In Memory of Father William Lynn, SJ

A Memorial Mass for Reverend William Lynn, SJ, will be celebrated in Saint Turibius Chapel at the Pontifical College Josephinum, 7625 North High Street, Columbus, on Wednesday, February 6, 2013, at 7:30 p.m.  

Father Lynn, a priest of the Society of Jesus for 58 years, spent his entire priesthood as a seminary professor. He taught at the Josephinum for 28 years, from 1979 until 2007, and was loved and respected for his classes and spiritual direction. Alumni cherished his scholarly notes and many continued to correspond with him after graduation.  

During Father Lynn’s time in Columbus, he made many friends in the community through his involvement in spiritual groups and celebration of weekend Masses. Countless people whose lives he touched benefitted from his wisdom and his peaceful presence.   Father Lynn died on December 25, 2012, at the Jesuit Retreat and Retirement Center in Wernersville, PA. Christmas Day was his 90th birthday.   

Friends of Father Lynn are invited to join the Josephinum community for the Memorial Mass, giving thanks to God for the many gifts Father Lynn shared during his lifetime. A light reception will follow the liturgy.

To assist with planning, please confirm your attendance with Mrs. Maureen Cunningham at or 614-985-2202.