2015-11-22 Homily of Fr. Perrone 9:30 (EF) – Last Sunday after Pentecost

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This homily was delivered by Fr. Perrone at the 9:30 a.m. EF Mass. It was the last Sunday after Pentecost in the 1962 calendar. Father discussed the ways we can maintain our faith and closeness with God during times of turmoil in the world.

Metro-Detroit was affected by a rare November snow-band that left about 4-6 inches of snow at the parish.  As you listen to the homily, you can scroll down and view some iPhone images taken today.  Many of these are shots of the grotto – which is behind the Assumption Grotto name.

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This is one of the Stations of the Cross that are in the cemetery.

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This is the monument for recovered bodies of aborted babies.

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Hard to see here, but the thick snow had turned to ice on the branches, giving it the appearance of crystals.

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The snow-covered fence to the back of the parking lot with the “No Hard Ball on Lots” sign.

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2015-11-15 Homily of Fr. Perrone – Holy Eucharist



This homily was delivered on November 15, 2015 by Fr. Eduard Perrone at the 6:30 a.m. OF Mass, and the Sunday fell on the weekend Assumption Grotto was having it’s annual 40 Hours Devotion.

In his homily, Fr. Perrone discusses a recent talk he gave secular Carmelites based at Assumption Grotto, on the Holy Eucharist, as it is rooted in the dogmas of the Trinity and the Incarnation.

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Also, recently, a batch of homilies were uploaded from a backlog.  You can find them listed in this post.

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Five Homilies – October 11th through November 8th

A backlog of audio was caused by a number of circumstances, and these are all caught up, and uploaded to SoundCloud, through yesterday, November 8th. These should be available in your SoundCloud app if you have it on a smart device. The homilies have also been added to the Assumption Grotto Church Facebook page. If you are in Facebook, and follow the parish page, you will also see a SoundCloud icon in the left sidebar.

Here are the homilies uploaded from oldest to newest:

October 11: This homily was delivered on Sunday, October 11th, at the 9:30 a.m. EF Mass, and at one other Mass that weekend. Fr. Perrone speaks about being in the state of grace.

October 18: This homily was delivered on Sunday, October 18th, at the 6:30 a.m. Mass, and at one other Mass that weekend. Fr. Perrone speaks about truth, doctrine, and and how we can deal with the onslaught of wickedness in the world around us.

This homily was delivered on Sunday, October 25th, at the 9:30 a.m. Mass, and at one other Mass that weekend. Fr. Perrone speaks about the Kingship of Christ on this Feast of Christ the King.

This homily was delivered on Sunday, November 1st, at the Noon Mass, and at one other Mass that weekend. Fr. Perrone speaks about the Solemnity of All Saints.

This homily was delivered yesterday, November 8th, at the 9:30 a.m. EF Mass. Fr. Perrone speaks about the transformative process of uniting ourselves in Christ.

Hopefully, everything will be back on track to upload homilies the same day, or within two days of when they were delivered.

At the beginning of the last recording on November 8th, Fr. Perrone mentions 40 Hours Devotion next weekend (Friday thru Sunday). Take note that the EF Mass, normally at 9:30, will be at Noon, and the 9:30 will be the new Mass in Latin. Here is a flyer for 40 Hours. Please consider spending time with Our Lord during this devotion, so rarely seen today.

40 Hours 2015

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2015-10-11 Homily of Fr. Eduard Perrone (EF – 20th Sunday after Pentecost)

There is a backlog of several homilies from October 11 through November 1st.  This is the first of those.

This homily was delivered by Fr. Perrone on October 11, 2015 at the 9:30 AM Mass (EF), which was the 20th Sunday after Pentecost in the 1962 calendar.

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Two homilies – last Sunday of September, first Sunday of October


This post has two embedded homilies by Fr. Perrone – this weekend’s homily from yesterday’s 4:00 p.m. Mass; and, last week’s homily from the 9:30 a.m. extraordinary form Mass.

Here is the homily from the week of September 27, 2015. It was the 18th Sunday after Pentecost. Readings may be found a the Tridentine Latin Missal Project page for that Sunday.

