Bishop John Timon, the first bishop of Buffalo, will be the topic of a conference commemorating his legacy on the 150th anniversary of his death. Christ the King Seminary in East Aurora will host the conference on Friday, Sept. 22 from 1 to 5 p.m. in the seminary's main dining room. Bishop Richard J. Malone will open the afternoon with welcome and prayer.
Dr. Paul Lubienecki, a professor at the seminary will lead a talk on Bishop Timon's life before coming to Buffalo. Dr. Dennis Castillo, also a CKS professor, will give an overview of Bishop Timon's work in the diocese. Representatives from Sisters of Charity Hospital, St. Mary's School for the Deaf, Niagara University and Nardin Academy will talk about the institutions that started under Bishop Timon's tenure. Msgr. Paul J.E. Burkard, pastor of Our Lady of Victory Basilica and Shrine, and president of Baker Victory Services, will close the day by speaking of the care for orphans from the time of Bishop Timon to Venerable Nelson H. Baker.
A memorial Mass with Bishop Malone will take place Sunday, Sept. 24, at 10:30 a.m. at St. Joseph cathedral in downtown Buffalo.
There is no cost to attend, but registration is required. Register online at www.cks.edu/timon or call 716-805-1438.
Listen To Dr. Dennis Castillo discuss Bishop Timon on our WNYCatholic Weekly podcast.