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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

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

Contact Information -
3077 Glouchester
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.

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

Breaking News

 This space is reserved for information about changes that have occurred after the weekly bulletin was printed, such as cancellations of meetings due to inclement weather, or for reminders about events which do not routinely appear on our calendar.



Rest In Peace

Bernie Reilly
Visitation, 10:00 AM;  Memorial Mass, 10:30 AM
October 8, 2015
Christ, Our Light! 

Of Special Interest

                 Go to our menu page for a list of opportunities to become more involved  in the parish.  The candidates for the November 10, 2015 Confirmation will be introduced, as well as a new program, Passing on Our Faith.
Dozens of pets brought their human companions to church
October 3 for The Blessing of the Pets.
 The Parish Picnic was a great success!
Find photos of the event on the Gallery page.


Current Events

Adoration, Wednesday, October 7, 9:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Bible and Bagels
The program begins Wednesday, October 7 at 10:00 AM.



You are now able to receive email updates from Christ, Our Light!
Included will be schedule changes, information about event planning, reminders of upcoming activities and notifications of funerals.
Interested? Just click on the link at the bottom right corner of the this Home page. 
October Blood Drive
October 19 from 1:00 - 6:45 PM
Our Shepherd Lutheran Church
Sign-up:  the sheet in the vestibule of Christ, Our Light! 
or online at http://www.redcrossblood.org/ 
or call Pat Dobosenski at 248-642-0029.
You need to be in good health, at least 110 pounds and 17 years of age or older.


Youth Ministry
Upcoming event:
October 17:  Called to Serve, an interactive, safe environment training for teens
Contact:  Elaine Cervera at 248-739-0916


  Interested in becoming a Eucharistic Minister?
Contact Gerry Connell at gerpeg@att.net. 


 Bridge Players Wanted
The Bridge Club is looking for more players.
Contact Milly Hassler, 248-549-1382.


   The Thursday Lunch Bunch
Formerly known as 50 Uppers, this group welcomes all parishioners to monthly luncheons in the Social Hall.  Each gathering provides opportunities to meet new people and keep up with old friends.
Next luncheon: October 15.
Luncheon, $5.00; yearly membership registration, $15.00.
Call Agnes Andrews if your are a registered member and cannot attend:  
Call Marie Reitzloff at 248-689-4297 to help with preparations and clean-up. 
  Cystic Fibrosis Support Group
Every second Tuesday of each month at 7 PM
For additional information, call Tom Armstrong, 248-561-6740.
Next meeting:  October 13


  Men's Fellowship
Question for next week:
 Prudence can be defined as the ability to direct
 our conduct in accordance with our judgment –
to know what is really good in every circumstance
 and to choose the right means of achieving it.
How well do you do with this?
What are some of your aids, or obstacles?
  Men's Fellowship meets each Saturday from 7:30 until 9:00 AM.
For more details, call the Parish Office at 248-649-5510.


Altar Servers
Any child who has received the sacrament of  the First Eucharist
and is in the third grade or beyond is eligible to be an altar server.  
 A few hours of training and
working alongside an experienced server several times is required.
If you would like to be added to a sign up list for Altar Servers,
please email Elaine Cervera at ecervera1312@hotmail.com 
or call 248-739-0916.


   RCIA/Discover Catholicism
   Meetings will be on Wednesdays from 7:00 - 8:00 PM.


In Our Area

The menu page "In Our Area" provides information about additional activities that offer opportunities to enrich your spiritual life, volunteer to provide needed services and/or to enjoy social events with people who share your beliefs and interests.



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

Christ, Our Light! email:  http://tinyurl.com/powwpqd