Monsignor Ricardo Bass

June 21, 1947 - July 21, 2019

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.