Monday, August 31, 2015

Fr. Perrone's homiliy for Sunday, August 30, 2015

Go to GrottoCast to hear Fr. Perrone's homily for the 14th Sunday after Pentecost (1962 Missal), or look for it on your free SoundCloud app on mobile devices.




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Thursday, August 27, 2015

This weekend: We Humble Ourselves - Turning a Nation Back to God

Sometimes it's a good idea to revisit history, and to understand how our nation was formed and what was on the minds of those who fought and died for the United States of America.




Fr. Perrone and Fr. John have talked about this event in Dearborn this weekend - We Humble Ourselves: Turning a Nation Back to God, and our pastor is directing the choir and orchestra for this event on Sunday. It is about getting back to our humble roots. This is not a Catholic event, but an American event.  Click through the main website for detailed schedule of the entire weekend, and see resources to learn more.



There was another interview done that I could not find at the moment and if I do, I'll update this post.

See also this promo video that was made.







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Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Fr. Perrone's homily for August 23 now on GrottoCast


Last week, August 16th, there was a technical glitch on the recording end and the audio for that homily is not available.  I am  hoping to get text for it, but will wait to ask Fr. Perrone until after the event this coming weekend, We Humble Ourselves - Turning a Nation Back to God.  Fr. Perrone is conducting choir and and orchestra for that event on Sunday.  It is a weekend long thing.  Please visit the website in the link.  More later on that.

The homily for August 23 is available.   I recommend to people that if they have a smart phone or tablet to look for the free SoundCloud app, then do a search on GrottoCast and subscribe.   But, if you do this, be sure to also check the GrottoCast website weekly for other things, which are not audio.  If I do get text for Fr. Perrone's homily from 8/16, it will be posted there.  The best thing to do is input your email address into the tool provided in the sidebar at GrottoCast.com and as soon as any post is made, you will get an email.  This way you can monitor those things that are not at SoundCloud or be aware as soon as something does become available there.




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- Diane M. Korzeniewski

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Friday, August 21, 2015

Planned Parenthood Protests this Saturday



I meant to pass this along earlier in the week and got caught up in things.

This Saturday there will be nationwide protests against Planned Parenthood.  I think this is primarily a battle against Powers and Principalities - one that requires prayer and fasting.  That should be the first thing we do, begging God for an end to the horrific scourge of human sacrificed cloaked under the guise of "care."

That said, prayer and fasting can be accompanied by peaceful protests of this kind.  There is a website for the day which has the information you need to find a Planned Parenthood center near you.  The site has other useful info, but nothing graphic on the front page if you click the link.

The mission reads, in part:

ProtestPP is a coalition of pro-life groups calling for a National Day of Protest on August 22, 2015 at Planned Parenthood facilities all across America. Our goal is to raise awareness of the heartless and even illegal activities of Planned Parenthood by going to where the killing and harvesting of body parts from aborted children takes place. The four main sponsors are: Created Equal, the Pro-Life Action League, 40 Days for Life, and Citizens for a Pro-Life Society. 
Creating a presence at neighborhood Planned Parenthood facilities is essential to inform the public about what is going on behind closed doors. Local sidewalk counselors and activists are a key component to shutting down Planned Parenthood in the long term. 
The National Day of Protest will strengthen local efforts by raising their profile with the local press, the community and other pro-life activists. Together, the protests held on August 22 will put pressure on the media, both local and national, to report the truth about Planned Parenthood, and on government officials to stop funding this discredited organization.

Locations:

Here you will find current locations for the August 22 #PPSellsBabyParts National Day of Protest. Unless indicated otherwise in the details for a location, all protests will take place Saturday, August 22 from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. local time. (Click here, navigate to your state and find a location)

Go to Mass!

