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

Current Announcements

This space is reserved for information about changes or cancelations in previously announced functions, as well as details regarding upcoming events.

Parish Picnic volunteer forms are available in the weekly bulletin.  Those interested, fill them out and return to the office or place in the collection baskets at Mass.  The coordinator will contact you with your assignment and scheduled time.

Preschool will begin on Sunday, October 5.  Registration forms will be available in September.

Religious Education Classes for children in Grades 1-8 begin Monday, September 20.  Registration is currently taking place.  Forms are located in the offices and lobbies of the church.

Ninth grade Confirmation classes and Youth Ministry will begin Sunday, September 28.  Registration for the Monday night classes are at both church entrances and in both the Education and Main Offices.

Questions?  Call JoAnn Bonahoom at 248-649-5510, ext. 107. or contact her at bonahoomjoann@hotmail.com.

Adult Catholic Instructions, RCIA, begin September 29 at 7:30 PM.

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.

Adult Bible Study Series, "Christ:  Priest, Prophet and King," will be offered Wednesday mornings:  September 17, 24 and October 1.


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

  • September 11, 2014:  Evangelization Gathering, 6:30-8:30 P.M.
  • September 17, 24, October 1, 2014:  10 A.M.-12 Noon, Adult Bible Study
  • October 5, 2014:  Movie Night, God Is Not Dead

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








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.

A Garden Retreat

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