Fr. Ronald Alder

July 1, 1934 - December 23, 2014
Our brother and fellow priest, Father Ronald Alder, passed on from this life on December 23, 2014 at the age of 80.
 
Father Alder was born on July 1, 1934 in Detroit, Michigan and ordained a priest for the Archdiocese of Detroit on June 7, 1969. 
 
Father Alder’s many assignments included serving as associate pastor at Divine Child Parish, Dearborn; National Shrine of the Little Flower Parish, Royal Oak; St. Cyprian Parish, Riverview; St. Mary Magdalen Parish, Melvindale; St. Kieran Parish, Shelby Township; St. Paul on the Lake Parish, Grosse Pointe Farms; St. Blase Parish, Sterling Heights; and St. Isaac Jogues Parish, St. Clair Shores.  In addition, Father Alder served as pastor at St. James Parish, Ferndale and St. Irene Parish, Dundee.
 
Visitation will take place at Weise Funeral Home, 7210 Park Avenue, Allen Park (313-382-1150) on Sunday, December 28 from 1 - 9 p.m with a Scripture Service at 7 p.m.
 
The funeral Mass will take place at  St. Frances Cabrini Parish Church, 9000 Laurence, Allen Park  at 11 a.m.  There will be no visitation prior to the Mass.
                       
Father Alder was predeceased by his parents Joseph and Dorothy; and brothers Thomas and Dennis.  Condolences may be sent to Reverend Joseph Mallia, St. Frances Cabrini Parish, 9000 Laurence, Allen Park.
 
Kindly include in the general intercessions of your weekend liturgies a prayer for the repose of the soul of Father Alder. Keep him in your prayers and include him in the Masses celebrated in accord with our revised Mass Pact.