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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 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.




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Weekly Schedule

 Weekly Schedule for  Monday, September 10-- Sunday, September 16  


Mah Jongg:  Noon

Catechist Dinner:  6 PM



Moms' Fellowship:  10:30 AM

Parish Council:  7 PM 

Youth Ministry College Night (off-site) 


Gleaners:  8:30 AM

Choirs:  7 PM 


Lunch Bunch:  Noon







Men's Fellowship:  7:30 AM

 Special Needs:  10 AM 

Mass of Anointing:  11 AM


Youth Ministry Canoe Trip, Argo Park



Informative Events:

Fake News:  Separating Fact from Fiction, a presentation and discussion about how to identify take news that may impact your views on voting, law enforcement, journalism, politics and religion.                                             

Sunday, September 30, 2 - 4 PM at Christ, Our Light!


The Third Annual Mercy In Action Day, Saturday October 20, 2018.  This event involves parishes throughout the Archdiocese of Detroit in organizing service projects to help their local communities.  For more information, contact Elaine Cervera, elaine.cervera@ coltroy.org


Rest in Peace


  Rest in Peace


Marietherese Walbridge

September 13, 2018

Marietherese was Director of Religious Education

at Queen of Martyrs for 25 years.

Memorial Mass:  September 29, 11 AM at Christ, Our Light!



The Parish Picnic, 2018

 The sky was overcast.


the food, the music, the animals, the games, the hard work of volunteers and the joy of celebrating our parish community provided a special sunshine. 

(See photos below.)

Our "special sunshine" prevails.

Photos by Teresa Ulrich.

Current Events

  Looking Forward To 


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 and South Oakland Warming Center.

 Resumption of fall activities:  Additional details may be available on the "Special Interest" menu page.


The 9:30 AM Sunday Choir



Anyone interested in joining the 9:30 Choir is invited to attend their first rehearsal Wednesday, September 19 at 7 PM.


Lunch Bunch

Lunch Bunch:  Thursday, September 20, 12 Noon



RCIA Adult Program, 7 - 8 PM, Wednesdays, beginning September 26. 

This is an opportunity for adults from high school students to seniors, couples and individuals, life Catholics and those interested to learn or refresh an understanding of the Catholic Church and its traditions.  There is no pre-registration, simply show up.  

Please extend the invitation.


 Special Needs classes resume:  Saturday, September 22, 10 - 11:30 PM.

Registration forms are available in the Mrs. LaGrassa's office; tuition is $60.

Religious Education classes resume, Monday, September 24, 6 - 7:30 PM.

Confirmation Candidate Enrollment

Enrollment of our 15 high school Confirmation candidates will take place during the 11 AM Mass next Sunday, September 23.  These students will receive the Sacrament of Confirmation on Sunday, November 18.



Mass of Anointing

Saturday, September 22 at 11 AM

If you or someone you know would like to attend, please notify the Parish Office, 248.649.5510.



The fourth year of Bible study will begin Wednesday, October 3 at 10 AM.  All are welcome; no registration is required.  Light refreshments will be served before the actual program begins at 10:15 AM. After a DVD presentation there will be table discussions  about questions given in a study guide.  The video, entitled Luke:  the Gospel of Mercy, was shot in Rome and Assisi and offers unique insights from Luke into the heart of God.  Watch for posters at the church entrance.


  Next Blood Drive:  October 1

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. 


Pet Blessing

October 6, 11 AM

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