Monday, March 16, 2015

Noteworthy events coming up in the area

There are some nuts and bolts I would like to pass along - things happening locally.

March 19: St. Joseph's Day at St. Joseph's Church in Detroit

First, this Thursday is St. Joseph's feast day.  This feast day is to St. Joseph's Church in Detroit what Assumption Day is to Assumption Grotto.  It is a day of great devotion, liturgy, Italian Dinner.  You can get St. Joseph's oil, and they have a gift shop.  See the full schedule for the day starting at 6:30 a.m. and running through 8 p.m.

March 22: St. Joseph's Dinner at Assumption Grotto

Assumption Grotto has a big dinner the first Sunday after St. Joseph's feast day.  From the main Grotto website:

St. Joseph Dinner - The annual traditional Italian dinner will be held in the gym on Sunday, March 22nd, following the Noon MassThe 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.  [See the link for more info]

March 25: Solemnity - Annunciation; Mass/Holy Hour for the Unborn

Mass and Holy Hour For the Unborn
Solemnity of the Annunciation
Wednesday, March 25th, 2015
6:00 p.m. Holy Hour Exposition of the Most Blessed Sacrament, Rosary, Divine Mercy Chaplet and Confessions
7:00 p.m. Holy Sacrifice of the Mass 
St. Isaac Jogues, 21100 Madison, St. Clair Shores, MI 48081 
See flyer here with more details 

March 27: Juventutem Mass at St. Josephat with Fr. Pullis

The Pertinacious Papist is reporting that Archbishop Vigneron's secretary, Fr. Steven Pullis, will be celebrating his first, public EF Mass on Friday, March 27 at St. Josaphat Church in Detroit.  He explains:

A particularly busy priest has undertaken the learning of the Tridentine Mass: Fr. Stephen Pullis, a young priest who currently serves as Priest Secretary to Detroit Archbishop Allen Vigneron, will celebrate his first public Mass in the Extraordinary Form on Friday, March 27 at 7:00 PM at St. Josaphat Church. He is no stranger to the Latin Mass; he assisted the Archbishop at last year’s Extraordinary Form Confirmations at St. Edward on the Lake Parish in Lakeport. 
It is always cause for gratitude when another priest learns the Traditional Latin Liturgy, but it is especially remarkable when that person has the non-stop agenda of the Secretary to the Archbishop. May God bless him for fitting this into his schedule. 
Juvent├║tem Michigan will host its monthly dinner for young adults age 18-35 after Fr. Pullis’ first Mass.
Follow Juventutem Michigan on Facebook to keep up with their schedule.  They are quite active.

April 26: Dualing Pianos with Rev. Eduard Perrone and Mr. Gerrie Ball

This event is a spring fundraiser for Assumption Grotto.  Please consider buying a ticket and coming for an evening of fun.  See all the details here.  Tickets must be purchased in advance - none will be sold at the door. The deadline is April 21st, so don't wait.

Be sure to visit the Assumption Grotto homepage regularly to see what is going on.

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