This is Christ, Our Light!
Troy, MI 48084
MERCY IN ACTION DAY IS HERE, AT CHRIST, OUR LIGHT!
Saturday, October 16th: 9 - 12 PM
This year, Christ, Our Light! will be engaged in activities within our own parish. Three activities are planned. Please consider signing up for this valuable ministry ahead of time to ensure we have needed supplies.
Praying the rosary in our church for vocations. (All ages)
Chalk the Walk: Decorating the sidewalks around our church with positive affirmations. (All ages, please bring your own chalk)
Yard work for Parishioners who need help: (13 years and older)
If you have any questions, call Kay Torigian at 586.942.0646, or email at [email protected]
If you need help with yard work, contact Kay Torigian as soon as possible.
Sign-up forms are available in the church lobby and in the church office. Thank you!
FOR YOUR INFORMATION
Our Masses are: Tuesday through Thursday at 9 AM; Friday at 12:05 PM; Saturday at 4 PM; Sunday at 8 AM, 9:30 AM, and 11 AM. Reconciliation is Saturday at 3 PM or by appointment.
The parish church and office (248.649.5510) are 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.
Our mailing address is: 3077 Glouchester; Troy, MI 48084.
If you would like to sign up for offertory donations by regular, electronic withdrawals, here is a link to the printable form: Automatic withdrawal (ACH) form
The CSA (Catholic Services Appeal) is in progress. Many parishioners did not receive or recognize the new CSA envelopes, mailed out this year by the Archdiocese (which has taken over CSA administration). Envelopes are available in the church vestibule. To donate online, visit: https://give.aod.org. To donate by phone: on weekdays during business hours: 1.888.331.8695. Thank you for having made or for planning to make a donation.
REST IN PEACE
husband of Dolores
October 10, 2021
Please click here to view obituary.
son of Glenn Lieving
March 27, 2021
Please click here for obituary.
Matthew Adam Gumbel,
son of Chuck and Judy Gumbel
September 24, 2021
wife of Terrence and a Eucharistic Minister
September 24, 2021
September 25, 2021
Father/Father-in-Law of Mary and Thomas Mickus
September 20, 2021
September 14, 2021
We pray for all deceased members of Christ, Our Light!,
and for all of the souls in Purgatory.
Ongoing and Upcoming Events
WE GATHER FOR FAITH, CONNECTION, SERVICE AND FUN
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 will be meeting on Mondays from 5 - 6:15 PM. Grades 5-8 will meet on Mondays from 6:30 - 8 PM. All classes begin on Monday, September 27, in person.
- Our Confirmation date at Christ, Our Light! is Tuesday, November 23, at 7PM. Bishop Battersby will preside.
SPECIAL NEEDS PROGRAM/FAITH ENRICHMENT CIRCLE
Pam and the Special Needs Students have been meeting virtually on Saturdays during the school year at 10 AM. Contact Pam La Grassa at: 248.649.5510, ext. 113.
CHRIST, OUR LIGHT! HIGH SCHOOL YOUTH MINISTRY
Kick-Off is Sunday, September 26" 5:50 - 7:30 PM
-- Contact: Elaine Cervera at [email protected] or 248.649.5510/ext.105
RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults) for all adults who are interested in learning more about the Catholic faith or are preparing to receive the Sacraments of Baptism or Confirmation are invited. No pre-registration is necessary; will probably resume in November. Please share the availability of our program with family or friends!
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.
“AFTER SUNDAY” is for young adults ages 18-25 and will gather once a month on Friday nights for fellowship and faith sharing. Our next Meeting is Friday, October 15, at 7 PM at Christ, Our Light!. Bring a friend! Contact Elaine Cervera at [email protected] or 248.649.5510 ext. 105.
BIBLE AND BAGELS
Wednesday’s Bible & Bagels has resumed on Wednesdays at 10 AM. No registration required. Contact person: JoAnn Bonahoom at 248.649.5510, ext. 107.
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.
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.
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!
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:
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.
Thank you for supporting the successful June Blood Drive! To sign up online for the next blood drive on Monday, October 25, 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
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.
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.
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]
While not everyone uses the internet, here are some tools for those who do:
Our website: christourlight.weconnect.com
Facebook page: https://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
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
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.
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
RESUMING PARISH LIFE WITH JOY
AUGUST: School Supply Drive
AUGUST: H.S. Youth Group Cedar Point Trip
AUGUST: OUR HIGH SCHOOL CONFIRMATION STUDENTS CREATE THEIR SAINT BANNERS
FAMILY BIBLE ADVENTURE
HIGH SCHOOL YOUTH GROUP KAYAK OUTING
SPECIAL NEEDS FAITH ENRICHMENT CIRCLE
VISIT TO BLESSED SACRAMENT CATHEDRAL
SPECIAL NEEDS FAITH ENRICHMENT CIRCLE ART CLASS
"SALUTE TO THE ARMED FORCES" PERFORMANCE BY BIRMINGHAM CONCERT BAND:
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!
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
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.
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
Monday - Friday: 8:30 AM - 4 PM
Saturday, 12 PM until after 4 PM Mass
Sunday, 7 AM until after 11 AM Mass
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.
- If you change your name, address, phone number, or registration status, please remember to notify the Parish Office - 248.649.5510. Thank you!
- Rev. Donald Demmer, Administrator
- Johnny Vanneste, Deacon
- Mrs. Carol Reeser, 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
- Mrs. Mary Murray, Communications Coordinator
- Saint Vincent dePaul, Contact