A very fine event upcoming at Assumption Grotto in Detroit

At the estimable Assumption Grotto parish in Detroit, for Easter and for Low Sunday you will be able to enjoy a Solemn Mass with music by Paul Paray

Paray’s Mass for the 500th Anniversary of the Death of Joan of Arc will be sung.   You might not know Paray, a modern composer.  Fr. Eduard Perrone, pastor at Assumption Grotto, has done a good deal of research on this musician and has seen to the recording of some of his works.  Father gave me CD’s of Paray’s music some years back and they are very good.

If you are anywhere near Detroit, consider going to participate at these Masses.  I wish I could be there.  As a matter of fact, I wish I were the celebrant!

Kudos and thanks to Fr. Perrone for all he does for Sacred Music in the United States!

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  1. gravitas says:

    Father, is this a Latin NO Mass or a traditional latin Mass?

  2. John says:

    Detroit is quite a fortunate city to have the NO offered
    in Latin regularly at Assumption Grotto (with truly sacred
    music), and at Old St. Mary’s in Greektown (a beautiful
    old Church), and quite nearby the Traditional Latin Mass
    is offered weekly at St. Josephat (another beautiful old
    Church). There will be an Easter morning Solemn High
    Mass (9:30). St. Joseph’s (another Church in Detroit)
    will be offering a Latin Palestrina NO for the Vigil
    of Easter as well. Almost makes one want to live in

    P.S. My Veuve Clicquot is still chilling!

  3. afanco says:

    My gut tells me it is a NO mass.
    I will certainly consider going, as I am in the suburbs.

    I have never been to AG, and it is high time that I go.

  4. AlexB says:

    Yes, Assumption Grotto’s Mass is NO. Byrd’s Mass for Four Voices will be performed at both the St. Josaphat TLM and, across the river, at Windsor’s St. Michael’s TLM on Easter Sunday.

    Note that St. Joseph and neighboring Holy Family Churches offer weekly Sunday NO Latin Masses St. Joseph offers Monday and Tuesday noon NO Latin Masses (most of its Latin and English Masses are ad orientem), and Holy Family’s daily Mass is NO Latin ad orientem. Detroit’s Our Lady of Mt. Carmel offers a First Friday NO Latin Mass, and Sterling Heights’ Ss. Cyril & Methodius offers a weekly Wednesday morning NO Latin Mass.

    In Windsor, historic Assumption Church offers a weekly 11:00 AM English Mass accompanied by Latin Ordinaries and polyphonic Masses every week.

    The automobile industry may be hurting, but our Latin Mass scene is flourishing.

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