A letter from Fr. Tim to campers

Dear Campers,

I am very excited to be your camp spiritual director and to meet each of you. I am praying for you already and know that you are in for a weekend of life-changing grace. I am certain that God loves your community, and he will reveal his love for you in your being together with others like you. I am an eight-year old priest, and one of my joys has been helping the Chinese Catholic Community at St. Clare’s in Santa Clara. Your community is full of joy and hope, despite many of the struggles you endure every day. You worship from the heart. Priesthood is sharing is Jesus’ mission of teaching, prayer, healing and self-sacrifice. Every year I continue learning, and sharing, and trying my best to show the ones I meet that they are God’s beloved, that they are cherished and that their future is full of hope. I hope and pray that our time together will bring you healing and hope. Please feel free to send me your thoughts on what you are looking forward to most about this camp, and what you hope this camp will do for you.

I am a priest with the Legionaries of Christ in Cupertino, CA. My focus since 2010 has been education of children, teachers and families at Canyon Heights Academy in Campbell. I recently completed a M.A in educational leadership at the University of Notre Dame. People tell me that I am very caring and I think this is probably true. For fun, I like big groups of people having fun. I love the outdoors, following sports, playing baseball, living in California, talking about issues, or silly things. My biggest joys have been hearing confessions, especially at camps like yours.

In Christ, Fr. Tim

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.

Introducing our 2019 theme

We are so excited to announce our 2019 theme is LIVING HOPE — 主賜希望於人間、 讓我們活出望德!

Design by Genesia Ting

Design by Genesia Ting

We often talk about Faith and Love, but we seldom mention the third theological virtue: Hope.  In the midst of each of our individual struggles, we seek out Hope for reassurance through life’s challenges.  The phrase “Living Hope” has a 2-part meaning; Christ calls us to nurture our lives with Hope, becoming beacons of light so that Hope can spread and be alive within our communities.

What exactly, then, is this Christian Hope?  How do we own it enough to be able to gift it to those around us?

We'll answer these questions together this coming Labor Day Weekend (8/30-9/02). Registration starts on JUNE 16TH, so mark your calendars — we hope to see you at camp!

God bless,
Lucia & Albert
Your CACCLC 2019 Co-Overalls