Other Projects


Baldwin Soup Kitchen

Serve lunch to homeless and low income individuals on the fourth Wednesday of most months at the Baldwin Soup Kitchen in Pontiac from 10 am to 1 pm.
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Melanie Heaphy (248-481-7778)

St. Irenaeus Baldwin Soup Kitchen Volunteers

St. Irenaeus volunteers serve lunch on the fourth Wednesday of most months at the Baldwin Soup Kitchen in Pontiac. The time commitment is approximately 10 am to 1 pm.  You will take tickets at the door, help transport trays of lunch plates from the kitchen to those waiting to eat at the tables, roam the room serving coffee and cold drinks, and offer a friendly smile to those who are so grateful for your service! We serve 150-220 people (mostly men) during winter months, and 200-300 men, women, and children during the summer. Consider signing up for this easy, enjoyable, and fulfilling opportunity to serve those in need!


Blood Drives

Help out at the canteen table for our spring and fall blood drives
Nan St. Peter (248-652-2430) and Joanne Schantz (248-659-8008)


Christmas Adopt-a-Family

Get involved in several ways:  ‘Adopt’ a family in need for Christmas from one of our outside partner organizations or our own parish by shopping for needs from their ‘wish lists’; become a volunteer shopper or gift-wrapper; help deliver gifts to the agencies
Cindy Monaghan (248-656-8720)


Christmas Donations

Help sort Christmas gifts we collect from our Roses in December program; deliver to the various organizations
Cindy Monaghan (248-656-8720)


Clean Out Your Desk Campaign

Donate used school and office supplies in June for Rogers Elementary School in Pontiac; help deliver
Dana Gale (248-475-1755) and Ellen Stuart (248-375-5641)


Focus Hope Drivers

Help OPC deliver monthly food boxes to homebound residents of Avon Tower and Samaritas Affordable Living
Cindy Monaghan (248-656-8720)


HOPE Adult Shelter 

Prepare dinner in our parish hall kitchen; serve dinner on site at the shelter in Pontiac; help schedule showers; pass out toiletries and fresh socks and undergarments; or donate food or small gift items during a special week every February… or for one of  our two summer shelter cookouts!
Janice Dalfovo-Dawson (586) 212-6193
See volunteers in action!


Manna Meal

Serve hot soup and sandwiches to the homeless on the 2nd Saturday of each month in a Detroit soup kitchen; carpool from our church parking lot at 5:50 am and return around Noon- be sure to talk with Fr. Tom Lumpkin while you’re there!
Dale Proulx (248-568-6980)


New Year’s Day Meals on Wheels for OPC

Deliver meals to homebound seniors
Chris Wogan (248-656-0015)


Rochester Area Neighborhood House

Contribute to collections (like backpacks) for the benefit of RANH, our most local social service agency
Leigh Ann Grubbs, representative (248-375-5646)

RANH Background


Rosary Makers for the Missions

Rosary Makers for the Missions meets every Monday and every other Tuesday to make new friendships as well as knotted, bead rosaries that are sent with missionaries overseas.
Marilynn St. James (810-399-9939)


SOS Hospitality Week

Help us host 30 homeless people from the South Oakland Shelter at St. Irenaeus the week before Thanksgiving- we provide dinner, hospitality, showers, bedrooms, breakfast, sack lunches, rides, and activities
Jackie Lepore (248-375-9555)


St. Pat’s Senior Center Dinners

Make desserts; serve mid-day meal at Center in Detroit, in October and March
Karen Robinson (248-601-1981)


Works of Mercy Events

Join us in making lunches for the hungry… stringing bracelets for orphans… writing letters to prisoners… tying blankets for the poor… and other similar activities side-by-side with parish family members
Cindy Monaghan (248-656-8720)

See what we did during our January Works of Mercy afternoon!