If you have come to this page, you are either searching for information about Christ, Our Light! Catholic Church in Troy, Michigan OR you are looking for a parish church to join in the area. In either case, I hope you find what you are looking for.
I believe that the pages of this web site will answer your immediate questions about times, dates and activities in a relatively simple way. If you are looking for a place to worship, serve and belong, I also believe you will find what you are looking for here.
Christ, Our Light! parish was established as the result of the joining of two smaller Catholic parishes, Saint Alan in Troy and Saint Columban in Birmingham. On May 25, 2013, after several years of discussions and planning, our new parish was established at the Troy location.
Christ, Our Light! is a small community of 800 families surrounded by larger Catholic parishes. The first question is "Do you want smaller?" Our worship space has been beautifully and comfortably refurbished. We are blessed by two very talented Ministers of Music, an active Ministry of Evangelization and Service, a strong program of Religious Education and Faith Formation for adults, children and Special Needs families and their children.
One day, the Gospel recounts, a few people in the crowd asked Jesus what He was about and where He was going. The Savior's response was the invitation: "Come and see." I extend to you the same invitation. Come and see if the Christ, Our Light! community is what you are looking for. Hopefully, you will find a place where you can worship and celebrate your love for God and God's love for you, both to be served and to serve.
Father Don Demmer
Tuesday - Thursday: 9:00 AM
Friday: 12:05 PM
Saturday: 4:00 PM
Sunday: 8:00, 9:30, 11:00 AM
Sacrament of Reconciliation
Saturday: 3:00 - 3:30 PM or anytime by appointment
Office Hours -
Monday-Thursday: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday: 8:00 - 3:00 PM
Saturday: 2:30 - 5:30 PM
Sunday: 8:45 AM - 12:30 PM
Troy, Michigan 48084
phone: 248.649.5510 fax: 248.649.6729
Visiting the homebound and hospitalized: Please notify the parish office.
Sacraments of Baptism or Marriage
Practicing Catholics who are registered members of the parish should contact the parish office for additional information.
Adults interested in becoming Catholic, celebrating a missed Sacrament or simply learning more about the Catholic faith, contact the office for information.
Weekly Schedule for Monday, February 20- February 26
NO Religious Ed.: 6 PM
Parish Council: 7 PM
Bible and Bagels: 10 AM
RCIA: 7:00 PM
Choirs: 7:00 PM
Bethany: 8 PM
SVdP: 7:00 PM
Men's Fellowship: 7:30 AM
Special Needs: 10:00 AM
Packzi Sale: after Mass
Packzi Sale: after each Mass
On My Own: 4:30 PM
Youth Ministry at Guardian Angels: 6 PM
Rest in Peace
Rest in Peace
February 2, 2017
Laura was a long time member of Saint Alan and, for the past few years,
a homebound parishioner of Christ, Our Light!
Mass: Saturday, February 18, 11:00 AM at Christ, Our Light!
Visitation: preceding Mass, beginning at 10:30 AM
Rose Marie Engle
February 15, 2017
Rose Marie was a member of the former Saint Columban Parish and a parishioner at Christ, Our Light! since its inception in 2013. She was a volunteer in the Special Needs Program, Sacristan and Altar Server.
Visitation: Tuesday, February 21, from 3 - 8 PM Wujek - Calcaterra & Sons, 36900 Schoenherr, Sterling Heights
Mass: Wednesday, February, 22, 10:30 AM Visitation: preceding Mass, beginning at 10:00 AM
You are invited to join a Bible Study of the "Book of Acts." Learn about the early history of the Church and the great men and women who picked up the message of Jesus and began to spread it throughout the world.
The Keys and the Sword is an entry level program that is meant to be a family study. Perfect for teens and adults.
Sundays; March 5, 12, 19, and 26 from 3:00 PM until 4:30 PM
Announcing Moms' Fellowship
Open to all stay at home and working moms. It will be a time for Mom to come to be with other moms to share stories, learn from each other and enjoy fellowship. We will also have crafts for children.
First gathering: Tuesday, February 28, 2 - 4 PM.
Regularly scheduled meetings: 1st and 3rd Tuesdays, 10 - 11:30 AM
2nd and 4th Tuesdays, 2 - 4 PM
We are in need of volunteer caregivers for this program. (You will need to have taken or plan to take the "Protecting God' s Children" program.)
For more information: 248-649-5510, ext. 105.
Pre-school and Liturgy of the Word for Children will resume on Sunday, February 26.
Religious Education Classes resume on Monday, February 27 at 6 PM
Ash Wednesday, March 1
Lenten Soup Luncheon Resume
The soup sign up sheet will be posted on the kitchen door later this week.
Right to Life - LIFESPAN
WEE CARE BABY SHOWER
Sunday, February 26, 2 - 4 PM
Please bring an unwrapped gift to the shower or, if you unable to attend, please bring it to the Church before February 26.
Suggestions for gifts: sleepers, Onesies, receiving blankets, crib sheets, diapers (sizes 1 - 4), baby wipes, wash cloths, towels, pacifiers, bottles, bibs, personal hygiene items for baby, gift cards.
