Remembering Father Thomas Baima

Posted on April 22, 2022

Watch funeral Mass for Father Thomas Baima in the Chapel of the Immaculate Conception at Mundelein Seminary.

We are profoundly saddened to announce the passing of Father Thomas Baima ’80. Father Baima faithfully served the University of Saint Mary of the Lake/Mundelein Seminary for more than 20 years in a variety of roles, most recently as provost and professor. We are so grateful for his intellectual brilliance, organizational leadership and pastoral heart that made such a positive impact on this institution and generations of his students. Eternal rest grant unto him, O Lord, and may perpetual light shine upon him.

Services for The Very Rev. Thomas A. Baima will be as follows:

Saturday, April 30th 9 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

Funeral Mass
Saturday, April 30th at 11 a.m.
Cardinal Blase Cupich will be the main celebrant

University of Saint Mary of the Lake/Mundelein Seminary
Chapel of the Immaculate Conception
1000 East Maple Avenue
Mundelein, IL  60060

Funeral website

In anticipation of Mundelein Seminary’s centennial celebration, Father Baima gave an interview last summer reflecting on his experience at Mundelein, the vision of Cardinal George Mundelein and the future of the institution. Watch an excerpt from the interview below.