It looks like Holy Name of Jesus Parish is not ready to throw in the towel.
From their current bulletin ...
Dear Members of HNOJ,
As many of you know, there has been a Planning Group consisting of representatives of the six Eastern Greece/Charlotte parishes working on long term planning for our area.
The financial committee of this group has recommended to the larger group that both Holy Name of Jesus parish and Our Lady of Mercy parish be closed.
For me, people come first, and we will try to understand people's feelings and have compassion with the parishioners of both our parishes. It is important to emphasize that this recommendation comes from a committee of lay people and not from the priests or from the Diocese. This is a recommendation and not a final plan.
It will undergo further review before going to Bishop Clark. A member of our Holy Name of Jesus Finance Committee, Kathy Prystajko, is on that committee.
Kathy has written a very eloquent “minority report” that is strongly opposed to this recommendation.
Pursuant to that report:
Our Parish Council and I will recommend to the Planning Group that Holy Name of Jesus Church remain open.
We feel that our track record over the past two years has proved our ability not only to survive but to prosper.
While we know we can no longer justify having our own full-time priest, we are by no means dead. If we are supportive and do not "bail out" now, we can stay open and it can be a win-win situation.
Our future is in our hands, as we try to respond to the will of the Holy Spirit.
Sincerely, Father Gagnier
Tip: Interstate Catholic