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St. Irenaeus is adopting Catholic Charities of Southeast Michigan as our Lenten Alms Recipient.

Refugee Resettlement Program

In partnership with the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, Catholic Charities of Southeast Michigan relaunched its Refugee Resettlement Program in October 2021. Dozens of families and individuals who were evacuated from Afghanistan, as well as refugees fleeing persecution in other middle Eastern countries, have been successfully settled into permanent housing in metro-Detroit and are now on the path to self-sufficiency as they seek to build safe and hopeful lives for their families.

During the 90-day resettlement period, CCSEM case managers guide clients through various services and processes including health screening and setting up medical appointments, applications for Michigan Department of Health and Human Services assistance programs, enrollment in employment programs, enrollment of children in school, and securing housing. Clients are referred to other agencies for additional services as needed.

Community is critical to this corporal work of mercy of “Welcoming the Stranger,” as CCSEM prepares to serve increasing numbers of refugees, including those escaping Ukraine and other war-torn countries. Eighty more people are estimated to resettle with the help of Catholic Charities this year. Our compassionate support will help these families build new lives and become contributing members of society.

Imagine having to leave everything familiar behind to start over in a new land with new customs… Join our parish in sharing Christ’s love by collecting items to help families make a new home!

Wishlist of New Items

Kitchen Supplies
Kitchen utensils
Plates, dishes, bowls
Mixing bowls
Cups and glasses
Cooking pots and pans
Plastic containers
Kitchen towels

Household Goods
Blankets & Comforters
Bed sheets (twin & Q)
Towels and linens

Cleaning Supplies
All-purpose cleaner
Dish soap
Dish sponge
Dish towel
Dish drying mat
Laundry detergent
Laundry basket
Microfiber duster
Microfiber mop
Microfiber cloths
Bathroom cleaner
Toilet bowl cleaner
Toilet brush
Spray bottle
Scrubbing brush
Broom and dust pan
Garbage bags
Trash bins

Please return new items to the bins in the Gathering Area from now until Palm Sunday.

Office Hours

Mon-Thurs 8:30am–5pm
Friday 8:30am-12:00pm
Closed for lunch daily 12-1pm

Mass Times

Saturday 5:00pm
Sunday 9:45am, 11:30am

Mon & Wed 9:00am


Saturday 3:30pm