Msgr. Bauer married my husband and I 24 years ago. We also had the privledge of having pre cana classes with him also. He was so loving, kind and welcoming. Thank you for your beautiful ministry. Rest in peace, Teresa and George Miller
So very sorry to hear about Msgr Bauer. I was always so proud to call him my cousin. My sincere condolences to RoseMarie. Alice Bauer Dennis
I just received the news about Msgr. Henry G. Bauer going home to be with his Lord and Savior; I am sure Jesus gave him a very warm welcome, “Will done my good and Faithful servant.” I met Msgr. Bauer and Fr. Brad Offutt in a very terrible time of my life; I was homeless, jobless with almost no hope. I moved to Kansas City for a job, and I had a boss that did not like me and told me he was going to make sure I left that job one way or the other. He was right! I had no where to go, no family, no friends, absolutely nothing. I was attending church at an Assemblies of God Church, but never felt welcome or wanted there; Needless to say no help from them. I was riding down the road with no money no gas in the car and I was hungry, so very hungry. I looked over and saw Saint Bernadette church and pull in for the Mass service. I was not Catholic, but my view of Catholics was a good one. I grew up watching Bing Crosby playing a Priest who helped everyone who needed it. Moreover, the priest he portrayed was a great servant of God. I had friends that I grew up with that were Catholic and I used to attend Mass with them; the Catholic Church was right next to the Methodist church I was baptized in. In the Methodist church when we would recite the Nicene Creed and got to the part: “I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy catholic church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting. Amen.” my Catholic friends kept telling me I was in the wrong church; the Methodist uses the Nicene Creed too. Now, back to my testimony: Well, that day I met two Priests that reminded me of Bing Crosby; Fr. Brad Offutt and Msgr. Bauer. I was helped by these two Priests beyond what words can describe, and I was brought into the church by their guidance. I was given food, money and I stay at the rectory for a time. Matter of fact, I left behind my world Globe; Msgr. Bauer kept it by the fire place in the Rectory's living room. The Catholic Church and Saint Bernadette Parish along with two godly Priests that I met is a testimony of the Catholic faith and the Priests that serve without fear, favoritism or prejudices, all with the Love of Christ. I pray that the Catholic Church will be blessed with more Christ like servants like these two Priests from Saint Bernadette Parish. They are my kind of heroes! Please convey my heart felt condolence to Saint Bernadette Parish along with my prayers and thanks for saving a homeless man so long ago. In closing, please feel free to share this with the Parish, and send them my sincere thanks for their generosity so long ago.
We love you and will miss you.
Msgr. Bauer was the pastor at Nativity when we moved to that parish. He was with us many years there and several of my children were baptized or made their first communions by him. He was a wonderful person.