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
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.
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
August 8, 2015
August 17, 2015
Of Special Interest
Go to our menu page for information about
our Religious Education and Special Needs programs.
The 2015 Christ, Our Light! Parish Picnic
This is one of the major social events for our parishioners, families and friends.
If you would like to volunteer an hour of your time, please print the following and place that in the collection basket or return it to the office.
A coordinator will contact you with your assignment and scheduled time.
Registration for Religious Education Classes has begun.
September 2, 9:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Registration for Religious Education Classes
Grades 1 -8
Monday evenings, 6:00 - 7:30 PM
Forms are available at both church entrances.
Interested in Lecturing?
Contact Gerry Connell at email@example.com.
There are no meetings; however, you will need to spend some time reviewing the lector's workbook.
Bridge Players Wanted
The Bridge Club is looking for more players.
The first gathering in the Social Hall at Christ, Our Light!
is September 11 from 2 - 4 PM.
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: September 17, 2015
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.
Cystic Fibrosis Support Group
Next meeting: September 8
Every second Tuesday of each month at 7 PM
For additional information, call Tom Armstrong, 248-561-6740.
Question for next week:
Who could be "frightened" right now
and be someone to whom you could bring God's healing love?
Men's Fellowship meets each Saturday from 7:30 until 9:00 AM.
For more details, call the Parish Office at 248-649-5510.
Saint Vincent dePaul Conference
Thursday, August 27 at 7:00 PM
Parishioners are welcome to attend the meeting and learn more about our work,
which provides service to those in need within our parish boundary.
If you would like to be added to a sign up list for Altar Servers,
please email Elaine Cervera at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Two books have been chosen for summer reading in preparation for the September 10 meeting: The Art Forger by B.A. Shapiro and The Light Between Oceans by M. L. Steadman.
The selection for October is The Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline.
First Meeting of the Special Needs Program
Saturday, September 26 from 10:00 - 11:30 AM
RCIA: Meetings will be on Wednesdays from 7:00 - 8:00 PM.
First meeting - September 23
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.
- 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
- Mrs. Pam LaGrassa, Director, Special Needs Religious Education
- Mrs. Elaine Cervera, Youth Minister
- Saint Vincent dePaul, Contact