Over the past several months, there has been much attention paid to Bishop Timon's recent gift from Elias "Junior" Attea.
Three important points should be the focus of any discussion concerning this donation.
First, at a very critical point in the history of our newly independent school, an endowment for student scholarships and financial aid has been established.
Second, within the Franciscan tradition at Timon, we have the opportunity to further devotion to a very special saint of the Catholic Church -- St. Jude.
Finally, with this contribution Timon can add the name of an outstanding individual, that of Mr. Attea, to its long list of faithful supporters.
With St. Jude joining the Timon family, the rich tradition of providing a caring, personal and Catholic education to countless young men of Western New York will hopefully be carried into the 21st century.
TIMOTHY M. LYNCH
Bishop Timon High School