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
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.
He is Risen
Weekly Schedule for Monday, May 1- Sunday, May 7
Religious Education, 6 PM
Mom's Fellowship, 10:30 AM
Commissions Meeting, 7 PM
Bible and Bagels, 10 AM
Choirs, 7 PM
Book Club, 7 PM
First Friday Mass, 12:05 PM
First Friday Lunch, 12:35 PM
Men's Fellowship, 7:30 AM
NO Special Needs, 10 AM
First Eucharist, 10 AM
Youth Ministry, at Christ, Our Light! at 6 PM
On My Own, 4:30 PM
Rest in Peace
Rest in Peace
Deceased members of Christ, Our Light!
Praying 101: Molly Doherty-O'Shea Gallucci continues her series by focusing on "how daily prayer can be used to reduce anxiety and worry. The focus is on preparation for Easter. How to use prayer to stay focused on our Lenten promises. "If you haven't made changes for Lent, this is the perfect opportunity to start growing your relationship with God through prayer... ."
Next meeting: May 25
Open to all stay at home moms. It is a time for Mom to be with other moms to share stories, learn from each other and enjoy fellowship. There will also be crafts for the children.
Regularly scheduled meetings
1st and 3rd Tuesdays, 10:30 AM - 12:00 noon
2nd and 4th Tuesday, 1:30 - 3 PM
For more information: 248-649-5510, ext. 105
With the help of authorized volunteers, the children will enjoy activities and snacks.
Bibles and Bagels meets Wednesdays at 10 AM.
Subject: The Gospel of Matthew
The National Catholic Youth Conference (NCYC),
will be held in Indianapolis, IN, November 16 - 18, 2017.
You can learn more about experience of
prayer, community and empowerment by viewing the video
Next meeting : to be announced.
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: to be announced
At 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 left hand corner of this Home Page or leave your email address in the office, and you will be added to the current list of 149 households that receive the latest news regarding cancellations, changes in schedules or funeral details.
Interested in becoming a Eucharistic Minister? Contact Gerry Connell at firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 - May 18
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.
is a method of silent prayer that prepares us to receive the gift of contemplative prayer.
Meetings have been discontinued until further notice. Watch for a special invitation this spring.
Here's a question using next week's Scripture (5/7/17): The Second Reading (1 Peter 2, 20 - 25)says, "If you are patient when you suffer for doing what is good, this is a grace before God." Who do you know that reacts "Christ-like" when unjustly insulted? What is your typical response to insults and suffering? What is usually going on with you when you do NOT respond in a "Christ-like manner?
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.
*Campus Ministry at area colleges and universities
For Widowed Men and Women
YOUNG ADULT RETREAT
May 5 - 7, 2017
Saint Paul of the Cross Retreat Center
$75 non-student young adults; $50 for students (Scholarships available.)
Includes private rooms with private bath and all meals.
Includes: Adoration, Private Reconciliation, Mass, peer witness talks,
small group discussions and fun!
Contact: Kim Boismier, 248.906.8571 or email@example.com.
A bereavement seminar for all widowed men and women will be held on Saturday, May 13 from 10 AM to 2 PM at Saint Jane Frances de Chantal Parish, Sterling Heights. Guest speakers include author Ron Gries, and from Saint Jane Frances-Bereavement Ministry-Barbara Mezzapelle. Cost: $10 per person, which includes beverages and a light lunch. Registration is required by May 6. For information, please contact Kathy at 248.918.1622 or Rose at 586.876.1270.
Free Summer Camp for Qualifying Boys and Girls
Free transportation will be provided from Detroit to Camp Ozaman, located on the shores of Lake Huron. Campers do not have to be Catholic but must apply through their local Catholic Church that has a SVdP Conference. For additional information contact Christ, Our Light! SVdP Conference at 248.649.5510, ext 112; a Vincentian will return your call.
CYO SEASONAL CAMP JOBS
POSITIONS BEGIN JUNE 19, 2017. FIND OUT MORE ABOUT SUMMER EMPLOYMENT AT CAMPS CONNECT BY CALLING 810.622.8744.
Covenant Presbyterian Church
2175 Ten Mile
Southfield, MI 48075
There is a great need for food and the following items for the homeless: fruits, vegetables, dry cereals, grits in bags, Kleenex, honey, syrup, heavy duty paper plates, bowls and paper towels.
Please bring your donations to Christ, Our Light!, and we will see that the homeless receive them.
South Oakland Citizens for the Homeless (SOCH) PO Box 1937 Royal Oak, MI 48068
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
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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
- Rev. Donald Demmer, Administrator
- Rev. Mr. Dan Gonos, Deacon
- Mrs. MaryAnn Farrell, Parish Secretary
- Mr. Robert Mervak, Music Minister
- Mr. David Minnick, Music Minister
- Mrs. JoAnn Bonahoom, Director, Religious Education
- Janet Surdu, Religious Education Secretary
- Mrs. Pam LaGrassa, Director, Special Needs Religious Education
- Mrs. Elaine Cervera, Parish Life Coordinator, Youth Ministry
- Saint Vincent dePaul, Contact