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13770 Gratiot Ave

Detroit Michigan 48205


Pastor Rev Eduard Perrone

Associate Pastor Rev. John Bustamante

Deacon James Wilde

September 12 & 13

Call to Holiness Conference

 “Is Sainthood Possible Today?”

Friday Dinner Speakers: Dr. Ray Guarendi and Dale Ahlquist,

 Saturday Speakers: Archbishop Vigneron, Sister John Dominic, O.P., Fr. William Casey, C.P.M., Dr. Peterr Kreeft, Dr. Ray Guarendi.

Saturday Youth Conference with the same speakers and Fr. Anthony Kathawa.

For much more information See or call 313-451-4659 for ticket prices. (Discounted registrations end August 15th).

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It’s a good time to start bringing in your donations for the religious articles sale at the August 15th feast day. You may bring them to the Gift Shop. Please call Mary or Amy before coming. 313-332-4432

First Friday Masses (August 1st) celebrated : 7:30 a. m. & 7:00 p.m. Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament following the 7:30 a.m. Mass until 6:30 p.m. The Holy Hour is from 1:00-2:00 p.m. All adoration is in the church on First Friday

St. Monica Sodality's monthly mass for conversion will be offered on First Saturday, August 2nd, at 4 p.m. Recitation of the Divine Mercy chaplet, Rosary, and St. Monica Prayer for conversions start in the church at 3:15pm. St. Monica Prayer cards and prayer-petition forms are located on the tables at the side entrances in the church. Write the names of those for whom you are praying, and deposit them into the box provided. Petitions forms are strictly confidential, and will be placed on or near the altar during the Mass. Call 313.885.6910 for more info. The St. Monica Sodality prays for loved ones to return to the Church, for conversions to the Faith , and also for our own sanctification. Everyone can participate in the Sodality prayers and Mass.

Only 12 More weeks until the Benefit Dinner! And this is BBQ Week. If you can donate new or gently used BBQing utensils, aprons, hibachis, grills, gloves or other BBQ gear (anything except the burgers & dogs!) or if you can make up a BBQ gift basket to donate to the raffle, please contact Jerry or Marci at 586-447-8552 or Phyllis or Janet at 313-372-0762.

We’re Back! Mark your calendar for the Fall 2014 Benefit Dinner Silent Auction Fundraiser Raffle. We are in need of volunteers. Call Mary Polakowski if you can help. 586-268-0525.

Euchre Tournament - Saturday, July 26th, in the Grotto gym. Pre-registration per person $10.00, $15/person at the door. Doors open at 5:30 p.m., games start at 6:00 p.m. 1st, 2nd, & 3rd prizes. For more information, call Amy McGuckin at 248-259-0241.

September 4th Carey, Ohio Pilgrimage with Fr. Eduard Perrone. All day devotions at Our Lady of Consolation Basilica including Noon Latin Extraordinary Form Patronal Feast Sung Mass celebrated by Fr. Perrone, Miraculous Statue Procession, Veneration of Relic, Blessing of Religious Articles, Guided Tour and Gift Shop. We will depart in the early morning and return in the early evening. Deluxe motor coach planned departures and returns from Assumption Grotto, Detroit , Sterling Heights, Troy, Plymouth, Dearborn, Lincoln Park & Brownstown. Total cost per person is $45.00, which includes full course meal in Shrine Cafeteria. To register and/or for more information, contact Michael Semaan at 248-250-6005 or visit 

Natural Family Planning Classes at Grotto. A three-class course on Natural Family Planning will be offered here at Grotto for anyone who is getting married here or at other churches on the eastside of Detroit or suburbs. The classes will be held in our lounge on Sunday, August 10th, September 21st, and October 19th. from 1:30-4:30 p.m. in the lounge. The teaching couple is Rachel & Chip Faitel. For further information, please call Rachel at 734-697-2988 or email rachelfaitel To register for the class go to This session of classes is intended for those being married in January to July 2015 at Grotto. They will offer another three-class session in April, May and June which will cover August to December 2015 weddings.

We also offer Pre-Marriage Classes in January and April. For information on those classes, call the rectory. These classes are mandatory for anyone being married at Grotto.

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

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 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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