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
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
Saturday: 2:30 - 5:30 PM
Sunday: 8:45 AM - 12:30 PM
Contact Information -
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.
Of Special Interest
Go to our menu page for a list of opportunities to get more involved in our parish's upcoming projects. Find information about
the South Oakland Shelter (SOS),
Gleaners, Forgotten Harvest,
the St. Vincent dePaul Society,
Right to Life - LIFESPAN
South Oakland Warming Center
as well as information about projects undertaken by Christ, Our Light! parishioners, such as those of the Special Needs Students.
FYI: Christ, Our Light! Catholic Church is looking for advertising sponsors for The Spotlight weekly church bulletin. If you, or someone you know, would like to help support our bulletin please contact Dave Polansky at Liturgical Publications.
His direct number is (248) 250-3880 or you can email him at firstname.lastname@example.org
Rest In Peace
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.
Among the items listed is information about
the Capuchin Food Bank
Mass for the Homebound
the Solanus Casey Center.
Also, you will find information about seasonal events taking place around us.
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.
2015 YEAR END STATEMENTS
There was a problem with the statements mailed last week. The problem was corrected and a new statement was mailed Tuesday, February 2nd. If you find that it is still not correct, please don’t hesitate to call 248.649.5510.
The Holy Season of Lent begins Wednesday, February 10.
Ashes will be distributed at 7:30 AM,
after the 9:00 AM weekday Mass,
and at 12:05 and 7:00 PM.
A separate page of Lenten information is provided on the menu above.
- HAVE A HEART - TAKE A HEART- - SEND A HEART -
Brighten someone’s day! In the Social Hall there is a table of Hearts with names and addresses of our homebound parishioners. Take a heart (or two or three) and mail a Valentine or “Thinking of You” card to the person listed. It means a lot to them to know they are not forgotten.
Christ, Our Light! Special Needs Program Members
On February 13th we will have a Family Mass with donuts afterwards.
GIRL SCOUT COOKIES
Troop 70511 will be selling Girl Scout cookies after Masses on February 20 and 21.
They would be most appreciative of your support.
Please join us for our next meeting for fellowship and discussion.
The February 4 discussion will center on Mitch Albom's The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto.
The selection for March 3 is This Far by Faith, which relates the author's experiences ministering to those who live in Detroit's Cass Corridor. All are welcome!
Please go to the "Getting Involved" page for details regarding the scheduled events.
Next Blood Drive
Our next drive is March 14. Put it on your calendar.
If you would like, you can sign up for an appointment on line right now. Go to http://www.redcrossblood.org/. You will get the appointment time that is best for you!
Interested in becoming a Eucharistic Minister?
Contact Gerry Connell at email@example.com.
The Thursday Lunch Bunch
This group welcomes all parishioners to monthly luncheons in the Social Hall on the third Thursday of each month. Each gathering provides opportunities to meet new people and keep up with old friends.
Next luncheon: February 18
Luncheon, $5.00; yearly membership registration, $15.00.
Call Agnes Andrews if your are a registered member and cannot attend: 248-385-1124. Call Marie Reitzloff at 248-689-4297 to help with preparations and clean-up.
For a detailed account of upcoming events, go to the "Getting Involved" menu page.
Cystic Fibrosis Support Group
Every second Tuesday of each month at 7 PM For additional information, call Tom Armstrong, 248-561-6740. Next meeting: February 9
Altar Server Meeting
Feb. 7th 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
Calling ALL current Altar servers and Altar server candidates.
If you're currently an altar server plan on attending this meeting to hear about new changes to the current Altar Server duties.
If you're interested in becoming an altar server, join us to learn how to become an Altar Server.
Elaine Cervera 248-739-0916
Here’s a question using next week’s Scriptures: (2/13/16 ) From the Responsorial (Ps 91) “You who dwell in the shelter of the Lord, who abide in the shadow of the Almighty, say to the LORD, “My refuge and fortress, my God in whom I trust.” Why do you think this Psalm is often sung at funerals?
Men's Fellowship meets each Saturday from 7:30 until 9:00 AM.
For more details, call the Parish Office at 248-649-5510.
Meetings will be on Wednesdays from 7:00 - 8:00 PM.
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 following link: http://tinyurl.com/powwpqd
MONDAY Religious Education, 6:00 PM
TUESDAY Centering Prayer, 6:30 PM
Cystic Fibrosis Support, 7:00 PM
WEDNESDAY ASH WEDNESDAY
Ashes Distribution at 7:30 AM
and after the 9:00 AM Mass
and at 12:05 and 7:00 PM
THURSDAY Passing on the Faith, 7:00 PM
FRIDAY Mass, 12:05 PM
Soup Luncheon, 12:35 PM
SATURDAY Men’s Fellowship, 7:30 AM
Special Needs, 10:00 AM
SUNDAY First Sunday of lent
On My Own, 4:30 PM
- Rev. Donald Demmer, Administrator
- Rev. Mr. Dan Gonos, Deacon
- Mrs. MaryAnn Farrell, Parish Secretary
- Mr. Robert Mervak, Music Minister
- Mr. David Minnick, Music Minister
- Mrs. JoAnn Bonahoom, Director, Religious Education
- Janet Surdu, Religious Education Secretary
- Mrs. Pam LaGrassa, Director, Special Needs Religious Education
- Mrs. Elaine Cervera, Youth Minister
- Saint Vincent dePaul, Contact