Stations of the Cross will be prayed at 7:00 p.m., followed by the Mass during Lent every Friday.
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
We could use extra help for the following hours: Monday: 4-5, Tuesday: 12-1, 1-2, 3-4, Wednesday: 11-12noon, Thursday: 2-3, Friday: 4-5, Saturday: 10-11, 11-12noonPlease fill out this form to sit with Our Lord
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.
ASSUMPTION GROTTO CATHOLIC CHURCH
13770 Gratiot Ave
Detroit Michigan 48205
Pastor Rev Eduard Perrone
Associate Pastor Rev. John Bustamante
Deacon James Wilder
Assumption Grotto Website
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Holy Week 2015 Schedule
Assumption Grotto Church
Holy Thursday, April 2
(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 3
(No morning Masses)
12:00 noon until 3:00 p.m. •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 4
(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 5, Masses
6:30 a.m. English Low Mass
9:30 a.m. Latin Orchestral Mass: Missa Cantata in honor of the Sacred Heart by Eduard Perrone; Psalm 24 by Lili Boulanger; Judex from Mors et Vita by Charles Gounod
12:00 noon English sung Mass
Confessions (5 opportunities)
Thursday, April 2: 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m; 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Friday, April 3: 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m
Saturday, April 4: 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
nor on Easter Sunday morning.
Please call Katy Hardy regarding First Holy Confession and First Holy Communion for 2015. Home: 586-779-3922 or Cell: 512-659-5284.
Easter Mass Cards are available at the rectory for the Easter Triduum Masses, Divine Mercy Sunday, April 12th, April 19th, and April 26th.
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.
Fast & Abstinence Regulations
Catholics are reminded that Church regulations on abstinence binds all over the age of 14. Complete abstinence is to be observed on Ash Wednesday, Good Friday and the Fridays of Lent.
Regulations on fast binds all over the age of 18 and under 59 years of age.
The days of fast are Ash Wednesday and Good Friday. On days of fast, one full meal is allowed. Two other meals, sufficient to maintain strength, may be taken according to each one’s needs, but together they should not equal another full meal.
Eating between meals is not permitted; but liquids, including milk and fruit juices, are allowed.
When health or ability to work would be seriously affected, the law does not oblige. In doubt concerning fast or abstinence, a parish priest or confessor should be consulted.
Assumption Grotto Spring Fundraiser DUALING PIANOS! (And Auction) \
Come and enjoy two great pianists play your favorite songs and
show tunes, and even join in the fun by singing along!
and introducing Mr. Max Effort
Sunday, April 26th 2015, after the Noon Mass
Registration form NO TICKETS SOLD AT THE DOOR (postmarked by April 21,2015)
We are in need of Lectors for the 4:00 p.m. Mass and the Noon 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.
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:
“So you could not keep watch with me for one hour?” 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 God’s Precious Infants, 313-530-4539.
Easter Friday of Eight Detroit Historic Churches
On April 10th,you are welcome to join Pilgrimages as we are scheduled to visit, with informative talks: Assumption Grotto, St. Bonaventure Monastery, St. Albertus, Old St. Mary's, St. Hedwig, Ste. Anne, Sweetest Heart of Mary & St. Joseph Churches with closing 7 PM Mass. All of these churches be specially decorated for Easter. Deluxe motorcoach local departures from Oakland Mall in Troy, Levagood Park in Dearborn, & Sears Lot in Lincoln Park. Total cost per person, including full course catered meal, is $50. To reserve & more information: Michael Semaan at (248) 250-6005 or visit www.prayerpilgrimages.com.
We are asking for support to our parish bulletin cost. The advertising on the back page goes toward our cost for the bulletin. We have many open boxes that could be filled. Many members has a business that many of the Grotto Family has used. To place this ad or to get more information about the bulletin callJim Sabatella Jsabatella@4LPi.com (800) 477-4574 x 6327 or Cell (586) 707-1563
From our Pastor,
Many people benefit from Assumption Grotto Parish and intently read its church paper, The Grotto News (The parish weekly bulletin). This publication is made possible and can continue to be offered only if there is sufficient support from its parishioners and from other readers. Consider helping the church paper to have a long life by taking out an ad in the Grotto News. Our many readers will be glad and surely take notice of your sponsorship. --- Fr. Perrone, pastor.
What kind of Nation are you leaving to your children? You can make it better.
Come and see what we have planned for the Event entitled: “We Humble Ourselves – Turning a Nation Back to God.” It’s a pep rally for God and Country; a musical, historical, inspiring tribute to everything good and honorable in our Nation, and a call to repentance for the times we fail to live up to the standard set by those who came before us. ready! It’s coming August 29-30, 2015 at Ford Field Park in Dearborn. Read more at www.WeHumbleOurselves.com
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 email@example.com
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 www.kroger.com/communityrewards . 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 Shop313-332-4432 Assumptiongrottogiftshop@hotmail.com
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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