John O’Connor Visits Bishop Timon-St. Jude High School

HNP Communications Features

BUFFALO, N.Y. — During recent visits to friars in Western New York, Provincial Minister John O’Connor, OFM, made a stop at nearby Bishop Timon-St. Jude High School. 

John met April 9 with principal and CEO Thomas Sullivan and members of the board of trustees. He expressed enthusiasm about partnerships between Holy Name Province and the school.

Sullivan said the Timon community is very thankful for these partnerships.

“Holy Name Province has had a long fruitful relationship with Timon, dating from its establishment in 1946,” said Sullivan. “We are very grateful for the many years of service the friars of Holy Name Province gave in the ministry of Catholic education here in South Buffalo. The Franciscans hold a special place in the hearts and lives of Timon’s alumni, as well as the local community.” 

JOCTimonBoard800Kevin P. McLaughlin, director of advancement, added: “Franciscan spirituality has been synonymous with the Timon community throughout our 62-year history. Now, more than ever, we are committed to extending that spirit and legacy for future generations of young men. We welcome the opportunity to explore innovative collaborations that will continue to foster and enhance the Franciscan spirit within Timon, and the broader community we strive to serve.”

Bishop Timon–St. Jude High School was established in 1946 by the Diocese of Buffalo as an affordable Catholic high school for young men in South Buffalo. Bishop O’Hara invited the friars of Holy Name Province to administer and staff the newly founded Bishop Timon High School, named in honor of the first bishop of Buffalo. This marked the beginning of the diocesan high school system that would endure for 45 years. In 1990, although inidividual friars continued to staff the school, the province withdrew its corporate commitment to Timon High School. In 1991, Timon was incorporated as a private independent high school governed by a board of trustees. The school currently has 310 students.

On April 11, New York City alumni of Timon gathered for a reception in the Province’s friary on West 31st Street in Manhattan.

Shown in photo are some of the trustees present for the meeting: from left, James Tilley, Fr. Richard Zajac, Jack Hassett, Joseph Emhof,  Greg Jakubowicz, OFM, a Timon graduate, John, James Rzad (Board Chair), Mary Ann Gottstine, Jerry Kegler and Robert Maggio.