This is Christ, Our Light!

3077 Glouchester
Troy, MI  48084

Click here for a welcome message from Father Don Demmer
THIS WEEK
Thursday, December 8, is the Feast of the Immaculate Conception of Mary (patroness of our country), and a holy day of obligation. Masses are at 9 AM, 12 PM, 7 PM.
To view this week's Special Events, click here.
To view ongoing events, click here.
To view Facebook page, click here.

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Please also check our Facebook page for livestreamed Masses: click here.

Sunday Mass: 9:30

 

 
CHRISTMAS MASS SCHEDULE
Christmas Eve:
4 PM
5:30 PM, with pre-Mass concert at 5:15
9 PM, with pre-Mass concert at 8:30
Christmas Morning:

8 AM and 9:30 AM only (no 11 AM Mass)

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FOR YOUR INFORMATION
Mass times: Tuesday through Thursday at 9 AM; Friday at 12:05 PM; Saturday at 4 PM;  Sunday at 8, 9:30 (livestreamed), and 11 AM. Reconciliation is Saturday at 3 PM or by appointment. If you are unable to come to confession here, there are many opportunities available in our area, listed at confessionsfinder.org.
The parish church and office (248.649.5510) hours: 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.

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REST IN PEACE
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Lena Lambert,
mother/mother-in-law of
Lisa/Tony Benedetto
November 21, 2022
Click here for obituary.
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Gail Graor

October 22, 2022
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We pray for all deceased members of Christ, Our Light!
and for all of the souls in Purgatory.
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Ongoing and Upcoming Events 

 
Monday Night Religious Education classes: Grades 1 thru 4: 5 - 6:15 PM; Grades 5 thru 8: 6:30 - 8 PM. 
Preschool (ages 3-1/2 - 6) and Liturgy of the Word for Children (LWC) for grades K-6 takes place during the 11 AM Mass. Contact: JoAnn Bonahoom at 248.649.5510, ext. 107. 
Contact: JoAnn Bonahoom at [email protected]; 248.649.5510, ext. 107
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SPECIAL NEEDS PROGRAM/FAITH ENRICHMENT CIRCLE

Meetings are on Saturdays during the school year at 10 AM. Contact Pam La Grassa at: 248.649.5510, ext. 113. 

Our Christmas Program/Brunch with Santa is December 10.

The "All Belong" ministry has a website with valuable resources, information and classes -- as well as a video we helped create -- at allbelongaod.org. Also, please see the recent article about us at Detroit Catholic: click here.
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C.O.L.T.: CHRIST, OUR LIGHT! TEENS HIGH SCHOOL YOUTH MINISTRY

C.O.L.T. youth ministry is where teens come to live out their faith with others their age. Teens participate in social activities, service projects and faith building. We host movie nights, field trips, dances, and lots of food to eat when we are together. FRIENDS are WELCOME! Contact: Isabella Fischer at [email protected] or 248.649.5510/ext.105. 
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YOUND ADULT MINISTRY (previously called "After Sunday") is for young adults ages 18-35 and will gather for faith sharing and fellowship. We are excited to begin Sunday evening "Alpha" films, from 8 - 9:30 PM. Info also in our bulletin. Bring a friend! Contact Isabella Fischer at [email protected] or  248.649.5510 ext. 105.
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PATHFINDERS 7th/8th-GRADE MINISTRY:  Contact: Isabella Fischer at [email protected]

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RCIA

For all adults who are interested in learning more about the Catholic faith or are preparing to receive the Sacraments of Baptism or Confirmation. Sessions are on Wednesdays, 7 -8 PM. All are welcome; no registration required. 
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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.
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 BIBLE AND BAGELS

Bible & Bagels takes place on Wednesdays at 10 AM. No registration necessary. All adults are welcome, even if you cannot attend every session. Contact person: JoAnn Bonahoom at 248.649.5510, ext. 107. 
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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 or be signed up for the free Archdiocesan Program,  "Protecting God's Children." 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  OUTREACHES

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.
We are looking for new members! 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. All are welcome! We would love new members! Please call the SVdP line if you have questions (248.649.5510, ext. 112).
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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 (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.
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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!

