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Nicholas Midea

 

  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.

 

 

 

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-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
[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.

Weekly Schedule

  Weekly Schedule for  

October 14 - October 20

 Monday 

Mah Jong:  Noon

Religious Education, Grades  1-7:  6 PM

Passing on the Faith:  6:15 PM

 Tuesday

 Moms' Fellowship:   10 AM 

Religious Education, Grade 8:  5:30 PM 

   Wednesday

Oakland Hope:  8:30 AM

Bible and Bagels:  10 AM

RCIA:  7 PM

Choirs:  7 PM

  Thursday

Lunch Bunch:  Noon

Friday

  Saturday

Men's Fellowship:  7:30 AM

Special Needs/ Faith Enrichment:  10 AM

Bake Sale - Shelter Pet Benefit

 Sunday 

Bake Sale - Shelter Pet Benefit

Youth Ministry:  5:30 PM

Teams of Our Lady:  7 PM

                                       

Upcoming Events

 

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.

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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

https.//www.michiganvalues.org or https.//www.michigancatholic.org .

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  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.

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 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.  

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RCIA

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.

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 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.

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Blood Drive

October 28, 1 - 7 Pm

Our Shepherd Lutheran Church

Sign-up:  www.redcrossblood.org or call Pat Dobosenski, 248.422.4729.

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DIA Update 

 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.

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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)

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 Welcoming Event

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 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.

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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 dePaul Society, Special Needs outreach and the Bereavement Committee appear on the "Christian Service, Outreach" menu page. 

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.

Communication

 

 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

 

Staff