Please pray for Fr. Michael!
A prayer request send by my friend rpeeze:
On Friday evening, my family was informed that another priest in our diocese, Fr. Michael Rosco was involved in a terrible car accident while he was leaving Johnstown, PA after a diocesan trustee meeting to return home to New Jersey. After swerving and bumping into another car while he was on the southbound side of Rt. 219, Fr. Michael’s car struck the barrier and flipped over. His car landed upside down on the northbound side of Rt. 219.
Fr. Michael is in stable condition, but has been in the ICU since being admitted to a hospital in the Johnstown area.
Some of the more specific details are still hazy, but at the very least Fr. Michael has a concussion (there’s a possibility that he had bleeding in his brain), a punctured lung, and multiple broken vertebrae. This morning he underwent a (successful) surgery to insert rods and screws into his back to stabilize his vertebrae. He is still in a lot of pain. Thankfully he is coherent, though he does not remember much about the accident, and is sometimes too overwhelmed with pain to speak.
His wife (my Godmother) has not left the hospital since driving out there right after hearing of the accident.
I would appreciate if your followers would keep Fr. Michael, Pani Susan, and their son Vlad Rosco in their prayers. Fr. Michael is 63, and is a loving and nurturing priest.