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Musical tradition continues despite cloudy future for Detroit's Assumption Grotto

Catholic World News - December 28, 2011

Father Eduard Perrone continues a tradition of beautiful music at the Assumption Grotto, a beloved church in the Detroit archdiocese, with a new Mass that he composed himself.

The first performances of Father Perrone's Mass come soon after the revelation that Assumption Grotto is among the parishes that could soon be closed.

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  • Posted by: New Sister - Dec. 30, 2011 12:58 AM ET USA

    God bless Father Perrone. Though likely that I won't see this parish in my life, I would be very sad to see it closed by the diocese. Am praying that it be kept open, and as I understand finaces are the stated reason for the closure, I donated some money to Assumption Grotto here http://assumptiongrotto.com/

  • Posted by: stpetric - Dec. 28, 2011 5:52 PM ET USA

    Assumption Grotto is an excellent--and unique--parish. The Archdiocese of Detroit would be making a mistake by closing it.

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