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 1,000 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
Christmas Mass Schedule
December 24: 4, 5:30 and 9 PM and Midnight
The 9 and Midnight Masses will be preceded by a concert beginning 30 minutes before Mass begins.
December 25: 8 and 9:30 AM
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 home bound 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, December 17 - Sunday, December 23, 2018
Mah Jongg: Noon
Communal Penance: 7 PM
Gleaners: 8:30 AM
Bible and Bagels: 10 AM
RCIA: 7 PM
Choirs: 7 PM
NO Lunch Bunch
Men's Fellowship: 7:30 AM
Special Needs Pageant and Christmas Party: 10 AM
Feast of the Holy Family
Rest in Peace
Rest in Peace
Deceased Members of Christ, Our Light! Parish
The Christmas Season
Men's Night of Reflection
Women’s Night of Reflection
Religious Education Pageant
Beginning the New Year
CHRIST, OUR LIGHT! PARISH MEN’S RETREAT (January 4-6, 2019)
Rejoice in the Lord Always: Again, I Say Rejoice!
You are invited to join other men of Christ, Our Light! Parish for our annual retreat at the St. Paul of the Cross Retreat Center. It starts on Friday evening, January 4 and concludes with Mass on Sunday morning, January 6, 2019.
The retreat theme this year is “Called by Name: Living Faithfull in Deed and in Truth.”
Ask anyone who has made a retreat and he will tell you he has never been more rested and at peace with God and everything around him after it.
You can call in your reservation to Cathy at the Retreat Center (313-286-2801) or register on the web site: http://www.stpaulretreat.org/
You’ll get a private room, meals, spirit filled presentations and options for group discussion, private prayer, quiet time or counsel with a priest. You are asked for a deposit towards the cost of the retreat, but there are scholarships available, so money should not be an issue.
Please contact Gerry Connell (248-585-5437) or Tim Schwab (248-840-7708) with any questions or for help with the registration.
Your Support Is Needed
Additional information regarding meetings and activities scheduled by established committees can be found on the Special Interests menu page. Currently included are those of Christ, Our Light! Youth Ministry, Moms' Fellowship, Men's Fellowship, Lunch Bunch, Book Club, Gleaners, South Oakland Warming Center, and Bible and Bagels.
Next Blood Drive: January 14, 1 - 7 PM.
. The blood collected will help people in the area hospitals.
Our Shepherd Lutheran School, Lincoln and Torry
To make an appointment, sign the sheet in the Glouchester entrance
or online at http://www.redcrossblood.org
or call Pat Dobosenski, 248-442-4729.
Keeping in Touch
If you are sending notes to the Homebound
or intend to send to our Military,
we have a variety of cards in the Parish Office available for your use.
Email, firstname.lastname@example.org or call the Parish Office, 248.649.5510.
Check in the parish office for the names and addresses of recipients..
Special Needs Christian Service Projects
Special Needs members need yarn, ribbon, socks and baskets to complete
their projects, which provide socks for the homeless.
You can drop off your contributions
in the office of the program director, Pam LaGrassa.
Society of Saint Vincent de Paul
In addition to the annual Thanksgiving collection, there is a “Poor Box” in the church. Donations of cash, checks, or even returned bottle receipts are accepted throughout the year. There is a clothing drop box (blue) located near the back of the rectory. If you would like to make larger donations of furniture or household item to be picked up at your home, the SVdP number is 1.877.788.4628.
Meetings are held at Christ, Our Light! on the fourth Thursday of each month at 7 PM. We would welcome you at our meetings to learn more about our Society.
Update: Messages will be deleted automatically from the Christ, Our Light! app
after 30 days of their being sent
or sooner if the message referred to an event that has already occurred.
To download you may need your Apple Password for the iPhone
or be able to Allow Permissions for Android.
iPhone users text: ParishApp1 to 555888
Android users text: ParishApp2 to 555888
Inquire in the Parish Office if you need assistance.
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
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
- Mr. Bill Konanos, Business Manager
- Saint Vincent dePaul, Contact