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
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 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.
Weekly Schedule for
Monday, November 12 - Sunday, November 18, 2018
Mah Jongg: Noon
Religious Education: 6 PM
Moms' Fellowship: 10:30 AM
Bible and Bagels: 10 AM
RCIA: 7 PM
Choirs: 7 PM
Gleaners: 8:30 AM
Lunch Bunch: Noon
Religious Education, First Reconciliation: 7 PM
Men's Fellowship: 7:30 AM
Special Needs: 10 AM
Confirmation: 11 AM Mass
Faith Enrichment Circle: 4:30 PM
NO Youth Ministry
Honoring Our Veterans
November 11, 2018
Rest in Peace
Rest in Peace
Deceased Members of Christ, Our Light! Parish
THANKSGIVING FOOD COLLECTION
At this time of year, with your help, we are planning to pack and deliver approximately 130 Thanksgiving baskets to those in need.
We are requesting donations of the foods listed at both entrances to the Church.
We are also collecting monetary donations for turkeys, pies and additional items. Monetary donations can be placed in an envelope labelled “Thanksgiving Collection” and dropped in the offertory collection or in the parish office.
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED November 18 for SORTING donated food items and PACKING Thanksgiving food baskets after the Confirmation reception, November 18.
Thank you for your generosity. (We couldn’t do this without all of you.)
Your Thanksgiving Committee
The Christmas Giving Tree at Christ, Our Light! will be up and ready the weekend following Thanksgiving, November 24 and 25. Tags will be available after Masses.
Our parish will be sponsoring the Corpus Christi Parish and the Saint Luke Communities in Detroit and local families in need. We will also be sponsoring needs of the Justice Initiative, the Pope Francis Warming Center, MORC, Saint. Mary’s Clothes Closet, and our own Special Needs program and local homebound.
If you are interested in adopting a family for Christmas, please contact JoAnn Bonahoom, 248.649.5510, ext. 107, on or before Thursday, November 15. This means that you will be purchasing for the members of the entire family.
Tags will be made on Thursday, November 15 after 9 AM Mass. The return date for gifts will be December 15 and 16, with the exception of those for Special Needs. Volunteers are needed.
Volunteers will be selling LIFESPAN Christmas cards
November 17-December 15, 2018, after each Mass.
NO CARD SALES NOVEMBER 18.
VOLUNTEERS ARE NEEDED TO HELP WITH CARD SALES.
Contact Marcia Ouellette at 248.435.2984
Your purchase of LIFESPAN Christmas Cards
represents support for the pro-life activities.
$7.00 per package
$17.00 per box
CHRISTMAS GREENS SALE
BOY SCOUT TROOP 1032
Wreaths, Porch Pots, Evergreen Roping
and Grave Blankets
Proceeds support scouting and camping activities for Troop 1032,
First Methodist Church, Birmingham.
See the flyer in bulletin for prices.
Please make checks payable to
Boy Scout Troop 1032.
Delivery dates: November 18, 25 and December 2.
Volunteers needed for Men’s Evening of Reflection at Christ, Our Light!
We have a special treat in store for us as our own Deacon Johnny will be sharing his spiritual journey and insights with us at the Men’s Evening of Reflection on December 6.
Anyone who has come in the past few years can attest to the relaxed atmosphere, good food and inspiration this evening presents, and this is a great opportunity to take a break from the holiday rush and receive some spiritual inspiration.
There is no charge for this event; a free will offering will be taken.
Thursday December 6, 2018, Christ, Our Light! Parish (3077 Glouchester Troy, MI 48084)
TIME: 6:20 – 8:30 PM
Please contact MaryAnn at the parish office (248-649-5510) with any questions.
Women’s Night of Reflection
Please mark your calendars for Thursday, December 13, 2018 to spend an evening in Church preparing for the celebration of the birth of Jesus and in the Social Hall, sharing food with other women.
If you are hosting a table, please advise Maureen Sullivan, 248.458.1999, the number at your table
If you wish to be paced at a table, also advise Maureen. Additional information will be available in the coming weeks in The Spotlight and on the website.
Your Support Is Needed
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.
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.
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.
Military Mail Call
We will be providing 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, firstname.lastname@example.org or call the Parish Office, 248.649.5510.
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
- 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
- Mr. Bill Konanos, Business Manager
- Saint Vincent dePaul, Contact