This is the homily from the 4:00 p.m. Mass for the weekend of October 4th. The readings and homily had an emphasis on marriage. See readings here: http://www.usccb.org/bible/readings/100415.cfm

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2015-09-20 Homily of Fr. Eduard Perrone (OF, Noon Mass) — On Concupiscence

This homily was recorded at the Noon Mass, which is in Ordinary Form.   It was the 25th week in ordinary time.

Mass readings can be found here. http://www.usccb.org/bible/readings/092015.cfm

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2015-09-13 Homily of Fr. Eduard Perrone


This homily was delivered at the 9:30 a.m. Extraordinary Form Mass for the 16th Sunday after Pentecost.

Fr. Perrone includes, in this homily, some thoughts on things – current events – causing some Catholics a bit of anxiety and explains how he is dealing with these things spiritually.

EPISTLE ¤ Ephesians 3. 13-21
Lesson from the Epistle of Blessed Paul the Apostle to the Ephesians.

[That Christ our Lord may dwell by faith in our hearts; that to Him be glory and to the Father and the Holy Ghost, in the Church unto all generations, is the theme of the Epistle.]

Brethren, I pray you not to faint at my tribulations for you, which are your glory. For this cause I bow my knees to the Father of Our Lord Jesus Christ, of whom all paternity in heaven and earth is named, that He would grant you, according to the riches of His glory, to be strengthened with the Holy Spirit with might unto the inward man. That Christ may dwell by faith in your hearts; that being rooted and founded in charity, you may be able to comprehend with all the saints, what is the breadth and length, and height, and depth. To know also the charity of Christ, which surpasseth all knowledge; that you may be filled unto all the fulness of God. Now to Him who is able to do all things more abundantly than we desire or understand, according to the power that worketh in us: to Him be glory in the Church, and in Christ Jesus, unto all generations, world without end. Amen.

GOSPEL ¤ Luke 14. 1-11
† Continuation of the holy Gospel according to St. Luke.

[Jesus heals a man with the dropsy. Short parable showing that God exalts whosoever humbles himself.]

At that time, when Jesus went into the house of one of the chief of the Pharisees on the sabbath day to eat bread, they watched Him. And behold, there was a certain man before Him that had the dropsy: and Jesus answering, spoke to the lawyers and Pharisees, saying: Is it lawful to heal on the sabbath day? But they held their peace: but He taking him, healed him, and sent him away. And answering them, He said: Which of you whall have an ass or an ox fall into a pit, and will not immediately draw him out on the sabbath day? And they could not answer Him these things. And He spoke a parable also to them that were invited, marking how they chose the first seats at the table, saying to them: When thou art invited to a wedding, sit not down in the first place, lest perhaps one more honorable than thou be invited by him; and he that invited thee and him, come and say to thee: Give this man place: and then thou begin with shame to take the lowest place. But when thou art invited, go, sit down in the lowest place: that when he who invited thee cometh, he may say to thee: Friend, go up higher. Then shalt thou have glory before them that sit at table with thee: because every one that exalteth himself shall be humbled; and he that humbled himself shall be exalted.

Source for Readings: http://missale.heliohost.org/16pent.html

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2015-09-06 Homily of Fr. Eduard Perrone; 6:30 a.m. OF Mass (23rd Sunday of Ordinary Time)


Quote: “We need to look more deeply after ourselves; and, less after the failings of others.”

Embedded at the end of this post is the homily delivered by Fr. Perrone at the 6:30 a.m. Mass (these are delivered at two Masses each weekend and it is unknown which other Mass he had).

Twenty-third Sunday in Ordinary Time
Lectionary: 128
Reading 1 IS 35:4-7A

Thus says the LORD:
Say to those whose hearts are frightened:
Be strong, fear not!
Here is your God,
he comes with vindication;
with divine recompense
he comes to save you.
Then will the eyes of the blind be opened,
the ears of the deaf be cleared;
then will the lame leap like a stag,
then the tongue of the mute will sing.
Streams will burst forth in the desert,
and rivers in the steppe.
The burning sands will become pools,
and the thirsty ground, springs of water.

