COVID Update

Important Update on Group Gatherings at St. Irenaeus // November 17, 2020


Parish Response to Recent State of Michigan Emergency Order

In response to the recent Emergency Order issued by the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS), and following guidelines issued by the Archdiocese of Detroit, the following restrictions are now in effect through Tuesday, December 8th as it relates to visitors and staff in the Administration and Religious Education buildings:


  • Parish-affiliated and other third-party visitor groups may not meet in the social hall, conference room or other rooms in the Administration and Religious Education buildings. Exceptions must receive pastoral approval.

  • Staff members must work remotely unless aspects of their job require them to be in the office from time to time.

  • Staff members who work in the office must continue to observe established pandemic safety guidelines (minimum of 6 feet of social distancing with masks worn over mouth and nose when in proximity).

  • All visitors, except for delivery personnel, must make appointments in advance to meet with Fr. Gerry or a designated staff member.  No walk-ins are allowed, and office doors remain locked.


*** Church protocols for participation at Mass and other liturgies remain unchanged. ***


We will continue to keep you apprised of future changes to these protocols prior to their expiration date or as may be necessary.   Thank you for your understanding and cooperation!


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