Special Interests

Upcoming Religious Education Classes 


            Religious formation for children in grades 1-8 will begin on Monday, September 24, from 6-7:30 PM. Religious Education Registration Forms will be mailed home to last year’s participating families the week of August 1.  Forms will be available for pick-up at both church entrances on the weekend of August 4 and 5.  We welcome our existing families back and welcome all new families or those first time first-graders. 

            High School Confirmation students, who attended the one-year session last year, still need to fill out registration forms so that we have your information on file (AOD rules).  There is no charge for the ninth grade session.  Confirmation will be celebrated with Bishop Cepeda during the 11 AM Mass on November 18, 2018.


            Pre-school and LWC programs will begin on Sunday, September 30.  Pre-school age children, ages 3-5, and those attending kindergarten, are welcome to attend the pre-school programs offered during the 9:30 and 11 AM Masses. Children are gathered in Room 3 before Mass begins after 9:20 and 10:50AM for the respective Masses.  Either session may be attended and lessons are based on the Sunday Gospel.  Registration is required and forms will be available the weekend of September 16 and 17.

            LWC children are in grades 1-6.  Mature kindergarteners are also welcome.  These children are seated at 11 AM Mass with their families.  They are called forward to attend the program before the First Reading begins.  They are led to classrooms 5 and 6 for a children’s reading and discussion of the Gospel.  They return to the pews of their families before the Offertory portion of Mass is completed.  No registration is necessary for this program.  There is no charge for pre-school or LWC.


Youth Ministry

 Fun events, teen conferences, service projects and much more  ---


 For more information, email Elaine Cervera:  elaine.cervera@coltroy.org 



(Entering 9th grade this fall)


Fall Events

 September 16, 2018  5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Youth Ministry Kick-Off!

Christ, Our Light!

 September 23, 2018  12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Canoe Trip  

Argo Park, Ann Arbor

 September 30, 2018   5:00 PM -7:00 PM

Service Sunday

 For more information please call or email:

Elaine Cervera

High School Youth Ministry Coordinator






The last gathering of the season was Tuesday, June 5.   Moms' Fellowship will resume in the fall.

 Moms' Fellowship is open to all stay at home and working moms.  It is a time for moms to come to be with other moms to share stories, learn from each other and enjoy fellowship.  A short Bible study will be offered.  There will be snacks and activities for children who accompany their mom.  Non-parishioners are welcome!

 MEETINGs:   Tuesdays, 10:30 AM - 12 noon. 

Volunteers who assist with the children will need to complete "Protecting God's Children" training.

Contact Elaine Cervera for more information:  248.649.5510


Men's Fellowship

Here is a question using next week’s Scriptures (8/26/18).  In the Second Reading (Eph. 5:  21-32) Saint Paul uses the word "subordinate," which doesn't sit well with some in our society.  What is he getting at using this word regarding each other, wives and the Church?  Can you be "subordinate" to Jesus?  It also says that "she might be holy and without blemish."  How do you work at having this describe your wife?

As always, you are invited to come and share in the discussion at our meeting on Saturday mornings from 7:30 – 9:00 at Christ, Our Light! Please contact the parish office to get information on the Men’s Fellowship.




Lunch Bunch


Next luncheon:  September 20

We can always use yo7.ur help with setting up or cleaning up.

Contact Marie Reitzloff:  248.689.4297


Book Club



To prepare for the September 6, 2018 meeting, read two books: 

Treasure, by Clive Cusler and Educated, by Terra Westover. 

All are welcome to join us.  We meet at Christ, Our Light! on the first Thursday of the month at 7 P.M.



 Volunteers meet at Christ, Our Light!  at 8:300 AM the first and third Wednesdays and second Tuesday of each month to assist sorting and packing items for distribution.  Call Tom Lenhard for more information, 248.544.7913.


South Oakland Warming Center

Contributions can be placed in the blue bin currently located in the north church lobby, facing Glouchester.

The following are examples of items you can donate:

Large cans of peaches, fruits and vegetables

Dry cereal

Grits in bags




Heavy duty paper products