Changing Lives Together is a $135 million campaign to strengthen Catholic parishes in southeast Michigan and preserve Church ministries in Detroit. As a part of that program, the congregation at St. Irenaeus Parish in Rochester Hills has begun to see exciting new changes to the exterior of their 32 year-old church building. Nearly 600 parish households at St. Irenaeus pledged more than $1.2 million to fulfill the $925,000 parish campaign goal for renovation and beautification projects. Pledge proceeds have already enabled the church to replace the original boiler in the Religious Education building in time for winter, along with wood repairs, painting, staining and sprucing up the outside of the church.
This upcoming spring, work will also commence on renovating and expanding the church Gathering Area, a project that IDS has been very happy to be involved with. The new expansion’s exterior has been designed to look as if it had been an original part of the church built in the early 1980’s. It will be bright, spacious and above all it will be a great place for the parishioners to congregate and welcome.
We’d like to say a big thank you to everyone at St. Irenaeus for involving us with your Changing Lives Together campaign, and we look forward to hearing your thoughts when Fr. Brian Chabala shows off sketches of the renovation in the very near future.
Yours in Faith,
Integrated Design Solutions