Our brother and fellow priest, Father James Profota, passed on from this life on December 11, 2016 at the age of 71.
Father Profota was born on September 5, 1945 in Hamtramck, Michigan and ordained a priest for the Archdiocese of Detroit on April 26, 1975.
Father Profota served as pastor of St. Hubert Parish, Harrison Township; St. Basil the Great Parish, Eastpointe; and Our Lady Queen of Heaven Parish, Detroit. He also had served as associate pastor at St. Jude Parish, Detroit; St. Mel Parish, Dearborn Heights; and SS. Peter and Paul (Westside) Parish, Detroit.
Visitation will take place at Wujek-Calcaterra & Sons Funeral Home, 36900 Schoenherr Road, (at Metro Parkway), Sterling Heights on Friday, December 16 from 3 - 9 p.m. A Scripture service will be held at 7 p.m.
Father Profota will lie in state on Saturday, December 17 at St. Blase Parish, 12151 Fifteen Mile Road, Sterling Heights from 10 a.m. until the celebration of his funeral Mass at 11 a.m. Interment will be at Resurrection Cemetery.
Father Profota was predeceased by his parents, Henry and Lottie Profota. He is survived by his brother Gregory Profota; and his sister, Patricia (Robert) Rybinski. Condolences may be sent to Sr. Pauline Kijek, 34594 Maple Lane Drive, Sterling Heights, MI 48312.