Thursday, June 11, 2015

Some noteworthy events coming up

Most of these events are at Assumption Grotto, but there are some other things coming up that would be of interest to Grotto-goers and others.  I have been asked about the Helper's of God's Precious Infants summer vigil and at this time, I do not have a flyer for anything.  I may have missed it.  If anyone is aware of a vigil coming up, please contact me: TeDeumBlog (at) gmail (dot) com. 

June 11: Passio Domini

Every Thursday after the evening Mass at 7:00, the Passio Domini continues until about 9:00 p.m.  It is a Holy Hour with Exposition for the sanctification of the priesthood.  All evening Masses now use the 1962 Missal, with some rare exceptions, as are the 7:30 a.m. Masses which run from Monday through Saturday.  

June 12: Holy Hour on Friday at Assumption Grotto  


The U.S. Supreme Court is expected to rule this month on whether same-sex “marriages” are a constitutional right. Because this momentous decision could redefine marriage and affect our religious freedom, our parish will have a special Holy Hour for Marriage this Friday at 8 pm following the Mass of the Sacred Heart at 7 pm. Please join us as we pray that the Supreme Court will uphold traditional marriage

June 13: Fatima Devotions

From 10-11 a.m. there will be Fatima Devotions.  I do not know at this time if there is a special Mass involved, or if you would want to go to the 7:30 a.m. for that.  There is coffee in the gift shop starting at around 8:30 most mornings.  

June 14: EF Mass Moves to Noon this Sunday again

This Sunday, the EF Mass (aka, "Tridentine") will move to the Noon time slot along with the Assumption Grotto Choir for a Mass of Thanksgiving by a Grotto-goer recently ordained. Read about it in Fr. Perrone's column in the June 7, 2015 Grotto News.  This means the 9:30 a.m. Mass will be in Ordinary Form (aka "new Mass") and whether it is mostly in Latin, or all in English, is at the discretion of the celebrating priest.  Most often it's mostly Latin.   It is rare that the EF Mass moves from 9:30 - usually only on the first Sunday in January - Epiphany (N)/Holy Name (T); Divine Mercy Sunday; and Corpus Christi.  Sometimes it happens with, the Sunday involved with 40 Hours in November.  It's good to check the Grotto News or Assumption Grotto website by Friday of any given week for what is coming up on the weekends.

June 18: Memorial Mass for Servant of God Fr. Hardon

This Mass is taking place at Assumption Grotto at 7:00 p.m. (and likely an OF Mass).  The celebrant is Fr. Ben Ludtke.  There will be a reception in the school lounge from 7:45 - 9:00 p.m. It is requested you bring a snack to pass around.  There will be information there about becoming a Marian Catechist, as well.

June 21: OA Day of Recollection at Assumption Grotto

Fr. Matthew Hincks, ORC, returns to Assumption Grotto for a Day of Recollection.  It begins at 2:00.

June 23: Bid for Life Auction Dinner

The 23rd annual "Bid for Life" dinner will be at the Vintage House in Fraser. Proceeds benefit Right to Life of Michigan - Macomb Educational Resource Center. 

August 29-30, 2015: We Humble Ourselves 

This event is something to know about for this fall in the Dearborn area. You'll see me bringing it up several more times until then.  Visit and click around the site for more info about this exciting event.

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