Reading 2 JAS 2:1-5

My brothers and sisters, show no partiality
as you adhere to the faith in our glorious Lord Jesus Christ.
For if a man with gold rings and fine clothes
comes into your assembly,
and a poor person in shabby clothes also comes in,
and you pay attention to the one wearing the fine clothes
and say, “Sit here, please, ”
while you say to the poor one, “Stand there, ” or “Sit at my feet, ”
have you not made distinctions among yourselves
and become judges with evil designs?

Listen, my beloved brothers and sisters.
Did not God choose those who are poor in the world
to be rich in faith and heirs of the kingdom
that he promised to those who love him?

Gospel MK 7:31-37

Again Jesus left the district of Tyre
and went by way of Sidon to the Sea of Galilee,
into the district of the Decapolis.
And people brought to him a deaf man who had a speech impediment
and begged him to lay his hand on him.
He took him off by himself away from the crowd.
He put his finger into the man’s ears
and, spitting, touched his tongue;
then he looked up to heaven and groaned, and said to him,
“Ephphatha!”— that is, “Be opened!” —
And immediately the man’s ears were opened,
his speech impediment was removed,
and he spoke plainly.
He ordered them not to tell anyone.
But the more he ordered them not to,
the more they proclaimed it.
They were exceedingly astonished and they said,
“He has done all things well.
He makes the deaf hear and the mute speak.”

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2015-08-30 Homily of Fr. Eduard Perrone for the 14th Sunday after Pentecost


This homily was delivered by Fr. Perrone at the 9:30 a.m. EF Mass for the 14th Sunday after Pentecost.  Use the embedded player in this post, or hear it on SoundCloud if you have the free app on your mobile device.

EPISTLE ¤ Galatians 5. 16-24
Lesson from the Epistle of Blessed Paul the Apostle to the Galatians.

[Let us walk in the spirit and we shall not fulfill the lusts of the flesh. The flesh makes us commit all kind of sins.]

Brethren, Walk in the spirit, and you shall not fulfill the lusts of the flesh: for the flesh lusteth against the spirit, and the spirit against the flesh; for these are contrary one to another: so that you do not the things that you would. But if you are led by the spirit, you are not under the law. Now the works of the flesh are manifest; which are fornication, uncleanness, immodesty, luxury, idolatry, witchcrafts, enmities, contentions, emulations, wraths, quarrels, dissensions, sects, envies, murders, drunkenness, revellings, and such like; of which I foretell you, as I have foretold to you, that they who do such things, shall not obtain the kingdom of God. But the fruit of the spirit is charity, joy, peace, patience, benignity, goodness, longanimity, mildness, faith, modesty, continency, chastity. Against such there is no law. And they that are Christ’s, have crucified their flesh with the vices and concupiscences.

GOSPEL ¤ Matthew 6. 24-33
† Continuation of the holy Gospel according to St. Matthew.

[“You cannot serve God and mammon.” “Therefore be not solicitous for your life . . . nor for your body . . . For your father knoweth that you have need of all these things. Seek ye therefore first the Kingdom of God and His justice.”]

At that time Jesus said to His disciples: No man can serve two masters; for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will sustain the one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and mammon. Therefore I say to you, be not solicitous for your life, what you shall eat, nor for your body, what you shall put on. Is not the life more than the meat, and the body more than the raiment? Behold the birds of the air; for they neither sow nor do they reap, nor gather into barns, and your heavenly Father feedeth them. Are you not of much more value than they? And which of you, by taking thought, can add to his stature one cubit? And for raiment why are you solicitous? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they labor not, neither do they spin; but I say to you, that not even Solomon in all his glory was arrayed as one of these. Now if God so clothe the grass of the field, which is today, and tomorrow is cast into the oven, how much more you, O ye of little faith! Be not solicitous therefore saying: What shall we eat, or what shall we drink, or wherewith shall we be clothed? for after all there things do the heathen seek. For your Father knoweth that you have need of all these things. Seek ye therefore first the kingdom of God, and His justice; and all these things shall be added unto you.

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