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
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, December 11- Sunday, December 17
Mah Jong: Noon
Religious Education: 6 PM Christmas Pageant, 6:45 PM
Moms' Fellowship: 1:30 PM
Bible and Bagels: 10 AM
RCIA: 7 PM
Choirs: 7 PM
Lunch Bunch: Noon, Christmas Party
Family Fun Night: 7 PM
Christmas, no rehearsal, sing-along presentation of the Nativity. (See details under "Current and Upcoming Events.")
Men's Fellowship: 7:30 AM
Special Needs Bake Sale, after Communal Penance
Communal Penance: 2:30 PM
Third Sunday of Advent
Special Needs Bake Sale: between Masses
On My Own: 4:30 PM
Youth Ministry Bowling Party: 6:00 PM
Family Fun Night: December 15, 7 - 8 PM
Everyone is welcome to attend this no rehearsal, sing-along narration of The Nativity with live music. All children's costumes will be provided. Teens are needed at narrators, ushers and stagehands. Our "Happy Birthday, Jesus" Reception will follow. Cast call is 6:20 PM. Anyone interested in participating/volunteering should pre-register at MalisaPA@aol.com.
Communal Penance: December 16 at 2:30 PM and December 18 at 7 P M.
12/16: Special Needs Program annual Bake Sale.
12/17: Special Needs Program annual Bake Sale.
December 17: MOTOR CITY BRASS CONCERT, 7 PM
*Note: This year the Fourth Sunday of Advent falls on December 24; Christmas, the following day, Monday. Each obligation must be fulfilled by attending a separate Mass.
CHRISTMAS MASS SCHEDULE
Bring the Infant Jesus from your family Nativity for a Blessing.
CHRISTMAS EVE: 4 and 5:30 PM. 9 PM with a concert beginning at 8:30 PM by the 11 AM choir. Solemn MIDNIGHT MASS with the concert by the 9:30 AM choir beginning at 11:30 PM.
CHRISTMAS MORNING: 8 and 9:30 AM only.
Rest in Peace
Rest in Peace Deceased
members of Christ, Our Light!
Grades 1 through Confirmation Preparation began Monday, September 25.
Pre-school for children ages 3-5 and Kindergarten classes began the first Sunday in October during the 9:30 and 11 AM Masses.
Liturgy of the Word for Children during the 11 AM Mass also began the first Sunday of October. No registration for LWC is required.
Special Needs Religious Educations classes meet Saturday morning, 10 AM - 11:30 AM. The program provides Sacramental Preparation, spiritual development, as well as opportunities for active participation in the Prayer Services and parish life. It includes students 4 - 57 years of age. For additional information contact Pam La Grassa, 248.649.5510. Classes begin Saturday, September 30.
Note: Special Needs students are collecting birthday cards to send to the homebound.
RCIA classes: Wednesday evenings, 7 PM
Current and Upcoming Events
40 Days for Life
Christ, Our Light! parishioners have been invited to participate in two 40 Days for Life Vigils. Sign up via the website or contact the individuals below:
Planned Parenthood; contact: Nancy at 248.556.6895,
Northland Family Planning; contact: Barb at 248.703.3577,
Christ, Our Light! Parishioners to coordinate rides and times:
Mike McAuliffe, 248.830.4761
The Bible and Bagels program meets at 10 AM, Wednesdays, beginning in October. This fall study will delve into the Book of Exodus. Each session includes light refreshment, prayer, viewing a video, followed by discussion. All are welcome.
Open to all stay at home moms. It is a time for Mom to be with other moms to share stories, learn from each other and enjoy fellowship. There will also be crafts for the children.
Regularly scheduled meetings:
1st and 3rd Tuesdays, 10:30 AM - 12:00 noon
2nd and 4th Tuesday, 1:30 - 3 PM
*Beginning January 9, we will move to morning meetings only.
For more information: 248.649.5510, ext. 105
With the help of authorized volunteers,
the children will enjoy activities and snacks.
The next meeting will be announced.
Next Blood Drive: January 15
Our next drive will be announced in The Spotlight and on this web site. Sign up sheets will be in the Glouchester side vestibule. If you would like, you can sign up for an appointment online. Volunteers are also needed to assist at the registration table or canteen.
At Our Shepherd Lutheran Church, Fourteen Mile
Go to http://www.redcrossblood.org/ or call Pat Dobosenski at 248.642.0029.
For assistance in signing up for emails regarding "Breaking News," either go to the link at the bottom left hand corner of this Home Page or leave your email address in the office, and you will be added to the current list of 171 households that receive the latest news regarding cancellations, changes in schedules or funeral details.
Interested in becoming a Eucharistic Minister? Contact Gerry Connell at firstname.lastname@example.org. Altar Server Ministry new trainees will be instructed and scheduled by Janet Surdu. For information, contact Janet at 248.549.9689 or Janet.Surdu@coltroy.org.
Altar Server Training Session
January meeting to be announced.
Must be in grades 5 through 12.
Contact: Elaine Cervera, 248.739.0916
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.
The next luncheon - December 14.
Luncheon, $5.00; yearly membership registration, $15.00.
Call Marie Reitzloff at 248.689.4297 to help with preparations and clean-up, or if you are bringing guests.
Family Fun Night
Family Fun Nights: Friday, December 15, 7 PM
Here's a question using next week's Scripture (12/17/17). The opening lines of the First Reading (Isaiah 40: 1 - 11) say, " 'Comfort, give comfort to my people,' says your God. 'Speak tenderly to Jerusalem, and proclaim to her that her service is at an end, her guilt is expiated... .' " What could you do to give this kind of "comfort" to someone you know?
As always, you are invited to come and share in the Men's Fellowship meets each Saturday from 7:30 until 9:00 AM. For more details, call the Parish Office at 248.649.5510.
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
- Saint Vincent dePaul, Contact