Please join me in wishing Fr. Elmer a very happy 93rd birthday! Please see below for a letter from Fr. Elmer to all of you.
My dear relatives, friends and benefactors/CC benefactors:
The final leg of my journey home has begun. I thank you for all the different ways you have shown your love for me and for CC. That love is certainly returned by me.
I look forward with joy to what is waiting for me at the end of the tunnel I now have entered. However my life has been far from perfect, so please include me in your daily prayers and at least weekly Masses now and After the hour of my death.
And don’t forget that you too have a final leg to traverse.
May our Holy Family bless you and your families now and forever.
Fr. Rich Elmer, C.S.B.
I would also like to provide everyone with an update on Fr. Elmer. He is safely moved into hospice care, in good spirits, and eager to minister to those around him. He is grateful for all of the kind messages, thoughts, and prayers that he has received over the past several days. Though he cannot receive visitors, he welcomes communication. If you would like to send him a message, please do so via email (firstname.lastname@example.org) and kindly understand that you may not receive a response due to the sheer volume of communications he is receiving at this time. If you wish to send him any letters or correspondence, please send them to the address below and we will make sure he receives them.
Detroit Catholic Central High School
Attn: Fr. Elmer
27225 Wixom Rd.
Novi, MI 48374
We thank you for your continued prayers and support for Fr. Elmer.
“Teach Me Goodness, Discipline, and Knowledge” is the motto of the Basilian Fathers and the sacred mission of Catholic Central High School. For ninety years, the graduates of Catholic Central have made a positive impact locally, nationally, and around the world.