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

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Mass Times
Tuesday - Thursday: 9:00 AM
Friday: 12:05 PM
Saturday: 4:00 PM
Sunday: 8:00, 9:30, 11:00 AM
Monday - Communion Service, 9:00 AM

Sacrament of Reconciliation
Saturday: 3:00 - 3:30 PM or anytime by appointment

Visiting the homebound and hospitalized: Please notify the parish office.

Sacrament of Baptism / Sacrament of Marriage:
Practicing Catholics who are registered members of the parish should contact the parish office for additional information and arrangements.

Adults interested in becoming Catholic, celebrating a missed Sacrament or simply learning more about the Catholic faith should contact the office for information.

'Tis the Season

For a complete list of  Christmas events and activities

go to the Christmas menu page.


Christmas Masses:

December 24 at 4, 5:30 and 9 PM( (concert beginning at 8:30 pm)

Midnight Mass (concert beginning at 11:30 PM)

Christmas Day, 8 AM and 9:30 AM


 Every person attending Mass on Christmas Eve or Christmas Day at Christ, Our Light! is going to receive a copy of the book 
Rediscovering Catholicism.

New Year's Masses  

December 31:  4 PM

January 1:  9:30 AM 

Give the gift of Christ.  On January 10, 2015, Frank Runyeon will be at Christ, Our Light! to present "The Gospel of Luke:  
Stories on the Road."  Tickets will be on sale in the Social Hall.





Serving Our Youth


December 22:  Christmas Caroling at Sunrise Senior Center


   Religious Education for Students with Special Needs

 Students have been turning in pop bottles that you have dropped off and we are using the money for a special project.  More details to come!



Preschool for children ages 3-6 will begin on Sunday, October 5 during the 9:30 and 11:00 AM Masses.  Registration forms will be available on September 28 in both church lobbies.

Religious Education Classes for children in Grades 1-8 begin Monday, September 22.  Registration is currently taking place.  Forms are located in the offices and lobbies of the church.  Children will gather in church at 6:00 PM.  The session will end at 7:30 PM.  For safety's sake, parents should arrange to pick up students from inside the building.


Family Fun Nights

The second Friday of each month:  Parents have an opportunity for fellowship, while kids watch a movie, play games or share other activities brought from home.  (Bring friends, your favorite game and/or munchies to share.)


Opportunity for Adult Study and Commitment


Recycling bins for glass and paper can be found in the office and hallways.

2015 Blood Drive 

There will be a blood drive for Our Shepherd Lutheran, 14 Mile Road and Melton, and Christ, Our Light on January 19, 2015 from 1:00 to 7:00 PM.  Sign up on the Appointment Schedule in the vestibule on the Glouchester side of the church or call Pat Dobosenski, 248-642-0029, or log on to www.redcrossblood.org to schedule an appointment.

A Young Adult Group for parishioners 18 - 35 is about to be formed to provide opportunities for faith sharing, volunteer outing and social activities.   Young professionals or college students, single or married, are invited.  Please contact Kaitlin Popielarz at kaitpopielarz@gmail.com or 616-240-9979.

  • Tuesday, January 6, the Young Adult Group will meet at Christ, Our Light! at 7:00 PM to dine and to share goals for the new year.  Those interested in being involved with this group, please contact Kaitlin.


 If you are interested in visiting the sick or homebound or taking communion to those in need, purchasing and/or sending out greeting cards, call Betty Sheehan at 586-260-4250 or email bsheehanac@aol.com.  Also, if you are aware of a parishioner, friend or family member whom we can assist, call Betty.

50 Uppers

Anyone interested in drafting and mailing our newsletter or maintaining the database of member information, please contact Agnes Andrews, 248-334-3038.  

 Book Club

January 8, 7:00 PM:  The Arc of Justice, Kevin Boyle


Adults interested in becoming Catholic, celebrating a missed Sacrament or simply learning more about the Catholic faith should contact the parish office for information concerning this program for adults, held from September through April, Monday evenings from 7:30 to 8:30 PM. 

Reminder: the Men's Reflection Group meets Saturday mornings from 7:30-9:00 AM.  

Please contact Gerry Connell (248-585-5437) for further information.

 Need for volunteers to provide transportation for people to Mass and/or other events at Christ, Our Light! 

 If you are interested in this ministry and able to help, either on an occasional or regular basis, please contact the parish office or Helen Moultrup at 248-593-5993 or moultruph@gmail.com.


A Picture Is Worth ... .




Gaudete Sunday, December 14, 2015
"Rejoice in the Lord always." 
                                             Philippians 4:  4,5 






Office Hours

Monday-Thursday, 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday, 8:00 - 3:00 PM

3077 Glouchester
Troy,MI 48084

Phone: 248-649-5510

Links to other Catholic 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