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Posted 2019-11-13T15:30:40Z

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Welcome to the Fr Edward Prus support family! This site is for family and friends, old and new, to organize our efforts to support this extraordinary person. This page will serve as your home base for rallying the troops, receiving updates to support Fr Edward Prus. Here's the plan:

Your First Step: Please take 30 seconds to click on the "Follow" button on the top right of this page. This will allow you to receive updates, read journal entries, make donations, share Fr Edward Prus’s story on social media, and help the family with week-to-week calendaring needs. Though not mandatory to follow Fr Edward Prus’s page, we encourage you to easily create an account with your name and email in order to be able to post photos, leave comments and sign up as a helping hand on the Calendar page. Feel free to upload a photo of yourself to your profile so we can get to know and recognize others on Fr Edward Prus’s support team. After clicking “Follow” above, read on to learn more about what you can do to help.

Journal: This tab is where you can read the latest entries posted for Fr Edward Prus and our support team. You may see additional authors writing updates here to help alleviate pressure for Fr Edward Prus and expedite information sharing. Each post is followed by a photo and name of the author of the entry. You can reply with supportive comments to any journal entry, or click on the name of its author to send a private message.

Posts: This is where you can leave an encouraging message for Fr Edward Prus and family, and to read thoughts left by others! If you have something pressing you'd like suggest that everyone sees (e.g. a fundraiser or upcoming event you're spearheading), please don't hesitate to contact us via private message so we can consider sharing it more widely in the Journal sections. There will undoubtedly be many coordinated efforts and events ahead, and we want to make certain they’re organized and publicized through this site to help drive the greatest possible impact.

Calendar: Please see this important section to learn what the family needs NOW. This will be an especially helpful section for locals in close proximity to Fr Edward Prus. This is an up-to-date calendar which will list the family's immediate needs such as child-care, rides, and meals to help most in the short term. If you see a need posted and can fill it, please sign up through the calendar page directly (i.e. not through private communication) to let us and others know that you've committed to that need. Please check back often to help out with the most recently posted needs!

Notifications: After clicking “Follow” above, you’ll then see a tab to manage “Notifications”. If you feel you’re receiving too many or too few email notifications, please check this section to tailor notifications to your areas of interest. For example, if you want to receive journal updates but not new calendar posts, or any combination of notifications from this site, you can do set them to your preference this section.

Don’t Forget! If you haven’t done so already, please click “Follow” on the top right. It’s your very next step to showing your support!


Mary Jo Cairo

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Comments (41)

  • Mary Jo Cairo
    Mary Jo Cairo

    Fr Prus has given me permission to share with his flock updates on his recent medical condition. I know everyone has concern for our dearest Shepherd- brother , father & friend !!!!! We are all One Big Family with open hearts to serve him. Please share this site for others to join . Fr Prus was admitted to Beaumont Hospital last Friday from an exacerbation of side effects from his 90 yr old tired heart (congestive heart failure). His melanoma surgery on the back of his head was just 2 days before on Wed. This resulted in with weakness, fatigue & slight mental fogginess . The Surgeon for his head said the pathology reports were A-OK .everything looks good . He returned back joyfully to his "Home Sweet Home" to St James on Monday evening With treatment of rest, nutrition , medication , he has since regained his strength & says " I feel resurrected " He is using his walker per self, slowly with no exertion . He has requested no visitors at this time . "Too many distractions" I shall definitely share his wishes when he gives the Thumbs up! For now, he is so happy to be independent in his familiar surroundings . Safety bar handles have been installed & Life Alert to be started this week . I am hoping to begin a Calendar Meal plan soon from this site One day at a Time, Sweet Jesus! With Love, Mary Jo & Art Cairo

    one year ago · Reply
  • Mary Kirkwood
    Mary Kirkwood

    Thank you, Mary Jo and Art for starting this communication. Perfect for his multitude followers to keep informed! Know it is our turn to offer up prayers for Fr Prus for continued strength!

    one year ago · Reply
  • Barbara Norris
    Barbara Norris

    Thank you for the update on Father Prus. He is in our prayers for continued healing and blessings. Barb and Kevin Norris

    one year ago · Reply
  • Susan McGinnity
    Susan McGinnity

    Thank you for sharing about Fr.Prus. Now it is our turn to keep him in our prayers.

