Annual Christmas party held at Our Lady of the Angels

The Mission of Our Lady of the Angels, 3808 W. Iowa St., hosted its annual Christmas party for West Humboldt Park residents on Dec. 8, 2018. More than 1,200 guests received on-site holiday lunches, Christmas gifts. For most attendees, these are the only holiday gifts they will receive. (Karen Callaway/Chicago Catholic)
Children visit Santa Claus at Our Lady of the Angels. (Karen Callaway/Chicago Catholic)
Augustina Paris, Maddie LeMieux, Kailyn Moran, Grace Nedza, Abby Ciprian, Brianna Barry, Brennan Barker and Erin Moran, youth from Mary Seat of Wisdom Parish in Park Ridge, work through new clothing that will be given to children. (Karen Callaway/Chicago Catholic)
Matthew Engles, a senior at Loyola Academy in Wilmette, and Pat Griffith, a school staff member, react as a little girl who received a gift of a doctor’s kit takes Engles’ blood pressure. (Karen Callaway/Chicago Catholic)
(Karen Callaway/Chicago Catholic)
Volunteers spread Christmas cheer through song. (Karen Callaway/Chicago Catholic)
Volunteers from Loyola Academy in Wilmette distribute stockings during the event. (Karen Callaway/Chicago Catholic)
Twins sisters Mary and Laura Kizior touch up the Christmas tree in the entrance way as hundreds of volunteers spread Christmas cheer during the event. (Karen Callaway/Chicago Catholic)