This is Christ, Our Light!

3077 Glouchester
Troy, MI  48084

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THIS WEEK
Sunday Mass: 9:30 AM

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This week's Spotlight bulletin : Christ Our Light Catholic Church. - Troy, MI | Parishes Online
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FOR YOUR INFORMATION

Mass times: Tuesday through Thursday at 9 AM; Friday at 12:05 PM; Saturday at 4 PM;  Sunday at 8, 9:30 (livestreamed), and 11 AM. Reconciliation is Saturday at 3 PM or by appointment.
The parish church and office (248.649.5510) hours: weekdays from 8:30 AM until 4 PM, on Saturdays from Noon until after the 4 PM Mass, and on Sunday from 7 AM until after the 11 AM Mass. 
Our  mailing address is:  3077 Glouchester; Troy, MI 48084.

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UPDATES
Sunday Preschool and Liturgy of the Word for Children (LWC) programs will take place at 11 AM Mass (Sunday Preschool will no longer be at 9:30 Mass); no classes on November 28.

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RCIA has resumed on Wednesdays at 7 PM. All are welcome.

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REST IN PEACE
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Rose Marie Portaro

May 3, 2021
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George Tobias Wega,
husband of Victoria
 
November 17, 2021
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Robert Walter,
brother of Steve Walter
November 11, 2021
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Dr. William Fishbaugh,
husband of Marguerite
November 2, 2021

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Sylvia Undy
October 29, 2021
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We pray for all deceased members of Christ, Our Light!,
and for all of the souls in Purgatory.
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Ongoing and Upcoming Events 

WE GATHER FOR FAITH, CONNECTION, SERVICE AND FUN

 RELIGIOUS EDUCATION

 
 
Sunday Preschool and Liturgy of the Word for Children (LWC) at have resumed, and both are at 11 AM Mass (Sunday Preschool will no longer be at 9:30 Mass).

Religious Education classes are held during the school year. Please contact JoAnn Bonahoom at 248.649.5510, ext. 107, with any concerns.

Grades 1-4 meet on  Mondays from 5 - 6:15 PM. Grades 5-8 meet on Mondays from 6:30 - 8 PM. 
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SPECIAL NEEDS PROGRAM/FAITH ENRICHMENT CIRCLE

Pam and the Special Needs Students are meeting in-person on Saturdays during the school year at 10 AM. Contact Pam La Grassa at: 248.649.5510, ext. 113. 

NOTE: "We have an 'on-call' volunteer who knows American Sign Language, available to anyne in the parish," says Pam, who also shares that there is a livestreamed Mass for the deaf at www.facebook.com/deafmass.

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CHRIST, OUR LIGHT! HIGH SCHOOL YOUTH MINISTRY

Our High School Youth Ministry meets on Sundays, from 5:30-7:30 PM with some exceptions, and is where teens come to live out their faith with others their age. Teens participate in social activities, Service projects and Faith building throughout the year. With work comes a lot of fun! We host Movie nights, field trips, dances, and lots of food to eat when we are together. FRIENDS are WELCOME, We LOVE meeting NEW friends! Contact: Elaine Cervera at [email protected] or 248.649.5510/ext.105
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RCIA

Wednesdays at 7 PM: RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults) is resuming for all adults who are interested in learning more about the Catholic faith or are preparing to receive the Sacraments of Baptism or Confirmation.  No pre-registration is necessary. All are welcome. Please share the availability of our program with family or friends!

