Throwing A Hail Mary: Catholic School Sets Up GoFundMe In Attempt To Stay Open

ELIZABETH, N.J. (CBSNewYork) — A Catholic high school in New Jersey is making a Hail Mary attempt to keep its doors open after nearly a century.

St. Mary of the Assumption High School in Elizabeth dates back to the 1930s.

The Archdiocese of Newark plans to shut down St. Mary of the Assumption High School, in Elizabeth, New Jersey, on June 30, 2019. (Credit: CBS2)

Students and faculty found out Monday the Archdiocese of Newark is shutting the school down on June 30.

WEB EXTRA: Click here to read the Archdiocese of Newark’s press release announcing the school’s closure.

The problem is a steady decline in enrollment and a deepening budget deficit.

The archdiocese released the following statement regarding the closure:

“The difficult decision to close St. Mary of the Assumption High School was made after a thorough and systematic review of…

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