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.
Blessing the Pets
October 7, Blessing the Pets
All creatures of our God and King,
Lift up your voice with us and sing:
There were voices, and barks, and meows, and quacks! Alleluia!
Weekly Schedule for Monday, October16 - Sunday, October 22
Mah Jong: Noon
Religious Education: 6 PM
Reconciliation Meeting for Parents: 6:30 PM
Mom's Fellowship: 10:30 AM
Parish Council: 7 PM
Bible and Bagels: 10 AM
RCIA: 7 PM
Choirs: 7 PM
Lunch Bunch: Noon
Men's Fellowship: 7:30 AM
Special Needs: 10 AM
in Ordinary Time
Pre-school/LWC: 9:30/11 AM
Confirmation Class 6: 3 PM
On My Own: 4:30 PM
Youth Ministry at Shrine High School: 6:30 PM
Rest in Peace
Rest in Peace
Deceased members of Christ, Our Light! Parish
Grades 1 through Confirmation Preparation begin Monday, September 25.
Pre-school for children ages 3-5 and Kindergarten 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.
Special Needs Religious Educations classes meet Saturday morning, 10 AM - 11:30 AM. The program provides Sacramental Preparation, spiritual development, as well as opportunities for active participation in the Prayer Services and parish life. It includes students 4 - 57 years of age. For additional information contact Pam La Grassa, 248.649.5510. Classes begin Saturday, September 30.
RCIA classes: Wednesday evenings, 7 PM
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.
Available appointment times are very limited.
Stop in the parish office or call 248.649.5510 to schedule an appointment.
If you cannot make an appointment at Christ, Our Light!, you may be able to have a photo taken at another nearby site. To learn about those possibilities call 1-866-756-0281, or go to https://booknow-lifetouch.appointment-plus.com/y3sjlbhc/
You may bring special people and meaningful items with you. Pets are also welcome.
Halloween Candy Drive
Collection bins for unopened bags of candy will be at both entrances beginning. Your donations will be distributed by the Seminarians at Sacred Heart Major Seminary to local children.
Members of the Christ, Our Light! Youth Ministry are collecting items for packages to be sent to veterans. On Sunday, November 12, bins will be placed at both entrances for your donations. In addition, if you wish to contribute to the $12.50 cost for mailing each box, please place your donation in an envelope marked "mailing" or "veterans" and drop it in the collection basket.
chap stick baby wipes sun block personal hygiene items granola bars jerky, trail mix, nuts k-cups
candy (nothing that will melt-no chocolate) books and magazines white socks hand and feet warmers
drink mixes Christmas decorations hand held games crackers and cookies Tide pods for laundry
Sweetest Day Dinner
October 21, 6:30PM, $45.00
Young married couples in their first ten years of marriage are invited to treat each other to an entertaining, enjoyable and relaxing Sweetest Day dinner along with other young couples.
Saint Mary's of Royal Oak
Register online at www.aod.org.youngmarrieds.
40 Days for Life
Christ, Our Light! parishioners have been invited to participate in two 40 Days for Life Vigils. Sign up via the website or contact the individuals below:
Planned Parenthood; contact: Nancy at 248.556.6895,
Northland Family Planning; contact: Barb at 248.703.3577,
Christ, Our Light! Parishioners to coordinate rides and times:
Mike McAuliffe, 248.830.4761
The Bible and Bagels program meets at 10 AM, Wednesdays, beginning in October. This fall study will delve into the Book of Exodus. Each session includes light refreshment, prayer, viewing a video, followed by discussion. All are welcome.
Check out the In Our Area page for information about a Christmas Bazaar.
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.
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 next meeting will be announced.
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 - October 19.
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
Attention High School Students and Parents; The Third Annual Catholic College Night will be held Wednesday, September 20, 4:30 - 8 PM, Madonna University, Livonia, Michigan. Representatives from over 25 Catholic Colleges and Universities from 8 states and Canada will be on hand. There will also be seminars on the Federal student aid process (FASFA), scholarships and grants.
For a detailed account of upcoming events, go to the "Getting Involved" menu page.
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 (10/22/17): The Responsorial Psalm (Ps 96: 1 - 10) says, "Sing to the LORD a new song; sing to the LORD , all you lands. Tell his glory among the nations; among all peoples, his wondrous deeds." While everyone can't be a traveling minstrel, how do you "sing" of the glory of God to others? Briefly share a "wondrous deed" that God has done for you.
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
- Mrs. 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