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 CHRISTIAN SERVICE

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

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AFTER SUNDAY” is for young adults ages 18-25 and will gather once a month (usually the third Friday of the month at 7 PM) for fellowship and faith sharing.  Bring a friend! Contact Elaine Cervera at [email protected] or  248.649.5510 ext. 105. Next gathering is Friday, December 17.
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 BIBLE AND BAGELS

Wednesday’s Bible & Bagels has resumed on Wednesdays at 10 AM and continues through March 9, 3022. No registration required. Contact person: JoAnn Bonahoom at 248.649.5510, ext. 107.
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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 have signed up for it before you begin visitations. If you are aware of a home-bound parishioner who would like to receive the Eucharist, please call the parish office.
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 ONGOING  OUTREACHES

SAINT VINCENT DE PAUL (SVdP)
If you know of a family experiencing a hardship, please direct them to call the church office and leave a message on our SVdP line. A Vincentian will call within 24 hours. We can help with evictions, food and clothing needs, and utility shut-offs for parishioners and anyone living within our parish boundaries. People who live outside our parish boundaries will be referred to the SVdP conference that serves their area.
If you are interested in joining us in our mission, please feel welcome to attend one of our meetings. We meet monthly on the fourth Thursday of the month at 7 pm. at Christ, Our Light! Please call the SVdP line if you have questions. 
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KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS 4188 CLAWSON
Joining the Knights will enrich your life, even if you have only ten hours a year to help with the Tootsie Roll drive, the Lenten Fish Fry, the bottle-and-can drives, or Bingo. Contact Terry Clayton at: 248.795.9698 or [email protected] Feel free to follow the Clawson Knights on Facebook by searching: “Clawson Knights of Columbus 4188” and then click join!
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SAINT DOMINIC OUTREACH
Located at Warren and Trumbull near Wayne State University and serving the needs of eligible individuals and families in the Detroit community, Saint Dominic Outreach continues to supply food pantry groceries (and much more). Donations may be made on their website: https://www.stdominicoutreach.org/donate.html
The outreach will also be grateful for the food items brought to our large blue bin at our church entrance: pull-tab canned salmon, ham, chicken, ravioli, spaghetti; stovetop, boxed-rice and macaroni-and-cheese meals; packets of tuna, etc. With any questions, please feel free to call the center at 313.831.6070. 

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BLOOD DRIVE 

Thank you for supporting the successful June Blood Drive! To sign up online for the next blood drive on  Monday, January 10,  at Our Shepherd Lutheran Church at 2225 East 14 Mile Road in Birmingham, go to https://www.redcrossblood.org/ or call Pat Dobosenski: 248.422.4729.

If you would like to sign up to be considered as a bone marrow donor and are between the ages of 18 - 44, please visit www.bethematch.org
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 GIANNA HOUSE

In Eastpointe, Gianna House at giannahouse.org responds not only to the needs of housing pregnant women and new mothers, but is the base for their Community Outreach Program that has served hundreds of women and children on the margins through educational classes such as parenting, childbirth, personal growth, nutrition, sewing, and finance management. 

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A VISION FOR CLEAN WATER
A Vision For Clean Water at https://avisionforcleanwater.org also know as AVFCW, is a non-profit (501c3) with the goal of teaching and training others how to design, implement, and sustain clean water and sanitation projects in countries around the world.
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STRANGERS NO LONGER

Strangers No Longer (501c3) is a network of parishes and congregations in our Archdiocese and Wayne, Oakland and Livingston counties. Circles of Support in more than 20 parishes provide assistance to immigrants in the Michigan area and  advocate for comprehensive and humane immigration policies.

Parish Circle Leader: Kay Sulfaro, SNL board member;  [email protected]

 

 

Internet "Connections"
While not everyone uses the internet, here are some tools for those who do:
Our websitechristourlight.weconnect.com
Facebook pagehttps://www.facebook.com/Christourlight
Email updates: sign up at https://www.tinyurl.com/powwpqd
Our bulletin: click on "weekly bulletin" in the menu box at the top of this page
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Websites:

