10/24/14 ** update on Fr. Cooper:

Yesterday, a member of my family contacted Father directly to inquire about his health and to offer prayers for him.  He relayed this information:   The cancer was a huge surprise.  He thought he had just a back ache but the pain just kept getting worse...broken vertebrae, hernia, possible cancer...then cancer.  He did get good news last Friday (10/17) when a bone scan revealed no cancer anywhere else, which was a surprise to the oncologist.  If the cancer is localized in the vertebrae, the doctors could do surgery and 'fix things', perhaps.  He is waiting for the results  of a bone marrow biopsy which the doctors say would be 'conclusive'.

So I guess one could call this news "guarded optimism".  From  the catholicinfo site, someone there

posted that he had not offered public mass in over a month.  He is still teaching catechism. His mom is now there, from Michigan, to help out.  And Fr. Stafki is being sent to Arcadia to take over

for him right now. 

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Fr. Cooper is my sole reason for stumbling upon the Crusaders of the Immaculate Heart.  I was searching for some positive news of his progress and this site was in my search results.  I have known him since he first became a priest.  Once here, I read a few of the offerings on the site,  and I was absolutely compelled to apply for membership. I must say, I am profoundly grateful to have been accepted into the fold.  Even without knowing, Fr. Cooper continues his good works. ~smile~

I watched many of his sermons online.  I always enjoyed them and learned a lot.  I feel I know him even though I never met him.  He is in my prayers.  I hope he has a complete recovery.

It was announced to us Sun that Fr Cooper's cancer appears to be going into remission after only 1 course of chemo, which he attributes to the prayers and sacrifices offered for him. He is also suffering from an acute case of shingles (due to the lessening of his immune system from the chemo) which causes him a great deal of continuous pain. Please continue to pray for this good priest.

Thanks Birgitta! 

Birgitta said:

It was announced to us Sun that Fr Cooper's cancer appears to be going into remission after only 1 course of chemo, which he attributes to the prayers and sacrifices offered for him. He is also suffering from an acute case of shingles (due to the lessening of his immune system from the chemo) which causes him a great deal of continuous pain. Please continue to pray for this good priest.

An update for Fr. Cooper-

I heard yesterday, that Fr. Cooper has moved to Dickinson, TX, perhaps to live at or near Queen of Angels Priory/Chapel.  This is so he can receive treatment from the M D Anderson Cancer Treatment Center.  The cancer has now spread to his bones.

One of Fr.'s first assignments as a priest for the Society was in Dickinson, and I know he has many fond memories of this chapel  (and its parishioners), along with working with Fr. Carl Pulvermacher.

**Perhaps anyone who attends Queen of Angels in Dickinson, could verify this, or anyone from Our Lady of Angels in Arcadia could, too.

Looking at the names of the two chapels (Our Lady of Angels and Queen of Angels), I know Our Blessed Mother is holding Fr. Cooper close to her heart.  

Please continue your prayers for him and ask Mary and the angels to protect, guide and comfort him as he continues on his journey.  

My prayers are with him always. +

My prayers are with Fr. Cooper.  Gods Will be done.

My prayers also are with  Father Cooper. St. Peregrine pray for him. Guardian angel do not leave his side!

This is not such good news.....praying for Fr. Cooper.

*thank you for the update Susan*

Dear Mother Mary, pray for Fr. Cooper.

My prayers will continue for FR Cooper, hpeful OUR BLessed Mother will shelter under her mantle.

Isabelle

Thanks for this news. We will continue to pray for him.

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