Our Legacy of Service

St. Angela Merici Catholic School has participated in the Youth St. Vincent de Paul Society for over 4 years. The St. Vincent de Paul Society and Brown Foundation recognized the loving spirit and dedication of our students and awarded us with two Brown Foundation Grants totaling nearly $3,000. This generous grant will help St. Angela continue the legacy of service to others.

The seventh graders’ service project includes making a budget, visiting the Rebuild Center and St. Jude Community Center, and making over 160 breakfast sandwiches weekly for those less fortunate. The students also make Blessing Bags to pass out to the homeless.

The sixth graders are focusing on a literacy partnership with The Good Shepherd Catholic School. Through this service project, our students will become writing and reading buddies with first graders at The Good Shepherd Catholic School. St. Angela Merici students will give paperback books to their buddies and remain pen pals throughout the school year. The culmination of this literacy and service partnership is the personalized book each sixth grader will write and give to their new friend.

SVDP Youth also participate in other service projects throughout the year, such as making Rosaries, working at Edible Garden NOLA and Second Harvest Food Bank, and collecting coats for the Rebuild Center.


“I wanted to be part of the Youth St. Vincent de Paul Society so I could help the community and show the world how to be kind.”

– 7th Grade SVDP Vice President, Cooper Schott


“Being part of this society has changed my spiritual life by making me more thankful for the things I have, and it brightens my day when I can help others in need.”

-7th Grade SVDP Chaplain, Maddie Castanza


“Serving others means that you help others whenever you get the chance to, no matter what it is.”

-6th Grade SVDP Chaplain, Ellie Rizzo

7th Grade SVDP Youth Officers

President Haley Lalla, Chaplain Maddie Castanza, Vice President Cooper Schott


7th Grade SVDP Youth Members


SVDP Youth making sandwiches for the less fortunate.


SVDP Youth members and sponsors living out our mission to serve.

Members: Naomi Osborne, Isabella Oberlies, Gabby Roberts, and Bryanna Theard  
Sponsors: Mrs. Kathy Hurd and Mrs. Wanda Salzer 


6th Grade SVDP Youth Members