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.
The Garden Awaits
Weekly Schedule for Monday, Monday, June 19- Sunday, June 25
Mom's Fellowship, 10:30 AM
Coffee in the Garden, weather permitting, 9:30 AM
Confirmation Service Project, Gleaners, Warren
Men's Fellowship, 7:30 AM
Rest in Peace
Rest in Peace
Amelia was the mother of Christ, Our Light! parishioner Gus Cervera
and mother-in-law of Parish Life Coordinator and Youth Minister Elaine Cervera.
Funeral Mass: Saturday, June 24 at 10:00 AM,
Saint Albert the Great, Dearborn Heights.
Eileen Dolores Heeren Krans
June 9, 2017
Eileen was the mother of Pam LaGrassa,
Director of the Christ, Our Light! Special Needs Program.
Dolores "Dee" Walker
June 6, 2017
Dolores was an active member of Christ, Our Light!
CSA Update, June 25, 2017
CSA 2017 Goal: $110,000.00
399 Households Participating
Current and Upcoming Events
Vacation Bible School
Registration forms are available at both entrances.
Praying 101: Molly Doherty-O'Shea Gallucci presents a series focusing on "how daily prayer can be used to reduce anxiety and worry.
Next meeting: To be announced.
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.
SUMMER SCHEDULE, JUNE 27 - AUGUST 29:
All meetings will be from 10:30 AM until 12:00 PM.
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.
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 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.
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 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 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 - to be announced for August.
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.
Family Fun Night
Family Fun Nights will resume in the fall. Check this site and the Spotlight bulletin for information about scheduled meetings.
Here's a question using next week's Scripture (7/2/17): The First Reading (2 Kings 4: 8 - 16) tells about the beginning of a relationship by Elisha and a woman and her family in Shumem. Since she has no son, Elisha promises her God will give her a son. Although it may have seemed impossible to her, she does receive the promise of a son. In Luke 1:37, the angel Gabriel says to Mary, "For nothing is impossible with God" and in Luke 18: 27, Jesus says, "What is impossible with men is possible with God." What are the circumstances in your life that seem impossible to you? What might God be saying to you about them?
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
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
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
- 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