Fr. Philip M. Scherer, OSM, dies

4/13/2016 12:00 AM

Fr. Philip Scherer, O.S.M. died Tuesday, April 12, 2016 at 3:00 PM at St. Joseph’s Village, Chicago, IL. He was 95 years of age and a priest for 60 years.

Visitation will be Friday, April 15, 2016, from 9:30-11:00am at Our Lady of Sorrows Basilica, Chicago. Mass of Christian Burial will follow the visitation.

Fr. Scherer spent many years teaching at St. Philip High School in Chicago as well as the area parishes of Seven Holy Founders, Calumet Park; Assumption in Chicago; St. Donatus, Blue Island; and Annunciata in Chicago. He also served as Principal at Quincy Catholic Boys High School in downstate Illinois.

Eternal rest grant unto him O Lord and may perpetual light shine upon him. May his soul and the souls of all the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace.