This is Christ, Our Light!

3077 Glouchester
Troy, MI  48084

phone: 248-649-5510      email: christourlight@coltroy.org

Click here for a welcome message from Father Don Demmer
THIS WEEK

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Click here for upcoming events. 

Click here for regular weekly events.

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

Sunday Mass: 9:30

 

FOR YOUR INFORMATION
Mass times: Tuesday through Thursday at 9 AM and Friday at 12:05 PM (weekday Masses followed by Rosary); Saturday at 4 PM;  Sunday at 8, 9:30 (livestreamed), and 11 AM.
Reconciliation is on Saturdays at 3 PM or by appointment. If you are unable to come to Confession here, there are many opportunities in our area (including at Royal Oak's National Shrine of the Little Flower (248-541-4122) on regular Mondays-Fridays, immediately after the 6:30 am Mass until the last confession is heard and no later than 8:00 AM and on regular Saturdays, 3 PM-4:15 PM).

https://www.confessionsfinder.org

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The parish church and office (248.649.5510) hours: weekdays from 8:30 AM until 4 PM, on Saturdays from 3 PM until after the 5:30 PM Mass, and on Sunday from 7:45 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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Bernice Mittelstaedt

Click here for obituary.

June 10, 2024
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Joan Tracey 

May 27, 2024
Joan passed away in Texas.
There will be a Memorial Mass here on
Saturday, July 27, at 10 AM.
Click here for obituary.
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We pray for all deceased parishioners of Christ,Our Light!
and for all of the souls in Purgatory.
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Ongoing and Upcoming Events 

 
During the school year:
Grades 1 thru 4: 5 - 6:15 PM; Grades 5 thru 8: 6:30 - 8 PM. 
Preschool (ages 3-1/2 - 6) at 9:30 and 11 AM Masses; Liturgy of the Word for Children (LWC) for grades K-6 takes place during the 11 AM Mass) during regular weeks of the school year.
Contact: Jo Mateus at josylin.mateus@coltroy.org; 248.649.5510, ext. 107
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SPECIAL NEEDS ALL BELONG FAITH ENRICHMENT COMMUNITY

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. (Christ, Our Light! Teens) 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 fun and food to eat when we are together. FRIENDS are WELCOME! Contact: Alexis Shayota at: alexis.shayota@coltroy.org
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RCIA

For all adults who are interested in learning more about the Catholic faith, are preparing to receive the Sacraments of Baptism or Confirmation, or are interested in becoming Catholic. Classes are on Wednesdays, 7 - 8 PM and will begin in the fall. 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, normally held on the second Tuesday of the month (not held during summer months). Please contact Elaine Cervera at 248.649.5510, ext. 105, or email her at elaine.cervera@coltroy.org, if you need further information. 
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LUNCH BUNCH

All adults (from any parish) are welcome! Please bring your own lunch. Next meeting date will be announced soon. Thanks to all who attended in March!

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BIBLE AND BAGELS

Bible & Bagels, when in session, is on Wednesdays from 10 AM-Noon. Next session to be announced. No registration necessary. All adults are welcome, even if you cannot attend every session. Contact person: JoAnn Bonahoom at joann.bonahoom@coltroy.org
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HELPING THE HOMEBOUND
We need Eucharist Ministers for the homebound! If you would like to bring the Eucharist to the homebound, or if you are aware of a homebound parishioner who would like to receive the Eucharist, please contact Elaine Cervera at elaine.cervera@coltroy.org or 248.649.5510, ext. 105.
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 ONGOING  OUTREACHES

SAINT VINCENT DE PAUL (SVdP)
Thanks to all who so generously contributed to our Thanksgiving Drive and to all who continue to support us through the year by leaving cash and checks in our  "Poor Box," located in the church on the north wall, between the doors to the vestibule and the baptismal font.
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 tclayton7984@yahoo.com. 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 June blood drive! The Red Cross desperately needs pints of blood! To donate for the next blood drive on Monday, October 21, at Our Shepherd Lutheran Church at 2225 East 14 Mile Road in Birmingham, please click here to register, call Pat Dobosenski at 248.422.4729, or scan this qr code: 

If you will be a blood donor (thank you!) the Red Cross suggest that, beforehand, you:

  • Drink water: A good portion of the blood donated is made up of water, so be sure to drink water before and after donating. Most locations advise drinking about 16 ounces of water beforehand. This will help reduce fatigue and dizziness after donating by keeping your body hydrated and replenished.
  • Eat iron-rich foods: What is the best thing to eat before giving blood? Iron-rich foods such as chicken, red meat, fish, spinach, broccoli, beans, iron-certified cereals, and lentils are essential for helping your body replace the red blood cells you lose during donation.
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

 Many thanks to all who so generously help support this special outreach! RIGHT-TO-LIFE/LIFESPAN: milifespan.org 

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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;  kcsulfaro@gmail.com
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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, visit theladiesofcharity.org
INTERNET "CONNECTIONS:"
While not everyone uses the internet, here are some tools for those who do:
Our websitecoltroy.org
Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/Christourlight
Email updates (also called "blasts")/click: link to sign up for emails ("blasts")
Our bulletin: 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
Family Support and Parent Help/Education: https://www.compassforparents.org
Archdiocese Events:  https://www.detroitcatholic.com/events
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

Stephen Ministry (for one-to-one support): 248.689.8380., ext. 112.  (Alternate source, for mental health emergencies: 988)

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
2024
First Eucharist
All Belong Bowling Event

Holy Week
Special Needs All Belong Faith Community

Easter Pageant

Religious Education: Lent
2023
OUR CHURCH AT CHRISTMAS
WOMEN'S ADVENT NIGHT OF REFLECTION
MEN'S ADVENT NIGHT OF REFLECTION
ADVENT MISSION WITH FATHER TOM McCARTHY

CONFIRMATION AT GUARDIAN ANGELS CHURCH
ON NOVEMBER 12, 2023
 
 
ALL SAINTS PAGEANT PRACTICE
COME, ENCOUNTER CHRIST!
CONFIRMATION ENROLLMENT

CONFIRMATION RETREAT

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OUR PARISH PICNIC

SUMMER BEAUTY

WORLD YOUTH DAY

OUR TEN-YEAR ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION

COLT (Christ, Our Light! Teens) Year-End Party
Special Needs Talent Show
May Crowning
 
First Eucharist

1st Eucharist Making of the Bread
Easter
Special Needs All Belong Easter Pageant and Brunch with Bunny

First Eucharist Making of Plates
Easter Outreach
"Fleece and Thank You" Service Project
Special Needs - Prayer in Motion
Pre-Lenten Mission
Special Needs Class at Mass with Father Prus
A Glimpse of Our Wise Men
Christmas 2022
 
Religious Ed Christmas Pageant
 

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
christourlight@comcast.net

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