This year students at Archbishop Ryan High School, led by Sister of St. Joseph Frances Antoinette, bought, organized, wrapped and delivered Christmas presents for 183 needy children in nearby Northeast Philadelphia parishes. Read the full story and see our photo gallery below. (Photos by Sarah Webb)

Luke Victor joins the Operation Santa Claus effort at Archbishop Ryan High School.

Sister Frances Antoinette, S.S.J., has served as the main organizer of Operation Santa Claus at Ryan.


Jack Thackrah selects a toy for a child of a certain age.

Sister Frances Antoinette instructs the student volunteers at Ryan.


Nicole Belamorich (foreground) and others sort toys.

Erin Geiges (left) and Jordan Ditko carefully wrap presents.

Ryan students have fun while serving the community.