The students took their message to the monsignor, asking for help from the Archdiocese of New York.
Earlier this week, officials announced the school will close for good on June 30 after final exams due to declining enrollment and a facility in need of repair.
State education officials said students will be returning to classes Monday in many New Jersey schools that were shuttered by the superstorm.
“Your children are going to be getting into environments that are better for their future. It’s as simple as that,” Newark Mayor Cory Booker said.
Parents in the community have cited spiritual, financial, and social needs as reasons to keep the school open.