The students of St. Matthew School in Northeast Philadelphia exemplified the season of giving by donating hundreds of toys for needy boys and girls in their area this fall. On Thursday, Dec. 6, they brought their gifts to St. Matthew Church for a special “toy Mass” on the feast of St. Nicholas. Father Patrick Welsh, pastor, and many volunteers kept the decades-long tradition going at St. Matthew’s, and taught the lesson that it truly is better to give than receive. Read full coverage of the Mass here. (Photos by Sarah Webb)