Fr. Robert Wurm

April 28, 1934 - July 25, 2016
Our brother and fellow priest, Father Robert Wurm, passed on from this life on July 25, 2016 at the age of 82.

Father Wurm was born on April 28, 1934 in Detroit, Michigan and ordained a priest for the Archdiocese of Detroit on June 4, 1960.

Father Wurm served as pastor of St. James Parish, Ferndale and St. Stephen Parish, Port Huron. He also served as associate pastor of St. Linus Parish, Dearborn Heights; Our Lady Queen of Heaven Parish, Detroit; Our Lady Queen of Peace Parish, Harper Woods; St. Hilary Parish, Redford; St. Bartholomew Parish, Detroit; and St. Pius X Parish, Southgate.

Visitation will take place at the St. James Church site of Our Mother of Perpetual Help Parish, 241 Pearson Street, Ferndale, on Thursday, July 28 from 2 - 8 p.m. with a prayer service at 7 p.m.

Father Wurm will lie in repose on Friday, July 29 at St. James Church from 10 a.m. until the celebration of his funeral Mass at 11 a.m.

Father Wurm was predeceased by his parents, Henry and Eugenia Wurm, and his brothers, Henry and James. He is survived by his sisters, Elizabeth Wurm and Mary Bissa. Condolences may be sent to Mary Bissa, c/o Our Mother of Perpetual Help Parish, 13500 Oak Park Boulevard, Oak Park, Michigan, 48237.

Kindly include in the general intercessions of your weekend liturgies a prayer for the repose of the soul of Father Wurm. Keep him in your prayers and include him in the Masses celebrated in accord with our Archdiocesan Mass Pact.

Fraternally yours in the Lord,


The Most Reverend Allen H. Vigneron
Archbishop of Detroit