Our Athol Springs, NY high school ministry of St. Francis High School (SFHS), in conjunction with a few Buffalo – South Town parishes, will host “Maximilian: Saint of Auschwitz,” on Thursday, August 15, 2019 (the Solemnity of the Assumption of Mary). Admission will be free.
Our Lady of the Angels Province friar and president of SFHS, Fr. Michael Sajda, OFM Conv. was approached by Fr. Bill Quinlivan (pastor of St. Martin of Tours and St. Thomas Aquinas) to see if SFHS would be available to be one of the sites for this production.
The Diocese of Buffalo is supportive and will provide some of the funding needed to put on the production. SFHS has also procured an additional sponsor. Once all details are finalized, it is planned that there will be four performance opportuntites in the area: August 14th – St. Martin of Tours, August 15th – St. Francis High School, August 17th – Niagara University, and they are looking at Canisius College for August 16th.
The event is being held in response to New York State extending the look back period. It is the hope that this play will encourage the faithful and inspire them with hope.