Stations of the Cross will be prayed at 7:00 p.m., followed by the Mass during Lent every Friday.

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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

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13770 Gratiot Ave

Detroit Michigan 48205


Pastor Rev Eduard Perrone

Associate Pastor Rev. John Bustamante

Deacon James Wilder

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Adoration Chapel News: Chapel Reorganization Meeting was a Success and we wish to Our New Chapel Captains: Monday Kortes   Tuesday: Moore, Bausano   Thursday: Cheryl Lingsch,   Friday: Mary McGuckin,   Saturday: Mary Gable. Thank you for your commitments

If you have a new Holy Hour or are a long time adorer, your new captains will be calling you to remind you of your Holy Hours and exchange contact information. Please help them out by communicating any difficulties and calling them if you are unable to make your Holy Hours. This is imperative since most of our Adoration Hours have only one adorer scheduled and we cannot leave Our Lord unattended.

Ideally 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

We wish to welcome the new adorers that have signed up during these past 2 weeks. We are also hoping that Fr. Perrone's adoration appeal last week will convince others who are able to make a commitment for a weekly Holy Hour. Return the flyers from the bulletin in the Sunday Collection and someone will call you! Remember Father said that the benefits are yours!

This Friday is 1st Friday and all adoration will be in the church. We will have the sign in sheets in the church located at the side table near the Sacred Heart Altar. Please SIGN IN FOR YOUR HOUR. Visitors are also encouraged to sign in.

If you already have a Holy Hour you should have heard from your new captains and exchanged contact information with them. Please help your captains out by communicating any difficulties and by calling them in advance if you are unable to make your Holy Hours.

The Knights of Columbus will host their monthly Pancake Breakfast Sunday, February 1st. In the gym from 10:00 am to 12:30 pm.

Monday, February 2nd, Candlemas Day - Blessed candles will be offered for a donation in the vestibule of the church after all the Masses.

Tuesday, February 3rd, is the Feast of St. Blaise. Blessing of throats will take place after the Masses.

This is at Saint Cyril and Methodius Church (18mile and Ryan Sterling Heights)

Consecration to the Guardian Angel for Children   By Fr. Wolfgang Seitz, Canons Regular of the Holy Cross

Saturday, February 7, and Sunday, February 8, Fr. Wolfgang will preach at all the Masses (at St Cyril's- Saturday 4pm and 6pm, Sunday 7:30am, 9:30am, 1:30pm, 8pm) on the role of the angels in our spiritual life and, particularly, on the benefits of a Consecration to the Guardian Angel for Children. This topic may be of special interest for families.

These Masses are at Saint Cyril and Methodius Church (18mile and Ryan Sterling Heights)

St. Thérèse of Lisieux is a prominent saint who cherished a special devotion to the Holy Angels. At the age of nine years, before her First Holy Communion, she consecrated herself to the Holy Angels. This fitted very well her Little Way, since our Lord Himself associated littleness with the presence and care of the Holy Angels: "See that you do not despise one of these little ones; for I tell you, their Angels in heaven always behold the face of My Father in Heaven" (Mt 18:10).

The sooner a child learns to know and to love its Guardian Angel, the more likely it will keep its soul pure for God, and the surer it will find its way to God throughout its life.

The consecration to the Guardian Angel has the aim to give the child an understanding of the holy Guardian Angel; helping the child to love him, listen to him and receive from him its "first religious instruction", that is to say, the angel helps the child distinguish good from evil and helps it learn the first virtue of a child, which is obedience.

After each Mass, parents who are interested to consecrate their child(ren) to the Guardian Angel can get all necessary information and the application form in the vestibule.

Eligible for the consecration are children from 4 to 13 years of age. A sponsor, normally a parent, is also required.

Formal Consecration to the Guardian Angel on February 21! Fr. Wolfgang will return on Saturday, February 21, to receive the consecration of the children. There will be a ceremony in the morning and one around noon.

The Wedding Anniversary Mass for couples married 25 years or more will be celebrated at the 4:00 p.m. Mass, Saturday, February 14th. If you would like to participate, please call the Rectory by Thursday, February 12th. A reception for the celebrating couples will follow the Mass in the Shrine Lounge.

Annual Winter Cotillion - Fat Tuesday, February 17th, in the gym. Music , traditional reels, old dance tunes of the Colonies and line dances from the late 1700’s to mid 1800’s. Refreshments 6:30 p.m., dancing commences at 7:00 p.m. with the Grand March. Tickets $7.00.

Bring your favorite Hors D’Oeuvre or finger food and Pazki to pass. Beverages will be provided. For tickets or information, call Mary McGuckin at (313) 243-6455

The Knights of Columbus will be hosting a Fish Fry and Lenten Reflection on Fridays from 4-6:30 pm in the gym. Cost for the event is $8.00. Speakers will be announced.

Anyone who would like to offer the 30 Days’ Prayer leading up to the Solemnity of St. Joseph on March 19th for a special intention should begin the prayer Wednesday, February 18th, or Thursday, February 19th. The Church also encourages Catholics to venerate St. Joseph especially during March. Why not offer the 30 Days’ Prayer for the entire month? Copies of the prayer are in the pamphlet rack in the church vestibule.

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 

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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