Middle School student members of the St. Vincent de Paul Club at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic School in Easton participated in a “Commissioning Ceremony” on December 16 held in the school cafeteria.
SVdP President Alex Handy and Spiritual Advisor Ron Virostek presented SVdP Youth pins to 21 recent club members and 17 Certificates of Appreciation to returning members. The students promised to share in the SVdP mission to respect the dignity of each person by being kind and compassionate, especially to all those who are poor and suffering.
At their meetings, Club members pack items for those in need in Talbot County. They also volunteer at the SVdP Food Pantry, where they pack grocery bags and help carry packages for those who need assistance getting to their cars.
“You serve others in many ways,” Virostek told the students. “Some people just need a smile from you to help brighten their day.”
For more information about the Society of St. Vincent de Paul, go to www.SvdpEastonmd.org