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

Please fill out this form to sit with Our Lord

or call the Rectory 313-372-0762

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.


13770 Gratiot Ave

Detroit Michigan 48205


Pastor Rev Eduard Perrone

Associate Pastor Rev. John Bustamante

Deacon James Wilder

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Marian Catechists and all those devoted to Father Hardon: Please join us for Holy Mass at 7pm on Thursday,26th at St. Cyril and Methodius Church in Sterling Heights. Confessions will be heard before Mass starting at 6 pm. A recorded teaching of Father Hardon will follow Mass in rooms 117/118.more information,call-652-2856 and leave a message.

Please call Katy Hardy regarding First Holy Confession and First Holy Communion for 2015. Home: 586-779-3922 or Cell: 512-659-5284.

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 $9.00. Speakers will be announced.

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.

St. Joseph Dinner - The annual traditional Italian dinner will be held in the gym on Sunday, March 22nd, following the Noon Mass. The Romano family and friends will again host this event in honor of St. Joseph. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis (no reservations). Although there is no set price for this meal, your generous donation will provide continuing support for Assumption Grotto. Volunteers are needed to help. To volunteer or donate, please call 249-693-3417.

The Grotto Knights have been busy this. Here are a few things we like to let you know about. The Scavenger Hunt was a success and highly participated in by many. Congratulations to Gregory Rochon for winning first place and Jeremiah Rochon in a close second. Matthew Chambers also took first in his age group. They split $150 in prize money.

The chili cook off was popular many knight families up and submitting entries (With one of the Knights Reilly family taking home a coveted crowd favorite 1st place spoon.

We hosted the Diocesan free throw competition which was a great way to showcase Grotto to people unfamiliar with the Parish. Thanks to everyone for your support and participation.

Our membership drive was very successful and we look forward to welcoming at least nine new knights to our ranks.

The Lenten fish fries and spiritual talks continue to be popular please come enjoy a fresh hand cut fish dinner if you haven't done so.



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!

Reverend Eduard Perrone


Parish Organist Gerrie Ball,

and introducing Mr. Max Effort

See Flyer Here

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

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 call Jim Sabatella (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 

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

Sister Helena

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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