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  • Petitioned Rockville Center Diocese, Bishop Murphy

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Rockville Center Diocese, Bishop Murphy

Save Catholic Education On Long Island

    1. victor calderone
    2. Petition by

      victor calderone

      farmingdale, NY

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On June 20th, after a six month campaign to save our school, LaSalle Regional School closed its doors - forever. While we were not able to convince the Diocese to reverse their decision, we remain committed to ensuring the Diocese reverses their trend. As the last 20 years has proved, closing schools does not strengthen the Catholic educationsystem; it weakens it. Please stay united with us in our ongoingcampaign for the future of Catholic education and for the future of our Church

Although the closing of the schools are of great concern to us it is the general state of Catholic elementary education in the Diocese that is of paramount concern.

In Pope John Paul II’s 1999 Exhortation The Church in America, he stated that Catholic schools play a vital role in the evangelizing mission of the Church.

Catholic high schools receive at least 60% of their enrollment from the Catholic elementary schools. With the systematic elimination of the elementary level schools, it is only a matter of time before the Catholic high schools are dramatically affected.

Studies have established that vocations, lay Catholic educators, and others who serve the Church in a variety of ministries have the common thread of a Catholic education in their backgrounds. The diocese has closed six catholic elementary school on Long Island. This is not the direction we want to go. Save our schools-save our childrens future

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Recent signatures

    News

    1. We have fallen short of our 500 signature goal.

      victor calderone
      Petition Organizer

      I wanted to thank everyone that has signed. I will be mailing the petition to Bishop Murphy this week. It seems like all our efforts to reverse his decision have failed so this will be our last chance to save our beloved school. Please forward the petition link ( http://www.change.org/petitions/save-catholic-education-in-farmingdale-give-us-a-chance) to your friends and family. Everyone in your household can sign. It doesn’t matter where they live. We have received signatures from California to Italy and the United Kingdom. Once our schools close they will be gone and a void in neighborhood and our hearts. We will not give up. God Bless

    2. we have reached 350!

      victor calderone
      Petition Organizer

      We are stradily climbing towards 500-thanks for all those who have signed and please let all your friends and family members sign-God Bless

    3. We have Reached 300 signatures!

      victor calderone
      Petition Organizer

      We are steadily moving towards 500. Keep up the good work and spread the word. Also like our facebook page -Thanks again-God Bless

    4. 250 Signatures reached in less than a week-great job!

      victor calderone
      Petition Organizer

      Keeping catholic school education is vital to Farmingdale ,Long Island and the United States. Its disappearing here and everywhere . Lets stop this now before its too late. Please have everyone you know sign. We have signatures from California to the UK and Italy. Spread the word. Please visit our site for the latest news-GOD BLESS and Thank You

    5. Reached 250 signatures
    6. We have reached 150 signatures

      victor calderone
      Petition Organizer

      In less than 4 days we have gotten over 150 signatures. Thank you to everyone who has helped. Please continue to ask your friends and families to sign. God Bless and Thanks Again

    7. Great Job-we have reached 101 signatures in two days-Lets keep it going

      victor calderone
      Petition Organizer

      Please email all your friends and post on your facebook wall!!

      God Bless

    8. Reached 100 signatures
    9. Please forward this to all your friends-thanks

      victor calderone
      Petition Organizer

      We have 56 signatures since last night

    10. Reached 50 signatures
    11. WE NEED YOUR HELP TO SAVE OUR SCHOOL

      victor calderone
      Petition Organizer

      WE NEED CATHOLIC EDUCATION ON LONG ISLAND

    Supporters

    Reasons for signing

    • Christine Casale MIDDLESEX, NJ
      • almost 2 years ago

      In the upcoming "Year of Faith" and the celebration of the 50th anniversary of Vatican II, we embrace the New Evangelization with the knowledge that our world is becoming increasingly secularized. Historically, Catholic education has been our greatest form of evangelization and leaving Catholic parents with no viable alternative to the public school and its secular messages is hardly a move in the right direction. The Church needs to recognize that the traditional financial plan for schools of tuition and pairsh subsidy no longer works. We need innovation and courage.

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    • Rosa Osuna PALATINE, IL
      • about 2 years ago

      No matter what th Catholic Church is well known throught the world. Catholicsm give people a way to learn to becom one with themselves and their soul. So leave the school, without the school the Chruch has no way to educate.

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    • Amy Lisa BETHPAGE, NY
      • about 2 years ago

      I was fortunate enough to attend Catholic school all my life. I strongly believe it has made me who I am today. I have strong family values and believe I am a good person. These children deserve the same especially in these times where growing up is much different. Strong foundation is needed.

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    • Jeanmarie Madelmayer GARDEN CITY, NY
      • over 2 years ago

      I am signing because I am a strong believer in catholic education and I think this school needs to stay open!! If these parents are willing to take on he task of running it why not let them. It's no skin off the diocese's back and if they truly believe in educating children with a catholic faith based education they will be behind those who are willing to run a a catholic school!!

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    • christina ulrich FLORAL PARK, NY
      • over 2 years ago

      Children who attend Catholic Schools are more focused on their studies and with the emphasis both at home and in school, of religion on a daily basis, a solid foundation is put into place. If you close these schools, you will force my friends and others who have children in attendance to go elsewhere. Many parents are employed outside the home and it would not be prudent for them to send their children away to another parochial school where reaching them in times of emergency might be difficult. The successful children of today are the successful leaders of tomorrow. Please keep the schools open.

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