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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 home bound 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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Weekly Schedule


 Weekly Schedule for  

Monday, October15 -  Sunday, October 21, 2018    


Mah Jongg:  Noon

Religious Education:  6 PM

Parents' Meeting:  6:30 PM


Moms' Fellowship:  10:30 AM

Parish Council:  7 PM

Rackham Rehearsal:  7 PM


Gleaners:  8:30 AM

Bible and Bagels:  10 AM


Choirs:  7 PM 


Lunch Bunch:  Noon

SVdP District Meeting:  7 PM



Men's Fellowship:  7:30 AM

 Special Needs:  10 AM 

Mercy in Action:  off-site

Bake Sale, Pet Benefit:  before and after Mass

Rackham Choir Concert:  7 PM


Bake Sale, Pet Benefit:  before and after Masses

Confirmation, Session 6:  3 PM

Faith Enrichment Circle:  4:30 PM

Youth Ministry (off-site)

Saturday, October 6, 2018

Assembled  were dogs and cats and birds,

as well as a Guinea pig  and a goldfish (not photographed),

                                           to receive a blessing from Father Demmer.

Oh yes, their kind and faithful benefactors were also blessed.

Current Events

Happening this week:

The Third Annual Mercy in Action Day

Saturday, October 20

Parishes throughout the six county region of the Archdiocese of Detroit organize service projects to help their local communities.  Contact Elaine Cervera at elaine.cervera@coltroy.org or call 248.649.5510, ext. 105.



Saturday, October 20 at 7:30PM



Tickets available at rachhamchoir.org or 313.404.0222.                                             

 Adults, $15, children $5 in advance; $20, $10 at the door.


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, South Oakland Warming Center, and Bible and Bagels.




The seminarians at Sacred Heart Seminary in Detroit (students preparing for   priesthood in the Archdiocese) open the doors for a Halloween party                             at the seminary.  Your candy donations provide the “treats.”




The High School Youth Ministry is inviting you to help them with a service project to support our Armed Forces. In honor of Veterans Day, Youth Ministry will be meeting on Sunday, November 4th here at the church to assemble care packages for our active troops. Each box will include a personal card or letter of support as well as goodies and practical items our men and women can use. We need your help to gather these items.

 Below is a list of things we are looking for. Bins will be placed at both entrances over the next few weekends for your contributions. In addition, it will cost approximately $12.50 to mail each box. If you can contribute to the mailing cost, please place your cash donation in an envelope in the collection basket with the word “mailing” or “veterans” on the outside.

Suggested items:

  • Chap stick

  • Baby wipes

  • Sun block

  • Personal hygiene items 

  • Granola bars

  • Jerky, trail mix, nuts

  • Candy (nothing that will melt)

  • Books and magazines (including crossword, Sudoku, etc.)

  • White socks

  • Hand and feet warmers

  • Drink mixes (lemonade, flavor water, etc.)

  • Christmas decorations

  • Hand held games

  • Crackers and cookies

Thank you for your support of this project. Any excess items collected will be donated to the local VA hospital. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at keroush@msn.com



  Next Blood Drive:  to be announced.

Many thanks for all who came to donate at the blood drive on October 1.  

The blood collected will help up to 129 people in the area hospitals.

 Patricia Dobosenski

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. 


Join us TUESDAY, OCTOBER 23, 2018 at 7 PM in the Social Hall to learn how the Mind and Body and Spirit can enhance Attitude, Movement and Stamina.

 Parishioner and fitness instructor, Ilene Hill, will teach us how.


 Military Mail Call

In conjunction with the Youth Ministry's project for Veterans' Day, we will provide parishioners with the addresses of our Heroes serving at home or abroad so they can receive notes on various occasions.  (This is similar to our Cards to the Home Bound Ministry.)


If you are sending notes to the Homebound

or intend to send to our Military,

we have a variety of cards in the Parish Office available for your use.


Email, christourlight@comcast.net or call the Parish Office, 248.649.5510.



Opportunity here at Christ, Our Light! Parish on

Friday - Sunday,   November 1 - 6 PM.


       TULIP TIME!

Join us for a “DAY” trip to Holland, Michigan.

Thursday May 9, 2019

Cost: $90.00

 Included in the trip is lunch at the Beechwood Inn,

free time to shop downtown Holland

and a visit to Windmill Island Gardens.

(Dinner stop, on our own.)

Limited availability;

please call the Parish Office to reserve a seat.


Rest in Peace

   Rest in Peace


 Deceased members of Christ, Our Light!

Media Presentation


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.



 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