Archdiocese of Detroit web site:  https://www.aod.org

Mass Finder:  https://catholicmasstime.org

Detroit Priestly Vocations:  https://detroitpriestlyvocations.com
Catholic Services Appeal:  https://give.aod.org
Eternal Word Television Network:  https://www.ewtn.com/
Detroit Catholic News and Stories:  https://detroitcatholic.com/
United States Conference of Catholic Bishops:  http://www.usccb.org
Official Vatican web site:   https:// www.vatican.va
Manresa Retreat Center:  https://manresa-sj.org
Retrouvaille:  https://helpourmarriage.org
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 Catholic Communities:
Our Archdiocese: prayers; live Masses;  updates and connection opportunities, including Unleashing the Gospel, Detroit Catholic online news, and more at:   www.aod.org and unleashthegospel.org
Eternal Word Television Network: www.ewtn.org; daily Mass and Readings: https://www.ewtn.com/catholicism/daily-readings
Laudate app: Catholic smartphone app with everything from Daily Readings and Saints of the Day and Stations to Rosary guides, a rich trove of prayers for every need and devotion, the Catechism and much more.
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Broadcast Services:
EWTN: The Eternal Word Television Network (Live Truth: Live Catholic):  offers television, internet, and radio news and rich programming for Catholics and their families.
EWTN Television Channels (cable) : AT&T: 562 WOW: 44 Catholic Television: 398 Comcast: 393
Radio Stations for Ave Maria Radio: WDEO FM 98.5; Ave Maria Radio AM 990; WMAXAM 1440
Via Roku  apps for television streaming:  EWTN, The Catholic Channel, Catholic TV Network
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RESUMING PARISH LIFE WITH JOY 
2021
November 23, 2021: Confirmation
Our 2021 Confirmation Students
Veterans Day Celebration on November 7

October: Young Adult and HS Youth Ministry Outing

October: Mercy in Action Day Highlights

Our Religious Ed Second Graders, Practicing for All Saints' Day
Several Members of our Special Needs All Belong Faith Enrichment Circle received a letter from the Archdiocese, thanking them for their participation in the “All Belong” video that our Task Force is creating.
October: Special Needs All Belong Faith Enrichment Circle on
Mercy in Action Day
October 16

AUGUST: School Supply Drive

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
AUGUST: High School Youth Group Cedar Point Trip
AUGUST: OUR HIGH SCHOOL CONFIRMATION STUDENTS CREATE THEIR SAINT BANNERS
FAMILY BIBLE ADVENTURE
JULY
HIGH SCHOOL YOUTH GROUP KAYAK OUTING
JULY 

SPECIAL NEEDS FAITH ENRICHMENT CIRCLE
VISIT TO BLESSED SACRAMENT CATHEDRAL
JULY
SPECIAL NEEDS FAITH ENRICHMENT CIRCLE ART CLASS
JULY
"SALUTE TO THE ARMED FORCES" PERFORMANCE BY BIRMINGHAM CONCERT BAND:
JUNE 
GROUP SERVICE PROJECT IN JUNE: PACKAGES FOR OUR ACTIVE MILITARY
CALLED TO SERVE WORKSHOP/CONFIRMATION STUDENTS: JUNE

SPECIAL NEEDS PROGRAM MAY CROWNING
A FIRST COMMUNION MADE ON PENTECOST SUNDAY, MAY 23

First Eucharist Mass on Saturday, May 1
April, 2021: Youth Group and Confirmation Students Attend "Walk Among the Saints"

Special Needs Lent Activities 

 

Easter at Christ, Our Light! 
Easter Outreach
Eight Graders Pray the Stations of the Cross: March
First Communion Class Makes Their First Communion Plates: March
Youth Group Outing at Dodge Park: January
MLK Service Day 
 
 
    
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:  https://tinyurl.com/powwpqd
Also, login and like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook/christourlight

Phone App

 

Our smartphone app allows update texts and access to our website, bulletin, and more. To download it, you may need your Apple Password for the iPhone or be able to Allow Permissions for Android.

iPhone users, please text:  ParishApp1 to 555888

Android users, please text ParishApp2 to 555888

Inquire in the Parish Office if you need assistance.

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 - Friday: 8:30 AM - 4 PM
Saturday, 12 PM until after 4 PM Mass
Sunday, 7 AM until after 11 AM Mass

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.

Parishioner Status

 If you change your name, address, phone number, or registration status, please remember to notify the Parish Office - 248.649.5510. Thank you!

 

Staff