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
Sunday, November 22, 2015
Of Special Interest
Go to our menu page for
a list of opportunities to get more involved in our parish
report regarding boxes to be sent to soldiers overseas
information regarding this year's Men's Evening of Reflection, December 3 and Women's Evening of Reflection, December 10
photos of Confirmation, November 10
Events Sponsored by the Special Needs Program
Students will be presenting a special Christmas Pageant, December 12.
(More details to follow.)
December 19: Bake Sale
Christ, Our Light! Saint Vincent dePaul Conference.
On Thanksgiving Day, November 26th and on Saturday and Sunday, November 28th and 29th, there will be a collection for the Christ, Our Light! Saint Vincent de Paul Conference. This year our Conference would like to earmark all donations to the SAINT VINCENT DE PAUL DENTAL CLINIC, which is a service to the homeless and most vulnerable in the Metro Detroit area. It is staffed 100% by volunteers!
Right To Life Christmas Cards
On sale after all Masses November 14 through 22
"For Unto Us a Child is Born" $17/20
"Kissing the Face of God" $7/10
The Giving Tree
Our annual Giving Tree will be going up next weekend, November 28 and 29. As always we are serving several communities and will be identifying them by color. It is very important that you return the tag with the gift so it will get to the right recipient. We will try to have enough tags so that every Mass is well served. If your tag asks for food, only nonperishable items, please. If you take a grey tag, please return the gift and tag by December 5/6 Masses. The rest of the gifts should be returned by December 19/20. EARLY IS WONDERFUL!
On December 3, we are reading Eve by William Paul Young.
Our book for January 7 is The Christmas Candle by Max Lucado.
Please join us December 3 at 7:00 PM for fellowship and discussion.
All are welcome!
December 6: HS Christmas Party (Gift Exchange)
For more information, please contact: Elaine Cervera 248.739.0916
Interested in becoming a Eucharistic Minister?
Contact Gerry Connell at email@example.com.
The Thursday Lunch Bunch
Formerly known as 50 Uppers, 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.
Luncheon, $5.00; yearly membership registration, $15.00.
Call Agnes Andrews if your are a registered member and cannot attend:
Call Marie Reitzloff at 248-689-4297 to help with preparations and clean-up.
Archdiocese of Detroit Theology on Tap: Since December 8 is a holy day of obligation, Theology on Tap will take on a different look this month. We will begin with Mass at 6:30 pm at St. Aloysius, 1234 Washington Blvd. We will move down the street at Big City Grille, 1020 Washington Blvd. The presentation, "Our Lady of Guadalupe" by Fr. Eduardo Montemayor, SOLT, will begin at 8:00 pm.
Please make sure to RSVP to Chris at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information on Young Adult Group events at our parish,
please “Like” our Facebook page at “Christ, Our Light! Young Adult Group”
or email Kaitlin Popielarz at email@example.com.
To find Young Adult events throughout Metro Detroit,
please “Like” the “ArchDiocese of Detroit Young Adult and Campus Ministry” Facebook Group.
Cystic Fibrosis Support Group
Every second Tuesday of each month at 7 PM
For additional information, call Tom Armstrong, 248-561-6740.
Next meeting: October 13
Question for next week:
- What would you specifically ask our Lord to “teach” you today?
– What guidance do you need?
Men's Fellowship meets each Saturday from 7:30 until 9:00 AM.
For more details, call the Parish Office at 248-649-5510.
Altar Servers: Any child who has received the sacrament of the First Eucharist and is in the third grade or beyond is eligible to be an altar server. A few hours of training and working alongside an experienced server several times is required. If you would like to be added to a sign-up list for Altar Servers, please email Elaine Cervera at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 248-739-0916. (A new service called "Sign-up Genius" allows families to select a time and date open on the schedule.)
Eucharistic Ministers: There is a need for additional Eucharistic Ministers for the Saturday, 4:00 PM Mass. Please call Linda Capp at 248-515-6762 or call the Parish Office, 248-649-5510.
Meetings will be on Wednesdays from 7:00 - 8:00 PM.
THE PARISH OFFICE IS NOW OPEN:
SATURDAY FROM 2:30 - 5:30 PM
SUNDAY, 8:45 - 12:30 PM
You are now able to receive email updates from Christ, Our Light!
Included will be schedule changes, information about event planning, reminders of upcoming activities and notifications of funerals.
Interested? Just click on the link at the bottom right corner of the this Home page.
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
- Janet Surdu, Religious Education Secretary
- Mrs. Pam LaGrassa, Director, Special Needs Religious Education
- Mrs. Elaine Cervera, Youth Minister
- Saint Vincent dePaul, Contact