This is Christ, Our Light!
Troy, MI 48084
Sunday Mass at 9:30 AM
FOR YOUR INFORMATION
The parish church is open weekdays from 8:30 AM until 4 PM, on Saturdays from Noon until after the 4 PM Mass, and on Sunday from 7 AM until after the 11 AM Mass.
You can find your Parish Offertory Envelopes on tables in the Social Hall. We thank you for your ongoing support. If you would like to mail in a donation, our address is:
3077 Glouchester; Troy, MI 48084.
If you would like to sign up for regular, electronic withdrawals, here is a printable link to the form: Automatic withdrawal (ACH) form
The CSA (Catholic Services Appeal) has begun; To donate online, visit: https://give.aod.org. To donate by phone: on weekdays during business hours: 1.888.331.8695. Thank you.
REST IN PEACE
Arthur Paul Jakubowski,
husband of Diane
June 12, 2021
Genevieve ("Jean") Halik
June 4, 2021
Ann Haddad (in Pennsylvania),
sister of John Kerner
May 25, 2021
husband of Ann
May 28, 2021
There will be a Memorial Mass
on Friday, July 9, at 10 AM,
with Visitation at 9:30 AM
We pray for all deceased members of Christ, Our Light!,
and for all of the souls in Purgatory.
Ongoing and Upcoming Events
GATHERING AGAIN FOR CONNECTION, SERVICE AND RENEWAL
Upcoming events will be listed here (and in bulletin) as information becomes available. Thank you for your participation in the many parish offerings for social interaction, fun, and ministry as we encounter Christ through time spent in His service and with each other.
Religious Education classes are held during the school year, from 6 - 7:30 PM. Please contact JoAnn Bonahoom at 248.649.5510, ext. 107, with any concerns.
SPECIAL NEEDS PROGRAM/ALL NEEDS ARE SPECIAL
Pam and the Special Needs Students have been meeting virtually on Saturdays during the school year at 10 AM. Contact Pam La Grassa at: 248.649.5510, ext. 113.
Upon resuming, all adults who are interested in learning more about the Catholic faith or are preparing to receive the Sacrament of Baptism or Confirmation are invited.
Interested in working with - or becoming - one of our Christian Service leaders? Our outreach areas include: holiday giving, funeral luncheon service, helping the homebound, health education, and many more. All are welcome to join us at our meetings! Please contact Elaine Cervera at 248.649.5510, ext. 105, or email her at [email protected], if you need further information. Meetings will resume this fall.
Thursdays: 11 AM. To join us for the meeting, please contact Elaine Cervera for log-in instructions: [email protected] or call: 248-649-5510 ext. 105
“AFTER SUNDAY” is for young adults ages 18-25 and will gather once a month on Friday nights for fellowship and faith sharing. Contact Elaine Cervera at [email protected] or 248.649.5510 ext. 105. Next meeting is on Friday, June 18, at 7 PM. There will be a special guest: a pro-life speaker. Feel free to bring a friend!
BIBLE AND BAGELS
Wednesday’s Bible & Bagels completed their Spring series on Wednesday, May 19.
HELPING THE HOMEBOUND
If you would like to take the Eucharist to our home-bound parishioners, please call the Parish Office, 248.649.5510. You will need to have taken the free Archdiocesan Program, "Protecting God's Children," or have signed up for it before you begin visitations. If you are aware of a home-bound parishioner who would like to receive the Eucharist, please call the parish office.
SAINT VINCENT DE PAUL (SVdP)
Who We Are
Our mission statement explains who we are: “A network of friends, inspired by Gospel values, growing in holiness and building a more just world through personal relationships with and service to people in need.”
The Society of St. Vincent de Paul is composed of women and men who seek their personal holiness through works of charity. In this essential way, the Society differs from charitable associations or agencies whose principal objective is not the spiritual advancement of their members but the doing of good for someone else. (Used with permission of the National Council of the U.S., Society of St. Vincent de Paul.)
