We are pleased to welcome to the parish staff our new parochial vicar, Fr. Tom Lynch, OP. Fr. Tom is not new to Chicago, having taught at Fenwick High School early in his Dominican life. He also gave ten years of service at the Dominican mission in Bolivia and now comes to us from Denver, where he served as associate at a suburban parish.
“I’ve already seen how important a vibrant Catholic community can be to the larger local community,” he says of his few weeks in Pilsen. “I’m impressed with how well the parish works together with other neighborhood organizations to care for the well-being of the entire community.”
Fr. Tom grew up in a tiny hamlet near Traverse City , Mich., and credits his parents and a traveling Dominican preaching team with his broad outlook on life and his call to a Dominican vocation.
Welcome Fr. Tom!