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.
Weekly Schedule for Monday, January 15- Sunday, January 21
Mah Jong: 12 PM
Blood Drive, 1 - 7 PM, Our Shepherd
NO Religious Education: 6 PM
Moms' Fellowship: 10:30 AM
Vicariate Meeting: 7 PM
Bible and Bagels: 10 AM
RCIA: 7 PM
Choirs: 7 PM
Lunch Bunch: Noon
Catechists Dinner: 6 PM
Men's Fellowship: 7:30 AM
Special Needs: 10 AM
Youth Ministry: 6 PM
Rest in Peace
Rest in Peace
January 16, 2018
Roy was a parishioner at Christ, Our Light! and
husband of Marcia, Christ, Our Light! Christian Service Chair.
Funeral Mass: 10:30 AM, Friday, January 26 at Christ, Our Light!
Visitation: preceding Mass, beginning at 9:30 AM at Christ, Our Light!
Current and Upcoming Events
Youth Altar Training
If you are a student in grades 5 - 12 who wishes to serve at Mass, you are invited to attend a training session, January 28, 12:30 - 2 PM. Contact Elaine Cervera, 248.239.0916.
*See the Of Special Interest page for information
about Mass for the Hearing Impaired.
Next Family Fun Night: to be announced.
Bring an appetizer to share and drinks for you and your family;
as well as, your favorite family card or board game.
New Bible and Bagels Program, Starting February 7
The Bible and Bagels program meets at 10 AM, Wednesdays, beginning February 7. It is A Biblical Walk with the Blessed Mother. This program of eight sessions with filmed in the Holy Land. Each session includes light refreshment, prayer, viewing a video, followed by discussion. All are welcome.
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:
Tuesdays, 10:30 AM - 12:00 noon
For more information: 248.649.5510, ext. 105
With the help of authorized volunteers,
the children will enjoy activities and snacks.
Help wanted: We are looking for volunteers to help with the little ones during play, crafts and snack times. Volunteers will need to complete "Protecting God's Children" training, a free three hour program offered at several sites by the Archdiocese.
The next meeting: to be announced.
The discussion will be about Christmas books.
Next Blood Drive: to be announced.
Our next drive will be announced in The Spotlight and on this web site. 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.
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 171 households that receive the latest news regarding cancellations, changes in schedules or funeral details.
Interested in becoming a Eucharistic Minister? Contact Gerry Connell at email@example.com. Altar Server Ministry new trainees will be instructed and scheduled by Janet Surdu.
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 - January 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.
Here's a question using next week's Scripture (1//21/18). The beginning of the Responsorial Psalm (Ps 25: 4 - 9) says, "Your ways, O Lord, make known to me; teach me your paths. Guide me in your truth and teach me, for you are God my Saviour." What attitude is the Psalmist portraying? How open are you to instruction? What areas might be less open than others? Why?
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.
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
- Saint Vincent dePaul, Contact