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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 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


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.

RCIA: 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


Monday, October 24

Religious Education Class, 6:00 PM

Tuesday, October 25

Centering Prayer, 6:30 PM

Wednesday, October 26

Bibles/Bagels Bible Study, 10:00 AM

RCIA, 7:00 PM

Choirs, 7:00 PM

Thursday, October 27

SVDP, 7:00 PM

Bethany, 8:00 PM

 Friday, October 28

Saturday, October 29

Men's Fellowship, 7:30 AM

 Special Needs class, 10:00 PM

  Sunday, October 30

Confirmation Class, 3:00 PM

Youth Ministry, Trunk and Treat



November 1, All Saints Day, is a Holy Day of Obligation.

  Masses are scheduled for 9:00 AM, 12:05 PM and 7:00 PM.


November 2 is All Souls Day. Masses will be 9:00 AM and 7:00 PM.  

The 7 PM service will be a Memorial Mass

for those who were buried from our parish during the past year. 


Masses on November 12 and 13 will be said in honor of our Veterans.  

There will be displays and refreshments in the Social Hall following each Mass.

Rest in Peace




Rest in Peace 

All deceased members of Christ, Our Light! Parish  

Current Events





On November 6, our teens will pack boxes to send to our troops.  If you can donate something to help defray the cost of $12.50 to mail each box, place your contribution in an envelope marked "Military Mail"; then drop it into the collection box.

If you would care to donate items to place in the boxes, check the following list:        Tide pods, K cups, chap stick, baby wipes, sun block, personal hygiene items, granola bars, trail mix, nuts, candy (nothing that could melt), books, magazines, crossword puzzles, Suduko puzzles, white socks, hand/feet warmers, drink mixes (lemonade, flavored water, etc.), Christmas decorations, handheld games. crackers. cookies.  Please, no aerosols.


RCIA classes have begun.

Wednesday evenings,  7 - 8 PM

 Learn more about your faith,

prepare to receive a sacrament you missed

or introduce those who are unfamiliar with our faith to the Catholic Church.

Stop by if you think you might be interested.




 The collection of Halloween candy has begun.  Donations will be distributed by  seminarians at Sacred Heart Major Seminary to needy children in neighboring areas.  For your convenience, baskets have been placed at both entrances to contain the treats you generously provide.


Religious Education Reminders 

  • Children attending the Religious Education classes may not be released to the parking lot or playground.  This is a safety precaution.  Parents are asked to enter the church and wait for teachers to  escort students to them.All Saints Family Gathering, Monday, October 24


High School Confirmation Students

Confirmation Retreat:  Saturday, October 29 at Guardian Angels, from 9 AM until after the 4:30 PM Mass

Final Session:  Sunday, October 30


Bibles and Bagels meets Wednesdays at 10 AM.

Subject:  The Gospel of Matthew


Book Club

Next meeting:  Murder on the Orient Express, by Agatha Christie

 Please come and join us on November 10, 7 PM.  Everyone is welcome.

Following selection:  The Day No Pigs Would Die by Robert Newton Teck

on December 1 at 7:00 PM


   Next Blood Drive

 Our next drive will be announced in The Spotlight and on this website.  Sign up sheets will be in the Glouchester side vestibule. If you would like, you can sign up for an appointment online. Volunteers are also needed to assist at the registration table or canteen. 

Next Blood Drive:  Details to follow for January 16.

Our Shepherd Lutheran Church, Fourteen Mile

Go to http://www.redcrossblood.org/ or call Pat Dobosenski at 248.642.0029. 


 For assistance in signing up for emails regarding "Breaking News," either go to the link at the bottom lefthand corner of this Home Page or leave your email address in the office and you will be added to the current list of 135 people who receive the latest news regarding cancelations, changes in schedules or funeral details.


Interested in becoming a Eucharistic Minister? Contact Gerry Connell at gerpeg@att.net.   Altar Server Ministry new trainees will be instructed and scheduled by Janet Surdu.  For information, contact Janet at 248.549.9689 or Janet.Surdu@coltroy.org. 


   The Thursday Lunch Bunch

 This group welcomes all parishioners to monthly luncheons in the Social Hall on the third Thursday of each month.  Each gathering provides opportunities to meet new people and keep up with old friends.

The next luncheon - to be announced.

 Luncheon, $5.00; yearly membership registration, $15.00.  

Call Marie Reitzloff at 248.689.4297 to help with preparations and clean-up, or if you are bringing guests. 


  Young Adults and Youth Ministry

For a detailed account of upcoming events, go to the "Getting Involved" menu page.


  Men's Fellowship

Here's the question using next week's Scripture (10/30/16).  The first reading (Wisdom 11) says, "For you love all things that are and loathe nothing you have made; for what you hated, you would not have fashioned."  What makes you not like someone, even despise that person.  What could you do to assist God in changing this prejudice and be more Christ-like?

  As always, you are invited to come and share in the Men's Fellowship meets each Saturday

from 7:30 until 9:00 AM.  For more details, call the Parish Office at 248.649.5510.

Of Special Interest

Check out our menu page for a list of opportunities to get more involved in our parish's upcoming projects and other special events.  


 Christ, Our Light! Parishioners at Gleaners

Parishioners volunteer at Oakland Gleaners in Pontiac on the first and third Wednesday and second Thursday  mornings of each month.  They leave the parking lot at 8:30 AM and return by noon.

The primary activity is sorting food from bulk packaging into specific  containers.   For more information call Tom at 248-544-7913.

In Our Area

The menu page "In Our Area" provides information about additional activities that offer opportunities to enrich your spiritual life, volunteer to provide needed services and/or to enjoy social events with people who share your beliefs and interests.

*The Miracle of Our Lady of Fatima movie, October 23.

*Campus Ministry at area colleges and universities

*Widowed Friends Mass


*40 DAYS FOR LIFE:  Christ, Our Light! parishioners have been invited to participate in two vigil locations.

Until November 8

8 AM - 8 PM, 7 days a week

Additional information below

Planned Parenthood, 23338 Woodward, Ferndale: www.40daysforlife.com/Ferndale                                   Contact:  Nancy at 248.556.6895 or 40DFLFerndale@gmail.com 

Northland Family Planning, 24450 Evergreen Rd., Southfield:  www.40daysforlife.com/Southfield      Contact:  Barb, 248.703.3577 or 40DaysSouthfield@gmail.com

Parishioners providing information or coordinating rides:                                                                                                   Marcia Ouellette:  248.435.2984                                                                                                                                                    Mike McAuliffe:  248.830.4761




 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


 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