"It is for God we serve the poor and not for thanks."
Catherine McAuley, Foundress of the Sisters of Mercy
Works of Mercy, our service program
Our four-year service program builds compassion and links our school to the global community through national and international mission trips.
Lauralton Hall students have a plethora of service sites to choose from and we have added care of the earth and God’s creatures, in harmony with Pope Francis and Laudato Si.
Community Service projects with Fairfield Prep have been initiated at Blessed Sacrament Church in Bridgeport and other collaborative services projects with area Catholic high schools are in the planning phase.
Peace, justice, and compassion are simply ideas if we don’t bring them to life. A Mercy education makes these values real.
At Lauralton, service is a path we walk each day—as real as our shining hallway floorboards, as tangible as the shade-dappled sidewalks that crisscross our campus. This path leads us to commit meaningful amounts of time helping others during all four years at Lauralton.
Lauralton students are required to volunteer a minimum of 75 hours over the course of four years.
Freshmen Year: Fifteen hours to the school or to any non-profit agency
Sophomore Year: Thirty hours to a non-profit agency that serves the least fortunate of God’s people
Junior Year: Fifteen hours, consisting of five hours shared with the school (optional) and ten hours to an outside, non-profit agency
Senior Year: Fifteen hours, consisting of five hours shared with the school (optional) and ten hours to an outside, non-profit agency
Some of the non-profit organizations where our students have volunteered include:
Local senior centers, Mercy Learning Center, Milford Boys & Girls Clubs, Homes for The Brave, and many more. For a full list of possible Community Service Opportunities, please see Director of Campus Ministry Jean Santopatre.
The prestigious Frances Warde Service Award is given annually to any student who accumulates 100 or more hours of service in one school year. For the form to record your service hours for this award, please click here.
Director of Campus Ministry