If you have come to this page, you are either searching for information about Christ, Our Light! Catholic Church in Troy, Michigan OR you are looking for a parish church to join in the area. In either case, I hope you find what you are looking for.
I believe that the pages of this web site will answer your immediate questions about times, dates and activities in a relatively simple way. If you are looking for a place to worship, serve and belong, I also believe you will find what you are looking for here.
Christ, Our Light! parish was established as the result of the joining of two smaller Catholic parishes, Saint Alan in Troy and Saint Columban in Birmingham. On May 25, 2013, after several years of discussions and planning, our new parish was established at the Troy location.
Christ, Our Light! is a small community of 1,000 families surrounded by larger Catholic parishes. The first question is "Do you want smaller?" Our worship space has been beautifully and comfortably refurbished. We are blessed by two very talented Ministers of Music, an active Ministry of Evangelization and Service, a strong program of Religious Education and Faith Formation for adults, children and Special Needs families and their children.
One day, the Gospel recounts, a few people in the crowd asked Jesus what He was about and where He was going. The Savior's response was the invitation: "Come and see." I extend to you the same invitation. Come and see if the Christ, Our Light! community is what you are looking for. Hopefully, you will find a place where you can worship and celebrate your love for God and God's love for you, both to be served and to serve.
Father Don Demmer
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
Monday, March 118-
Sunday, March 24, 2019
Mah Jong: Noon
Rel Ed.: 6 PM
Moms' Fellowship: 10:30 AM
Bible and Bagels: 10 AM
Mass: 6 PM
RCIA: 7 PM
Choirs: 7 PM
Lunch Bunch: noon
Friday Mass/Soup Luncheon: 12:05 PM
Stations of the Cross: 7 PM
Men's Fellowship: 7:30 AM
Special Needs: 10:00 AM
Capuchin On the Rise Bakery Sale
Pre-School: during 9:30 and 11 AM Masses
Capuchin On the Rise Bakery Sale
Lenten Bible Study: 3 PM
Faith Enrichment Circle: 4:30 PM
Youth Ministry: 5 PM, dinner
Rest in Peace
Rest in Peace
Deceased Members of Christ, Our Light!
Fasting: Those 18 – 59 must fast on Ash Wednesday and Good Friday, eating one full meal and two smaller meals, sufficient to maintain strength. However, the two smaller meals should not equal a full meal. Easting between meals is not encouraged but liquids are allowed. The Church excuses certain people, such as the frail, pregnant or manual laborers, from these obligations.
Abstinence: Those who have completed their fourteenth year are to abstain from meat on all Fridays, unless a solemnity falls on a Friday.
Both abstinence and fasting are to be observed
on Ash Wednesday and Good Friday.
Morning Masses: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday at 9 AM
Wednesday evening Mass: 6 PM
Friday Lenten Mass: 12:05, followed by a homemade soup luncheon.
Traditional Stations of the Cross, Fridays at 7 PM
Communal Penance Service
Saturday, April 13 at 2:30 PM
Monday, April 15 at 7 PM
40 Days for Life Prayer Vigil
March 6 – April 14
Contact Barb Yagley, 248.703.3577.
Sunday Lenten Series
3 – 4:30 PM in the Social Hall
Open to Adults and Teens
March 10: Prayer – What is it? Why is it important? How do I do it?
March 17: Real Presence – What is meant by the Real Presence in the Catholic Eucharist?
March 24: Judging Others – “I disagree” does not mean “I hate you.” How do Catholics explain their faith to others?
March 31: Idolatry – Who are the false gods in your life?
April 7: Retreat - Making It Personal. Taking our faith and making it a part of our everyday lives.
Sunday, March 17: A Vision for Clean Water, 12:30 PM, in the Social Hall
Catholic Relief Services – Rice Bowl
Friday, April 12, 5 – 7 PM: Gleaners “Empty Bowl” Soup Dinner
Suggested donation: $5
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 veterans, Saint Vincent duPaul Society, Special Needs outreach and the Bereavement Committee appear on the Christian Service, Outreach menu page.
Special Needs Program
The program's schedule for January - May, 2019 is available
on the Faith Formation Programs menu page.
Lunch Bunch: next event, March 21, noon.
A Vision for Clean Water is a 2019 Christ, Our Light! Lenten charity.
Started by parishioners John and Eileen Heasley, the organization has helped hundreds of people around the world start their own clean water and sanitation initiatives through an annual low-cost workshops held in Southeast Michigan.
Envelopes are available for your contribution. They may be returned in the collection basket or deposited in the Parish Office.
Capuchin On the Rise Bake Sale
March 23 and 24
Next Red Cross Blood Drive: March 25. Details can be found on
Christian Service, Outreach menu page.
The Detroit Institute of Arts will welcome senior parishioners on Thursday, April 11 for a special presentation, The History of the DIA.
Free coach transportation will be provided; departure from the church parking lot at 12 noon and return at 3:45 PM. Cookies and coffee will be served prior to the return.
The bus can transport 50 people, so sign up soon in the church’s Glouchester lobby.
Day trip to Holland, Michigan
Wednesday, May 8, 2019
Limited availability. Please call the Parish Office by MARCH 31 to register.
Included: lunch at the Beechwood Inn, free ime to shop in downtown Holland and a visit to Windmill Island Gardens.
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 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
- 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