Serve

  • 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!

Mercy in Action Day

Saturday, October 26—a day for family and friends to give service to our community and those in need.  Sign up for one of 12+ opportunities!

New service project just added- help Neighborhood House with a
Fall Clean Up! 

MiA Day quick links    MiA Day Sign Ups    MiA Day activities

SOS Shelter Week!

November 10-17—help provide meals, entertainment, transportation, fellowship, overnight help, and other blessings for our homeless guests!  Sign-ups are in the gathering area.

SOS Kick-Off Details     SOS Kick-Off RSVP

New Opportunities and Updates!

We are seeking:

  • Saturday Funeral Luncheon volunteers to set tables, serve a catered lunch, and clean up after funeral luncheons.
  • High School volunteers to help watch children in the parish nursery during certain events throughout the year.

Contact Cindy to learn more 248-656-8720, cmonaghan@stirenaeus.org


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: Catholic Social Teaching, Earth Ministry, Gospel of Life, Parish Health Ministry, Parish Services, Prayer Warriors, Senior Fellowship, and our newly added Special Needs Prayer Group.  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!

2018/2019 Year End Summary

2017/18 Year End Summary

2016/17 Year End Summary

2015/16 Year End Summary