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Assumption Grotto Catholic Church

13770 Gratiot Ave
Detroit, Michigan 48205

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

Recent News & Upcoming Events:

The evening Mass on Wednesday, November 11, 2015, will be at 6:30p.m.
The Rosary is prayed daily throughout the month of October at the Grotto, weather permitting, or in church. Monday through 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.
The Assumption Grotto St. Vincent de Paul Helpers will be hosting their second Cookie Sale & Christmas Bazaar on Sunday, November 22nd. Anyone wanting to volunteer to bake cookies may contact Nancy McAuley at 586-792-9022. Also, current and potential vendors who would like to participate may contact Joe Carnacchio at 313-640- 8595.
Legion of Mary-Junior Praesidium - Active Duty! Thank you to our devoted mothers and youth who have formed a loving foundation for our Junior Praesidium. In June we began our first active work at St. Joseph Manor Home For the Aged (HFA) , a source of great joy to St. Joseph Manor. Other families also have joined us during our visitations, a true missionary outreach. Is our Blessed Mother calling you into her holy ranks? We welcome you to “Come & See!” When: Sundays, 10:45 am (after the 9:30 a.m. holy Mass. Where: Grotto School, Room 21. Kindly contact Mary De Manigold, President @ 586-879- 6023 for further information. God Bless you all!
Adoration Chapel News: We filled several but now there are new openings for Holy Hours. Please call the rectory if you can fill one of these hours: Monday 2-3 pm, Thursday 11-12, Friday 2-3, Saturday 10-11 & 11-12.
assumption grotto adoration chapel
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.
The Catholic Church History class resumes Tuesday, September 15th, at 6:00 pm. The class will begin in the Middle Ages and pay particular attention to the so-called “Protestant Reformation.” The class is free and for more information, please contact Harry Wisniewski at
Children’s catechism classes resume Sunday, September 27th in the school at 10:45 to 11:45 a.m. New students can register that day.
Knights of Columbus are collecting toiletries and personal items for the Detroit Veterans Hospital. You will find blue bins in the school hallway for your donations. A list of needed items will be available by the bins.
Grotto St. Vincent De Paul Helpers will have envelopes on the side tables for donations to help parishioners in need. is a new website which is sharing Fr. Perrone's weekend homilies in audio format. The site will also share video clips from some devotional and liturgical events. If you don't want to miss a GrottoCast post, use the provision in the sidebar to subscribe to email notifications and it will send you a link as soon as a post is made.
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.
Crucifixes, hand painted by the Sisters of the Holy Cross. Sisters of the Holy Cross 1050 Overlook Lane Northeast Carrollton, Ohio 44615 Convent 330-476-7020 Crucifixes 313-643-1697 email Sister Helena at or click here for more information.
Book Rack Items and 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 9:30-11:30am in order to maintain and keep our standards of excellence in maintaining and preserving our Holy Historic church. Jobs are as follows: changing Holy Water and cleaning Holy Water Fonts, clean Priests Sacristy (instructions will be given), put kneelers up and tidy books and pews, change candle foil, sift extinguishing sand, vacuum church rugs, front, back, altar, & sacristy, dust all wooden surfaces around altar, clean confessionals, sweep choir loft and staircase, and clean side altars. Call the Rectory Office and leave your name and phone number to volunteer.
Assumption Grotto Gift Shop
Hours: Monday - Friday: 8:30-10:30am
Saturday: after the 4:00 p.m. Mass
Sunday: after the 9:30am & 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!