If you do something like this, try to make it to Mass.  Don't just protest, pray - pray for conversions.   Assumption Grotto has a 7:30 AM Mass Monday through Saturday.  I believe Ss Cyril & Methodius still has a 6:00 a.m. Mass on Saturdays. Call first.  I just went to the Archdiocese of Detroit website and did a search on Saturday morning Masses for the 7-9 AM toggle (obviously you need something quite early).  This may take you there, but I see 42 parishes have Saturday morning Masses.  Not all will work, but you just might find something. Or, look for a Friday night Mass.  Here's the AoD's.  You may need to toggle.





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Sunday, August 16, 2015

2015 Assumption at Assumption Grotto - Photos, Audio (homily), and more...



Yesterday, we celebrated the feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary.  It was a hot day, and having fallen on a Saturday, was not obligatory.  Yet, many came to honor Mary at the grotto built in her honor in Detroit, especially at the evening Mass.

Rather than post lots of images here, I'll send you to my Smugmug site where I have most of these uploaded. Still to be added yet, are iPhone shots and video.

Also, Fr. Perrone's homily was captured from the 7:00 PM Mass. The quality is lower because it was not a direct feed, but it is definitely workable, and worth the listen.


More is coming tomorrow, including some iPhone photos that turned out quite well from earlier in the day, possibly the video that was taken with the GoPro (which also took many still shots you will see in the photo gallery above), and Fr. Perrone's homily from 6:30 a.m. Mass in which he spoke on the Holy Eucharist.  Check back tomorrow and I will update this post.  





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Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Saturday, August 15 - Feast of the Assumption at Assumption Grotto - All Day




Honor the Blessed Virgin Mary on the feast of the Assumption at Assumption Grotto

There will be many Masses, devotions, opportunities for Sacramental Confession, Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament with Benediction, Italian Dinner, and much more.  Shuttle service is available from St. Veronica's in Eastpointe for those who desire it.


Feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary


Rectory Office – 314-372-3702 – Gift Shop – 313-332-4432

All Shrine devotions outside (weather permitting) * Accessible to the handicapped

2015 Hourly Schedule for Assumption Day

6:30 a.m. Mass in church with Consecration of the Parish to the Blessed Mother

8:30 a.m. Booths for candles. Lourdes water, patron cards along the Grotto pathway all day

9:00 a.m. Rosary at the Grotto led by the Knights of Columbus

Shuttle Bus runs to and from St. Veronica’s Church all the time until 10:00 p.m.

Gift Shop opens 9:30 a.m. New Rite Latin Mass at the Grotto.

After Mass; Consecration of the Parish to the Blessed Mother then Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament in church until 3:00 p.m.

10:50 a.m. Blessing of religious articles in the school Gift Shop.

11:00 a.m. Rosary at the Grotto led by the Legion of Mary.

Confessions heard in the church.

11:00-3:00 Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament in church.

Lunch Bar (in the school) is open until 5:30 p.m.

12:00 noon New Rite Latin Mass at the Grotto.

After the Mass: Consecration of the Parish to the Blessed Mother; Blessing of the Herbs and Blessing of the Miraculous Medal also at the Grotto.

12:30 p.m. Italian Dinner – served in the school gym*

2:15 p.m. Stations of the Cross at the pathway of the Grotto.

3:00 p.m. Procession of the Blessed Sacrament from the church to the Grotto.

Living Rosary and Anointing of the Sick and Benediction at the Grotto.

4:15 p.m. Confessions in church; Reposition of the Blessed Sacrament in church after Anointing

4:15 p.m. Blessing of religious articles in the Gift Shop.

5:00 p.m. Consecration of Individuals to Blessed Virgin Mary in church.

5:30 p.m. Closing of the Lunch Bar and the Spaghetti Dinner.

6:00 p.m. Closing of the school Gift Shop.

6:15 p.m. Rosary at the Grotto led by Brother Esteban.

6:45 p.m. Procession lineup for Evening Mass outside, between the church and rectory.

7:00 p.m. Solemn High Mass in the Extraordinary Form (Tridentine) - Evening Mass at the Grotto. After Mass; Consecration of the Parish to the Blessed Mother and Lourdes Candlelight Procession.