    one year ago · Reply
  • Amy Campbell
    Amy Campbell

    Thank you so much for this Fr. Prus update. He is in our prayers always. You and Art are angels on earth. Amy & Jerry Campbell

    one year ago · Reply
  • Julie Whitmore
    Julie Whitmore

    What a blessing he is. Thank you so much for keeping us informed.

    one year ago · Reply
  • Jean Maki
    Jean Maki

    God Bless Father Prus! Thank you Mary Jo for the update on his health, and for setting up this site for him and us. Love, Jeff and Jean

    one year ago · Reply
  • Linda K Harper-Sargent
    Linda K Harper-Sargent

    God Bless Fr. Prus. Such a caring man of God. Thank you for the update. He is in my prayers. Love, Linda Harper

    one year ago · Reply
  • Caro

    Thank you for all this information concerning our dear Fr Prus. There is no one like him. I had do idea what was going on. I have been praying for him daily just because he is who he is. Prayers will continue.

    one year ago · Reply
  • Nancy and Bill Doman
    Nancy and Bill Doman

    Praying for God’s grace, healing and strength for Father Prus. Father Prus is the most genuine, caring, loving people i have ever known.

    one year ago · Reply
  • marie cavanaugh
    marie cavanaugh

    Thanks to Mary Jo and Art for setting up this update site. Fr. Prus has prayed for all of us over the years and now is our chance to offer up prayers for his needs. Don’t we all feel so blessed to know a saint here on earth? ❤️

    one year ago · Reply
  • Glenn Prentice
    Glenn Prentice

    Thank you for setting this up. Please let Father Prus know that I think of him often, especially when Amy Campbell shares pics of him with Mr. Bauer. He is and has been an inspiration to me for almost 50 years. God bless you Father Prus.

    one year ago · Reply
  • Pat Morales
    Pat Morales

    We are sending prayers and support to Fr. Prus, just as he has supported all of us.

    one year ago · Reply
  • Faith Luddy
    Faith Luddy

    Thank you so much for setting this up! Sending prayers to Fr. Prus and he has prayed for all of us.

    one year ago · Reply
  • Judy Perreault
    Judy Perreault

    Thank you for starting this Journal update. I think of Fr Prus often with fond memories. What a caring person Fr Prus is; he is inspirational while bringing so much joy and love to all who know him.

    one year ago · Reply
  • Susan Bauer
    Susan Bauer

    Thanks for the update. So glad he will have a Life alert button, so important. I will be happy to contribute for meals. He likes my cooking :) Let me know.

    one year ago · Reply
  • Susan Bauer
    Susan Bauer

    Where is the calendar?

    one year ago · Reply
  • Marianne T LaPoint
    Marianne T LaPoint

    Praying that God will continue to watch over him and heal this precious man. Such a special person who deserves all of our prayers! He is an inspiration to so many! All our love! Steve, Marianne, Bridget, Allison and Jacquelyn LaPoint

    one year ago · Reply
  • Donna Dixon
    Donna Dixon

    Thoughts and prayers for you Fr. Prus. You have been an inspiration to all of us. Take care and get stronger everyday! Love Donna Dixon

    one year ago · Reply
  • Jennifer Bero
    Jennifer Bero

    The Mac Dougall family will keep this true saint in our prayers and hope we will see him at a Shrine function again soon!

    one year ago · Reply
  • Kathleen Jardine
    Kathleen Jardine

    Thank you Mary Jo and Art. Our fierce leader to Jesus is always in our prayers.

    one year ago · Reply
  • Suzanne Joseph
    Suzanne Joseph

    From morning’s first light to evening’s last star... Remember, remember... how special you are! Jesus loves you Fr. Prus... and so do we all ❤️ Hope you are feeling better as each day goes by! Praying for you, Ray & Suzanne Joseph

    one year ago · Reply
  • Bernadette cooper
    Bernadette cooper

    Thank you for this update . Fr.Prus will be in my families prayers and I will alert my siblings . He is so special and I know everyone will storm the heavens for healing and strength.

    one year ago · Reply
  • Megan McElroy
    Megan McElroy

    Thanks for creating this site. Fr. Prus is a blessing to all of us. Please let him know the Dominican Sisters of Grand Rapids and the McElroy family are praying for him.

    one year ago · Reply
  • Molly Daly
    Molly Daly

    Molly & Dick Daly A great way to communicate about our beloved friend, Fr. Prus. Thanks Mary Jo and Art for setting this up. Fr. Prus, you are in our prayers today & always.

