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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Sunday, November 1:  Youth Ministry:
 5:30-7:30 PM:  VIRTUAL GATHERING at Christ, Our Light!
RSVP for a chance to win dinner, delivered!

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MAH JONGG
 Mah Jongg has resumed: Mondays at Noon; Tuesdays at 6:30 PM
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TUESDAY ROSARY AT 2 PM
Rosary every Tuesday at 2 PM for  respect for life and for God’s peace and blessing on our country and the world. You are also invited to join our "After-Mass" Rosary Group, which prays the Rosary after Masses on Tuesdays through Fridays.
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On Wednesdays, beginning October 7, for those who are registered:  10 AM - 12 PM.
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Rest in Peace

 

 

REST IN PEACE

Francis Dascenza,

Husband of RoseMarie Dascenza

October 9, 2020

Visitation at Christ, Our Light!

on Tuesday, October 13, at 10 AM,

followed by Funeral Mass at 10:30 AM.

Please keep the Dascenza family and friends in your prayers

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Helen Richard

September 28, 2020

Please keep the Richard Family and Friends in your prayers.

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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.
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
 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
 Confession: Saturday at 3 PM.
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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.
October, 2020:  High School Confirmation Class Project
 

 

 
 
 
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
 
    

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. High School Confirmation sessions are held from 3-5 PM on the following Sundays:  November 1, November 8, November 15. Please contact JoAnn Bonahoom at 248.649.5510, ext. 107, with any concerns.
Some important date events include:  
Sunday, November 23: Rite of Confirmation at 11 AM Mass (sponsors and candidates arrive at 10:30 AM)
Saturday, December 5 at 11 AM: First Reconciliation
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SPECIAL NEEDS PROGRAM/ALL NEEDS ARE SPECIAL

Pam and the Special Needs Students will alternate meeting in-person and virtually on Saturdays at 10:30 AM.

Contact Pam La Grassa at: 248.649.5510, ext. 113.

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Pray ~ Fast ~ Witness
2020 FALL CAMPAIGN
 September 23 - November 1
 8 AM - 8 PM, 7 Days a Week
Sign up for a time to pray, or follow the progress of this international program on 40daysfor life.com to learn how prayers do work.
Sign up to pray at the local sites or contact the leaders below.
If  more suitable, join parishioners in reciting the
 Rosary after daily Masses
on Tuesdays through Fridays
or Tuesdays at 2 PM
Local sites:
Planned Parenthood–Ferndale
23338 Woodward
www.40daysforlife.com/Ferndale
Contact: Nancy Peterson at 248.556.6895 or
[email protected]
Northland Family Planning–Southfield
24450 Evergreen
www.40daysforlife.com/Southfield
Contact: BarbYagley at 248.703.3577 or [email protected]
Parishioner contact: Mike McAuliffe 248.830.4761
 [email protected]
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BIBLE AND BAGELS
This is an adult Bible Study, held on Wednesdays from 10 AM - 12 PM. The group will study Kingdom of Happiness: Living the Beatitudes in Everyday Life," published by St. Benedict Press. Masks must be worn unless eating or drinking, and appropriate social distancing guidelines must be observed. Registration is currently full. Questions may be directed to the Religious Education Office at 248.649.5510, ext. 107. 
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RCIA

Upon resuming, is on 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. Please refer to Spotlight monthly calendar or Weekly Schedule section of our website for event confirmation.

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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 home-bound, health education, and many more. All are welcome to join us at our next meeting, to be scheduled following the current restrictions. Please contact Elaine Cervera if you need further information at: 248.649.5510, ext. 105 or [email protected]

Current project:  THANKSGIVING COLLECTION: October 19 - November 15

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LUNCH BUNCH

Lunch Bunch is currently suspended until current restrictions When we resume, we can always use your help with setting up or cleaning up! Please call Agnes Andrews at 248.330.7001.

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WELCOMING EVENTS

Volunteers Needed
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]

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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.
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 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 October Blood Drive!To sign up online for the January 11 blood drive at Our Shepherd Lutheran Church, go to https://www.redcrossblood.org/ or call Pat Dobosenski: 248.422.4729

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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. 

 

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 - 4:00 PM
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