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Assumption Grotto News, February 17, 2013

Assumption Grotto News, February 17, 2013

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Fr. Perrone discusses the resignation of Pope Benedict XVI
Fr. Perrone discusses the resignation of Pope Benedict XVI

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A Pastor’s Descant
  There’s no way I could evade the topicof the out-of-the-blue announcement of the Pope’s abdication of the papal office,effective at the end of this month. Ichose the term thoughtfully, thoughwithout any disrespect intended. Toabdicate is ‘to renounce the throne,’ butit can also convey a sense of abandonment, a coloring of the word thatreflects well my feeling of loss, notunlike that experienced upon notice of someones death. Theres a sorrow withan unsettling sense of apprehension overthe vacancy of the papal chair that hasbeen occupied these several years by thestabilizing hand of Benedict XVI.Perhaps it would be unfair, given thePope’s delicate and declining state of health, to say that stepping aside and outof the papal office is somewhat like afather announcing his departure from hisfamily. The selfish question I ask is,Who will take care of us now? It’s notthat I doubt the resourcefulness of thesame Holy Spirit who provided Benedictfor the Church seven years ago. It’s onlythat I know some of the
papabile
 (possible candidates for the papacy) are asource of no little concern to me werethey to be elected pope. That’s myvisceral, reflexive response to the news,though Im ashamed to admit that it’snear kin to a lack of faith, or a lack of hope.I realize that I feel this way only becauseof the profound appreciation I have hadfor this extraordinary Pope with hisabundant talents. Having stood in theshadow of the bigger-than-life figure of his predecessor, John Paul II, Benedicthad not been expected to measure upwell to his great height. And yet in ashort number of years he accomplished ahuge amount of good for the Church thatwill be felt for long years, maybe evencenturies, to come. I need only mentionmy deep gratitude to him for restoringalmost without restriction the moreancient form of celebrating the Mass,sacraments and blessing formulae of theChurch. Had Papa Ratzinger passed bythat opportunity I doubt whether thesevenerable rites and ceremonies wouldever have been able to make acomeback. In which case not only wouldwe have had to limp along in a moretenuous connection with our liturgicalpast but the means for renewing the‘new’ liturgy, in the light of longstanding tradition, would bepractically out of reach. But I speak hereonly of one–to me the most importantoneof his accomplishments. He broughtthe light of his great erudition to bearupon his theological writings andaddresses which have a unique clarityand insight, delightfulness andscholarship, originality and traditionrolled into them.One other thing that was special aboutthis Pope was a geniality which stemmedfrom a deep culture and an intenseprayerfulness. Holiness and kindlinessemanated in a warm and expressivepersonality. This is not something ‘put on’as many counterfeiters are taught to do inlearning social skills or mastering businesstechniques for a ‘sell.’ This is the realthing, the stuff saints are made of. There are many other things one might addto these few. (How can I omit to mentionthat he’s a musician-pope, perhaps a first-of-its-kind in history?) And then theresBenedict’s genuine concern for thesalvation of souls, not only of Catholicsbut of other Christians and of Jews. This isnot, as many wrongly think, a kind of syncretizing ecumenicism that wouldneutralize doctrines in order toaccommodate the lowest commondenomination. Pope Benedict held out thehand of friendship to those outside theChurch because he was the vicar of Christ,the Savior who wills the salvation of allmen.I had hopes that in many of the Pope’sinitiatives he would soon take the nextstep, particularly in regard to the sacredliturgy. Would he soon celebrate the oldMass himself with all the pomp of papalsplendor–even just one time? Would heorder an end to hand Communion, orrequire kneeling to receive Communion, ororder that all Masses be celebrated towards
 Assumption Grotto Parish - 1832 - Our Lady of Lourdes Shrine - 1881 - 
ASSUMPTION GROTTONEWS
ASSUMPTION GROTTO CHURCHFEBRUARY 17, 2013
Filled with the Holy Spirit, Jesusreturned fromthe Jordan andwas led by the Spirit into thedesert for forty days, to betempted by the devil. He atenothing during those days, andwhen they were over he was hun-gry. The devil said to him, "Iyou are the Son of God, com-mand this stone to becomebread." - Lk 4:1-3Excerpts fromthe Lectionary forMass ©2001, 1998, 1970 CCD.
 
ASSUMPTION GROTTO NEWS DETROIT, MI
Monday, February 18, 2013
7:30 a.m. - Shirley Campeau (D)7:00 p.m. - Gerald Cinpinski (L)
 Tuesday, February 19, 2013
7:30 a.m. - Ada Godwin (D)7:00 p.m. - Allasio Family (L)
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
 7:30 a.m. - Phyllis Bausano (L)7:00 p.m. - Antoinette Pizzimenti (D)
 Thursday, February 21, 2013
7:30 a.m. - Ilene Kansier (L)7:00 p.m. - Jackie Howell (L)
Friday, February 22, 2013
7:30 a.m. - Flores Grandchildren (L)7:00 p.m. - Johnny Williams (D)
Saturday, February 23, 2013
7:30 a.m. - Emily Shurtliff & Family (L)4:00 p.m. - People of the Parish
Sunday, February 24, 2013
6:30, 9:30 a.m. and Noon - People of theParish
Funerals
 Joanna Bartold …...…..February 16, 2013
Graves
For information on graves or ourcremains burial site, call the Rectory,Monday-Friday, 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Memorial Stones
 There are spaces available from the maingate going toward the school on thecemetery gate ($350). Contact the Rectory(372-0762).
 
