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.
The Joys of Summer
Weekly Schedule for Monday, August 14- Sunday, August 20
The Feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Masses: 9 AM, 12:05 PM, 7 PM
Mom's Fellowship: 10:30 AM
Youth Ministry (Bible Study and Bonfire): 7 PM (off site)
Coffee in the Garden, 9:30 AM
Men's Fellowship, 7:30 AM
Twentieth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Rest in Peace
Rest in Peace
Deceased members of the Christ, Our Light! Parish Family
Religious Education for Fall
Registrations for the Monday Night Religious Education Program have been mailed to all of our existing families going back two years. If you have children entering grade one or if you are new to our parish, please pick up a registration form from either entrance or office. There are three forms that need to be returned: the registration form, the Medical Release Form, and the permissions form. If you have questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact the Religious Education Office at 248.649.5510, ext.107 or email JoAnn Bonahoom at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pre-school registration for children ages 3-5 and Kindergarten will be available at the end of September, and classes will begin the first Sunday in October during the 9:30 and 11 AM Masses.
Liturgy of the Word for Children during the 11 AM Mass will also begin the first Sunday of October. No registration for LWC is required.
Parish Picnic Volunteer Form
Volunteer Information for the Parish Picnic, September 10, 1 - 5 PM
Please write the following information on a slip of paper and drop it in the collection basket or Parish Office.
Name(s) of volunteer(s):
Comments to assist the coordinator in making your assignment::
The coordinator will contact you with your assignment and scheduled time.
Current and Upcoming Events
Fifth Anniversary Pictorial Directory
It is always nice to recognize a friendly face. Our picnic gives us a way to do just that. Another way will be by consulting the new Parish Pictorial Directory, to be made available in celebration of our Fifth Anniversary, which will be May 25, 2018.
At this year's picnic, September 10, you will be able to make an appointment to have an individual or family photo taken for the new edition.
Watch for additional information to appear on this site and in the weekly bulletin, Spotlight.
To make an appointment to have a photo taken of site from Christ, Our Light! go to https://booknow-lifetouch.appointment-plus.com/y3sjlbhc/
Praying 101: Molly Doherty-O'Shea Gallucci presents a series focusing on "how daily prayer can be used to reduce anxiety and worry.
Next meeting: To be announced.
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.
SUMMER SCHEDULE, JUNE 27 - AUGUST 29:
All meetings will be from 10:30 AM until 12:00 PM.
Regularly scheduled meetings:
1st and 3rd Tuesdays, 10:30 AM - 12:00 noon
2nd and 4th Tuesday, 1:30 - 3 PM
For more information: 248.649.5510, ext. 105
With the help of authorized volunteers, the children will enjoy activities and snacks.
The National Catholic Youth Conference (NCYC),
will be held in Indianapolis, IN, November 16 - 18, 2017.
You can learn more about experience of
prayer, community and empowerment by viewing the video
The selections for this summer are:
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain
The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah
The next meeting will be September 6 at 7 PM.
Next Blood Drive: to be announced
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 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.
The next luncheon - September 21.
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.
Young Adults and Youth Ministry
For a detailed account of upcoming events, go to the "Getting Involved" menu page.
is a method of silent prayer that prepares us to receive the gift of contemplative prayer.
Meetings have been discontinued until further notice. Watch for a special invitation this spring.
Family Fun Night
Family Fun Nights will resume in the fall. Check this site and the Spotlight bulletin for information about scheduled meetings.
Here's a question using next week's Scripture (8/20/17). In the First Reading (Isiah 56: 1 - 7) we are asked to keep the Sabbath from "profanation," in other words, anything that would not keep it elevated as a special day. What could you do to improve on your keeping the Sabbath free from "profanation"?
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
- 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