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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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