December 28th – Feast of the Holy Innocents – Juventutem returns to Assumption Grotto

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by Paul S on December 3, 2012

On Friday, September 28, 2012, the Feast of St. Wenceslas, Assumption Grotto parish first welcomed Juventutem Michigan for a Solemn Missa Cantata, celebrated by the pastor Fr. Perrone, with the assistance of Fr. Charles White and Fr. John Bustamante (Diane’s write-up).  On Friday, December 28, 2012, two days after the Feast of Stephen, Juventutem Michigan will return to Assumption Grotto for the Feast of the Holy Innocents. Facebook.




Pictures taken from Diane’s gallery of our September Mass.

Fr. Robert Slaton, the newest priest of the Archdiocese of Detroit, will celebrate the Missa Cantata on the Friday of ‘Christmas Week.’

7:00 p.m. Mass will be preceded by a 6:30 Rosary, at which members will pray for an increased acceptance of vocations to the priesthood and religious life. After Mass, young adults (18-35 years old) will gather for dinner, fine conversation, and Christmas cheer at Polish Village Cafe in Hamtramck.

On Christmas Eve (“Wigilia” – literally, the “vigil supper”), Polish Catholics celebrate a “Black Fast,” in which they don’t eat flesh meat, but do celebrate Our Lord’s coming Nativity. This menu is highly appropriate for Juventutem’s Friday night gathering where we will share a feast of stuffed cabbage, pierogi, mushroom cutlet, and cod. Cost: $17 (exact change).

The buffet style feast costs us $17 per person – and $17 will be accepted, from those that bring exact change (no coins accepted!). For those who bring a Jackson, four Lincolns, a credit card, or a checkbook, the cost is $20 – the extra three dollars go to the non-food expenses of the evening (music, printed worship aids, advertisements).

It is not possible to attend the social without eating/paying. If $17 is a problem, please be in touch with us in advance, as a few sponsors are willing to help out. Please email – – by 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, 12/26/12. Those with special dietary considerations can also be accommodated, provided that they get in touch with us by that same deadline.

The Mass is, of course, open to all ages and it is hoped that many of all ages will come.

The name “Juventutem” itself is the Latin word for “youth” and it appears in the opening prayers of the traditional Mass.

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