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

Serving Our Youth

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.

Ninth grade Confirmation preparation  will begin Sunday, September 28, 3-5 PM in the COL social hall.   Students should bring their saint name and sponsor reports, their journals and their red Confirmation books.

There will be a meeting for the Catechists and Volunteers in the Religious Education for Special Needs Program on September 25 at 6:30 PM in the Social Hall.   There will be a short Prayer Service, dinner and planning session for the coming year.  Please RSVP to Pam LaGrassa, 248-649-5510, ext. 113, so that food and supplies can be ordered.

The first day of class for Religious Education Students with Special Needs will be October 4, 2014, at 10:00 AM.  Registration Forms have been mailed to current students; forms are also available in the lobby.  Students do not have to be Catholic or belong to Christ, Our Light!  Prayer Services, Christian Service, Music and Fellowship are incorporated into this program designed to meet the needs of individual students.  









Opportunity for Adult Study and Commitment

RCIA:  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 9:00 PM.  The first session will be September 29.

Interested in being a member of one of the two Christ, Our Light! choirs?  The 9:30 AM Sunday choir is under the direction of David Minnick; the 11:00 AM Sunday choir is directed by Bob Mervak.  Both meet for rehearsals  Wednesdays at 7:00 PM.  For more information, call 248-649-5510.


Please take time after Mass to sign up for one of the numerous ministries that are posted in the social hall.

Please mark your calendar now for the exciting formational events soon happening at Christ, Our Light!

  • Wednesdays, September 24 and October 1, 2014:  10 A.M.-12 Noon, Adult Bible Study.  The subject will be Christ:  Priest, Prophet and King.     A free will offering will cover all materials and a light breakfast.
  • October 5, 2014:  A Sunday Afternoon at the Movie, God Is Not Dead, 3:30-5:30 PM


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.

Christ, Our Light! parishioners may be interested in two programs being presented at Visitation North Spirituality Center, 7227 Lahser Road, Bloomfield Hills:

  • Henri Nouen:  Beloved Son of God - Saturday, September 27 from 9:30 AM until 12:30 PM.
  • An Advent Morning of Reflection - Saturday, December 13, from 9:30 AM until 12:30 PM

To register for either or both presentations call 248: 433-0950; suggested donation for each, $20.00.                                                   visitationnorth@ihmsisters.org 







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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.

Of Special Interest

Members of Christ, Our Light! support A Vision for Clean Water, founded by parishioners John and Eileen Heasley.  Read more about the vital service they provide to the poor throughout the world.   Visit the Of Special Interest menu page.


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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