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Rest in Peace
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
November 18 - November 24
Mah Jong: Noon
Religious Education: 6 PM
Moms' Fellowship: 10 AM
Confirmation Mass: 7 PM
Oakland Hope: 8:30 AM
Bible and Bagels: 10 AM
RCIA: 7 PM
Choirs: 7 PM
Lunch Bunch: Noon
Youth Ministry leaves for National Catholic Youth Conference in Indianapolis
SVdP: 7 PM
Rose Society: 7 PM
Men's Fellowship: 7:30 AM
Special Needs/Faith Enrichment: 10 AM
King of the Universe
Pre-School/LWC: 9:30/11 AM
SERVICE SUNDAY Help pack Thanksgiving food boxes: 12:30 - 3 PM
Youth Ministry returns from National Catholic Youth Conference
Christian Service Events for November
Collection of Food for Thanksgiving: November 2 through November 23.
Thanksgiving Food Sorting: November 23; Packing, November 24.
Christmas Giving Tree, beginning November 23
Boy Scout Troop 1032 Holiday-Greens Fundraiser on weekends, November 23-December 1
Right-to-Life Christmas cards available for sale after each Mass, November 16-December 15
Details available regarding these events in upcoming Spotlight bulletin.
WE GATHER FOR JOY AND RENEWAL
Christ, Our Light! Men’s Evening of Reflection
Our Parish Men’s Evening of Reflection is coming up on Thursday, December 12. If you attended last year, you’ll remember that we had guys bring in a crock pot of their favorite dish to share at supper. If you would like to participate in bringing a dish (or help out in another way), please contact MaryAnn in the Parish Office at 248.649.5510.
And don’t forget to mark your calendar to attend. More details on the evening will be published later this month.
Christ, Our Light! Women's Evening of Reflection
Please join us On Thursday, December 5, from 6 - 10 PM for a very special evening: a time to gather during this important time of year for Fellowship, Reflection, and a delicious afterglow meal. please feel free to call the Parish Office at 248.649.5510 for more details or to register as a guest or table hostess.
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.
Questions may be directed to the Religious Education Office (248-649-5510, x107). All are welcome to join us.
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.
On Tuesday, November 19, our Religious Education Confirmation candidates will receive the Sacrament from Bishop Robert Fisher at a special 7 PM Mass to which the Parish is invited.
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.
Dates of upcoming Blood Drives will be posted here.
Our Shepherd Lutheran Church
Sign-up: www.redcrossblood.org or call Pat Dobosenski, 248.422.4729.
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]
HELPING THE HOMEBOUND
If you would like to take the Eucharist to our homebound 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.
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.
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
information about event planning,
reminders of upcoming activities and notifications of funerals.
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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
- 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