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The Church of the Nativity on Second Avenue between East Second Street and East Third Street is on Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan's closure list as the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of New York undergoes a massive reorganization.
Under the plan, the church, founded in 1832, would merge with Most Holy Redeemer on East Third Street between Avenue A and Avenue B.
Nativity parishioners continue their efforts to save the church from a sale and subsequent demolition...
There's a meeting tonight with a representative from the Archdiocese... via the EVG inbox...
This will be the FIRST "official" parish meeting regarding the merger since the announcement was made on November 2, 2014.
Every meeting and discussion we (the parishioners) have had so far has taken place outside of the church and in the social hall because we weren't allowed to have an open discussion inside our church.
This is an opportunity to ask important questions and let them know why our church should remain open. It’s imperative that we all attend so that we may be taken seriously.
Church of the Nativity. 44 Second Ave. between East Second Street and East Third Street
Wednesday, March 25, 7 p.m.
The parishioners have created a Facebook page, a Twitter account, a blog and a YouTube channel. And you can sign a petition here.
Previously on EV Grieve:
Parishioners fight to save the Church of the Nativity on 2nd Avenue