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.
Sunday, November 27
Youth Ministry: 6:00 PM, Guardian Angel
Monday, November 28
Religious Education classes: 6:00 PM
Tuesday, November 29
Centering Prayer: 6:30 PM
SVDP: 7:00 PM
Wednesday, November 30
Bible & Bagels Bible Study: 10:00 AM
RCIA: 7:00 PM
Choirs: 7:00 PM
Thursday, December 1
Men's Night of Reflection, 6:30 PM
Book Club, 7:00 PM
Friday, December 2
First Friday Mass: 12:05 PM
First Friday Luncheon, 12:30 PM
Saturday, December 3
Men's Fellowship: 7:30 AM
Special Needs Class: 10 AM
First Reconciliation, 11:00 AM
Sunday, December 4
Youth Ministry: 6 PM, Christ, Our Light
Rest in Peace
Rest in Peace
Deceased members of Christ, Our Light!
MEN'S NIGHT OF REFLECTION: THURSDAY, DECEMBER 1, 6:30 PM
Christmas Wafers (Oplatki), $2.00, will be available beginning December 3.
Parish Calendars, sponsored by A. J. Desmond and Sons, will be available beginning December 3.
FEAST OF THE IMMACULATE CONCEPTION MASSES: THURSDAY, DECEMBER 8
9:00 AM, 12:05 PM, 7:00 PM
FAMILY NIGHT CHRISTMAS "UNREHEARSED" PAGEANT AND PARTY; FRIDAY, DECEMBER 9, 7:00 PM
WOMEN'S NIGHT OF REFLECTION: TUESDAY, DECEMBER 6, 6:30 PM
OUR LADY OF GUADALUPE SUNDAY: DECEMBER 11
MARIACHI MUSIC DURING THE 1:00 MASS
A PERFORMANCE OF THE NATIVITY: December 12 by the Christ, Our Light! Confirmation Prep Class, accompanied by a choir comprised of students in the remianing grades
THE SACRAMENT OF RECONCILIATION, COMMUNAL PENANCE:
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 17, 2:30 PM
MONDAY, DECEMBER 19, 7:00 PM
CHRISTMAS EVE, SATURDAY, DECEMBER 24: 4:00 PM, 5:30 PM
9:00 PM, PRECEDED BY A CONCERT BEGINNING AT 8:30 PM
MIDNIGHT MASS, PRECEDED BY THE CONCERT BEGINNING AT 11:30 PM
CHRISTMAS MORNING, SUNDAY, DECEMBER 25: 8:00 AM AND 9:30 AM
(THERE WILL BE NO 11:00 AM MASS ON CHRISTMAS DAY.)
Christmas Giving Tree
We are serving communities that are truly needy.
If you have a tag that says food, please nothing that needs to be refrigerated or baked.
SAVE THE FOLLOWING DATES
December 1, Men's Evening of Reflection: If you would like to bring a dish or help out in another way, contact the office at 248.649.5510.
Speaker: Kevin Walters, Campus Minister and Department Chair
at Catholic Central High School in Novi.
Beginning with dinner at 6:30 PM.
December 6, Women's Night of Reflection
The evening will be dedicated to Mary
and how to grow spiritually with her during Advent.
If you would like to attend or to be a hostess for a table of 8 - 10,
contact Maureen Sullivan, 248.458.1999. _________________________________________________________
Special Needs Upcoming Events
December 3: Class and Rehearsal for the Pageant
Christmas Pageant and Party, December 10 at 10:00 AM
Bake Sale, December 17 - Donations of tasty treats
can be brought in on Friday, December 16.
Right to Life Christmas cards on sale, beginning November 26.
Men's Retreat, "Abide in Me: Choosing to Live Faithfully in an Era of Chaos"
January 6 - 8. 2017
Saint Paul of the Cross Retreat Center
For a reservation, call Cathy at the Retreat Center, 313.286.2801.
For additional information, contact Gerry Connell, 248.585.5437, or Tim Schwab, 248.840.7708.
Bibles and Bagels meets Wednesdays at 10 AM.
Subject: The Gospel of Matthew
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 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 135 people who 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 - December 15, beginning at noon..
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.
Every Tuesday at 6:30 PM
HERE'S THE QUESTION USING NEXT WEEK'S SCRIPTURES (12/4/16). IN ROM 15: 4 - 9, SAINT PAUL TELLS THE ROMANS OF THE VALUE OF THE SCRIPTURES IN OUR LIVES. HOW WELL DO YOU APPRECIATE THE BIBLE? WHAT CAN YOU DO DURING ADVENT TO INCREASE THE TIME YOU SPEND READING SCRIPTURE?
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.
The Special Needs Program
December 3: United Nations International Day for Persons with Disabilities
December 10: Christmas Pageant and Party
December 17: Bake Sale; your contributions of tasty goodies are always appreciated.
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
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