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
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.
Monday, October 24
Religious Education Class, 6:00 PM
Tuesday, October 25
Centering Prayer, 6:30 PM
Wednesday, October 26
Bibles/Bagels Bible Study, 10:00 AM
RCIA, 7:00 PM
Choirs, 7:00 PM
Thursday, October 27
SVDP, 7:00 PM
Bethany, 8:00 PM
Friday, October 28
Saturday, October 29
Men's Fellowship, 7:30 AM
Special Needs class, 10:00 PM
Sunday, October 30
Confirmation Class, 3:00 PM
Youth Ministry, Trunk and Treat
November 1, All Saints Day, is a Holy Day of Obligation.
Masses are scheduled for 9:00 AM, 12:05 PM and 7:00 PM.
November 2 is All Souls Day. Masses will be 9:00 AM and 7:00 PM.
The 7 PM service will be a Memorial Mass
for those who were buried from our parish during the past year.
Masses on November 12 and 13 will be said in honor of our Veterans.
There will be displays and refreshments in the Social Hall following each Mass.
Rest in Peace
Rest in Peace
All deceased members of Christ, Our Light! Parish
On November 6, our teens will pack boxes to send to our troops. If you can donate something to help defray the cost of $12.50 to mail each box, place your contribution in an envelope marked "Military Mail"; then drop it into the collection box.
If you would care to donate items to place in the boxes, check the following list: Tide pods, K cups, chap stick, baby wipes, sun block, personal hygiene items, granola bars, trail mix, nuts, candy (nothing that could melt), books, magazines, crossword puzzles, Suduko puzzles, white socks, hand/feet warmers, drink mixes (lemonade, flavored water, etc.), Christmas decorations, handheld games. crackers. cookies. Please, no aerosols.
RCIA classes have begun.
Wednesday evenings, 7 - 8 PM
Learn more about your faith,
prepare to receive a sacrament you missed
or introduce those who are unfamiliar with our faith to the Catholic Church.
Stop by if you think you might be interested.
The collection of Halloween candy has begun. Donations will be distributed by seminarians at Sacred Heart Major Seminary to needy children in neighboring areas. For your convenience, baskets have been placed at both entrances to contain the treats you generously provide.
Religious Education Reminders
Children attending the Religious Education classes may not be released to the parking lot or playground. This is a safety precaution. Parents are asked to enter the church and wait for teachers to escort students to them.All Saints Family Gathering, Monday, October 24
High School Confirmation Students
Confirmation Retreat: Saturday, October 29 at Guardian Angels, from 9 AM until after the 4:30 PM Mass
Final Session: Sunday, October 30
Bibles and Bagels meets Wednesdays at 10 AM.
Subject: The Gospel of Matthew
Next meeting: Murder on the Orient Express, by Agatha Christie
Please come and join us on November 10, 7 PM. Everyone is welcome.
Following selection: The Day No Pigs Would Die by Robert Newton Teck
on December 1 at 7:00 PM
Next Blood Drive
Our next drive will be announced in The Spotlight and on this website. 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: Details to follow for January 16.
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 lefthand corner of this Home Page or leave your email address in the office and you will be added to the current list of 135 people who receive the latest news regarding cancelations, 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.
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.
Here's the question using next week's Scripture (10/30/16). The first reading (Wisdom 11) says, "For you love all things that are and loathe nothing you have made; for what you hated, you would not have fashioned." What makes you not like someone, even despise that person. What could you do to assist God in changing this prejudice and be more Christ-like?
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.
*The Miracle of Our Lady of Fatima movie, October 23.
*Campus Ministry at area colleges and universities
*Widowed Friends Mass
*40 DAYS FOR LIFE: Christ, Our Light! parishioners have been invited to participate in two vigil locations.
Until November 8
8 AM - 8 PM, 7 days a week
Additional information below
Planned Parenthood, 23338 Woodward, Ferndale: www.40daysforlife.com/Ferndale Contact: Nancy at 248.556.6895 or 40DFLFerndale@gmail.com
Northland Family Planning, 24450 Evergreen Rd., Southfield: www.40daysforlife.com/Southfield Contact: Barb, 248.703.3577 or 40DaysSouthfield@gmail.com
Parishioners providing information or coordinating rides: Marcia Ouellette: 248.435.2984 Mike McAuliffe: 248.830.4761
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
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
- 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