Fr. Erwin Bauer

August 7, 1921 - April 19, 2015
Our brother and fellow priest, Father Erwin Bauer, passed on from this life on April 19, 2015 at the age of 93.
 
Father Bauer was born on August 7, 1921 in Detroit, Michigan and ordained a priest for the Archdiocese of Detroit on May 31, 1947. 
 
Father Bauer’s many assignments included serving as pastor at St. Philip Neri Parish, Columbus; Holy Rosary Mission, Smiths Creek; St. Barnabas Parish, Eastpointe; St. Hubert Parish, Mt. Clemens; St. Mary Mystical Rose Parish, Armada; St. Donald Parish, Roseville and as administrator at St. Mark Parish, Harsens Island; and St. Catherine Parish, Algonac.  He also has served as associate pastor at Assumption Grotto Parish, Detroit; St. Mary Parish, New Baltimore; St. Francis Mission, New Haven; St. Agatha Parish, Redford; St. Gregory Parish, Detroit; and Sacred Heart Parish, Dearborn.
 
Visitation will take place at Holy Family Parish Church (former St. Philip Neri Parish Church site), 9735 Dolan, Columbus, Michigan on Wednesday, April 22 from 3-8 p.m.
 
Father Bauer will lie in repose on Thursday, April 23, at Holy Family Parish Church (St. Philip Neri Parish Church site), from 11 a.m. until the celebration of his funeral Mass at 12 p.m.  Interment at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery.
 
Father Bauer was predeceased by his parents Erwin and Mabel; siblings William, Richard and Sally. Condolences may be sent to Mrs. Mary Bauer, 7400 Nicole, Pinckney, MI 48169. 
 
Kindly include in the general intercessions of your weekend liturgies a prayer for the repose of the soul of Father Bauer. Keep him in your prayers and include him in the Masses celebrated in accord with our revised Mass Pact.