St. Patrick’s School in Bedford to Open Doors and Open Arms for Families of Closing Catholic Schools
St. Patrick’s School in Bedford is here to stay. Therefore, they want to bring comfort and share their story with the families of those who are suffering from the recent school closures.
On February 13th, St. Patrick’s will be hosting a pasta night for current and prospective families. Prior to dinner, they are inviting families to share in an Ash Wednesday Mass at 5:30pm at St. Patrick’s Church. The dinner will be held immediately after at 6:30pm in St. Patrick’s school gym.
The recent decision by the New York Archdiocese to close 22 schools has devastated many families. Many are afraid to trust that the remaining Catholic schools will actually stay open. Therefore, St. Patrick’s is offering a solid landing spot in this time of uncertainty.
St. Patrick’s has experienced a 30% growth in the last three years. Under the leadership of the principal, Jennifer Ciavirella, the school is thriving. “Our hearts and prayers go out to the families who will be losing their schools next year,” says Ciavirella. “Our doors are open. There is still a Catholic education option for these families. We want them to feel secure and comfortable, and what better way to do so than over prayer and food.“ The NY Archdiocese has named St. Patrick’s a regional school for Northern Westchester.
St. Patrick’s School, 483 Old Post Road, Bedford, NY 10506 (914-234-7914) is a Pre-K through grade 8 parochial school located right outside of the village green in Bedford Village, New York. At the core of St. Patrick’s philosophy is a strong value system, to encourage students not only to achieve academic excellence but also to strive for high ethical values and social responsibility. http://stpatricksbedford.com