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
Rest in Peace
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
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.
423 Households contributing
Checks for CSA
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Save September 11, 2016
12 Noon until 5 PM
for the Christ, Our Light! Annual Parish Picnic.
There will be food, activities for all ages, music and great company.
Consider volunteering an hour of service.
Complete the form in The Spotlight bulletin
and drop it in the collection basket or the Parish Office.
Seminary Day for ALTAR BOYS
for young men, seventh grade through high school senior
August 5, 10 AM - 3 PM
Sacred Heart Major Seminary
This is an opportunity for Altar Boys in the Archdiocese of Detroit to learn more about priestly service at the table of the Lord. The day will be spent with seminarians and priests, and promises to be informative, inspiring and plenty of fun!
For more information and to register: DETROITPRIEST.COM
Christ, Our Light! will be hosting a Protecting God's Children workshop, Thursday, August 18 from 6 until 9 PM. Completion of one session is required by the Detroit Archdiocese for any adult working with children. The workshop at Christ, Our Light! will be preceded by a simple meal at 5:30 PM and offers babysitting for parents attending with children.
Registration: Go to www.virtus.org. Choose "Registration" from the left column. Choose "Detroit Archdiocese" to view the selections in our area and follow the directions for registration.
Coffee in the Garden
Each Thursday after the 9:00 AM Mass, weather and scheduling permitting, coffee will be available in the garden. Pick up a cup as you leave church, or stop and enjoy conversation and, if you are lucky, treats brought by generous parishioners.
Next Blood Drive
Our next drive will be August 8, from 1 - 7 PM at Our Shepherd Lutheran Church on Fourteen Mile. The sign up sheet 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.
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 lefthand corner of this Home Page or leave your email address in the office and you will be added to the current list of 134 people who receive the latest news regarding cancelations, changes in schedules or funeral details.
Interested in becoming a Eucharistic Minister? Contact Gerry Connell at email@example.com. 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.
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.
*There will be no luncheons during July and August.
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.
For a detailed account of upcoming events, go to the "Getting Involved" menu page.
The Book Club
We are taking the summer off. The next meeting will be September 1 at 7 PM.
Two books will be discussed: Barely A Crime by Deacon Bob Ovies and Once in a Great City by David Maraniss.
Here is a question using next week's Scripture (7/31/16). From the Second Reading (Col 3: 1 - 11) Verse 9 says, "Put to death, then, the parts of you that are earthly: immorality, impurity, passion, evil desire, and the greed that is idolatry. Stop lying to one another, since you have taken off the old self with its practices and have put on the new self, which is being renewed, for knowledge, in the image of its creator." The start of "putting these things to death" is recognition ... . What do yo see in yourself that could be a starting point?
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.
Monday, August 1
Tuesday, August 2
Centering Prayer, 6:30 PM
Youth Bonfire (off site), 7 PM
Wednesday, August 3
Thursday, August 4
Coffee in the Garden (weather permitting)
Friday, August 5
First Friday Mass, 12:05 PM
First Friday Luncheon, 12:35 PM
Saturday, August 6
Men's Fellowship, 7:30 AM
Sunday, August 7
Nineteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Of Special Interest
Go to our menu page for a list of opportunities to get more involved in our parish's upcoming projects and other special events.
Learn details about
*Our Parish Picnic
*Kids Helping Kids Project to contribute to the Gleaners Food Bank Backpack Program
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.
*Learn about the 2nd Annual Senior Living and Learning Seminar.
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 also 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
Links to other related 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
South Oakland Vicariate: http://www.southoaklandvicariate.org
- 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