Serving Our Youth
Preschool for children ages 3-6 will begin on Sunday, October 5 during the 9:30 and 11:00 AM Masses. Registration forms will be available on September 28 in both church lobbies.
Religious Education Classes for children in Grades 1-8 begin Monday, September 22. Registration is currently taking place. Forms are located in the offices and lobbies of the church. Children will gather in church at 6:00 PM. The session will end at 7:30 PM. For safety's sake, parents should arrange to pick up students from inside the building.
Ninth grade Confirmation preparation includes four Sunday afternoon programs of study, prayer and activity, beginning September 28. Confirmation will be celebrated on November 18 with Archbishop Vigneron.
Ninth Grade Confirmation Students Take Part in Offsite Service Project
In 1950, Father Clement Kern outlined a mission for a clinic building to meet the needs of the immigrant population of Corktown, which was the poorest of the poor. Father Kern established the free medical clinic , naming it in honor of Saint Frances Cabrini, the patron saint of immigrants. Today volunteer doctors, nurses, pharmacists and other healthcare professionals provide health care to the uninsured poor living in the area.
A tour was provided for the Christ, Our Light! Confirmation students so that they could learn of the mission of the clinic and see firsthand the facilities. The students then began their task of a fall clean-up of the grounds around the clinic. Students and families assembled with rakes, hoes, spades and other gardening implements. The site is now clear of debris and can be unitized by the community for children's play and serves as a safe place for families waiting to be served by the clinic.
The first day of class for Religious Education Students with Special Needs will be October 4, 2014, at 10:00 AM. Registration Forms have been mailed to current students; forms are also available in the lobby. Students do not have to be Catholic or belong to Christ, Our Light! Prayer Services, Christian Service, Music and Fellowship are incorporated into this program designed to meet the needs of individual students.
Opportunity for Adult Study and Commitment
RCIA: Adults interested in becoming Catholic, celebrating a missed Sacrament or simply learning more about the Catholic faith should contact the parish office for information concerning this program for adults, held from September through April, Monday evenings from 7:30 to 9:00 PM. The first session will be September 29.
Interested in being a member of one of the two Christ, Our Light! choirs? The 9:30 AM Sunday choir is under the direction of David Minnick; the 11:00 AM Sunday choir is directed by Bob Mervak. Both meet for rehearsals Wednesdays at 7:00 PM. For more information, call 248-649-5510.
Please take time after Mass to sign up for one of the numerous ministries that are posted in the social hall.
Please mark your calendar now for the exciting formational events soon happening at Christ, Our Light!
- Wednesday, October 1, 2014: 10 A.M.-12 Noon, Adult Bible Study. The subject will be Christ: Priest, Prophet and King. A free will offering will cover all materials and a light breakfast.
- October 5, 2014: A Sunday Afternoon at the Movie, God Is Not Dead, 3:30-5:30 PM
- October 9, 6:30PM: Discussion of The Four Signs of a Dynamic Catholic by Matthew Kelly
- Collection of Halloween candy for the needy: Baskets will be at both entrances. Please be generous.
40 Days for Life
Our parish is scheduled to cover the hours of noon to 4 PM every Monday during the five Mondays in October. Details can be found in the Sunday bulletin, or call the office at 248-649-5510.
Need for volunteers to provide transportation for people to Mass and/or other events at Christ, Our Light!
If you are interested in this ministry and able to help, either on an occasional or regular basis, please contact the parish office or Helen Moultrup at 248-593-5993 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Those wishing to donate may sign up in the lobby or online at http://www.redcrossblood.org or call Pat Dobosenski at 248-642-0029. The drive will be held October 20 at Our Shepherd Lutheran Church, Fourteen Mile, Birmingham.
Christ, Our Light! parishioners may be interested in a program being presented at Visitation North Spirituality Center, 7227 Lahser Road, Bloomfield Hills:
- An Advent Morning of Reflection - Saturday, December 13, from 9:30 AM until 12:30 PM
To register for either or both presentations call 248: 433-0950; suggested donation for each, $20.00. email@example.com
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.
Of Special Interest
Community Outreach by Christ, Our Light! Ninth Grade Confirmation Students
Members of Christ, Our Light! support A Vision for Clean Water, founded by parishioners John and Eileen Heasley.
The Harmony of Autumn
Office HoursMonday-Thursday, 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday, 8:00 - 3:00 PM
- Rev. Donald Demmer, Administrator
- Rev. Mr. Dan Gonos, Deacon
- Mrs. MaryAnn Farrell, Parish Secretary
- Ms. Carol Chupka, Business Manager
- Mr. Robert Mervak, Music Minister
- Mr. David Minnick, Music Minister
- Mrs. JoAnn Bonahoom, Director, Religious Education
- Mrs. Fran Stage, Secretary, Religious Education
- Mrs. Pam LaGrassa, Director, Special Needs Religious Education
- Mrs. Betty Sheehan, Director, Evangelization
- Saint Vincent dePaul, Contact