• .

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


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

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.




View all events »

Weekly Schedule



 Weekly Schedule for  

Monday, January 21 -  Sunday, January 27,  2019   


 Monday :

Mah Jong:  Noon

NO Rel Ed.:  6 PM 



Moms' Fellowship:  10:30 AM

Vicariate Meeting:  7 PM


Bible and Bagels:  10 AM

 RCIA:  7 PM

Choirs:  7 PM



SVdP:  7 PM

  Friday, First Friday



Men's Fellowship:  7:30 AM

 Special Needs:  10:00 AM  


    Sunday, Baptism of the Lord

Pre-School:  during 9:30 and 11 AM Masses

Faith Enrichment Circle:  4:30 PM

 Youth Ministry, Service Sunday:  5 PM 


Rest in Peace








 Rest in Peace

Deceased Members of Christ, Our Light! Parish




Upcoming Events


Additional information regarding meetings and activities  scheduled by established committees can be found on the Special Interests menu page.  Currently included are those of Christ, Our Light! Youth Ministry, Moms' Fellowship, Men's Fellowship, Lunch Bunch, Book Club, Gleaners, South Oakland Warming Center, and Bible and Bagels.


Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, January 21, 2019

Christ, Our Light! students, eighth through twelfth grades, are invited to attend 10 AM Mass at The Cathedral of the Most Blessed Sacrament, followed by lunch in Mexican Town. 


 Religious Education

Monday, January 21:  NO class in observe of Martin Luther King Day

6:30 PM, January 28:  Confirmation 2019 parent meeting with Father Demmer

6 PM, January 31:  Catechist Dinner and Meeting for all catechists


Senior Parishioners

There is an opportunity to visit The Detroit Institute of Art, February 12.   A bus will leave at noon; upon arrival, parishioners will be met by a docent and start a tour          at 1 PM.  After the tour, a snack will be provided before the bus leaves at 3 PM. 

If you are interested, please sign up on the sheet provided in the Glouchester lobby.


Special Needs Program

The program's schedule for January - May, 2019 is available

on the Faith Formation Programs menu page.


South Oakland Shelter

Each year Christ, Our Light! parishioners provide and serve meals for the South Oakland Shelter, which will be residing at Our Shepherd Church Sunday, February 10 and Monday, February 11.  There will be a need for cooks, servers, cleaners.

Questions:  ktorigian@aol.com

South Oakland County Warming Center


The Warming Center in Southfield is in dire need of food for the homeless.


Some examples of food that you could donate are

large cans of peaches, fruits, vegetables

dry cereals

grits in bags


Honey, syrup

heavy duty paper plates and bowls

paper towels


Please bring your donations to Christ, Our Light!



  Next Blood Drive:  to be announced.

.   The blood collected will help  people in the area hospitals.

Our Shepherd Lutheran School, Lincoln and Torry

To make an appointment, sign the sheet in the Glouchester entrance

or  online at http://www.redcrossblood.org

or call Pat Dobosenski, 248-442-4729. 


 Keeping in Touch


 If you are sending notes to the Homebound

or intend to send to our Military, 

we have a variety of cards in the Parish Office available for your use.

 Email, christourlight@comcast.net or call the Parish Office, 248.649.5510.

Check in the parish office for the names and addresses of recipients..


Special Needs Christian Service Projects

Special Needs members need yarn, ribbon, socks and baskets to complete

their projects, which provide socks for the homeless. 

You can drop off your contributions

in the office of the program director, Pam LaGrassa. 


Society of Saint Vincent de Paul

In addition to the annual Thanksgiving collection, there is a “Poor Box” in the church. Donations of cash, checks, or even returned bottle receipts are accepted throughout the year. There is a clothing drop box (blue) located near the back of the rectory. If you would like to make larger donations of furniture or household item to be picked up at your home, the SVdP number is 1.877.788.4628.

 Meetings are held at Christ, Our Light! on the fourth Thursday of each month at 7 PM. We would welcome you at our meetings to learn more about our Society.

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.



 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:  http://tinyurl.com/powwpqd

South Oakland Vicariate: http://www.southoaklandvicariate.org