Monsignor Ricardo Erwin Bass, passed from this life on Sunday, July 21, 2019 at the age of 72.
Monsignor Bass was born June 21, 1947 in Detroit, Michigan and ordained a priest for the Archdiocese of Detroit on June 15, 1974.
Monsignor Bass served as Pastor of St. Hubert Parish, Harrison Township; Prince of Peace Parish, West Bloomfield; St. Joan of Arc Parish, St. Clair Shores; and Our Lady of Loretto Parish, Redford. He also served as Parochial Vicar of St. Frances Cabrini Parish, Allen Park; and St. Philomena Parish, Detroit. Monsignor also served as Judicial Vicar in the Metropolitan Tribunal.
Visitation will take place at A.J. Desmond & Sons Funeral Home, 2600 Crooks Road, Troy, Michigan 48084 on Thursday, July 25 from 3 – 8 p.m. with a rosary at 6:30 p.m. and a scripture service at 7:00 p.m.
Monsignor Bass will lie in repose at Holy Name Parish, 630 Harmon Street, Birmingham, Michigan 48009 on Friday, July 26 from 10:00 a.m. until the celebration of his funeral Mass at 11:00 a.m. There will be a procession to White Chapel Cemetery immediately following.
Monsignor Bass was predeceased by his parents, Hatten F. Bass and Dorothea (Lopsinger) Bass; his brother, Jack; and his sister and brother-in-law, Donna and Robert Hammes. He is survived by his brother, Tom, and his wife, Angela; his sister-in-law, Olga; and several nieces and nephews.