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.
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.
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).
As of July 2, 2015, 367 households have responded and pledged $101,588.00.
Have you returned your pledge?
Check here for news about summer activities.
2015 Vacation Bible School
"Everest: Conquering Challenges with God's Mighty Power."
July 13 - 17, 2015, from 9 AM - 12 PM.
For children entering grades 1 - 5 and preschool, ages 3 - 5.
Registration forms for students and volunteers can be found in the North Vestibule.
Questions? Call Beth Gooch at 248-982-9209 or email Malisa Burt at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The 2015 Christ, Our Light! Parish Picnic
This is one of the major social events for our parishioners, families and friends.
If you would like to volunteer an hour of your time, please print the following and place that in the collection basket or return it to the office.
A coordinator will contact you with your assignment and scheduled time.
Call Agnes Andrews if your are a registered member and cannot attend: 248-385-1124.
Call Marie Reitzloff at 248-689-4297 to help with preparations and clean-up.
During the month of July, meetings will be held
on Thursday evenings at 7 PM on July 23 and 30.
*Current 8th Grade students are invited.
For additional information contact Elaine Cevera, email@example.com.
Cystic Fibrosis Support Group
Every second Tuesday of each month.
Next meeting will be Tuesday, July 14 at 7:00 PM
For additional information, call Tom Armstrong, 248-561-6740.
Questions for July 4:
Why would "fixing your eyes on the Lord" be important?
How do you see this playing out in your life? How about in your prayer life?
Questions for July 11:
What are the circumstances in your life that make you
more open to listening to the Lord and following Him?
What might cause you to be less open?
Men's Fellowship meets each Saturday from 7:30 until 9:00 AM.
For more details, call the Parish Office at 248-649-5510.
Young Adult Group
Theology on Tap
Traffic Jam & Snug, 511 W. Canfield, Detroit (Near Wayne State Campus)
July 8, 6:30 PM
Topic: Missionary Discipleship
Speaker: Father Ken Mazur, PIME
If you would like to be added to a sign up list for Altar Servers,
please email Elaine Cervera at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Two books have been chosen for summer reading in preparation for the September 10 meeting: The Art Forger by B.A. Shapiro and The Light Between Oceans by M. L. Steadman.
The selection for October is The Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline.
RCIA: Meetings will be on Wednesdays from 7:00 - 8:00 PM.
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.