REFRESHMENTS

Italian Dinner – Mostaccioli with Meatball, salad, bread, butter and beverage served in the gym from 12:30 p.m.- 5:30 p.m.

Children under 10 - $7.00, adult price - $10.00.

GIFT SHOP AND SHRINE BOOTHS – The Gift Shop is open throughout the day and offers a selection of religious literature, rosaries, etc.

On the Shrine grounds are booths that offer candles to be lit at the Grotto, shrine Patron enrollment cards and Lourdes Water.

The Gift Shop will close at 6:00 p.m.

FREE SHUTTLE BUS SERVICE FROM ST VERONICA’S THROUGHOUT THE DAY.

Buses will run to and from St. Veronica’s parking lot continuously from 9:00 a.m. until after the 7:00 p.m. evening Mass.

See the Assumption Grotto web-site for a map to St. Veronica’s Church. see here

PILGRIMAGE BUSES - Please contact the Shrine Gift Shop at (313)332-4432 to make arrangements for bus parking.

For those on Facebook, an event has been created with details of Assumption Day at Assumption Grotto.  https://www.facebook.com/events/137491529923921/


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Monday, August 10, 2015

Bishop Schneider's latest interview - Holy Communion, SSPX




I am unable to make a full post, but want to pass along this interesting interview with Bishop Athanasius Schneider. In it, he discusses Holy Communion, and he also discusses his visits with the SSPX which has been in an irregular status with the Church, but continuing talks. 

You can find the interview in Spanish and English. This link should take you to English. Scroll up for Spanish.


QUICK NOTES

Also, I believe Fr. Perrone's first post retreat homily will be available tonight or tomorrow. I've not had time to download it, but did hear it. He speaks, in part, about his annual retreat, having spent it with the monks at Clear Creek Monastery in Oklahoma. More on that soon.

The Assumption Day Schedule is available at http://AssumptionGrotto.com

And, finally,don't forget about the great event coming up at the end of the month in Dearborn: We Humble Ourselves - Turning a Nation Back to God. Visit http://wehumbleourselves.com

Fr Perrone will be conducting the choir and orchestra for part of the event, but there are many attractions. Check out the website. 



Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Assumption Day schedule at Assumption Grotto; and, Fr. Perrone's August 2 homily


Two quick mentions as I head out the door to work:




And…






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The obedient are not held captive by Holy Mother Church;
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- Diane M. Korzeniewski

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Friday, July 24, 2015

It's Saint Charbel's feast day - watch a movie online about his life



Today is the feast day of Saint Charbel (also spelled Sharbel).  I've posted a movie on his life you can stream online before, but thought it would be good to pass along again.  Even if you can't get to this today, bookmark it and watch it later.  You'll have to work through English subtitles unless you know the language in the film.  And, I have seen it on YouTube with other language subtitles.

Saint Charbel was  contemplative, monastic, and ascetic - something that seems so foreign to us today because the emphasis is on comfort and indulgence, not freely chosen redemptive suffering (Col 1:24) and sacrifice. This movie is good for those considering a priestly vocation or consecrated life.

Can lay people learn something from someone like Saint Charbel?   Sure.  Watch the movie and discover for yourself what God might say through the experience.

If you enjoyed Into Great Silence, you should like this movie about the life of this saint.   It's on YouTube, in it's entirety.








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The obedient are not held captive by Holy Mother Church;
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- Diane M. Korzeniewski

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Monday, July 20, 2015

Choir voices needed for "We Humble Ourselves - Turning a nation back to God"





I've mentioned this event before and the choir and orchestra is being conducted by Fr. Perrone.  The Choir Director is Matt Simpson. Members are still needed.  From an email I received.

"We Humble Ourselves - Turning a Nation Back to God" is looking for enthusiastic, patriotic singers for an event in Dearborn on August 30, 2015. One hundred of those who are selected will be on stage for the concert performance. Additional singers will be positioned in the audience. The choral group will be accompanied by a 50 piece orchestra.

