Friday, December 28, 2012

Tonight at Assumption Grotto: Juventutem Michigan Mass

Juventutem of Michigan returns to Assumption Grotto tonight for the Feast of the Holy Innocents - the infants who were slaughtered in the hunt to kill the Christ Child. Juventutem normally holds it's Mass at a given parish on the last Friday of each month and tonight it will be at the Grotto.
Fr. Robert Slaton, the newest priest of the Archdiocese of Detroit, will celebrate the Missa Cantata on the Friday of ‘Christmas Week.’

7:00 p.m. Mass will be preceded by a 6:30 Rosary, at which members will pray for an increased acceptance of vocations to the priesthood and religious life. After Mass, young adults (18-35 years old) will gather for dinner, fine conversation, and Christmas cheer at Polish Village Cafe in Hamtramck.

On Christmas Eve (“Wigilia” – literally, the “vigil supper”), Polish Catholics celebrate a “Black Fast,” in which they don’t eat flesh meat, but do celebrate Our Lord’s coming Nativity. This menu is highly appropriate for Juventutem’s Friday night gathering where we will share a feast of stuffed cabbage, pierogi, mushroom cutlet, and cod. Cost: $17 (exact change).

The buffet style feast costs us $17 per person – and $17 will be accepted, from those that bring exact change (no coins accepted!). For those who bring a Jackson, four Lincolns, a credit card, or a checkbook, the cost is $20 – the extra three dollars go to the non-food expenses of the evening (music, printed worship aids, advertisements).
The Mass is, of course, open to all ages and it is hoped that many of all ages will come. 
See more in the post at the Juventutem Michigan blog

For those going to the after-glow, please know that the Grotto gates lock soon after Mass, so don't car-pool from the parish afterwards.  

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