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Diocese to release statement on St. Joseph Immaculate Heart of Mary School.on Monday

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The Youngstown Catholic Diocese says it will release a statement on Monday on the closing of St. Joseph Immaculate Heart of Mary School.

On Friday, students brought home letters announcing the closing at the end of this school year.

21 News caught up with a family leaving Mass at Immaculate Heart of Mary on Sunday. “Yes, it is kind of heart breaking that they're going to close the school here. My kids go to CCD class here and hopefully they keep that going because I came to CCD here when i was their age,” said Lenny Toto, parishioner at Immaculate Heart of Mary.

St. Joseph and Immaculate Heart of Mary Schools merged five years ago due to declining enrollment. This year, the combined school had an enrollment of less than 100 for grades K-8.

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