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
Monday - Communion Service, 9:00 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
Contact Information -
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.
RCIA: Adults interested in becoming Catholic, celebrating a missed Sacrament or simply learning more about the Catholic faith, contact the office for information.
This space is reserved for information about changes that have occurred after the weekly bulletin was printed, such as cancellations of meetings due to inclement weather, or for reminders about events which do not routinely appear on our calendar.
Rest in Peace
Pledged $69,758.00, 281 Households
Checks for CSA
Checks for you Catholic Services Appeal donation should be made payable to CSA.
The Book Club
The next book is The Glass Castle by Jeanette Walls.
Please join us on June 2 at 7 PM for fellowship and discussion. As always, everyone is welcome.
Next Blood Drive
Our next drive will be June 13 and will be held at Our Shepherd Lutheran Church on Fourteen Mile. The sign up sheet is in the Glouchester side vestibule for a time between 1 and 7 PM.
If you would like, you can sign up for an appointment on line.
Volunteers are also needed to assist at the registration table or canteen.
Go to http://www.redcrossblood.org/ or call Pat Dobosenski at 248.642.0029.
There are still openings for the Steubenville Conference Ohio Retreat, June 24 through June 26.
Please go to the "Getting Involved" page for details regarding the scheduled events.
Interested in becoming a Eucharistic Minister?
Contact Gerry Connell at firstname.lastname@example.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.
Next luncheon: To be announced.
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.
For a detailed account of upcoming events, go to the "Getting Involved" menu page.
Cystic Fibrosis Support Group
Every second Tuesday of each month at 7 PM. For additional information, call Tom Armstrong, 248.561.6740.
If you're interested in becoming an altar server, join us to learn how to become an Altar Server.
Elaine Cervera 248.739.0916
Here’s a task using next week’s Scriptures (6/5/16) From the first reading (1Kings 17: 17- 24) In this reading, Elijah brings the widow’s son back to life. What do you pray to God to bring back to life for you … what are the challenges to God’s response to your prayers?
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.
Monday, May 30
Memorial Day Mass: 9 AM
Tuesday, May 31
Centering Prayer: 6:30 PM
Wednesday, June 1
Adoration: 9:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday, June 2
Coffee in the Garden (weather permitting): 9:30AM
Book Club: 7:00 PM
Friday, June 3
First Friday Mass: 12:05 PM
First Friday Luncheon: 12:30 PM
Saturday, June 4
Men's Fellowship: 7:30 AM
Called To Serve: 10:00 AM
Third Annual Golf Outing, Springdale Golf Club, 11:00 AM
Sunday, June 5
Tenth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Registration for Vacation Bible School begins.
Of Special Interest
Go to our menu page for a list of opportunities to get more involved in our parish's upcoming projects:
Our Third Annual Golf Outing is scheduled for June 4
at Springdale Golf Club, 11 AM.
VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL
REGISTRATION BEGINS SUNDAY, JUNE 5.
JULY 18 - 22, 2016
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.
Check out the menu page for information about
- a pilgrimage to New York and New Jersey Churches, July 25 - 29
- Pontiac's Baldwin Center's "Have A Heart, Give A Chair" drive.
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 also 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
Links to other related web sites
- Rev. Donald Demmer, Administrator
- Rev. Mr. Dan Gonos, Deacon
- 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, Youth Minister
- Saint Vincent dePaul, Contact