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Fr. Daniel Lydon, CSV, Returning Home

January 13, 2021

Fr. Dan Hall, CSV, Provincial of the Viatorian Community, announced Tuesday that Fr. Dan Lydon, CSV, will assume the role of President of Saint Viator High School effective July 1.

Fr. Dan Lydon during Mass at Saint Viator High School on St. Viator Day, 2018

Fr. Lydon replaces Associate Brian Liedlich who is stepping down after serving as the first lay President of the Arlington Heights Catholic High School for the past five years.

Fr. Dan Lydon, left was elected in 2018 to serve on the Provincial Council with Fr. Dan Hall, Provincial, Br. Michael Gosch, Assistant Provincial and Fr. Mark Francis, councilor.

Fr. Lydon is a graduate of Saint Viator (‘73) and has most recently served as Parochial Vicar at Maternity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Parish in Bourbonnais. He currently serves as a Board of Trustee member at the Chicago Theological Union where he previously earned a doctorate in ministry. Fr. Lydon began his academic career as a Spanish teacher at Saint Viator before moving into administration serving as Vice Principal.

“Fr. Lydon’s experience in education, administration and his relationship as an alumnus of Saint Viator will prepare him to take on this important responsibility,” Fr. Hall said. “We are very pleased to welcome him home.”

Fr. Lydon expressed his thanks to his parish community in Bourbonnais and acknowledged the trust being placed in him by the Viatorian Board of Governors.

Fr. Lydon currently serves as pariochial vicar at Maternity BVM Parish in Bourbonnais

“I am humbled to be presented with this opportunity to lead a community that has meant so much to me throughout my life,” Fr. Lydon said. “I look forward to leading this outstanding institution as we prepare for the continued challenges in providing a community of faith formation and academic excellence.”

Fr. Hall also thanked Liedlich for his commitment to Saint Viator.

“On behalf of everyone involved we thank Brian for his dedication and tireless service,” Fr. Hall added. “As he moves on to new endeavors, we all want him to know that he and Maria are still a part of our community and are Lions for Life.”