14 NYC Catholic schools slated to close

January 13, 2009 4:00:24 PM PST
Catholic church officials say they plan to close 14 schools in Brooklyn and Queens this summer because of plummeting enrollment.The move affects more than 1,600 students in the Brooklyn Diocese. Schools targeted for closure include St. Elizabeth Ann Seton and Our Lady of Perpetual help in Brooklyn and St. Aloysius and Blessed Sacrament in Queens.

Brooklyn Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio will make final decision before school registration opens for the 2009-1010 school year on February 23.

14 Schools Slated for Closure:

  • Blessed Sacrament
  • St. Michael's
  • St. Ann
  • St. Aloysius
  • St. Benedict Joseph Labre
  • St. Elizabeth Ann Seton
  • St. Catherine of Sienna
  • Immaculate Heart of Mary
  • St. Anthony of Padua
  • Our Lady of Perpetual Help
  • Flatbush Catholic Academy
  • St. Vincent Ferrer
  • Our Lady of Angels
  • Most Precious Blood

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