    one year ago · Reply
  • Kathy Janelle
    Kathy Janelle

    Grateful for the creation of this communication to stay updated on our most loved & adored Fr. Prus! 🙏🏼❤️ Thank you Mary Jo! Prayers for strength & healing for our incredible shepherd! 💫

    one year ago · Reply
  • Edie Mares
    Edie Mares

    Thanks Mary Jo for setting this up to keep all of his followers updated! So thankful he is back home on the mend...prayers of course always for him, for strength and comfort. We all LOVE our Fr. Prus! ♥️

    one year ago · Reply
  • Lynn Frank
    Lynn Frank

    Thank you, Mary Jo and Art, for taking on this act of love keeping us updated on our dear Father Prus. He is such a joy and a treasure to all who know him. 💐

    one year ago · Reply
  • Molly Robinson
    Molly Robinson

    Thank you for the update! May the Lord Bless you Father Prus with strength and healing!

    one year ago · Reply
  • Catherine goddard
    Catherine goddard

    Thank you, MaryJo for this update. Prayers, much love and hope for strength and recovery are being sent his way.

    one year ago · Reply
  • Beverly arce
    Beverly arce

    You are always in my thoughts and prayers. Bless you Beverly Arce

    one year ago · Reply
  • Dorothy Babbage
    Dorothy Babbage

    Mary Jo, Thanks for setting this up - you did a great job! Fr. Prus has touched so many lives - everyone wants to follow his healing progress. Prayers and blessings to him and all of his caregivers.

    one year ago · Reply
  • Michele Martin
    Michele Martin

    Prayers from all the Surace Family! Please let us know when we can bring food or do anything. Thanks For your efforts! Michele Surace Martin

    one year ago · Reply
  • Judy Dietrich
    Judy Dietrich

    I tried to register yesterday but for whatever reason, was unsuccessful. Today is a new day and everything worked perfectly! Father Prus is in my thoughts and prayers. What a blessing to us all! Thank you for keeping us all connected, Mary Jo. Will be looking forward to hearing about continued positive progress and please keep me in mind for driving, meals, or anything that may be needed. Judy (Hikade) Dietrich

    one year ago · Reply
  • Judy Dietrich
    Judy Dietrich

    I tried to register yesterday but for whatever reason, was unsuccessful. Today is a new day and everything worked perfectly! Father Prus is in my thoughts and prayers. What a blessing to us all! Thank you for keeping us all connected, Mary Jo. Will be looking forward to hearing about continued positive progress and please keep me in mind for driving, meals, or anything that may be needed. Judy (Hikade) Dietrich

    one year ago · Reply
  • Mary Beach Worley
    Mary Beach Worley

    Prays for Fr Prus. He has ben in my life since he taught me as a freshman in shrine high school. Always inspirational and a true friend to all. Speedy recovery for you

    one year ago · Reply
  • Shelby Rohr
    Shelby Rohr

    Fr. Prus is such a loving priest and means so much to all of us. Praying for his continued healing and sending him loving prayers. Van & Shelby Rohr

    one year ago · Reply
  • Paula Edson
    Paula Edson

    Fr. Prus has saved us for so many years. My family and I, along with Bill, who he says is interceding to God for him now that he is in heaven, will pray for healing and strength to our loving Father. We need him to continue to keep us in his thoughts and prayers. Thank you Art and Mary Jo for all you do for him! Love, Paula Edson and O’Halloran family.

    one year ago · Reply
  • Dianne Hawley
    Dianne Hawley

    Thank you Mary Jo and Art for Fr Prus’ update. What an amazing, blessed shepherd!! We send to him and his care givers our love and prayers. The Hawley family

    one year ago · Reply
  • Vee and Gary Barnes
    Vee and Gary Barnes

    The Barnes family continues to hold you in our hearts . We are grateful your health and stamina are improving daily. I’ve been thinking about a funny “Fr Prus story”. It was in the 1970s - you came for dinner and Amy (now 49) and Matt (now 52) had a pet guinea pig which they got out of its cage to show you. Well, the little animal started running Allier and eventually ran under the dining room hutch. So we have this memory of you - on on your hands and knees, crawling around with the kids trying to capture the “pig”. It was hilarious!! Most of our memories are of you in church, funeral homes, and hospitals.....always trying to save humans. Well, one time you helped save a guinea pig! We love you!🙏🏻🙏🏻

    one year ago · Reply
  • Gerald Mato
    Gerald Mato

    As always we send our prayers to Father Prus for good health. Gerry and Peggy Mato

    11 months ago · Reply