Timetable and Naming Process:-- All parishioners are invited to submit ideas from May 14 – May 26.-- The Unification Council will consolidate parishioner input and narrow down the list to 3 to 6 names for RMC leadership to consider on May 27. (Please note the rationale for a suggested name is as important as the name. A name may pass screening because of a compelling justification.)-- The Episcopal Council will screen the submitted names from June 2 to June 16 and submit a final list to the Cardinal for consideration.-- The Cardinal selects a unified parish name on June 25.
Guidelines:-- Mission Driven. Two church communities, each with a proud history, should be thoughtfully considered, along with how we will re-focus ourselves to the mission that Jesus entrusted to us in this particular location we live in---Bridgeport and Chinatown. -- Unique Identity. Names are important and can define us uniquely. The name selected will reflect the identity of the newly unified community and our presence in the neighborhood. It symbolizes who we are and what we want to be as a faith community.-- Saints and Feast Days. The names need not necessarily be saint names; however, they should be associated with a feast day for the new Parish to celebrate.
Let’s show our enthusiasm by inspiring the Cardinal with our ideas as he discerns the future name of our unified Parish.