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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


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

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.




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Weekly Schedule



 Weekly Schedule for  

Monday, March 118

Sunday, March 24,  2019   

  Monday :

Mah Jong:  Noon

 Rel Ed.:  6 PM 


Moms' Fellowship:  10:30 AM



Bible and Bagels:  10 AM

Mass:  6 PM


Choirs:  7 PM



Lunch Bunch:  noon


 Friday Mass/Soup Luncheon:  12:05 PM

Stations of the Cross:  7 PM


Men's Fellowship:  7:30 AM

 Special Needs:  10:00 AM  

Capuchin On the Rise Bakery Sale


 Pre-School:  during 9:30 and 11 AM Masses

Capuchin On the Rise Bakery Sale

Lenten Bible Study:  3 PM

Faith Enrichment Circle:  4:30 PM

 Youth Ministry:  5 PM, dinner 


Rest in Peace



   Rest in Peace

Deceased Members of Christ, Our Light!



Lenten Opportunities


Spiritual Opportunities

Fasting: Those 18 – 59 must fast on Ash Wednesday and Good Friday, eating one full meal and two smaller meals, sufficient to maintain strength. However, the two smaller meals should not equal a full meal. Easting between meals is not encouraged but liquids are allowed.   The Church excuses certain people, such as the frail, pregnant or manual laborers, from these obligations.

 Abstinence: Those who have completed their fourteenth year are to abstain from meat on all Fridays, unless a solemnity falls on a Friday.

 Both abstinence and fasting are to be observed

on Ash Wednesday and Good Friday.


 Morning Masses: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday at 9 AM

 Wednesday evening Mass: 6 PM

 Friday Lenten Mass: 12:05, followed by a homemade soup luncheon.


 Traditional Stations of the Cross, Fridays at 7 PM


Communal Penance Service

Saturday, April 13 at 2:30 PM

Monday, April 15 at 7 PM


  40 Days for Life Prayer Vigil

March 6 – April 14

Contact Barb Yagley, 248.703.3577.


 Sunday Lenten Series

3 – 4:30 PM in the Social Hall

Open to Adults and Teens

March 10: Prayer – What is it? Why is it important? How do I do it?

March 17: Real Presence – What is meant by the Real Presence in the Catholic Eucharist?

March 24: Judging Others – “I disagree” does not mean “I hate you.” How do Catholics explain their faith to others?

March 31: Idolatry – Who are the false gods in your life?

April 7: Retreat - Making It Personal. Taking our faith and making it a part of our everyday lives.


 Lenten Charities

 Sunday, March 17: A Vision for Clean Water, 12:30 PM, in the Social Hall

 Catholic Relief Services – Rice Bowl

 Friday, April 12, 5 – 7 PM: Gleaners “Empty Bowl” Soup Dinner

Suggested donation: $5

Easter Baskets

Upcoming Events

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 veterans, Saint Vincent duPaul Society, Special Needs outreach and the Bereavement Committee appear on the Christian Service, Outreach menu page.




Special Needs Program

The program's schedule for January - May, 2019 is available

on the Faith Formation Programs menu page.


Lunch Bunch:  next event, March 21, noon.



A Vision for Clean Water is a 2019 Christ, Our Light! Lenten charity.

Started by parishioners John and Eileen Heasley, the organization has helped hundreds of people around the world start their own clean water and sanitation initiatives through an annual low-cost workshops held in Southeast Michigan.

 Envelopes are available for your contribution.  They may be returned in the collection basket or deposited in the Parish Office.


Capuchin On the Rise Bake Sale

March 23 and 24




Next Red Cross Blood Drive:  March 25.  Details can be found on

Christian Service, Outreach menu page.



The Detroit Institute of Arts will welcome senior parishioners on Thursday, April 11 for a special presentation, The History of the DIA.

 Free coach transportation will be provided; departure from the church parking lot at 12 noon and return at 3:45 PM. Cookies and coffee will be served prior to the return.

 The bus can transport 50 people, so sign up soon in the church’s Glouchester lobby.


Day trip to Holland, Michigan

Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Cost:  $90.00

Limited availability.  Please call the Parish Office by MARCH 31 to register.

Included:  lunch at the Beechwood Inn, free ime to shop in downtown Holland and a visit to Windmill Island Gardens.  


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.



 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