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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 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


Mass Times
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

3077 Glouchester
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.




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Weekly Schedule



 Weekly Schedule for  

Monday, November 12 -  Sunday, November 18, 2018    



Mah Jongg:  Noon

Religious Education:  6 PM


Moms' Fellowship:  10:30 AM


Bible and Bagels:  10 AM


Choirs:  7 PM 


Gleaners:  8:30 AM  

Lunch Bunch:  Noon

Religious Education, First Reconciliation:  7 PM



Men's Fellowship:  7:30 AM

 Special Needs:  10 AM 


Confirmation:  11 AM Mass

Faith Enrichment Circle:  4:30 PM

NO Youth Ministry

Honoring Our Veterans






November 11, 2018





Rest in Peace







 Rest in Peace


Deceased Members of Christ, Our Light! Parish



The Holidays


 At this time of year, with your help, we are planning to pack and deliver approximately 130 Thanksgiving baskets to those in need.

We are requesting donations of the foods listed at both entrances to the Church.

 We are also collecting monetary donations for turkeys, pies and additional items.  Monetary donations can be placed in an envelope labelled “Thanksgiving Collection” and dropped in the offertory collection or in the parish office.

 VOLUNTEERS NEEDED November 18 for SORTING donated food items and PACKING  Thanksgiving food baskets after  the Confirmation reception, November 18.

 Thank you for your generosity.  (We couldn’t do this without all of you.)

 Your Thanksgiving Committee


          The Christmas Giving Tree at Christ, Our Light! will be up and ready the weekend following Thanksgiving, November 24 and 25.  Tags will be available after Masses. 

          Our parish will be sponsoring the Corpus Christi Parish and the Saint Luke Communities in Detroit and local families in need.  We will also be sponsoring needs of the Justice Initiative, the Pope Francis Warming Center, MORC, Saint. Mary’s Clothes Closet, and our own Special Needs program and local homebound.

           If you are interested in adopting a family for Christmas, please contact JoAnn Bonahoom, 248.649.5510, ext. 107, on or before Thursday, November 15.   This means that you will be purchasing for the members of the entire family.  

          Tags will be made on Thursday, November 15 after 9 AM Mass. The return date for gifts will be December 15 and 16, with the exception of those for Special Needs. Volunteers are needed.





Volunteers will be selling LIFESPAN Christmas cards

November 17-December 15, 2018, after each Mass.



 Contact Marcia Ouellette at 248.435.2984

Your purchase of LIFESPAN Christmas Cards

represents support for the pro-life activities.

  $7.00 per package

   $17.00 per box





 Wreaths, Porch Pots, Evergreen Roping

and Grave Blankets

 Proceeds support scouting and camping activities for Troop 1032,

First Methodist Church, Birmingham.

 See the flyer in bulletin for prices.

 Please make checks payable to

Boy Scout Troop 1032.

 Delivery dates:  November 18, 25 and December 2.

Volunteers needed for Men’s Evening of Reflection at Christ, Our Light!

We have a special treat in store for us as our own Deacon Johnny will be sharing his spiritual journey and insights with us at the Men’s Evening of Reflection on December 6.

      Anyone who has come in the past few years can attest to the relaxed atmosphere, good food and inspiration this evening presents, and this is a great opportunity to take a break from the holiday rush and receive some spiritual inspiration.

   There is no charge for this event; a free will offering will be taken.

Thursday December 6, 2018,  Christ, Our Light! Parish (3077 Glouchester Troy, MI 48084)

TIME: 6:20 – 8:30 PM

 Please contact MaryAnn at the parish office (248-649-5510) with any questions.

   Women’s Night of Reflection

 Please mark your calendars for Thursday, December 13, 2018 to spend an evening in Church preparing for the celebration of the birth of Jesus and in the Social Hall, sharing food with other women.

 If you are hosting a table, please advise Maureen Sullivan, 248.458.1999, the number at your table

 If you wish to be paced at a table, also advise Maureen.  Additional information will be available in the coming weeks in The Spotlight and on the website. 


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:  to be announced.

Many thanks for all who came to donate at the blood drive on October 1.  

The blood collected will help up to 129 people in the area hospitals.

 Patricia Dobosenski

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. 





 Military Mail Call

 We will be providing parishioners with the addresses of our Heroes serving at home or abroad so they can receive notes on various occasions.  (This is similar to our Cards to the Home Bound Ministry.)

 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, christourlight@comcast.net or call the Parish Office, 248.649.5510.


Media Presentation


Phone App

 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