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13770 Gratiot Ave

Detroit Michigan 48205


Pastor Rev Eduard Perrone

Associate Pastor Rev. John Bustamante

Deacon James Wilder

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.

Marian Catecists and all those devoted to Fr. Hardon: Please join us after the “Call to Holiness” conference on September 13th. We will meet at 5:15 p.m. at a nearby restaurant for dinner, fellowsip and to share memories of Fr. Hardon. Please RSVP to 248-778-5343 and leave a message.



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Attention Chapel Adorers - Due to unforeseen circumstances, we are closing the Chapel on August 25th through September 15th. It will be reopened on September 15th at the regular hours. We are sorry for any inconvenience. Sisters of the Holy Cross

Parents: The first day of Catechism will be on Sunday, September 21st. Please contact Katy Hardy at home 586-774-3200 or cell 512-659-5284, with any questions. Please leave a message if no answer.

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.

Only 5 more weeks until the Benefit Dinner! And this is Home Made & Home Grown Week”. If you make quilts, afghans, baby clothes, jewelry, ceramics or other items or you grow and can pickles, preserves or vegetables or if you can offer a service such as cake decorating, etc. or make a gift basket containing these items to donate to the auction, please contact Jerry or Marci at 586-447-8552 or Phyllis or Janet at 313-372-0762.

Fr. Perrone’s Adult Catechism Classes will begin Monday, September 29th at 6:00 p.m. in the lounge. No charge but a book is required.

The 2014 Annual Benefit Dinner and Raffle

Sunday, October 19, 2014, following the Noon Mass (about 1:30 PM) 

Exquisitely catered by the Vintage House Banquet Facility: rosemary dijon chicken, Italian sausage with roasted red peppers, oven roasted redskin potatoes, pasta primavera, Prince Edward vegetable medley, garden salad, and more!  

Live music!  Special guest speaker! Silent auction featuring handcrafted items, collectibles and services offered by our own parish members, as well as donations from area businesses.

Primary raffle with a first cash prize of $1000, plus other prizes! 

Get your seats early, only a very limited number will be available at the door.

$21 per adult, $10 ages 5-12, $5 under 5

To reserve your places: (313) 372-0762; or call Jerry or Marci Rochon: (586) 447-8552; or mail to: Assumption Grotto Parish Rectory, 13770 Gratiot, Detroit, MI  48205.  Your space is reserved upon receipt of your payment - no tickets will be sent!

The 2014 Assumption Grotto Benefit Dinner, Auction and Raffle is in tremendous need of donations of items and services to place on offer.

Each of us has been blessed by God with gifts and abilities. Although we might consider them unimportant or insignificant, others may greatly enjoy or benefit from them. 

Why not offer your talent, knowledge, service, or item to the Grotto Benefit Dinner's auction or raffle? By doing so, you will be helping your parish.  You will also be giving honor to God, Who has given to all of us our gifts and abilities, to share with others, and to further the Kingdom of Heaven.

Consider donating the following: Collectibles and Antiques; Jewelry; Fine Books; Original Art or Fine Prints; Sporting Goods or Sports Memorabilia and Collectible Items; Cooking, Gardening, or Crafted Items; Skilled and Professional Services; Home Maintenance and Remodeling Services; Auto Maintenance and Car Appraisal / Purchase Services; Vacation Opportunities; Restaurant, Store, and Online Gift Cards, etc., etc., etc.  Please contact the rectory (313) 372-0762, or Jerome and Marcella Rochon (586) 447-8552

Only 6 more weeks until the Benefit Dinner! And this is “Children’s Week”.. If you can donate any new or gently used items such as toys, games, books, crafts, art supplies, (whatever you wished you could have had as a child) etc. or make a gift basket containing these items to donate to the auction, please contact Jerry or Marci at 586-447-8552 or Phyllis or Janet at 313-372-0762.

Imago Dei Baby Bottle Annual Campaign: - Volunteers from the Imago Dei Pregnancy Center will be passing out baby bottles after each Mass This weekend. Please take a bottle and fill it with your spare change over the next four weeks. Bottles will be collected on the first weekend in October.

National Day of Rememberance for Aborted Children - Memorial Services for Michigan Aborted Children, Saturday, September 13th:

Holy Sepulchre Cemetery 25800 W. Southfield, MI 11:00 a.m. Bishop Michael Byrnes, Dr. Alveda King, Rebecca Kiessling

Assumption Grotto Cemetery, 13770 Gratiot Avenue, Detroit, MI, 1:00 p.m., Bishop Donald Hanchon, Fr. Kenneth Tanner, Pastor Claude May, Deacon Gerry Smigelll

White Chapel Cemetery, 621 W. Long Lake Rd, Troy, MI, 1:00 p.m., (Garden of the Last Supper) Crusaders for Life

Contact Barb Yagley for more information at 248-703-3577.

“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.

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.

Pilgrimage to Sorrowful Mother Shrine, Belleville, Ohio, Sunday, September 14th. Masses, Stations of the Cross, Procession. Call Lucy Romano for more information. 248-310-2875.

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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