space and the deadline to register is Wednesday, May 27, 2015.

May 3rd, 2015, marked the beginning of our annual Catholic Services Appeal. This yearís theme is Bringing Jesus Christ to AllĒ as God continues to meet the needs of the faithful through our local Church.

Gifts to the CSA make possible a wealth of ministries, programs, and services that touch the lives of thousands of Catholics throughout the six counties of the Archdiocese of Detroit each day. These are blessings that benefit everyone in the Archdiocese, and that no one parish could provide on its own.

The Catholic Services Appeal is a pledge program, allowing you to spread your gift over several months. Please prayerfully consider the most generous gift possible to support the 2015 CSA.

For information about CSA-funded ministries, programs, and services, please go to

To fulfill your 2014 pledge, please send your final payment by mid May (May 16th) so that it is posted before the end of May. Any donation sent after that will be posted as a new 2015 pledge.

ďSo you could not keep watch with me for one hour?Ē Matt. 26:40: Here is another request that asks for an hour of prayer. Could you please come to a neighborhood abortion clinic and spend one hour with us? As we pray for pregnant mothers and their babies, we ask that Jesus will protect them. For more information, call Dan Goodnow, Helpers of Godís Precious Infants, 313-530-4539.

Parishioners are invited to have your home consecrated to Jesus and the Immaculate Heart of Mary and receive his special graces for this devotion and the twelve promises. Call Tom Ulrich at 586-775-8138 or Deacon Jim Wilder at 586-776-7774. Men of the Sacred Heart:

Crucifixes, hand painted by the Sisters of the Holy Cross

Sisters of the Holy Cross

1050 Overlook Lane Northeast

Carrollton, Ohio 44615

Phone 313-527-4416  email

Sister Helena

See here for more information

Book Rack Items & Votive Candles-Catholic Twin Circle, National Catholic Register and Our Sunday Visitor cost $1.25. Candles: small votives 50Ę, 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 2015 to April 30th 2016 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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