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

Breaking News:

Check this box for any last minute changes or cancellations of scheduled events due to inclement weather or other issues.
The Special Needs Family Mass will be at 11:30 AM, Saturday, February 28, rather than the previously scheduled 10:00 AM. 

The Lenten Season Has Begun

Mass Schedule

 Regularly scheduled weekday Masses are Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday at 9:00 AM and Friday at 12:05 PM.  During Lent, the Friday Mass is followed by a Soup Luncheon.  Anyone wishing to contribute a soup can sign up on the notice posted on the kitchen door.

During Lent there  also will be Mass at 6:00 PM each Wednesday.

There will be Stations of the Cross on Friday evenings at 7:00 PM, with the exception of Good Friday.  The schedule for the Good Friday observance will be posted at a later date.

Rediscover Catholicism

A discussion group led by Father Donald Demmer.  

Thursday, March 5, 6:30 PM

This past Christmas parishioners and visitors to Christ, Our Light! were given the opportunity to pick up a copy of Rediscover Catholicism by Matthew Kelly.  That work has served to inspire a discussion group to explore the powerful, practical, livable elements of our faith.




During this Lenten Season
Christ, Our Light! parishioners 
will be supporting four important activities.
 A Vision for Clean Water

Founded by parishioners Eileen and John Heasley, this international organization seeks to provide instruction and support for those working to improve the quality of water in underdeveloped regions.  

For more detailed information about A Vision for Clean Water and World Water Day, March 22,

visit the "Of Special Interest" menu page.


A Summer Camp and Religious Education Program
at Saint Joseph Catholic Church in Palestine.  

Christ, Our Light! parishioner Gail Graor will be coordinating this effort and providing more information  in the weekly bulletins.



Operation Rice Bowl

Students from our Monday night Religious Education Program will be gathering coins to fill individual cardboard rice bowls.  Their contributions will be collected and donated to Catholic Relief Services that seek to improve living conditions and carry God's word to poor areas throughout the world.

40 Days of Life

Standing for the most defenseless of God's children is one of our Lenten Resolutions.

Parishioners will pray  in front of the Planned Parenthood Abortion Clinic at 23338 Woodward in Ferndale on Monday February 23, March 2, 9, 16, and 23 from noon until 3:00 PM.  Participants will gather in the church parking lot at 10:30 AM to carpool.  There will be three teams, each taking one hour.  To volunteer call Marcia Ouellette at 248-435-2984 or Eileen Page at 248-792-7656.

Upcoming Events

 Youth Ministry

 For additional information about any of the events listed here call Elaine Cervera, 248-739-0916 or ecervera1312@hotmail.com

The next meetings are Sundays, March 8 and 22 at 5:00 PM.

Book Club, Thursday, March 12, 7 PM

A discussion of the works of Richard Rohr

Come prepared to discuss any of his works that you have read.

 Christ, Our Light! Young Adults

The next event will be Saturday, February 28 at the Onyx Modern Steakhouse and Whiskey Bar, 208 W Fifth Street, Royal Oak, from 7:00 to 10:30 PM.  Bob Mervak's trio will be playing.

Contact Kaitlin Popielarz with any questions at kaitpopielarz@gmail.com. 

Saint Vincent DePaul Conference:  Thursday, February 26 at 7:00 PM.


 During the month of February, please take advantage of the numerous opportunities to enrich the lives of others. 

*Blood Drive on Monday, March 16 at Our Shepherd Lutheran Church between 1:00 and 6:45 PM.  There is a signup sheet on the Glouchester side lobby or you can sign up online at redcrossblood.org.  You can also call Pat Dobosenski, 248-642-0029.

*Wee Care Right To Life Baby Shower, Sunday, March 1 from 2:00 to 4:00 PM at Christ, Our Light!  You are encouraged to RSVP if you can attend.  If not, please donate an unwrapped baby gift.  There will be tables at the entrances to the church for your donations.  This is our way of thanking MOMS WHO CHOOSE LIFE.

 Religious Education 

 Students will be given cardboard rice bowls to which they will add coins or monies during Lent, a time when they will be praying, performing tasks and chores as they learn about countries around the world that are in desperate need.  The contents of the bowls will be collected and directed to Catholic Relief Services.  (To encourage participation, the class that has the best result will enjoy a pizza party.)

 Special Needs Students

*Some of our student are participating in the Special Olympics.  They do a wonderful job honing their skills and competing.  We applaud their efforts.  If you would care to add your support, checks can be made out to Oakland County Special Olympics.

* Program members are collecting socks for people residing in a group home.   Riley O'Leary will be collecting socks after the 11:00 AM Mass on Sundays.

*They are also using the money they collect from the return of pop bottles to purchase incidentals for the needy and to make cards for the home bound.  

*Currently, students are beginning preparations for our Lenten Program.

If you can contribute to these projects or know of anyone who would like a card, please inform Pam La Grassa or call the parish office, 248-649-5510.

  50 Uppers

Call Agnes Andrews to sign up or let her know you will attend the next luncheon, 248-334.3038, March 19.  Lunch donation - $5.00.  Anyone wishing to assist in set up or clean up, call Marie Reitzloff, 248-689-4297.



The Motor City Lyric Opera Presents


 Celtic Music, Poetry and Dance

Sunday, March 15, 2015

4:00 PM


Enjoy classic Celtic music with Metropolitan Opera Soprano Caitlin Lynch along

with vocalists Mary Callaghan, Jonathan Lasch, Patrick Lynch and Dusty Rhodes.

 The Holy Name children’s choir and Irish dancers will also  perform.

  Noted author Thomas P. Lynch will do a reading.

 Renowned violinist Sonia Lee will add to the festivities.


  All donations support The Motor City Lyric Opera  “Opera on Wheels” anti-bully outreach programs.




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Mass Times
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

Visiting the homebound and hospitalized: Please notify the parish office.

Sacrament of Baptism / Sacrament of Marriage:
Practicing Catholics who are registered members of the parish should contact the parish office for additional information and arrangements.

Adults interested in becoming Catholic, celebrating a missed Sacrament or simply learning more about the Catholic faith should contact the office for information.


Office Hours

Monday-Thursday, 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday, 8:00 - 3:00 PM

3077 Glouchester
Troy,MI 48084

Phone: 248-649-5510

Links to other Catholic web sites


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