RCIA is in the process through which an adult or young adult receives the Sacraments of Initiation: Baptism, Confirmation and First Holy Communion. It begins with a call to conversion, continues through a period of instruction and a deepening of faith and leads to the celebration of the sacraments at the Easter Vigil Mass. This program is for unbaptized adults and young adults, baptized non-Catholics and baptized Catholics who have not yet been confirmed. If you know of some who “missed” confirmation or someone interested in exploring the Catholic faith, please tell them about RCIA. The next group starts preparation in the fall.


St. Patrick’s Christmas Boutique

He’s making a list, checking it twice … Santa Claus is coming to Bedford! Family photos with Santa are just one of the many activities offered at the St Patrick’s Annual Christmas Boutique, to be held Saturday, November 21, 2015 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at St. Patrick’s School, 483 Old Post Road in Bedford.

For more than 25 years, the school has transformed overnight into a winter wonderland of shopping and cheer. Held the weekend before Thanksgiving, the popular community event rings in the start of the holiday season, attracting shoppers and merry-makers from around Westchester, Putnam and neighboring Connecticut who seek high-quality gifts, including crafts, collectibles, jewelry, decorations, leather goods, clothing and toys, among other items. Home-baked goods, café lunch items, hot cocoa and coffee is also available for purchase in the Holiday Cafe. A 50/50 raffle, silent auction and games for young children round out the joyful day’s events.

Admission and parking are free. New Vendors Welcome! Contact Dorothy Monaco at dmonaco@stpatricksbedford.com for more information or download the Vendor Registration Form here.