Our brother and fellow priest, Father George Rutkowski, passed on from this life on February 27, 2016 at the age of 81.
Father Rutkowski was born on June 5, 1934 in Detroit, Michigan and ordained a priest for the Archdiocese of Detroit on June 4, 1960.
Father Rutkowski served 24 years as pastor of Our Lady Help of Christians Parish, Detroit. He also served as associate pastor at St. Stanislaus Parish, Detroit; Corpus Christi Parish, Detroit; and St. Louis the King Parish, Detroit; and as administrator at St. Philip Neri Parish in Columbus, Michigan.
Visitation will take place at Wasik Funeral Home, 11470 Thirteen Mile Road (west of Hoover), Warren on Wednesday, March 2 from 2 - 9 p.m., with a Rosary at 7 p.m.
Father Rutkowski will lie in repose on Thursday, March 3, at St. Faustina Parish, 14025 Twelve Mile Road, Warren, from 9:30 a.m. until the celebration of his funeral Mass at 11 a.m. Interment will be at Mount Olivet Cemetery.
Father Rutkowski was predeceased by his parents, Peter and Clara Rutkowski, and his brother, Myron Rutkowski. Condolences may be sent to Thomas Rutkowski, c/o Wasik Funeral Home, 11470 Thirteen Mile Road, Warren, 48093.
Kindly include in the general intercessions of your weekend liturgies a prayer for the repose of the soul of Father Rutkowski. 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