Assumption Grotto Confession Schedule

December 20  2:30 p.m. until 3:30 p.m.

December 23  6:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m.

No confessions will be heard Wednesday, December 24, or Thursday, December 25.

St Cyril and Methodius Confession Schedule

December 22 - 10a to Noon and 6pm to 9pm

2014-2015 Christmas Schedule at Grotto


13770 Gratiot Ave

Detroit Michigan 48205


Pastor Rev Eduard Perrone

Associate Pastor Rev. John Bustamante

Deacon James Wilder

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Solemn Novena of Masses Christmas Cards- A Solemn Novena of Masses will be offered from December 26th to January 3rd, nine consecutive days of Masses for your loved ones. Each keepsake card is a full color photograph of the church with matching lined envelope. Donation $10.00 per card. Come in or call the rectory to pick them up.

Christmas Giving Tree to Benefit “Margaret Andrews Imago Dei Crisis Pregnancy Center

The Christmas Giving tree will be located at the doorway of the school throughout the Advent season. Tags on the tree ornaments have gift suggestions for needy mothers and infants. Please select one or more tags and bring your UNWRAPPED gifts (with tags attached) to the gift collection box located near the tree by December 23rd.

Monetary donations will also be gratefully accepted. Make checks out to Imago Dei and note “Grotto Giving Tree” in the memo line. Please mail to: Imago Dei Crisis Pregnancy Center, 30521 Schoenherr, Suite 108E, Warren, MI 48088.

For information call Mary at 586-359-2201. May God bless you for your continued generosity and support.

Assumption Grotto’s 2014 Advent Christmas Raffle: Check out this year’s Raffle prize in the Gift Shop. Tickets are $l.00 each or 6 for $5.00 and will be available in the Gift Shop or at the Sunday Socials. Drawing will take place January 1, 2015 during our New Years Eve party in the school gym.

The Grotto Knights of Columbus would like to thank all who participated in the Scavenger Hunt. It was great to see the enthusiasm of not only the youth of the parish but of everyone else too. We are grading the results and will be announcing the winners soon.

Please come to the Knights Annual New Years Eve Potluck Party immediately following the 11:00 p.m. Mass to ring in the New Year.

The Pancake breakfast will be January 4th. Please come after the 9:30 a.m. Mass or before the Noon Orchestral Mass.

If you ordered hams or sausage, please remember to pick them up after the Sunday Mass this weekend. Thank you!

Adoration Chapel News: With the Sisters departure to their new home over the next several months, we are working towards a smooth transition from the Sisters to a lay parish-run Adoration Chapel. Most of the Adorers were already contacted to inform them of this transition and how they can help to insure we are able to keep the Chapel open during this time. We ask that you do your best to follow through and keep your commitments while the program is reorganized.

A Meeting will be scheduled for some time in January for those who want to be involved by becoming an Adoration Chapel Captain for one day a week. We will need 6 Chapel Captains to insure continuation of a lay-run program. The responsibilities of the Chapel Captain will be outlined at the reorganization meeting. New Adorers are also needed to fill in hours where no one is scheduled. We would like 2 adorers for each hour if possible. Watch the bulletin for further chapel updates.

A Requiem Mass to pray for the soul of the Servant of God, Fr. John Hardon, S.J. will be offered at 7:00 p.m., Tuesday, December 30th, the 14th anniversary of his death. A Social will follow in the lounge.

Midwest Catholic Apologetics Conference * January 24, 2015

Catholics are constantly being challenged about their Faith:

Why Purgatory? Didn’t Jesus pay for our sins on the Cross?

Making Sense of Mary! Doesn’t the Bible say Jesus had brothers and that all have personally sinned?

"Unless you eat my body and drink my blood there is no life in you" - Symbolic or Literal?

Why Confession to a Priest, who is just a man? Why not confess sins directly to God instead?

On January 24, 2015, four nationally-known Catholic authors TIM STAPLES, STEPHEN RAY, MARCUS GRODI, GARY MICHUTA and apologists will come to Ss. Cyril & Methodius to tackle these and other questions at the 2015 Midwest Catholic Apologetics Conference. Four talks …four opportunities to be equipped to show how Catholicism is firmly anchored in Scripture, history and reason.

Conference begins with the Holy Mass celebrated by Fr. Ben Luedtke at 7:30AM, followed by the Conference which lasts until approximately 3:30PM.

Cost: $25 (*Adult Pre-Registration by January 15) / $15 (Student Registration) / $30 (Walk-In Registration)

*Light box lunch is provided to all pre-registered attendees.

Registration forms can be found online at: Questions: Joan Hartzell, (586) 979-7042

Attention 2015 Homeschool Graduates: A family or families of a 2015 Homeschool Graduate is needed to participate in the organization of the 2015 graduation. Sue Allasio will assist with details. Call Sue Allasio at 313-881-7141 to volunteer.

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.

Crucifixes, hand painted by the Sisters of the Holy Cross

Sisters of the Holy Cross, Assumption Grotto Convent

13800 Gratiot Ave, Detroit, MI 48205 Phone 313-527-4416  email

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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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