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April 16, 2024

Fr. Tom Lind dies at 92

Originally from Minneapolis, MN, Fr. Thomas Lind, SCJ, died on April 11, just days after his 92nd birthday. He was a member of the Sacred Heart Community in Pinellas Park, FL. Nearly ten years earlier he had been diagnosed with congestive heart failure.
Fr. Tom did his seminary studies at Sacred Heart Monastery (now Sacred Heart Seminary and School of Theology). He professed his first vows with the Priests of the Sacred Heart (Dehonians) in 1951 and was ordained in 1958.
His first full-time assignment was back where he started: assisting at the Sacred Heart Novitiate in Ste. Marie, IL, from 1960-64. From there, he went to St. Joseph’s Indian School, where he served for 17 years. He would later return to South Dakota for a short-term assignment on the Cheyenne River Reservation from 1999-2000.
For nine years (1980-89) he was pastor of St. James Church in Corinth, MS. After two years at Christ the Redeemer parish in Houston, he returned to Mississippi, where he assisted with pastoral ministry from 2000-16. Since 2016, he had been a member of the SCJ retirement community in Pinellas Park.
  Funeral arrangements will take place Thursday, April 18, at Good Shepherd Chapel at Sacred Heart at Monastery Lake. Reception of the Body and the Wake will be at 9:30 a.m. and the Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 10:30 a.m.


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