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BISHOP TIMOTHY LYNE TO MARK 65 YEARS AS
ARCHDIOCESAN PRIEST AND 25 YEARS AS A BISHOP

Cardinal George to Serve as Co-host of May 1 Celebratory Dinner

CHICAGO, IL (March 25, 2008) – Most Rev. Timothy J. Lyne, Retired Auxiliary Bishop of Chicago, will be honored at a celebration dinner on Thursday, May 1 at the Westin Chicago River North Hotel, 320 N. Dearborn St., Chicago in recognition of his 65 years as an Archdiocesan priest, including 25 years as an auxiliary bishop.

The celebration begins at 6 p.m. and will be co-hosted by Francis Cardinal George, O.M.I., Archbishop of Chicago, and Rev. Daniel Mayall, pastor of Holy Name Cathedral Parish. The event’s honorary co-chairs are Chicago Mayor and Mrs. Richard M. Daley. All proceeds will benefit the restoration and renovation of the Holy Name Cathedral Parish rectory. Dinner tickets can be purchased by accessing the parish website, www.holynamecathedral.org.

The 89-year old Lyne was born in Chicago and attended Resurrection and St. Mel’s Elementary Schools, Quigley Preparatory Seminary and the University of St. Mary of the Lake / Mundelein Seminary. He was ordained a Catholic priest on May 1, 1943 by Cardinal Stritch, and was soon named associate pastor of St. Mary Parish in Riverside, where he remained until 1962. He then served four years as associate pastor of St. Edmund Parish in Oak Park.

In 1966 he was assigned to Holy Name Cathedral, and served the parish as associate pastor for one year and as pastor for 22 years. On December 13, 1983, he was ordained Episcopal Vicar for Vicariate II, and in 1988, while serving as pastor and auxiliary bishop, Lyne was named Vicar for Senior Priests, a title he still holds. Bishop Lyne retired from active ministry on January 24, 1995.

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