If you know of a family experiencing a hardship, please direct them to call the church office and leave a message on our SVdP line. A Vincentian will call within 24 hours. We can help with evictions, food and clothing needs, and utility shut-offs for parishioners and anyone living within our parish boundaries. People who live outside our parish boundaries will be referred to the SVdP conference that serves their area.
Thank you for helping in this mission of charity. If you are interested in joining us in our mission, please feel welcome to attend one of our meetings. We meet monthly on the fourth Thursday of the month at 7 pm. at Christ, Our Light! Please call the SVdP line if you have questions.
"Our" PIME Missionaries are Catholic priests and brothers who commit themselves to lifelong missionary service (and who we at Christ, Our Light! also know because they sometimes say Mass for us), especially to non-Christians. PIME's priority is the proclamation of the Gospel.
"We strive to be creative in our presence and witness as we engage in the promotion of dialogue among people of all religions and cultures. We are actively involved in human development and the promotion of justice and peace. Our ministries include the foundation of schools, hospitals and clinics, orphanages, and founding new Catholic communities and providing their pastoral care." https://pimeusa.org
KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS 4188 CLAWSON
Special events will be noted here. Feel free to follow the Clawson Knights on Facebook by searching: “Clawson Knights of Columbus 4188” and then click join!
SAINT DOMINIC OUTREACH
Located at Warren and Trumbull near Wayne State University and serving the needs of eligible individuals and families in the Detroit community, Saint Dominic Outreach, a ministry supported by our church, continues to supply food pantry groceries (and much more). Donations may be made on their website:
The outreach will also be grateful for the food items brought to our large blue bin at our church entrance: pull-tab canned salmon, ham, chicken, ravioli, spaghetti; stovetop, boxed-rice and macaroni-and-cheese meals; packets of tuna, etc. With any questions, please feel free to call the center at 313.831.6070.
Thank you for supporting the successful June Blood Drive! To sign up online for the next blood drive on Monday, October 25, at Our Shepherd Lutheran Church at 2225 East 14 Mile Road in Birmingham, go to https://www.redcrossblood.org/ or call Pat Dobosenski: 248.422.4729.
In addition to giving blood, volunteers are also needed to assist with sanitizing and cleaning of the premises.
In addition, if you would like to sign up to be considered as a bone marrow donor and are between the ages of 18 - 44, please visit www.bethematch.org
Located in Eastpointe, Gianna House at giannahouse.org responds not only to the needs of housing pregnant women and new mothers, but is the base for their Community Outreach Program -- a vibrant and growing ministry that has served hundreds of women and children on the margins through educational classes such as parenting, childbirth, personal growth, nutrition, sewing, and finance management.
A VISION FOR CLEAN WATER
A Vision For Clean Water at https://avisionforcleanwater.org also know as AVFCW, is a non-profit (501c3) with the goal of teaching and training others how to design, implement, and sustain clean water and sanitation projects in countries around the world.
STRANGERS NO LONGER
Strangers No Longer (501c3) is a network of parishes and congregations in our Archdiocese and Wayne, Oakland and Livingston counties. Circles of Support in more than 20 parishes provide assistance to immigrants in the Michigan area and advocate for comprehensive and humane immigration policies.
