Be the hands and feet of Christ!  We offer a wide variety of service and outreach projects at parish and community-levels throughout the year.  Join in!

Lenten Opportunities!

View Opportunities by Week >

Our Lenten focus for prayer, fasting and alms:

OCIMA: Helping people in Guatemala and Ecuador

Help the homeless:

Sew a fleece hat, donate items, or help make CarePax

Help Baldwin Center:

Pack or deliver lunches >

Help families in Pontiac:

Make an Easter basket or donate gifts for baskets!

Donate blood at our March 21 Blood Drive

Make an Appointment >

Help feed the homeless:

 Volunteer for HOPE >

HOPE Shelter Ministry!

See pix of our volunteers in action!

More pictures here!

February 27 and March 11, 13, 25, 27

Help show love to our homeless brothers and sisters with homecooked meals!  Sign up to donate food, cook dinner, package meals, and deliver curb-side to the shelter:

Volunteer for HOPE

HOPE Food, Clothing, other Donations

Check back periodically as new opportunities and needs are added! 
March sign ups will be posted next week! 

Learn More about HOPE // Read our Flier >

Take care of your health!

Exercises for seniors

Get Help During COVID-19

Prayer Against Coronavirus
Mortgage Help
Psychological Health Tips
Counseling Help
Other Prayers during Covid crisis

If you need help, please contact Cindy.  Thank you!

Time and Talent Survey

Many of those who worship at St. Irenaeus also express their faith, skills, and creativity through volunteering and leading. Whether you have a couple of hours once-a-year or a few hours each week, you will find a myriad of opportunities through St. Irenaeus to serve fellow parishioners or folks in our community. Look over the Time & Talent survey – it’s the best way to let us know what you want to be involved in!

Time and Talent Survey

Office of Christian Service

By our baptism, we are called by Christ to serve our brothers and sisters, especially the poor.  We respond to the needs of others by offering the assistance they require such as food, clothing, and fellowship (charity) and by speaking up on their behalf against social conditions that may create poverty (justice). Many Christians find the call to serve easy to fulfill!  It is natural that our love for the Lord and our gratitude for all the blessings he has given us produce delight in the chance to return His love by serving others.  Parishioners of St. Irenaeus have a reputation for being very active, creative and generous in their outreach!

The Christian Service Office coordinates opportunities in which you can take action benefiting those in our parish and community who need our care and encouragement. The pages on our website describe the committees and main projects in which we participate.  You are welcome to contact the committee / project leader for more information and to find out how you can serve.  Please also check a current bulletin for upcoming efforts.

Christian Service
Commission 2019-2020

Christian Service Commission objective:

to create and/or promote programs that strive to address human needs and achieve justice as called for by Catholic Social Teaching

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Committees and Objectives

There are several specific ministries that fall under the umbrella of our Christian Service Commission, allowing us to make a significant and creative impact on our parish and community.  These include: Earth Ministry, Gospel of Life, Parish Health Ministry, Parish Services, Prayer Warriors, Senior Fellowship, and Special Needs Disciples.  These committees are great ways to link your passion with a purpose!

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Other Projects

There are many monthly and annual opportunities for meaningful service that come out of the Christian Service Office.  If you would enjoy serving in a soup kitchen, making blankets for the homeless, delivering food to the homebound, blessing someone at Christmas time—or any number of different opportunities—take a peek and see how you can get involved!

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Christian Service Year End Summary

Jesus explains our final judgment – the Son of Man will separate people into two groups, with the ones who inherit the kingdom of God being in the group who responded with mercy and love:

I was hungry and you gave me food…
I was thirsty and you gave me drink…
I was a stranger and you welcomed me…
I was naked and you clothed me…
I was ill and you comforted me…
I was in prison and you visited me…
(from Matthew 25:31-46)

Over the past year, our St. Irenaeus Christian Service initiatives have truly focused on fulfilling the Works of Mercy.  Click on the link below to see what we did last year… and consider how you’d like to get involved this year!

2019/2020 Year End Summary

2018/2019 Year End Summary

2017/18 Year End Summary

2016/17 Year End Summary

2015/16 Year End Summary