 Join us for refreshments in the vestibuleof the gym after Mass.
 
Saturday, February 23, 20134:00 p.m.
D. Bastuba, , R & J. Praet, J.& J. Williams, R. Grado
Sunday, February 24, 20136:30 a.m.
R. Jacek, , D. & T. Pawlowski,C. Kolomjec
9:30 a.m.
K. Garavaglia, D & J. Schuster, J. Kucel, L., A., & E. Bueche, D. Miller,D. & J. Betts, K., D. Dux, M. Henderson.,C. G. & J. Rochon, J. Lang, E. Loster, J.Prevo, M. & G. Heffernan, R. Santine, A., J. & S Coates, J. & . Simpson
12:00 p.m.
B., S. Sharp, J., P. I. & M.Doyle, C. & M. Chambers, G & J.Venditti, A. & M. Arrigoni, A. & J.Kopke, F. & W. Remske
Altar Care
Wednesday, February 20, 2013 Team #2, after the 7:30 a.m. MassKatie Dux To volunteer for Altar Care once every5 weeks, call the rectory office.
Gethsemane EucharisticAdoration Chapel
 The Chapel, located in the Convent, isopen 9 a.m. to 6:45 p.m. Monday-Friday,and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
We need more people to be adorers.
If you can commit to one hour, or be a subwhen someone is absent, please call theConvent at 313-527-4416.
Stations of the Cross everyFriday of Lent at the7:00 pm Mass
 
ASSUMPTION GROTTO NEWSCOPY DEADLINEMONDAY, 5:00 p.m.
ASSUMPTION (GROTTO) PARISHDIRECTORY
 13770 Gratiot AvenueDetroit, MI 48205
Pastor,
Rev. Eduard Perrone
Associate Pastor
, Rev. John Bustamante
Deacon
 James Wilder
RECTORY BUSINESS HOURS
 Monday-Friday .............................. 9:00am-5:00pmSaturday-Sunday ........................... 9:00am-2:00pmEvening hours ................................ by appointmentRectory 313-372-0762, FAX 372-2064
Website
: www.assumptiongrotto.com
e-mail
: grottorectory@ameritech.netAssumption Grotto Gift Shop 313-332-4432Email:assumptiongrottogiftshop@hotmail.com
Parish Council President
 Anna Graziosi ................................... 586-775-3228
Organist
, Ray Long ......................... 313-372-0762
Email:
grottomusic@ameritech.net
SUNDAY MASSES:
Saturdays at 4:00; Sundaysat 6:30, 9:30 (Tridentine), & Noon
HOLY DAY MASSES:
6:30, 9:30 (Tridentine),Noon & evening at 7:00 p.m.
WEEKDAY MASSES:
Monday-Friday 7:30a.m. (Tridentine), . & 7:00 p.m. , Saturday. 7:30a.m (Tridentine)
CONFESSIONS:
Saturday 2:30-3:30 ., Sunday9:00 & 11:30 a.m.
BAPTISMS:
Every Saturday after the 4:00 p.m.Mass or Sunday after the Noon Masse. Arrange atthe Rectory Office.
BLESSING FOR EXPECTANT MOTHERS:
 After the Noon Mass on the first Sunday of themonth.
REGISTRATION
: Come to Rectory 9-5 p.m.,Mon-Fri. If not possible, call for a registrationform to be sent out to you.
ORDER OF CANONS REGULAR OF THEHOLY CROSS
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313-884-1121
 
SISTERS OF THE HOLY CROSS -CONVENT313– 527-1739 Office313-527-4416 Sisters
Readings for the Week of Feb. 17Sunday:
Dt 26:4-10/Rom 10:8-13/Lk4:1-13
Monday:
Lv 19:1-2, 11-18/Mt 25:31-46
 Tuesday:
Is 55:10-11/Mt 6:7-15
Wednesday:
Jon 3:1-10/Lk 11:29-32
 Thursday:
Est C:12, 14-16, 23-25/Mt7:7-12
Friday:
1 Pt 5:1-4/Mt 16:13-19
Saturday:
Dt 26:16-19/Mt 5:43-48
Next Sunday:
Gn 15:5-12, 17-18/Phil3:17--4:1 or 3:20--4:1/Lk 9:28b-36©Liturgical Publications Inc
Weekly Holy Hours
Wednesday
: after the 7:00 p.m. Mass,“for all our Priests
 Thursday:
after the 7:00 p.m. Mass, incommemoration of the
Passio Domini
 
Friday:
after 7:00 p.m. Mass - for thesouls in Purgatory
Saturday:
after the 4:00 p.m. Mass - forall our Military
First Sunday of the Month: K of CHoly Hour
after the Noon Mass, Bene-diction, prayers, Holy Rosary for voca-tions

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