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 1,000 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 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.
Weekly Schedule for
Monday, January 21 - Sunday, January 27, 2019
Mah Jong: Noon
NO Rel Ed.: 6 PM
Moms' Fellowship: 10:30 AM
Vicariate Meeting: 7 PM
Bible and Bagels: 10 AM
RCIA: 7 PM
Choirs: 7 PM
SVdP: 7 PM
Friday, First Friday
Men's Fellowship: 7:30 AM
Special Needs: 10:00 AM
Sunday, Baptism of the Lord
Pre-School: during 9:30 and 11 AM Masses
Faith Enrichment Circle: 4:30 PM
Youth Ministry, Service Sunday: 5 PM
Rest in Peace
Rest in Peace
Deceased Members of Christ, Our Light! Parish
Additional information regarding meetings and activities scheduled by established committees can be found on the Special Interests menu page. Currently included are those of Christ, Our Light! Youth Ministry, Moms' Fellowship, Men's Fellowship, Lunch Bunch, Book Club, Gleaners, South Oakland Warming Center, and Bible and Bagels.
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, January 21, 2019
Christ, Our Light! students, eighth through twelfth grades, are invited to attend 10 AM Mass at The Cathedral of the Most Blessed Sacrament, followed by lunch in Mexican Town.
Monday, January 21: NO class in observe of Martin Luther King Day
6:30 PM, January 28: Confirmation 2019 parent meeting with Father Demmer
6 PM, January 31: Catechist Dinner and Meeting for all catechists
There is an opportunity to visit The Detroit Institute of Art, February 12. A bus will leave at noon; upon arrival, parishioners will be met by a docent and start a tour at 1 PM. After the tour, a snack will be provided before the bus leaves at 3 PM.
If you are interested, please sign up on the sheet provided in the Glouchester lobby.
Special Needs Program
The program's schedule for January - May, 2019 is available
on the Faith Formation Programs menu page.
South Oakland Shelter
Each year Christ, Our Light! parishioners provide and serve meals for the South Oakland Shelter, which will be residing at Our Shepherd Church Sunday, February 10 and Monday, February 11. There will be a need for cooks, servers, cleaners.
South Oakland County Warming Center
The Warming Center in Southfield is in dire need of food for the homeless.
Some examples of food that you could donate are
large cans of peaches, fruits, vegetables
grits in bags
heavy duty paper plates and bowls
Please bring your donations to Christ, Our Light!
Next Blood Drive: to be announced.
. The blood collected will help people in the area hospitals.
Our Shepherd Lutheran School, Lincoln and Torry
To make an appointment, sign the sheet in the Glouchester entrance
or online at http://www.redcrossblood.org
or call Pat Dobosenski, 248-442-4729.
Keeping in Touch
If you are sending notes to the Homebound
or intend to send to our Military,
we have a variety of cards in the Parish Office available for your use.
Email, email@example.com or call the Parish Office, 248.649.5510.
Check in the parish office for the names and addresses of recipients..
Special Needs Christian Service Projects
Special Needs members need yarn, ribbon, socks and baskets to complete
their projects, which provide socks for the homeless.
You can drop off your contributions
in the office of the program director, Pam LaGrassa.
Society of Saint Vincent de Paul
In addition to the annual Thanksgiving collection, there is a “Poor Box” in the church. Donations of cash, checks, or even returned bottle receipts are accepted throughout the year. There is a clothing drop box (blue) located near the back of the rectory. If you would like to make larger donations of furniture or household item to be picked up at your home, the SVdP number is 1.877.788.4628.
Meetings are held at Christ, Our Light! on the fourth Thursday of each month at 7 PM. We would welcome you at our meetings to learn more about our Society.
Update: Messages will be deleted automatically from the Christ, Our Light! app
after 30 days of their being sent
or sooner if the message referred to an event that has already occurred.
To download 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.
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
Catholic Services Appeal: http://coltroy.aodcsa.org
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
- Johnny Vanneste, Deacon
- Mrs. MaryAnn Farrell, 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