Worship

Participate in meaningful and moving worship at St. Irenaeus! Our Pastor and ministers bring the real presence of Jesus Christ alive each Mass in the readings and in the Eucharist. Your active participation will fill you with His grace and love, launching you into another week of service to your family, workplace, and community.

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Mass Times

Would you like to have the opportunity to encounter God in a real and personal way? The opportunity exists – and you’re invited! It’s called the Mass.

St. Irenaeus celebrates the Mass:

  • Saturdays at 5pm
  • Sundays at 8, 9:45 and 11:30am
  • Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays at 8:30am (Weekday Mass)
  • Holy Days of Obligation at 8:30am and 7pm

Holy Days of Obligation for 2016-2017

Besides Sundays, the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops lists the following as Holy Days of Obligation:

  • Solemnity of Mary the Mother of God, Sunday January 1, 2017
  • Assumption of Mary, Tuesday August 15, 2017
  • All Saints Day, Wednesday November 1, 2017
  • Immaculate Conception, Friday December 8, 2017
  • Christmas, Monday December 25, 2017 (St. I offers an expanded Mass schedule)
  • Our Mass times for Holy Days of Obligation are 8:30am and 7pm

Children’s Liturgy of the Word

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Children’s Liturgy of the Word (C.L.O.W.) is a worship experience for children between the ages of four and nine.  Children gather with their families and the main assembly for the opening rites of the Mass and remain with them until after the opening prayer when the celebrant invites them to come forward.  The children walk in procession to their own worship space (the South Overflow Room) with the C.L.O.W. facilitator.  They experience the first reading, sing a psalm response and a gospel acclamation, listen to the gospel reading and take part in the homily, followed by the creed and prayers of the faithful on their own level.  The children return to the main assembly in time for the Liturgy of the Eucharist.  C.L.O.W. is held on Sunday’s during the 9:45 and 11:30 masses. There is no registration required to participate and visitors are always WELCOME! If you would like to help as a C.L.O.W. facilitator, please call Kathy Freer!


The Rosary

The Rosary is the most well-known and used form of chaplet (a devotional prayer using beads). The purpose of the Rosary is to help keep in memory certain principal events or mysteries in the history of our salvation, and to thank and praise God for them. Join with others before and after any Weekday Mass for a group recitation of The Rosary. Are you new to praying The Rosary? Don’t hesitate – we have instructive prayer cards AND rosaries for you to use!


Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament

Join others in this most solemn devotion the first Tuesday of every month following morning mass.  We start around 9:15am and Benediction is offered at 11:45am.


Stations of the Cross

You are welcome anytime to pray the Stations of the Cross. The Rosary after weekday Mass usually ends with the Stations. Also, as a community we gather on Friday evenings during Lent as part of our seasonal prayer.


Advent/Lent

Each liturgical year the Church offers us Advent and Lent, four- and six-week seasons, to intently reflect on the birth, life, death, and resurrection of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. As a community, St. Irenaeus puts forth a variety of inspiring worship, learning, and service opportunities during Advent and Lent to help each person strengthen their identity as a follower of Christ. Click here for a look at our most recent (or upcoming) activities:

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Funeral Liturgy Plans

It is our privilege to work with your family as you plan the Mass of Christian Burial for your loved one. After you have met with the funeral home and set a date for the Mass, our pastoral staff can meet with you at your convenience to discuss your selection of readings, prayers, music and participants. We will also assist your family at church prior to the Mass to care for any last minute instructions or arrangements.

We hope to make this as easy and meaningful for your family as possible. If out of town family members would like to help in your plans, direct them to this site to view our Funeral Planning Forms.

Funeral Planning Forms


Music Ministry

Adult Choir

The parish choir is open to singers of high school age and older. Practices are on Wednesday evenings from 7:30pm-9:30pm in the church. The choir sings at the 9:45am mass every Sunday as well as all major liturgies in the parish. There is a 30 minute call before all liturgies. No audition is necessary!

ALL ARE WELCOME TO JOIN!!!

Registration for the Adult Choir is ongoing. If you have any questions please contact Cliff Wilkins: (248) 762-1993 or email at cliphw@gmail.com


Resurrection Choir

The Resurrection Choir sings at all funeral liturgies and is open to all.

Please contact Cliff Wilkins: (248) 762-1993 or cliphw@gmail.com


Children’s Choir

Our Children’s choir, for kids aged 7-13, is focused on learning basic vocal technique, ensemble singing, the basics of musical theory,sight singing, spiritual growth, music ministry, understanding scripture in songs we sing, and loving the Lord and our neighbor. No formal music background is required or necessary to join. Handbells and simple percussion augment our participation.

We sing monthly at the 11:30AM mass and rehearse on Thursday evenings. Throughout the year, we participate in community events sing for select Masses, and spend time together in celebration. Our end-of-year concert finalizes our terrific year!

If you have any questions please contact Michele Morrow: morrowmom@att.net or (248) 229-6114


 Youth Choir

CALLING ALL YOUTH AGES 13-17!!!!

Do you have a passion for singing? Do you want to share your gift with our Parish?

Join the Youth Choir!! The youth choir sings at the 11:30am Mass once a month and is open to ages 13-17! The choir rehearses on alternate Saturday’s at 6:30pm in the church.

Please contact Michele Morrow at (248) 229-6114 if you have any questions.


Join a worship ministry team!

Whether you are 9, 19, 49 or 90 years old – there’s a job for you! Check out the document below and give us a call if you’d like to know more or sign up to help.

Worship Ministry Opportunities

Liturgical Ministers Gathering
Sunday Sept. 24, 2-4:30pm
Parish Hall

Engage in an afternoon of discovery, definition, and development as a liturgical minister. Those who are already participating as a lector, eucharistic minister, usher, minister of the altar, cantor, adult choir member, or sacristan for daily or weekend liturgies are expected to attend. Anyone else is welcome to come, also!

Resources used for the preparation of the class include Theology for Ministry, An Introduction for Lay Ministers by Edward P. Hahnenberg, Saint Paul and the New Evangelization by Ronald D. Witherup, and From Mass to Mission, Understanding the Mass and Its Significance for Our Christian Life by Trish Sullivan Vanni.

To sign up for the event click here

(password is A+Worship) or contact Jen Gerada, Pastoral Associate/Worship Coordinator at 248-651-9595×113 or jgerada@stirenaeus.org. Thank you!