Father Cormac Lynch, C.P., Holy Cross Province (1912-1988)

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Born John Philip Jerome Lynch on May 15, 1912 in Cincinnati, Ohio, he was the son of Peter Lynch and Mary Murphy. During his early years Father Stanislaus Geekie, C.P. was an early visitor of the family. He professed his vows on July 30, 1931. His religious name was Cormac. He was ordained on June 3, 1939. His brother was Father Kenny Lynch, C.P. Father Cormac Lynch was a hospital chaplain at Hines Memorial Hospital, Chicago, Illinois from 1940 until 1945. He was associate pastor at St. Agnes, Louisville from 1945 until 1950. Other priests on the staff there were Fathers Aloysius Dowling, C.P. and Anslem Secor, C.P. Later he was a preacher of parish missions. He was also a rector of Chicago from 1956 until 1960, a vicar and was assigned to Fairfield, Alabama and San Anselmo, California. He was a hospital chaplain in his later years at Holy Cross Hospital, Detroit, Michigan from 1983 until 1988. He died from a heart attack at Queen of Heaven Parish where he resided.