Baby bottles to collect money for the mothers and babies will be available at Church entrances after January 29. *Checks should be made payable to Lifespan.
Molly Doherty-O'Shea Gallucci continues her series by focusing on "how daily prayer can be used to reduce anxiety and worry."
Next meeting will be announced.
Bibles and Bagels meets Wednesdays at 10 AM.
Subject: The Gospel of Matthew
Next meeting : March 2 at 7 PM.
Selection: The Memory Man by David Balducci.
Join us at 7:00 PM. We welcome everyone!
Next Blood Drive
Our next drive will be announced in The Spotlight and on this website. Sign up sheets will be in the Glouchester side vestibule. If you would like, you can sign up for an appointment online. Volunteers are also needed to assist at the registration table or canteen.
Next Blood Drive: March 13, 1 - 7 PM
At Our Shepherd Lutheran Church, Fourteen Mile
Go to http://www.redcrossblood.org/ or call Pat Dobosenski at 248.642.0029.
For assistance in signing up for emails regarding "Breaking News," either go to the link at the bottom left hand corner of this Home Page or leave your email address in the office, and you will be added to the current list of 149 households that receive the latest news regarding cancellations, changes in schedules or funeral details.
Interested in becoming a Eucharistic Minister? Contact Gerry Connell at email@example.com. Altar Server Ministry new trainees will be instructed and scheduled by Janet Surdu. For information, contact Janet at 248.549.9689 or Janet.Surdu@coltroy.org.
The Thursday Lunch Bunch
This group welcomes all parishioners to monthly luncheons in the Social Hall on the third Thursday of each month. Each gathering provides opportunities to meet new people and keep up with old friends.
The next luncheon - March 16, Noon
Luncheon, $5.00; yearly membership registration, $15.00.
Call Marie Reitzloff at 248.689.4297 to help with preparations and clean-up, or if you are bringing guests.
Young Adults and Youth Ministry
For a detailed account of upcoming events, go to the "Getting Involved" menu page.
is a method of silent prayer that prepares us to receive the gift of contemplative prayer.
Meetings have been discontinued until further notice. Watch for a special invitation this spring.
A question using February 26 Scripture, (Isaiah 49: 14 - 15), which expresses how the love of God is greater than that of a mother for her child. What is your confidence level of not being forsaken or abandoned, by God or by other people?
As always, you are invited to come and share in the Men's Fellowship meets each Saturday
from 7:30 until 9:00 AM. For more details, call the Parish Office at 248.649.5510.
Of Special Interest
Check out our menu page for a list of opportunities to get more involved in our parish's upcoming projects and other special events.
Christ, Our Light! Parishioners at Gleaners
Parishioners volunteer at Oakland Gleaners in Pontiac on the first and third Wednesday and second Thursday mornings of each month. They leave the parking lot at 8:30 AM and return by noon.
The primary activity is sorting food from bulk packaging into specific containers. For more information call Tom at 248-544-7913.
In Our Area
The menu page "In Our Area" provides information about additional activities that offer opportunities to enrich your spiritual life, volunteer to provide needed services and/or to enjoy social events with people who share your beliefs and interests.
*Campus Ministry at area colleges and universities
Covenant Presbyterian Church
2175 Ten Mile
Southfield, MI 48075
There is a great need for food and the following items for the homeless: fruits, vegetables, dry cereals, grits in bags, Kleenex, honey, syrup, heavy duty paper plates, bowls and paper towels.
Please bring your donations to Christ, Our Light!, and we will see that the homeless receive them.
South Oakland Citizens for the Homeless (SOCH) PO Box 1937 Royal Oak, MI 48068
If you change your name, address, phone number, or registration status, please remember to notify the Parish Office - 248.649.5510.
For your convenience, the Parish Office in now open Saturdays from 2:30 - 5:30 PM and Sundays from 8:45 AM until 12:30 PM.
Another Way To Stay Informed.
Email updates are now available when you sign up for them.
Included will be schedule changes, information about event planning, reminders of upcoming activities and notifications of funerals. Interested? Just click on the following link: http://tinyurl.com/powwpqd
Also, login and like us on Facebook @ChristOurLight
Links to other related web sites
Archdiocese of Detroit web site: www.aodonline.org
The Michigan Catholic web site: http://www.themichigancatholic.org
United States Conference of Catholic Bishops web site: www.usccb.org
Vatican web site: www.vatican.va
Christ, Our Light! email: http://tinyurl.com/powwpqd
South Oakland Vicariate: http://www.southoaklandvicariate.org
- Rev. Donald Demmer, Administrator
- Rev. Mr. Dan Gonos, Deacon
- Mrs. MaryAnn Farrell, Parish Secretary
- Mr. Robert Mervak, Music Minister
- Mr. David Minnick, Music Minister
- Mrs. JoAnn Bonahoom, Director, Religious Education
- Janet Surdu, Religious Education Secretary
- Mrs. Pam LaGrassa, Director, Special Needs Religious Education
- Mrs. Elaine Cervera, Parish Life Coordinator, Youth Ministry
- Saint Vincent dePaul, Contact