Introducing Fr. Timothy Lyons, LC


ExCo 2019 is excited to announce our spiritual director for this year’s camp! Fr. Timothy Lyons, LC is a priest from the Legionaries of Christ community in Cupertino, CA. He occasionally celebrates Mass at the San Jose Chinese Catholic Mission at St. Clare’s in Santa Clara, CA, where many CACCLC campers are parishioners. If you came to CACCLC 2018, you may have heard Kristen mention Fr. Timothy during the spiritual direction panel! Fr. Timothy has a gift for preaching and teaching the Gospel. His preaching is simple, but profound, touching both the intellect and heart. He inspires us to holiness and emanates the beauty of knowing the risen Christ. 

Bio: Fr. Timothy entered the seminary in 1997 and first lived in San Jose from 2002-05, serving as a part-time intern at Canyon Heights Academy. In 2005, he resumed his studies, receiving a B.A. in Theology and a Master’s degree in Philosophy from Regina Apostolorum University in Rome, Italy. He returned to the United States and worked for two years in youth ministry in Sacramento and Phoenix. Fr. Timothy was ordained a priest in Rome on Christmas Eve, 2010 by Cardinal Velasio de Paolis. He served as Canyon Heights Academy chaplain from 2011-2015, and as director of Our Lady of Santa Clara Retreat Center in Cupertino from 2015-2018. He is currently the chaplain of Canyon Heights Academy.