This is Christ, Our Light!

Welcome

WEEKLY SCHEDULE AND EVENTS DURING THIS TIME OF TRANSITION
A live, online broadcast of 9:30 AM Sunday Mass, celebrated by Father Demmer, will continue to be available via a livestream service and for later viewings at the following web address:

jupiter.rmxpres.com/webcast/data/christourlight2020/main.htm

Videos of previous Masses may be viewed by clicking on:

https://www.facebook.com/christourlight/videos 

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Many Archdiocese members have not received envelopes for making their yearly CSA contribution. Here is a link: https://www.givecsa.org/
Thank you very much if you have made or are planning to make this donation.
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This week's regular activities:
Ongoing weekly activities:
https://christourlight.weconnect.com/ongoing-weekly-events
This week's special events:
https://christourlight.weconnect.com/special-events--this-week
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FOR YOUR INFORMATION
The parish church is open 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. 
During those hours you are welcome to stop by for personal prayer in the presence of Christ in the tabernacle, pick up a copy of The SPOTLIGHT, drop off your parish support or pick up any other materials or information regarding parish programs or outreach.
You can find your Parish Support Envelopes on tables in the Social Hall along with the 2021 Parish Calendar.
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REST IN PEACE

Theresa Guellec,
Sister of Don Farrell (MaryAnn)
                             December 22, 2020                                 
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 Napoleon Capili, M. D.,
  Husband of Flor de Liz 
                         December 21, 2020                         
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Joseph, Cuchetti,
Husband of Renee
December 21, 2020
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We pray for all deceased members of Christ, Our Light!,
the souls in Purgatory,
and all victims of Covid-19 around the world.
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STAYING IN TOUCH DURING THIS TIME OF TRANSITION
FOR YOUR INFORMATION
 Regular Parish Office Hours have resumed:
Monday through Friday, 8:30 AM until 4 PM
Saturday, Noon until after 4 PM Mass
Sunday, 7 AM until after 11 AM Mass
 Weekday Masses have resumed:
Tuesday through  Thursday at 9 AM
Fridays at 12:05 PM 
 Weekend Mass schedule:
Saturday at 4 PM
     Sunday at 8 AM, 9:30 AM, 11 AM
 Reconciliaion: Saturday at 3 PM.
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Ongoing and Upcoming Events

 GATHERING AGAIN FOR CONNECTION, 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.

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 RELIGIOUS EDUCATION
 
 
Religious Education classes began virtually on Monday, September 21, 2020, from 6 - 7:30 PM.  Please contact JoAnn Bonahoom at 248.649.5510, ext. 107, with any concerns.
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SPECIAL NEEDS PROGRAM/ALL NEEDS ARE SPECIAL

Currently, Pam and the Special Needs Students are meeting virtually on Saturdays at 10 AM. Contact Pam La Grassa at: 248.649.5510, ext. 113.
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BIBLE AND BAGELS
This is an adult Bible Study, held on Wednesdays from 10 AM - 12 PM. The series for 2020 ended on December 9. 
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RCIA

Upon resuming, 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. 

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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 or if you would like login instructions to attend the next meeting (virtual), at 7 PM on Tuesday, January 19.
THANK YOU to everyone who provided presents, gift cards, and donations for this year's Giving Tree!
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MOMS' FELLOWSHIP
  Thursdays: 3:15 PM. To join us for the meeting, please contact Elaine Cervera for log-in instructions: [email protected]  or call: 248-649-5510 ext. 105

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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  PROGRAMS

Additional information regarding meetings and activities  scheduled by established committees can be found on the "Christian Service, Outreach" and "Fellowship" menu pages.
Projects associated with Gleaners, South Oakland Warming Center,  Red Cross Blood Drive, sending cards to the homebound and the military, Saint Vincent de Paul Society, Special Needs outreach and the Bereavement Committee appear on the "Christian Service, Outreach" menu page and below:
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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, a ministry supported by our church, 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 January Blood Drive!To sign up online for the Monday, March 22 blood drive at Our Shepherd Lutheran Church, go to https://www.redcrossblood.org/ or call Pat Dobosenski: 248.422.4729. In addition to giving blood, volunteers, who are also needed to assist with sanitizing and maintaining "Covid" protocol.

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 GIANNA HOUSE

Located in Eastpointe, Gianna House responds not only to the needs of housing pregnant women and new mothers, but is the base for their Community Outreach Program -- a vibrant and growing ministry 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 501(c)(3) with the goal of teaching and training others how to design, implement, and sustain clean water and sanitation projects in countries around the world.
 
RESUMING PARISH LIFE WITH JOY
Congratulations, in this most challenging year, to those in our RCIA group who were initiated on June 14 into the Catholic Church, to the children making their First Communion, to our young people who graduated from college and high school, and to all of their families, and to those working during this time toward their reception of a Sacrament.
Christmas in our church, 2020
Christmas Greeting from Religious Ed. Class, First and Second Grade: Greeting is current; photo is from 2019
December 13, 2020: Mariachi Mass
 
Christian Service Ministry 2020

November 22, 2020: Sacrament of Confirmation
High School Youth Ministry:  2020

 
October, 2020:  High School Confirmation Class Retreat
 
 
 
 
October, 2020:  High School Confirmation Class Project
 

 

 
October, 2020: "After Sunday" Young Adults Group Cider Mill Outing
 
October 4, 2020:  First Communion of Gisele Batchelder

Our Confirmation Candidates of 2020
September 27, 2020: First Communion of Leo Santangelo
High School Confirmation Students at Group Service Project: September, 2020
September, 2020: Special Needs Gathering and Art Project
 
 
August, 2020: Gathering of Our Confirmation Candidates 
RCIA Class of 2020
 
Baccalaureate Mass: June 21, 2020
 
First Holy Communion: June 13, 2020
 
    

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/https://www.aod.org/
Catholic Services Appeal:  https://www.osvonlinegiving.com/4221/Home/NewQuickGive?oboid=0https://www.osvonlinegiving.com/4221/Home/NewQuickGive?oboid=0
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
Mass Finder:  https://masstimes.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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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:  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 text:  ParishApp1 to 555888

Android users text

:  ParishApp2 to 555888

Inquire in the Parish Office if you need assistance.

Photo instructions:


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!

 

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