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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


Mass Times

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

Contact Information

3077 Glouchester
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.




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For Volunteers at Christ, Our Light!




 The Archdiocese

Safe Environment Program


There are three venues for laity to ensure child-safe environments or child safety.  Workshops are held at various parishes throughout the year at no charge.  


  • Protecting God's Children for adults 18 and older

  • Called to Serve for students in high school

  • Circle of Grace for children in religious formation from grades K-8


A Protecting God's Children workshop will be held on Saturday, August 4 from 9 AM until 12 noon at Christ, Our Light! 


To attend you must be registered.  Go to www.aod.org , then  choose Protecting God's Children in the yellow box on the right.  Choose your workshop and select the red register button below it; then follow the steps outlined for registration. 

Problems?  Stop by our offices and we will assist you.


  Bagels and juice will be served at 8:30 AM for those attending.

Weekly Schedule


  Weekly Schedule for                                                                                                                   Monday, July 16- Sunday, July 23                                                                                                     Monday 

Vacation Bible School:  9 AM - Noon


NO Daily Mass

 Vacation Bible School:  9 AM - Noon


NO Daily Mass

Gleaners:  8:30 AM

Vacation Bible School:  9 AM - Noon


 Vacation Bible School:  9 AM - Noon


Vacation Bible School:  9 AM - Noon 


Men's Fellowship:  7:30 AM





Summer Events

  Weather permitting, please join us Thursday mornings after the 9 AM Mass

for Coffee in the Garden.


 Vacation Bible School


July 16 - July 209 AM - 12 Noon

 This year's service project

is called "Kid to Kid." 

We have teamed up with Catholic Charities of South Eastern Michigan who will distribute school supplies to kids who may not have easy access to them.  

The entire parish community is invited to help us collect school supplies for these children.  Bins will be available at both church entrances.

The items listed below will be collected beginning the July 7 - 22.

 backpacks(grades K - 2, small; 3 - 5, medium; 6 - 12, large), pencil bags or boxes

notebooks (spiral and composition), binders, folders, loose leaf lined paper

pencils, mechanical pencils, ballpoint pens, pencil sharpeners, colored pencils, markers, dry eraser markers     NO crayons ( There is a supply from last year.)

hand sanitizer, disinfectant wipes



 Above:  the Social Hall setting for the Shipwrecked Vacation Bible School.

Rest in Peace

  Rest in Peace



 Bernadine "Bernie" Doll
July 14, 2018

Bernie, along with her late husband Ed, 
was a beloved member of Christ, Our Light!

Visitation:  Friday, July 20,
 A. J. Desmond & Sons, Woodward, 3-8 PM
Scripture Service:  7 PM

Mass:  Saturday, July 21,
Christ, Our Light! 10:30 AM, 
preceded by Visitation, beginning at 9:30 AM



CSA, June 25, 2018

Phone App


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.

Current Events

  Looking Forward To 


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 and South Oakland Warming Center.





On July 28 and 29, Christ, Our Light! will welcome Father Patrick Fulton, CSB. Father Fulton is a member of the Basilian Fathers.


The Congregation of St. Basil, also known as the Basilian Fathers, is a community of priests, students for the priesthood, and lay associates. It is an apostolic community whose members profess simple vows. The Basilians seek the glory of God, especially in the works of education and evangelization. The Congregation was founded in 1822 in the aftermath of the French Revolution. In the early 19th century the Basilian Fathers' educational and pastoral work brought them to a variety of locations in Canada and the United States. In the 1960s, the priests began to minister in Mexico, and in Colombia in the 1980s.


Please welcome Father Fulton and be as

generous as possible to help the Basilians

in their missionary work.



Celebrate the First Feast Day of Blessed Solanus Casey

at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Little Flower. 

A first class relic of Blessed Solanus Casey will be available for veneration after all Masses on Saturday, July 28 and Sunday, July 29.  Visit shrinechurch.com to learn more about other celebration details.



 Current Eighth Grade Students

Entering ninth grade this fall?  You are invited to join the Christ, Our Light! Youth Ministry.  For a look at what activities members enjoy, check out the Special Interest page on the menu.

Tuesday, August 7:  Day trip to Cedar Point!

Next event:  To be announced


 Next Blood Drive:  Monday, August 6, 1 - 7 PM

Our Shepherd Lutheran Church, 14 Mile

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.



Media Presentation




 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