Assumption Grotto, on the east side of Detroit, always has a large celebration on their patronal feast day of August 15. The day includes four (4) Masses, group recitation of the rosary, Exposition and Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament, Stations of the Cross, an Italian dinner, and much more. The day ends with an outdoor Mass in the cemetery followed by candlelight procession.
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Hourly Schedule for Assumption Day
Mass in church with Consecration of the Parish to the Blessed Mother
Booths for candles. Lourdes water, holy cards along the Grotto pathway
Rosary at the Grotto led by the Knights of Columbus; Gift Shop opens
Latin Novus Ordo 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 Latin Novus Ordo 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.
Procession of the Blessed Sacrament from the church to the Grotto. Living Rosary and Anointing of the Sick and Benediction at the Grotto.
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.
Solemn High Tridentine Evening Mass at the Grotto. After Mass; Consecration of the Parish to the Blessed Mother and Lourdes Candlelight Procession.
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.
For more info: http://assumptiongrotto.com/