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SAINT DOMINIC OUTREACH
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: https://www.stdominicoutreach.org/donate.html
Also grateful for the food items brought to our large blue bin at our Coolidge 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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THANK YOU to all who donated blood and helped at the October boood drive! To sign up for the next blood drive on Monday, January 9, at Our Shepherd Lutheran Church at 2225 East 14 Mile Road in Birmingham. Click here to register, 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.
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RIGHT TO LIFE - LIFESPAN

Christmas cards will be available for sale after Masses on these dates: November 19/20 and 26/27 and on December 3/4.
RIGHT-TO-LIFE/LIFESPAN: milifespan.org 
 
STRANGERS NO LONGER
Strangers No Longer (501c3) is a network of congregations in our Archdidiocese. 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]
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LADIES OF CHARITY:
An all-volunteer organization (founded by Saint Vincent de Paul in the 17th century!) aiding over 5,000 area families each year. We have a Clothes Closet and Food Pantry (in a building behind Saint Hugo of the Hills on Opdyke Road in Bloomfield Hills) receiving donations that we provide to agencies helping those in need, especially in emergency situations. Volunteers needed: men and women are welcome! For questions or to volunteer, please contact Joanne Cross at 248.540.8328. theladiesofcharity.org
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 (also called "blasts")/click: link to sign up for emails ("blasts")
Our bulletin: https://christourlight.weconnect.com/publications or click on "weekly bulletin" in the menu box at the top of this page
Smartphone app: From your mobile phone's "app store," choose and install WeConnect Parish App, and follow the initial instructions for connecting with Christ, Our Light!
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FAITH RESOURCES:

Archdiocese of Detroit web site:  313.237.5800  https://www.aod.org
Confession Finder:  https://www.confessionsfinder.org
Mass Finder:  https://www.massfinder.org
Unleash the Gospel:  313.237.5804   https://www.unleashthegospel.org
Detroit Priestly Vocations: 313-868-7040  https://detroitpriestlyvocations.com
CSA (Catholic Services Appeal): 313-596-7400 or, to make a donation during business hours: 888.331.8695   https://give.aod.org
Eternal Word Television: 205.271.2900  available via cable tv and smart tv apps and at: https://www.ewtn.com/
Catholic Television NetworK: 617.923.0220 available via cable tv and smart tv apps and at:  https://www.catholictv.org
Radio Stations for Ave Maria Radio: WDEO FM 98.5; Ave Maria Radio AM 990; WMAX AM 1440 and at  734.930.5200 or, to call during live programming: 877.573.7825  https://avemariaradio.net
Detroit Catholic News and Stories:  313.596.7109  https://detroitcatholic.com/
United States Conference of Catholic Bishops:  202.541.3000  http://www.usccb.org
Official Vatican web site:   https:// www.vatican.va
Manresa Retreat Center:  https://manresa-sj.org
Retrouvaille: 248.382.8281  https://helpourmarriage.org
Catholicity:  https://catholicity.com
Laudate app: smartphone app for Catholics with everything from Daily Readings and Saints of the Day and Stations of the Cross to Rosary guides, a rich trove of prayers for every need and devotion, the Catechism, and much more.
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JOY OF PARISH LIFE
2022
 
Confirmation
November 22
All Saints Pageant

 

Veterans Day Celebration
 
 
 
 
 
High School Confirmation Student Retreat
Special Needs "All Belong" at Blessing of Pets
C.O.L.T. Kick-Off Celebration
Our High School Confirmation Candidates
High School Confirmation Students Make "Holy Spirit" T-Shirts

Parish Picnic (many more on our Facebook page)
Our Special Needs "All Belong: Faith Enrichment Circle" Enjoyed The Parish Picnic
 Confirmation Students Make Their Banners
 Christ, Our Light! Lights Up the Night

(with lighting work by Creative Modifications)

Christ, Our Light! Teens Trip to Cedar Point
Christ, Our Light! in Summer Bloom - July, 2022
COLT Youth Group at Steubenville Weekend in July
Colt Youth Group Active Military Project
2022 Graduates of High Schools
Religious Education May Crowning/End-of-Year
Special Needs All Belong Faith Enrichment Circle May Crowning

First Eucharist on May 7, 2022 

First Eucharist Students and Families, Making Bread
Faith Enrichment Circle: Holy Week and Easter

Youth Group Helps with K of C April Breakfast Club
First Eucharist Students Making Their Memorial Plates in March
 
Special Needs "All Belong" Prayer in  Motion Event in March
 
Christian Service South Oakland Shelter/Lighthouse

 

2021
Our Church for Christmas, 2021

Religious Education Christmas Pageant
 
Christ, Our Light! Youth Ministry Events
November 23, 2021: Confirmation
Our 2021 Confirmation Students
Our Religious Ed Second Graders, Practicing for All Saints' Day
Several Members of our Special Needs All Belong Faith Enrichment Circle received a letter from the Archdiocese, thanking them for their participation in the “All Belong” video that our Task Force created.
SPECIAL NEEDS FAITH ENRICHMENT CIRCLE
VISIT TO BLESSED SACRAMENT CATHEDRAL
JULY, 2021

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!

 

Staff