ASSUMPTION GROTTO CATHOLIC CHURCH
13770 Gratiot Ave
Detroit Michigan 48205
Sunday, December 8th – Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception
Mozart Coronation Mass @ 9:30am
Crucifixes, hand painted by the Sisters of the Holy Cross
Sisters of the Holy Cross
Assumption Grotto Convent
13800 Gratiot Ave
Detroit, MI 48205
Thank You Parishioners! The two collections at the Thanksgiving Day Masses will be used to help needy Grotto parishioners at Christmas. Your donations of $100l.16 is sincerely appreciated. God Bless you.
Fr. Wolfgang and Fr. Titus will be preaching an Advent Day of Recollection on December 15th from 2-5:00 p.m. in the lounge.
From the Parishioners who brought you Vaudeville Night comes A Christmas Review! Join us Sunday, December 29th at 1:30 p.m. for an afternoon of your favorite Christmas songs’. Admission is $5.00 a person, children 5 and under are free.
A Requiem Mass to pray for the soul of the Servant of God, Fr. John Hardon, S.J. will be offered at 7:00 p.m., Monday, December 30th, the 13th Anniversary of his death. A Social will follow in the lounge. Please bring light refreshments or finger food to share.
Christmas Giving Tree to benefit the Margaret Andrews Imago Dei Crisis Pregnancy Center Grotto's annual “Giving Tree” will be located at the doorway of the school throughout the Advent season. The tags on the tree have gift suggestions for needy mothers and infants. Please select one or more tags and bring your UNWRAPPED gifts (with tags attached) to the gift-collection box located near the tree by December 22nd.Monetary donations will also be gratefully accepted. Checks should be made out to Imago Dei and mailed to 30521 Schoenherr, Suite 108 E , Warren, MI 48088 (please write "Grotto Giving Tree" in the memo line of the check). For more info call Mary: 313.885.6910.Thanks for your continued generosity and support. May God reward you! Most needed items: Baby boys & girls: Porta Crib sheets, crib sheets , mattress pads, receiving blankets, lightweight sleepers (newborn-0-3 mo.), outfits (newborn,-0-3 mo.), short sleeve one sizes (none larger than 9 mo.), hooded towels, wash cloths, disposable diapers (newborn-size 2), regular baby bottles (4 & 8 oz), bottle brushes, infant socks, baby combs & brushes, hair products, bibs, burp cloths, pacifiers rattles tethers, car seat (infant) used must be dated 2010 or later), diaper bags, shampoos, lotion, powder, wash, oil, wipes, ointments, gift set of clippers, thermometer, nasal syringe, safety items, all preemie clothes.
Items for Moms: personal care products, shampoo, deodorant, toothpaste, toothbrush, soap, bath gel, lotions, conditioner, combs, brushes, manicure sets, colognes etc., slipper socks.
Christmas Novena Cards are available at the rectory for those who wish to enroll their families and loved ones in the Christmas Novena Masses for a $10.00 donation.
The Grotto St. Vincent de Paul Society is sponsoring a Swing Dance on January 11, 2014 in the gym. Save the date!
Midwest Catholic Apologetics Conference - Catholics are constantly being challenged about their Faith: Does God exist? How is Christ unique and do we have trustworthy information about Him? Isn't everything we need to know in Scripture? Why do we need a Church when we have the Bible? This January 18, 2014, four nationally known Catholic authors and apologists will come to SS. Cyril and Methodius to tackle these and other questions at the 2014 Midwest Catholic Apologetics Conference. Four talks...Four opportunities to be equipped to show how Catholicism is firmly anchored in scripture, history, and reason. Speakers are Patrick Madrid, Stephen Ray, Marcus Grodi, Gary Michuta - Website here
The Legion of Mary is welcoming new members who want to grow in holiness in the most powerful way—for more information call Mary at 586-879-6023, or Bruce at 586-552-7354.
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.
Knights of Columbus will host a pancake breakfast the first Sunday of every month. Breakfast will be served in the gym after the 9:30 am Mass until 2:30 p.m. Menu: pancakes, sausage or bacon, juice, coffee.
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, January 26th, February 23 and March 23rd, 2014 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 @yahoo.com. To register for the class go to www.ccli.org. You can register now so they have a good idea of the class size. This session of classes is intended for those being married in January to July 2014 at Grotto. They will offer another three-class session in August which will cover August to December 2014 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.
We are in need of Lectors for the Noon Sunday Mass. Please call the rectory to volunteer. Fr. Perrone will hold a training class for all new Lectors.
To continue earning in the 2012-13 Kroger Community Rewards Program all participants must sign up for the program online at www.krogercommunityrewards.com, click on â€śMichiganâ€ť and click on â€śEnroll.â€ť Grotto will continue to benefit from the program. Thank you to all who are participating.
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.
Attention: anyone who would like to help the parish, our parishioners and those in need: There are always people and projects that need a little extra help from our parishioners. Sometimes there is a need by a homebound parishioner for some simple housekeeping or a meal once a week. Other times there is a need for your time and talents to help finish a project here at the parish. If you are willing and able to help, let Fr. Perrone know your talents and availability and he can include you on the list of those he contacts via email or phone when the need arises. It might be something that is a onetime event or something that is done as often as you are able. Email Fr. Perrone at email@example.com.
Assumption Grotto Gift Shop 313-332-4432 Assumptiongrottogiftshop@hotmail.com
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