This is Christ, Our Light!

Welcome

Rest in Peace

 

 

Rest in Peace

Marge Jones, wife of Jerry

Long-time parishioners of St. Alan and Christ, Our Light!

died January 21, 2020

Visitation at Lynch & Sons in Clawson on Sunday, January 26, from 2-8 PM, with a prayer service in the evening. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Christ Our Light on Monday, January 27, at 10:30 AM. Friends may visit at church beginning at 10 AM. 

 

 

 

 

 

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Worship

Mass Times
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

Contact Information
3077 Glouchester
Troy, Michigan 48084
phone: 248.649.5510 fax: 248.649.6729
[email protected]

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.
RCIA
Adults interested in becoming Catholic, celebrating a missed Sacrament or simply learning more about the Catholic faith, contact the office for information.

Weekly Schedule

Weekly Schedule for  

January 27 - February 3

 

Monday, January 27:

Mahjong:  Noon

 Religious Education:  6 PM

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Tuesday, January 28:

MASS:  9 AM

Mom's Fellowship:  10 AM

Religious Education:  5:30 PM

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Wednesday, January 29:

MASS:  9:00 AM   

Bible and Bagels:  10 AM

 RCIA:  7 PM

Choirs:  7 PM

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Thursday, January 30:

 MASS:  9 AM

Lunch Bunch:  no January or February gatherings

Catechist Dinner:  6 PM

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Friday, January 31:

Mass:  12:05 PM

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Saturday, February 1:

Men's Fellowship:  7:30 AM

   Special Needs' Faith Enrichment: 10 AM

Mass:  4 PM

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Sunday, February 2:  Third SundMay in Ordinary Time:

Regular Mass schedule:  8 AM, 9:30 AM, 11 AM

 Pre-School/LWC:  9:30/11 AM

NO Youth Ministry

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Monday, February 3:

Mah Jongg:  Noon

Religious Education:  6 - 7:30 PM

Upcoming Events

WE GATHER FOR JOY, 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.

SOS AND LIGHTHOUSE EMERGENCY SHELTER

Christ, Our Light! parish will be assisting at Our Shepherd Lutheran Church serving meals and providing specified food items on Thursday, February 13 and Friday, February 14.  Kay Torigian ([email protected]) says "Thank you!" to all those who volunteered to serve and to bring items.

HEARTS FOR THE HOME BOUND

Following Sunday Masses on February 2, Valentine cards will be available for parishioners to send to the home bound.

YOUTH ALTAR SERVER TRAINING

On Sunday, February 9, Youth Altar Server Training will be held at Christ, Our Light! from 12:30 - 2:30 PM. Please contact Elaine Cervera if you need further information at: 248.649.5510, ext. 105 or [email protected]

CHRISTIAN SERVICE MEETING

Interested in working with - or becoming - one of our Christian Service leaders? Our outreach areas include: holiday giving, funeral luncheon service, helping the home-bound, health education, and many more. All are welcome to join us on Tuesday, February 11, 7 - 8 PM. Please contact Elaine Cervera if you need further information at: 248.649.5510, ext. 105 or [email protected]

 

 

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                  RED CROSS SAYS "THANK YOU!" FOR SUCCESSFUL DRIVE

The Red Cross Account Manager sent thanks about the drive on Monday, January 13:   ... Our American Red Cross staff had 58 donors present themselves for a collection total of 50 units.  The goal was 46 units, which is 108.7%. There were 4 First Time donors, which is super.  Within these numbers were 18 Type O Positive donors, and 3 Type O negative donors.  Type O is routinely in short supply and in high demand by hospitals.  Type O is most common blood type and Type O negative blood is the universal blood type needed for emergency transfusions and for immune deficient infants.

With 50 units, these blood products could potentially save 150 lives.  By having these terrific results, it truly makes a difference providing life-saving blood products for sick patient’s treatment and recovery."     

  The next drive on Monday, March 23.

Sign up online at  www.redcrossblood.org or call Pat Dobosenski at 248.422.4729 to schedule an appointment.   We need you.  Thank you.

Our Shepherd Lutheran Church

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BIBLE & BAGELS – FALL STUDY

ACTS: THE SPREAD OF THE KINGDOM

This fall our Bible & Bagels began studying Acts: the Spread of the Kingdom. This is an adult Bible Study and is held on Wednesdays from 10 AM-12 PM.  All are welcome.  No experience necessary.

Please refer to Weekly Schedule website section for event confirmation.

 Questions may be directed to the Religious Education Office (248-649-5510, x107). All are welcome to join us.

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 Religious Education Calendar

Go to the Faith Formation menu page to view

the Family Calendar and the Preschool Calendar for 2019.

This year the Education Commission will focus on adult education or enrichment that will concentrate on the role of the domestic church: the family unit. The Catholic Church counts on the parents and grandparents of our children to develop faith in their children and recognizes parents as the primary educators of their children.                

Four programs will be offered. Though they target parents and grandparents, all parishioners are welcome. The programs will be offered on Monday nights DURING THE RELIGIOUS EDUCATION SESSION in the church. Parents may attend at the same time that their children are in religious formation classes.      

The first presentation, Passing on the Faith, was presented on Monday, October 14, at 6:15. The second, Ron Ward's  "How to Share the Gospel Through Your Discipleship Parenting" took place on January 13.

On Tuesday, November 19, our Religious Education Confirmation candidates received the Sacrament from Bishop Robert Fisher at a special 7 PM Mass to which the Parish was invited.

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RCIA

Wednesdays, 7 - 8 PM, in the Social Hall

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.

Please refer to Weekly Schedule website section for event confirmation.

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 WELCOMING EVENTS

Volunteers Needed

 We need a few volunteers to assist after your usual weekly Mass for the Welcoming Event, held the first full weekends of February through May and September through November. Although the amount of time spent averages about 15 minutes, this is a great way to welcome and get to know our new members and visitors. For more information, please contact: Elaine Cervera at [email protected]  or Mike Parker at [email protected]

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 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 sign up for it before you begin visitations.

 If you are aware of a homebound parishioner

who would like to receive the Eucharist,

please call the Parish Office.

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 Ongoing  Programs

Additional information regarding meetings and activities  scheduled by established committees can be found on the "Christian Service, Outreach" and "Fellowship" menu pages.

   Currently included under "Fellowship" are those of Christ, Our Light! Youth Ministry, Moms' Fellowship, Men's Fellowship, Lunch Bunch, Book Club and Bible and Bagels.

Projects associated with Gleaners, South Oakland Warming Center,  Red Cross Blood Drive, sending cards to the homebound and the military, Saint Vincent dePaul Society, Special Needs outreach and the Bereavement Committee appear on the "Christian Service, Outreach" menu page. 

Media Presentation

 

Phone App

 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.

Communication

 

 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 instant notice:  http://tinyurl.com/powwpqd

South Oakland Vicariate: http://www.southoaklandvicariate.org

Mass Finder:  https://massfinder.org

 

Staff