Parish Circle Leader: Kay Sulfaro, SNL board member; [email protected]
RESUMING PARISH LIFE WITH JOY
CALLED TO SERVE WORKSHOP/CONFIRMATION STUDENTS: JUNE, 2021
A FIRST COMMUNION MADE ON PENTECOST SUNDAY, MAY 23
First Eucharist Mass on Saturday, May 1, 2021
April, 2021: Youth Group and Confirmation Students Attend "Walk Among the Saints"
Special Needs Lent Activities 2021
Easter at Christ, Our Light! 2021
Easter Outreach, 2021
Eight Graders Pray the Stations of the Cross: March, 2021
First Communion Class Makes Their First Communion Plates: March, 2021
Youth Group Outing at Dodge Park: January, 2021
MLK Service Day 2021
Christmas in our church, 2020
Christmas Greeting from Religious Ed. Class, First and Second Grade: Greeting is current; photo is from 2019
December 13, 2020: Mariachi Mass
Christian Service Ministry 2020
November 22, 2020: Sacrament of Confirmation
High School Youth Ministry: 2020
October, 2020: High School Confirmation Class Retreat
October, 2020: High School Confirmation Class Project
October, 2020: "After Sunday" Young Adults Group Cider Mill Outing
October 4, 2020: First Communion of Gisele Batchelder
Our Confirmation Candidates of 2020
September 27, 2020: First Communion of Leo Santangelo
High School Confirmation Students at Group Service Project: September, 2020
September, 2020: Special Needs Gathering and Art Project
August, 2020: Gathering of Our Confirmation Candidates
RCIA Class of 2020
Baccalaureate Mass: June 21, 2020
First Holy Communion: June 13, 2020
While not everyone uses the internet, here are some tools for those who do:
Our website: christourlight.weconnect.com
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/Christourlight
Email updates: sign up at https://www.tinyurl.com/powwpqd
Our bulletin: click on "weekly bulletin" in the menu box at the top of this page
Archdiocese of Detroit web site: https://www.aod.org/https://www.aod.org/
Catholic Services Appeal: https://www.osvonlinegiving.com/4221/Home/NewQuickGive?oboid=0https://www.osvonlinegiving.com/4221/Home/NewQuickGive?oboid=0
Eternal Word Television Network: https://www.ewtn.com/
Detroit Catholic News and Stories: https://detroitcatholic.com/
United States Conference of Catholic Bishops: http://www.usccb.org
Official Vatican web site: https:// www.vatican.va
Mass Finder: https://masstimes.org
Our Archdiocese: prayers; live Masses; updates and connection opportunities, including Unleashing the Gospel, Detroit Catholic online news, and more at: www.aod.org and unleashthegospel.org
Eternal Word Television Network: www.ewtn.org; daily Mass and Readings: https://www.ewtn.com/catholicism/daily-readings
Laudate app: Catholic smartphone app with everything from Daily Readings and Saints of the Day and Stations to Rosary guides, a rich trove of prayers for every need and devotion, the Catechism and much more.
EWTN: The Eternal Word Television Network (Live Truth: Live Catholic): offers television, internet, and radio news and rich programming for Catholics and their families.
EWTN Television Channels (cable) : AT&T: 562 WOW: 44 Catholic Television: 398 Comcast: 393
Radio Stations for Ave Maria Radio: WDEO FM 98.5; Ave Maria Radio AM 990; WMAXAM 1440
Via Roku apps for television streaming: EWTN, The Catholic Channel, Catholic TV Network
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: https://tinyurl.com/powwpqd
Also, login and like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook/christourlight
Our smartphone app allows update texts and access to our website, bulletin, and more. To download it, you may need your Apple Password for the iPhone or be able to Allow Permissions for Android.
iPhone users text: ParishApp1 to 555888
Android users text
ParishApp2 to 555888
Inquire in the Parish Office if you need assistance.
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
Monday - Friday: 8:30 AM - 4 PM
Saturday, 12 PM until after 4 PM Mass
Sunday, 7 AM until after 11 AM Mass
Troy, Michigan 48084
phone: 248.649.5510 fax: 248.649.6729
Visiting the home bound 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.
- If you change your name, address, phone number, or registration status, please remember to notify the Parish Office - 248.649.5510. Thank you!
- Rev. Donald Demmer, Administrator
- Johnny Vanneste, Deacon
- Mrs. Mary Murray, Communications Coordinator
- Mrs. Carol Reeser, Parish Secretary
- Mr. Robert Mervak, Music Minister
- Mr. David Minnick, Music Minister
- Mrs. JoAnn Bonahoom, Director, Religious Education
- Mrs. Janet Surdu, Religious Education Secretary
- Mrs. Pam LaGrassa, Director, Special Needs Religious Education
- Mrs. Elaine Cervera, Parish Life Coordinator, Youth Ministry
- Mr. Bill Konanos, Business Manager
- Saint Vincent dePaul, Contact