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




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Mass Times
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

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.

RCIA: Adults interested in becoming Catholic, celebrating a missed Sacrament or simply learning more about the Catholic faith, contact the office for information.

Rest in Peace

Leonard Hall
Saturday, May 30 at Christ, Our Light!
Visitation:  9:30 AM
Mass:  10:30 AM


Robert Weingart
Monday, June 1 at Christ, Our Light!
Visitation:  10:00 AM
Mass:  10:30 AM

Breaking News

 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.

A Reminder about Catholic Services Appeal


The generosity of every household and regular attendee is needed to reach our goal of $125,000.  

After completing your pledge card, place it in the envelope and mail to Christ, Our Light!

or drop it in the collection basket.                      

            *Make checks payable to Catholic Services Appeal (CSA).

Current Events

 Our New Playscape

Check here for details about summer activities.



Memorial Day Observance
Attendees at the 9:00 AM Memorial Day Mass, May 25,
observe the installation of a new American flag.
 50 Uppers
 Open to all Parishioners
Luncheon, $5.00; yearly membership registration, $15.00.
Next luncheon:  June 18, 12 o'clock in the Social Hall.

There will be no luncheon in July.

Call Agnes Andrews if your are a registered member and cannot attend:  248-334-3038.   Call Marie Reitzloff at 248-689-4297 to help with preparations and clean-up. Upcoming outing:  June 24, a trip to the DIA.  There is no charge for this event.Those who are interested can call Celia Rasico, 248-844-1049. 

 Youth Ministry
For additional information contact Elaine Cevera, 248-739-0916.
Public and Parochial High School Graduates
Mass will be celebrated in your honor Sunday, June 14, 11:00 AM.  
Please RSVP by calling the office at 248-649-5510 if you can attend.
Confirmation Teens and Youth Group Members
 Called to Serve for high school students is a requirement for our teens in the Confirmation program or Youth Group who will be volunteering in the community during their high school years. On the Archdiocese website www.aod.org, information is given concerning this interactive safe environment training program.  Called to Serve will be offered at Christ, Our Light! on Saturday, June 6, from 10AM – 1PM. Lunch will be served within that time. To register, contact the religious education office at 248-649-5510, x107 or email bonahoomjoann@hotmail.com. Parents must sign a permission slip in order for their teen to participate.  
St. Vincent de Paul Conference
May 28, 7 PM
Cystic Fibrosis Support Group
June 9 at 7 PM and every second Tuesday of each month thereafter.
For additional information, call Tom Armstrong, 248-561-6740.
 Men's Fellowship
Question for May 30:  What can you list from your life
that reminds you God has been with you?

Men's Fellowship meets each Saturday from 7:30 until 9:00 AM.

For more details, call the Parish Office at 248-649-5510.

 Blood Drive
June 15, 1 - 6:45 PM, at Our Shepherd Lutheran Church.
There are sign-up sheets in the lobby on the Glouchester side of the church.
You may also register by calling Pat Dobosenski at 248-642-0029
or by going online at www.redcrossblood.org.
 Second Annual Golf Outing

Above:  The First Christ, Our Light! Golf Outing, 2014.

Save the date for this year's event: May 30, beginning at 11:00 AM
at Birmingham Springdale Golf Course.
Cost:  $40.00 per person
(9 holes of golf with cart, lunch after, great prizes - cash bar).
Those interested in participating
should have contacted Vic or Cindy Nowak on or before May 19
to reserve for a single, 2some or 4some
at  vjnowak@hotmail.com or 248-225-3702.
Openings were limited, so hope you signed up early.


Summer fun begins.

In Our Area

The menu page "In Our Area" provides information about 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.


Links to other Catholic web sites


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