Mission of Our Lady of Angels

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The Mission of Our Lady of Angels serves the materially poor and to share the treasure of our Catholic Faith in the Humboldt Park area on the West Side. Our Lady of the Angels buildings were chosen for the site of this Mission because of its approximate geographic center of the West side, one of the neediest in the city. Since then, Fr. Bob has renovated the buildings on the site and with the help of the Franciscans of the Eucharist of Chicago order of nuns have established the Mission. To serve the material poor the Mission provides the following services: Food Pantry that provides food to about 700 families each month; Distribute clothing and household goods at set times as well as for emergencies; Afterschool programming for approximately 900 youth to participate in afterschool, in the evenings and during the summer Senior Citizens programming each week hosting between 30-40 seniors for exercise, computer classes, a Bible study and lunch; Community Dinners which provide a safe, health, and wholesome environment for the families in the neighborhood and give the neighbors an opportunity to pray, enjoy a nutritious meal, and foster healthy family and community relationships; Special Events which include summer block parties, a Thanksgiving party, and a Christmas party. The Mission provides the opportunities to share the treasures of our faith through retreats, street Evangelization, Summer Bible Camps and Eucharistic Adoration.