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

Holy Week

 
Mass Schedule

 Regularly scheduled weekday Masses are Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday at 9:00 AM and Friday at 12:05 PM.  During Lent, the Friday Mass is followed by a Soup Luncheon.  Anyone wishing to contribute a soup can sign up on the notice posted on the kitchen door.

During Lent there  also will be Mass at 6:00 PM each Wednesday.

 

 

LENTEN COMMUNAL PENANCE SERVICE
 
Monday, March 30, 7:00 PM

 

Wednesday, Adoration, 9:30 AM - 6:00 PM 

 

HOLY THURSDAY
Mass of the Last Supper, 7:00 PM

You are invited to spend some time with Jesus in the "garden" in our social hall from after Mass until midnight.  So that someone is present throughout the evening, a schedule arranged alphabetically by parishioners' last names follows:  8:30-9:00 PM  K, L, M; 9:00-9:30 PM  H, I, J; 9:30-10:00 PM  E, F, G; 10:00 - 10:30 PM  A,B,C,D;     10:30 - 11:00 PM  V,W, X, Y, Z; 11:00 - 11:30 PM  R, S, T, U; 11:30 - 12:00 AM  N, O, P, Q.

                                             
 
GOOD FRIDAY
Tre Ore Service, 12:00 noon - 3:00 PM

The Stations of the Cross will be prayed at noon, followed by a brief musical interlude.  The Liturgy of Good Friday will begin at 1:00 PM.  Included will be the reading from the Sacred Scriptures, Homily, Solemn Intercessions, Veneration of the Cross and Holy Communion.

Good Friday Bible School, 12:00 noon - 3:00 PM

 

Holy Saturday, Blessing of Easter Foods and Baskets, 10:00 AM
 
HOLY SATURDAY
Easter Vigil, 8:00 PM

 

EASTER SUNDAY
Masses at 8:00 AM, 9:30 AM and 11:00 AM.
 
Easter Baskets 

We are  making 15 food baskets for families in need.  Anyone wishing to make a ten dollar donation toward the purchase of hams can place your gift of money in an envelope and return it to the Evangelization Office, to the attention of Betty Sheehan.  For more information contact Betty Sheehan at 586-260-4250 or bsheehanac@aol.com.

 

 Special Needs Bake Sale

 After all Masses Sunday, March 29.  Please stop by and purchase a treat.

 

 Good Friday Bible School, April 3 

Children 3 - 12 may be registered.  Forms will be available at both church entrances and will be emailed to Religious Education students.  Space is limited. Preferences will be given to in-parish children and grandchildren.  For more information or to volunteer email Malisa Burt at malisapa@aol.com.  Forms may be turned in to the Main Office or the Religious Education office.  

 During this Lenten Season
Christ, Our Light! parishioners 
will be supporting four important activities.
 A Vision for Clean Water

Founded by parishioners Eileen and John Heasley, this international organization seeks to provide instruction and support for those working to improve the quality of water in underdeveloped regions.  

For more detailed information about A Vision for Clean Water visit the "Of Special Interest" menu page.

 

A Summer Camp and Religious Education Program
at Saint Joseph Catholic Church in Palestine.  

Christ, Our Light! parishioner Gail Graor will be coordinating this effort and providing more information  in the weekly bulletins.

 

 

Operation Rice Bowl

Students from our Monday night Religious Education Program will be gathering coins to fill individual cardboard rice bowls.  Their contributions will be collected and donated to Catholic Relief Services that seek to improve living conditions and carry God's word to poor areas throughout the world.

40 Days of Life

Standing for the most defenseless of God's children is one of our Lenten Resolutions.

Parishioners will pray  in front of the Planned Parenthood Abortion Clinic at 23338 Woodward in Ferndale on Monday, March 2, 9, 16, and 23 from noon until 3:00 PM.   There will be three teams, each taking one hour.  To volunteer call Marcia Ouellette at 248-435-2984 or Eileen Page at 248-792-7656.

Upcoming Events

Book Club, April 9 at 7:00 PM
A discussion of The Aviator's Wife by Melanie Benjamin
Everyone is welcome!   
 
Discussion of our Catholic Church and Parish Life

April 30, 7:00 - 8:00 PM

A Discussion led by Father Donald Demmer, based upon the first two chapters of the book Rediscovering Catholicism by Matthew Kelly.  For additional information call the Parish Office, 248-649-5510.

 

 

Special Needs Students

Our students are making Easter Dinner baskets for our two Angel's Place homes.  If you want to contribute a ham, yams, potatoes, low sugar canned fruit, laundry detergent (high efficiency), or paper products of all kinds, please contact Pam La Grassa, 248-649-5510, Ext 113.

  
Second Annual Christ, Our  Light! Golf Outing

Above:  The First Christ, Our Light! Golf Outing, 2014

Save the date for this year's event: May 30, beginning at 11:00 AM at Birmingham Springdale Golf Course.

Cost:  $40.00 per person (9 holes of golf with cart, lunch after, great prizes - cash bar)

Those interested in participating may contact Vic Nowak on or before May 19

to reserve for a single, 2some or 4some.:  vjnowak@hotmail.com or 248-225-3702.

Breaking News:

Check this box for any last minute changes or cancellations of scheduled events due to inclement weather or other issues.
 

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Worship

Mass Times
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.

RCIA:
Adults interested in becoming Catholic, celebrating a missed Sacrament or simply learning more about the Catholic faith should contact the office for information.

Staff

Office Hours

Monday-Thursday, 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday, 8:00 - 3:00 PM


3077 Glouchester
Troy,MI 48084


Phone: 248-649-5510
christourlight@comcast.net

Links to other Catholic 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