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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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Volunteers Needed for ...


 12 NOON until 5 PM                                                                      

 See Volunteer Form in

The Spotlight

and drop it in the collection basket or stop by the Parish Office.

Weekly Schedule

 Weekly Schedule for  Monday, August 20- Sunday, August 26  



 Mah Jongg:  Noon




Moms' Playdate:  10:30 AM






 Coffee in the Garden:  after 9 AM Mass (weather permitting)

SVdP:  7 PM





Men's Fellowship:  7:30 AM



Confirmation, Session 1:  3:00 PM

Cursillo Picnic:  1:00 PM




Summer Events

Members of Christ, Our Light! Youth Ministry enjoy a day at Cedar Point. 


  A Peaceful Garden setting greets parishioners and visitors alike.


Rest in Peace


  Rest in Peace


Frances Culver

August 16, 2018

Frances was a parishioner of the former Saint Alan Parish.

Visitation:  3 - 8 PM, Sunday, August 19, Lynch Funeral Home, Crooks Road

                      9:30 AM, Monday, August 20, Christ, Our Light!

Mass:  10 AM, August 20, Christ, Our Light!



Transgender, Homosexual Awareness

A panel presentation with lgbtq people sharing what it is like to grow up as a sexual minority person.  Four panel members will tell their "stories," followed by questions and comments.

When:  Monday, August 27, 7 - 8:30 PM

Where:  Christ, Our Light! Parish Hall

Why:  To promote compassion and understanding

Please come with an open mind and an open heart.

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.

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:  Book Club:  September 6; Lunch Bunch:  September 20.

Details available on the "Special Interest" menu page.


Current Eighth Grade Students

Entering ninth grade this fall?  You are invited to join the Christ, Our Light! Youth Ministry.  For a look at what activities members enjoy, check out the Special Interest page on the menu.


Next event:  To be announced



 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.




 Information regarding registration for the upcoming Monday Night Religious Education, Sunday Preschool and Liturgy of the Word for Children Programs                                            is available on the Special Interests page.

Media Presentation




 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