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
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.
Weekly Schedule for Monday, September 10-- Sunday, September 16
Mah Jongg: Noon
Catechist Dinner: 6 PM
Moms' Fellowship: 10:30 AM
Parish Council: 7 PM
Youth Ministry College Night (off-site)
Gleaners: 8:30 AM
Choirs: 7 PM
Lunch Bunch: Noon
Men's Fellowship: 7:30 AM
Special Needs: 10 AM
Mass of Anointing: 11 AM
Youth Ministry Canoe Trip, Argo Park
Fake News: Separating Fact from Fiction, a presentation and discussion about how to identify take news that may impact your views on voting, law enforcement, journalism, politics and religion.
Sunday, September 30, 2 - 4 PM at Christ, Our Light!
The Third Annual Mercy In Action Day, Saturday October 20, 2018. This event involves parishes throughout the Archdiocese of Detroit in organizing service projects to help their local communities. For more information, contact Elaine Cervera, elaine.cervera@ coltroy.org.
Rest in Peace
Rest in Peace
September 13, 2018
Marietherese was Director of Religious Education
at Queen of Martyrs for 25 years.
Memorial Mass: September 29, 11 AM at Christ, Our Light!
The Parish Picnic, 2018
The sky was overcast.
the food, the music, the animals, the games, the hard work of volunteers and the joy of celebrating our parish community provided a special sunshine.
(See photos below.)
Our "special sunshine" prevails.
Photos by Teresa Ulrich.
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: Additional details may be available on the "Special Interest" menu page.
The 9:30 AM Sunday Choir
Anyone interested in joining the 9:30 Choir is invited to attend their first rehearsal Wednesday, September 19 at 7 PM.
Lunch Bunch: Thursday, September 20, 12 Noon
RCIA Adult Program, 7 - 8 PM, Wednesdays, beginning September 26.
This is an opportunity for adults from high school students to seniors, couples and individuals, life Catholics and those interested to learn or refresh an understanding of the Catholic Church and its traditions. There is no pre-registration, simply show up.
Please extend the invitation.
Special Needs classes resume: Saturday, September 22, 10 - 11:30 PM.
Registration forms are available in the Mrs. LaGrassa's office; tuition is $60.
Religious Education classes resume, Monday, September 24, 6 - 7:30 PM.
Confirmation Candidate Enrollment
Enrollment of our 15 high school Confirmation candidates will take place during the 11 AM Mass next Sunday, September 23. These students will receive the Sacrament of Confirmation on Sunday, November 18.
Mass of Anointing
Saturday, September 22 at 11 AM
If you or someone you know would like to attend, please notify the Parish Office, 248.649.5510.
BIBLE and BAGELS
The fourth year of Bible study will begin Wednesday, October 3 at 10 AM. All are welcome; no registration is required. Light refreshments will be served before the actual program begins at 10:15 AM. After a DVD presentation there will be table discussions about questions given in a study guide. The video, entitled Luke: the Gospel of Mercy, was shot in Rome and Assisi and offers unique insights from Luke into the heart of God. Watch for posters at the church entrance.
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.
October 6, 11 AM
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.
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
- Mr. Bill Konanos, Business Manager
- Saint Vincent dePaul, Contact