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
To assist with planning, please confirm your
attendance with Mrs. Maureen Cunningham at
firstname.lastname@example.org or 614-985-2202.