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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for information about scheduling, current events and links to additional sources.
You will also find a media presentation and photos that will present
images of our parish life.
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 19- Sunday, February 25
Mah Jong: 12 PM
NO Rel. Ed. : 6 PM
Moms' Fellowship: 10:30 AM
Parish Council: 7 PM
Gleaners: 8:30 AM
Bible and Bagels: 10 AM
Mass: 6 PM
RCIA: 7 PM
Choirs: 7:00 PM
Saint Vincent de Paul: 7 PM
Mass: 12:05 PM
Lenten Soup Lunch: 12:35 PM
Stations of the Cross: 7 PM
Men's Fellowship: 7:30 AM
NO Special Needs: 10 AM
Pre-school: 9:30/11:00 AM
On My Own: 4:30 PM
Bible Study: 3 PM
Youth Ministry: 6 PM
Rest in Peace
Rest in Peace
Erica Lou Stone
February 9, 2018
Schedule of Lenten Events
During the 40 days of Lent, the Church imposes fasting from food and drink and abstinence from meat on ASH WEDNESDAY, GOOD FRIDAY and EVERY OTHER FRIDAY in LENT.
WEDNESDAY EVENING MASS: 6 PM
TRADITIONAL STATIONS OF THE CROSS, prayed Friday evenings at 7 PM
Friday Lenten Soup Luncheons: after 12:05 PM Mass (A sign up sheet for contributions of soup will be posted on the kitchen door.)
Faith on Fire Mission: the evenings of March 17 - 21, 7 - 8:30.
Lenten Series, Exploring Our Faith: the Sunday afternoons of February 18, 25, March 4, 11: 3 - 4:30 PM
Wednesday Morning Scripture Study: 10 AM - 12 Noon; continental breakfast served
Parish Programs and Current Events
The following posts give brief descriptions of upcoming events
and explanations of regularly scheduled programs.
Fun events, teen conferences, service projects and much more ---
February 18, 2018: NO MEETING
February 25, 2018: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Youth Ministry Meeting in Social Hall
March 4, 2018: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Youth Ministry Meeting in Social Hall
For more information, email Elaine Cervera: email@example.com,
Family Fun Night
March 2, 2018
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Bring your favorite board or card games.
Bring an appetizer to share
and drinks for you and your family!
Moms' Fellowship is open to all stay at home and working moms. It is a time for moms to come to be with other moms to share stories, learn from each other and enjoy fellowship. A short Bible study will be offered. There will be snacks and activities for children who accompany their mom. Non-parishioners are welcome!
NEXT MEETING: Tuesday, February 20, 10:30 AM - 12 noon.
Volunteers who assist with the children will need to complete "Protecting God's Children" training.
Contact Elaine Cervera for more information: 248.649.5510.
For more detailed information about the Education and Special Needs programs go to the Menu and select the appropriate page.
There will be NO Monday Night Formation, pre-school or Liturgy of the Word for Children programs this week because of area schools’ midwinter break. All will resume on February 25 and 26.
There will be NO Religious Education class on Monday, February 19.
Programs are designed for children preschool through high school to instruct them in the tenants of their faith, prepare them for the sacraments and provide opportunities for social interaction and Christian Service.
There will be NO CLASS on Feb. 24.
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Open to students of all ages, the Special Needs Program provides a nurturing environment where parents, students and teachers pray, learn and socialize. Currently the enrollment is in the forties, with students ranging in age from six to fifty-six.
RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults): Attendees at sessions may be those interested in becoming Catholics, preparing to celebrate the reception of a sacrament they have missed, or those simply wanting to learn more about the Catholic faith. Meetings are scheduled on Wednesday evenings from 7:00 - 8:00 PM.
The Rosary is said after daily Mass. Please feel free to join the group.
Bible and Bagels
A series entitled A Biblical Walk with the Blessed Mother meets Wednesday mornings at 10 AM in the Social Hall. Filmed in the Holy Land, it is a powerful dramatization of Mary's life on earth.
Ministering to the Homebound
We are in need of more people to minister to the Homebound and Heartland Nursing Home. This ministry involves taking the Eucharist to those who have requested it and/or sending cards to them. If you are interested, please contact Elaine Cervera, 248.739.0916.
Here’s a question using next week’s Scriptures (2/25/18). The Responsorial Psalm (Psalm 116:10, 15-19 ) starts out with “I believed, even when I said, ‘I am greatly afflicted.’ " Share some of your times of “affliction,” when you turned to the Lord, or found that difficult. Why do you think you reacted the way you did? What could be done to better prepare to turn to Jesus in upcoming “afflictions”?
As always, you are invited to come and share in the discussion at our meeting on Saturday mornings from 7:30 – 9:00 at Christ, Our Light! Please contact the parish office to get information on the Men’s Fellowship.
The next luncheon: to be announced.
We can always use yo7.ur help with setting up or cleaning up.
Contact Marie Reitzloff: 248.689.4297
Next meeting: to be announced.
Saint Vincent de Paul
Volunteers meet at Christ, Our Light! at 8 AM the first and third Wednesdays and second Tuesday of each month to assist sorting and packing items for distribution. Call Tom Lenhard for more information, 248.544.7913.
South Oakland Warming Center
Contributions can be placed in the blue bin currently located in the north church lobby, facing Glouchester.
The following are examples of items you can donate:
Large cans of peaches, fruits and vegetables
Grits in bags
Heavy duty paper products
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
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Links to other related web sites
Catholic Services Appeal: http://coltroy.aodcsa.org
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
- Mrs. MaryAnn Farrell, Parish Secretary
- Mr. Robert Mervak, Music Minister
- Mr. David Minnick, Music Minister
- Mrs. JoAnn Bonahoom, Director, Religious Education
- Mrs. 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