Fr. Stephen Lynch, OFM, 87 years of age, a professed Franciscan friar for 63 years and a priest for 58 years, died Friday evening, Jan. 3, 2014, at Holy Name Friary, Ringwood, N.J.
Fr. Stephen was guardian of the Franciscan community and director of the Shrine from 1985 to 1990.
Fr. Stephen’s “Franciscan Journey,” in his own words, can be found on the Holy Name Province website.
Wake: Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2014, 4–7 p.m. (Wake Service: 7 p.m.)
Mass of Christian Burial: Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2014, 10:30 a.m.
St. Anthony Church
65 Bartholdi Avenue
Butler, NJ 07405
Burial: Mount Calvary Cemetery, Butler, N.J.