DATE and TIME of CONCERT: Sunday, August 30, 2015, 3-5 pm 
LOCATION OF CONCERT: Ford Field Park, 22051 Cherry Hill, Dearborn, MI
REHEARSALS: 
Thursday, July 30 7-8:30pm
Thursday, August 6 7-8:30pm
Thursday, August 13 7-8:30pm
Thursday, August 20 7-8:30pm
Thursday, August 27 7-8:30pm
Saturday, August 29, 2015, 3-6 pm

LOCATION OF REHEARSALS for 7/30 through 8/27:
Divine Child Elementary School - Cafeteria - enter at Door #5
25001 Herbert Weier Drive, Dearborn, MI 48128
Contact Matt Simpson at msimpson (at) divinechild (dot) org.

Here is a two minute description of the event



Visit this website for more info about We Humble Ourselves - Turning a Nation back to God: http://wehumbleourselves.com



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Monday, July 13, 2015

Cantius Youth Choir to sing at EF High Mass at Assumption Grotto on July 16th at 1:00 PM



I received a message from  Br. Matthew Schuster, who is a 'son of Grotto' that he is helping to lead a pilgrimage with the youth choir from St. John Cantius in Chicago into Canada and they will be stopping at Assumption Grotto for a special 1:00 p.m. EF High Mass on July 16, 2015 - the Feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel.

The roughly 50-person youth choir will sing Missa Brevis in F by Gabrieli, Salve Regina of Poulenc and Ave Maria of Ramiro Real.

This Mass is open to anyone who can attend.  This notice comes late, but hopefully not too late for those who are free.  Please spread the word.





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July 25th - Eucharistic Holy Hour of Reparation and Prayer for the City of Detroit at St. Joseph







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The obedient are not held captive by Holy Mother Church;
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- Diane M. Korzeniewski

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Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Fr. Perrone's homily from Sunday, July 5th is now available.



We weren't expecting to see Fr. Perrone celebrating Mass this Sunday as he is on his annual break. But,  our priests have adjusted a number of things in their schedules since the ORC priests departed for their permanent home in Carrollton, Ohio.  That said, we have Fr. Perrone's homily from the 9:30 a.m. Mass at GrottoCast.com.

You can hear it here, or look for it in the free Sound Cloud app on any IOS or Android mobile device if you have it loaded.




There were plans to use some 2006 retreat talks for the Sundays in July. We'll continue to upload homilies as they are available and release the retreat talks during the middle of the week.



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The obedient are not held captive by Holy Mother Church;
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- Diane M. Korzeniewski

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Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Magister: Cold shower for Synod innovators

Italian Vaticanist, Sandro Magister...
Synod. Cold Shower for the Innovators  
The preparatory document for the October session puts the brakes on communion for the divorced and remarried and on homosexual unions. New voices from Africa and Latin America. All in support of perennial doctrine. 

by Sandro Magister 
 ROME, June 30, 2015 - One week from its publication, the “working instrument” for the next session of the synod of bishops on the family is showing itself to be ever more disappointing for the champions of change...

Continue reading Magister on the Synod... 



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The obedient are not held captive by Holy Mother Church;
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- Diane M. Korzeniewski

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Sunday, June 28, 2015

Fr. Perrone: Prayer, penance, and self-imposed controls - we need all three of them

Photo: Fr. Perrone leads the Holy Rosary after the 9:30 a.m. Mass today


In his homily at the 9:30 a.m. Mass today (EF), he spoke about the need for prayer, penance, and self-imposed controls.

Please go to GrottoCast.com and click the embedded player to hear online.  If you have a SoundCloud app and are subscribed to GrottoCast, you should see the latest homily.

Several people have asked me to email them homilies.  There is really no way for me to keep track of who to email every week.  However, in the main side-bar at GrottoCast.com, you will see a field where you can type in your email address.  Once you do that, you will get notification when there is a new post. This way, you are in control.







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The obedient are not held captive by Holy Mother Church;
it is the disobedient who are held captive by the world!

- Diane M. Korzeniewski

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