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, October15 - Sunday, October 21, 2018
Mah Jongg: Noon
Religious Education: 6 PM
Parents' Meeting: 6:30 PM
Moms' Fellowship: 10:30 AM
Parish Council: 7 PM
Rackham Rehearsal: 7 PM
Gleaners: 8:30 AM
Bible and Bagels: 10 AM
RCIA: 7 PM
Choirs: 7 PM
Lunch Bunch: Noon
SVdP District Meeting: 7 PM
Men's Fellowship: 7:30 AM
Special Needs: 10 AM
Mercy in Action: off-site
Bake Sale, Pet Benefit: before and after Mass
Rackham Choir Concert: 7 PM
Bake Sale, Pet Benefit: before and after Masses
Confirmation, Session 6: 3 PM
Faith Enrichment Circle: 4:30 PM
Youth Ministry (off-site)
Saturday, October 6, 2018
Assembled were dogs and cats and birds,
as well as a Guinea pig and a goldfish (not photographed),
to receive a blessing from Father Demmer.
Oh yes, their kind and faithful benefactors were also blessed.
Happening this week:
The Third Annual Mercy in Action Day
Saturday, October 20
Parishes throughout the six county region of the Archdiocese of Detroit organize service projects to help their local communities. Contact Elaine Cervera at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 248.649.5510, ext. 105.
RACKHAM CHOIR IN CONCERT
Saturday, October 20 at 7:30PM
OPERA to BROADWAY
Tickets available at rachhamchoir.org or 313.404.0222.
Adults, $15, children $5 in advance; $20, $10 at the door.
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.
HALLOWEEN CANDY DRIVE
The seminarians at Sacred Heart Seminary in Detroit (students preparing for priesthood in the Archdiocese) open the doors for a Halloween party at the seminary. Your candy donations provide the “treats.”
JOIN FORCES TO SUPPORT OUR TROOPS!
The High School Youth Ministry is inviting you to help them with a service project to support our Armed Forces. In honor of Veterans Day, Youth Ministry will be meeting on Sunday, November 4th here at the church to assemble care packages for our active troops. Each box will include a personal card or letter of support as well as goodies and practical items our men and women can use. We need your help to gather these items.
Below is a list of things we are looking for. Bins will be placed at both entrances over the next few weekends for your contributions. In addition, it will cost approximately $12.50 to mail each box. If you can contribute to the mailing cost, please place your cash donation in an envelope in the collection basket with the word “mailing” or “veterans” on the outside.
Personal hygiene items
Jerky, trail mix, nuts
Candy (nothing that will melt)
Books and magazines (including crossword, Sudoku, etc.)
Hand and feet warmers
Drink mixes (lemonade, flavor water, etc.)
Hand held games
Crackers and cookies
Thank you for your support of this project. Any excess items collected will be donated to the local VA hospital. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at email@example.com
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.
Join us TUESDAY, OCTOBER 23, 2018 at 7 PM in the Social Hall to learn how the Mind and Body and Spirit can enhance Attitude, Movement and Stamina.
Parishioner and fitness instructor, Ilene Hill, will teach us how.
Military Mail Call
In conjunction with the Youth Ministry's project for Veterans' Day, we will provide 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.
VENERATION OF A RELIC of BLESSED FATHER SOLANUS CASEY
Opportunity here at Christ, Our Light! Parish on
Friday - Sunday, November 1 - 6 PM.
Join us for a “DAY” trip to Holland, Michigan.
Thursday May 9, 2019
Included in the trip is lunch at the Beechwood Inn,
free time to shop downtown Holland
and a visit to Windmill Island Gardens.
(Dinner stop, on our own.)
please call the Parish Office to reserve a seat.
Rest in Peace
Rest in Peace
Deceased members of Christ, Our Light!
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