Our brother and fellow priest, Father David Brecht, O.S.A., passed on from this life on September 6, 2014, at the age of 75.
Born and raised in Detroit, Father Brecht professed his first vows with the Religious Order of Saint Augustine on September 10, 1957. Father Brecht professed his solemn vows on September 10, 1960 and was ordained on February 6, 1965.
As an Augustinian, Father Brecht served mostly as an educator in the Midwest. In the Archdiocese of Detroit, Father Brecht served as pastor of St. Clare of Montefalco Parish, Grosse Pointe Park and as principal of his own alma mater, Austin Catholic High School, Ray Township.
Visitation will take place in St. Clare of Montefalco Parish Church, 1401 Whittier Road, Grosse Pointe Park on Thursday, September 11 from 2-6 p.m. Funeral Mass will follow at 6 p.m.
Interment will take place at Mt. Olivet Cemetery, 17100 Van Dyke, Detroit, on Friday, September 12 at 10 a.m.