Tuesday, October 25, 2016
3 new name possibilities for Church of Most Holy Redeemer and Nativity on 3rd Street
[EVG photo from the summer]
Last week we noted that there's a movement afoot to change the name of the Roman Catholic Church of Most Holy Redeemer and Nativity on East Third Street between Avenue A and Avenue B. (The Church of the Nativity on Second Avenue merged with Most Holy Redeemer in July 2015.)
Father Sean McGillicuddy solicited suggestions for the new name via the church bulletin.
The three top proposals are:
• Most Holy Redeemer and Nativity Church
• The Nativity of Most Holy Redeemer
• Saint John XXIII Church
According to an EVG reader and parishioner, ballots will be given out at every mass next weekend and the results will be given to Cardinal Dolan.
Possible new name aside, the neighbor told us previously that several of Father McGillicuddy's initiatives have been perceived as "ruinous" by some of the parishioners, who don't feel comfortable speaking out about the changes.