Old News – Holy Name Church

The newspaper article is about the opening of Holy Name of Jesus Church in Greece, NY. That church had the last Mass in 2014. It is now currently for sale. The current asking price is $675,000 which is only slightly over what it cost to build in 1967.


Friday, Oct. 27, 1967

Holy Name Church Opens

The striking new Holy Name of Jesus Church in Greece will hold its first Solemn High Mass this Sunday, Oct. 29,, at 12:30 a.m.

Father Thomas M. Reddington, pastor of the three year old parish, will be principal celebrant of the Mass. Other celebrants will be Monsignor Robert A. Kelcher, pastor of St. Charles Church, Father Donald Lux of St. John the Evangelist (Greece) Church and Father John Reddington, pastor of St. Louis in Pittsford and brother of the host pastor.

The new church and rectory combination is located on St. Martin’s Way, just off Bonesteel St.

Holy Name Church is marked by four domes, done in thin-shell concrete, which are supported by external buttresses. The graceful bell tower rises directly above the main altar. Four reinforced concrete columns support this dome and the bell tower above it. A sky light enclosure affords a flood of natural lighting above the altar. Three carillon bells grace the open tower.

Built with modern liturgical requirements in mind, the new church will accommodate 700 persons.

A schedule of Masses at 6:30, 8, 9:30 and 11 a.am., 12:30 and 5 p.m. has been established to take care of the 1,000 families in the parish.

Contracts for the combined church-rectory structure were signed for approximately $600,000. Architects were Genovese and Maddalena of Glen Rock, N.J. Dr. Mario Salvadori, professor of architecture at New York University, designed the shell domes. The structural engineering was done by Paul Weidlinger Co. General.