This is Christ, Our Light!
Rest in Peace
Rest in Peace
Visitation at Christ, Our Light!Parish: Saturday, October 19, 10:00 AM.
Funeral Mass at Christ, Our Light! Parish on Saturday, October 19, 10:30 AM.
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
October 14 - October 20
Mah Jong: Noon
Religious Education, Grades 1-7: 6 PM
Passing on the Faith: 6:15 PM
Moms' Fellowship: 10 AM
Religious Education, Grade 8: 5:30 PM
Oakland Hope: 8:30 AM
Bible and Bagels: 10 AM
RCIA: 7 PM
Choirs: 7 PM
Lunch Bunch: Noon
Men's Fellowship: 7:30 AM
Special Needs/ Faith Enrichment: 10 AM
Bake Sale - Shelter Pet Benefit
Bake Sale - Shelter Pet Benefit
Youth Ministry: 5:30 PM
Teams of Our Lady: 7 PM
Bake Sale To Benefit Shelter Pets
October 19 and 20
Please bring donated baked goods to the kitchen any time this week. Then, on the weekend, be ready to generously support the sale.
SUPPORT AMENDMENT TO THE PARTIAL BIRTH ABORTION BAN
PETITIONS AVAILABLE IN THE CHURCH LOBBIES BEFORE AND AFTER MASSES, OCTOBER 12/13 and 19/20.
To volunteer to gather signatures on those dates, contact Mike McAuliffe
at 348.830.4761 or [email protected] .
To read the complete language of the petition, go to
BIBLE & BAGELS – FALL STUDY
ACTS: THE SPREAD OF THE KINGDOM
This fall our Bible & Bagels study will be Acts: the Spread of the Kingdom. This is an adult Bible Study and is held on Wednesdays from 10AM-12PM, beginning September 25. 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. Hope to see you on September 25.
Religious Education Fall 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, is scheduled for Monday, October 14, at 6:15.
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.
Mercy in Action, 2019
On Saturday, October 26, 7:30 AM - Noon, volunteers from neighboring parishes will complete works of service for our neighbors.
Sign-up: September 21 - 22; 28 - 29 or go to Genius:http://bit.ly/MercyDay2019
Alternative Service Date:
Saturday, October 12, 9-12 Noon, Forgotten Harvest food repacking event.
October 28, 1 - 7 Pm
Our Shepherd Lutheran Church
Sign-up: www.redcrossblood.org or call Pat Dobosenski, 248.422.4729.
Thursday, November 14 join fellow senior parishioners on a FREE trip to the DIA. You will depart from our church parking lot at noon and return at 3:45 PM. The DIA has arranged for round trip bus transportation on this occasion for you to attend ART BINGO. If you are lucky, you may even win a prize! The DIA asks that at least 25 seniors attend this activity, so call a friend and plan an afternoon out, courtesy of the DIA. Please sign the registration form in the church lobby.
Take Time to Listen
Please join us on a “Journey to Understanding and Compassion” from 2-4 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 27, 2019, at St. Thomas More Church, 4580 Adams Road, Troy, MI.
Sponsored by the South Oakland Vicariate Justice and Peace Committee and Neighbors in Faith, panelists of the LGBTQ community will share their personal stories followed by a question and answer period.
The event is free and light refreshments will be served.
The mission of the Committee is to promote the common good through educational opportunities and outreach programs based on Catholic Social Teaching.
Pope Francis said that just hearing isn’t enough; communication means listening and acceptance, and that we should express God’s compassion, tenderness and forgiveness for all. (https://www.catholicnewsagency.com/news/whats-the-first-step-to-good-communication-listening-pope-says-24049)
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.
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
- 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