ROCKFORD (WIFR) — Boylan Catholic High School Principal and Superintendent, Father Paul Lipinski has been appointed to be the new pastor of St. Mary Parish in Sycamore.
Father Lipinski will succeed Father Frank Timar, a priest for the religious order of the Missionaries of the Sacred Heart, who will retire January 10, 2013.
Bishop David J. Malloy made the announcement today, Friday, Dec. 7, after previously meeting with the Provincial from the Missionaries of the Sacred Heart whose religious order no longer has the local resources to staff the parish following Father Timar’s retirement. Father Timar has been at St. Mary since 1990 first as administrator and then 21 years as pastor.
“We are extremely grateful to the Missionaries of the Sacred Heart and Father Timar for more than two decades of service and care provided to our diocese through St. Mary Parish and school in Sycamore,” Bishop Malloy said.
“I am pleased to be able to assign an experienced and talented priest like Father Lipinski to continue the history of the vibrant and growing Catholic community in Sycamore,” said Bishop Malloy.
As a result of Father Lipinski’s new assignment, executive assistant principal Jerry Kerrigan will be named interim principal at Boylan Catholic High School.
Father Lipinski has served Boylan Catholic in many capacities throughout his 39 years as a priest for the Rockford Diocese. He has been a faculty member, spiritual director and has been principal since 2008. In 2010 he was named Superintendent of the school.