Wednesday, August 9, 2006

Feast of the Assumption - Come to Grotto on August 15, 2006

August 15th, 2006

Assumption Grotto Church
13770 Gratiot Avenue • Detroit, MI 48205
(313) 372-0762 or (313) 839-8626

Why not fulfil this holy day of obligation at one of the many Masses at Assumption Grotto?

Please note that parking is very difficult as people pack the place for blocks around from early morning until the end of the candlelight procession in the Grotto Cemetary when it all ends. I really encourage people to consider parking at De LaSalle and taking the shuttle in, unless you can be there very early in the morning. Shuttle transportation is a great way to come to Assumption Grotto if you are concerned with a drive in to the old neighborhood. See the details below on transportation.

Schedule of Events

6:30 a.m. Church

9:30 a.m. Church followed by the Consecration to Mary

12:00 Noon Grotto – Following Mass the Miraculous Medal, talk and enrollment

7:00 p.m. Grotto – Fr. Eduard Perrone & Concelebrants. Knights of Columbus Honor Guard,

Post-Mass: Lourdes Candlelight Procession in Grotto Cemetery.

Note: If you must get up early the next day for work, I will tell you that the procession ends around 9:30pm based on my experience last year. The shuttles may take more time to get everyone back to De LaSalle if there are a large volume of people waiting to head back.


11:00 a.m., 1:30 & 3:45 p.m.


9:00 a.m., 11:00 a.m.

Stations of the Cross

2:00 p.m.

Living Rosary & Blessing of the Sick

3:00 p.m. Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament

Living Rosary, Blessing of the Sick and Benediction – Shrine


Blessing of Herbs at 4:00 p.m. – Shrine

Organ Concert at 5:00 p.m. – Church


Italian Dinner - Mostaccioli with Meatball, salad, bread, butter and beverage served in the gym from 1:00-5:30 p.m.

Adults: $6.50 - Children under 10, $4.50.

Snack Bar - Fast food and beverages served in the gym until 5:30 p.m.

Bake Sale - Delicious home-baked goods to enjoy here or take home available in the gym.


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, and more.

Both Gift Shop & Shrine booths will be closed after the 7:00 p.m. Mass.


Park your car at De LaSalle High School, 14600 Common Rd., Warren (east of Schoenherr between 12 & 13 Mile Roads).

Times listed below may vary slightly due to traffic so allow your self plenty of arrival time.

From DeLaSalle to Grotto: 10:00, 10:30, 11:00. 11:30 a.m., 2:15, 5:00 p.m.

From Grotto to De. LaSalle: 1:30, 2:00, 2:45, 3:30, 4:45, 9:15 p.m. - after the Lourdes Candlelight Procession.

Click the street address for a Yahoo Map to De LaSalle in Warren.


Please contact the Shrine Office on (313) 839-8626 to make arrangements for bus parking.