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The immediate area around Oakwood Boulevard was predominately non-Catholic and somewhat anti-Catholic. Every move to secure land for a Church was blocked. The owners were not disposed to sell any portion of their estate for the erection of a Catholic Church.
In the summer of 2013, Sister Helen Strueder, the legendary former principal, assistant principal, and teacher at Holy Angels Catholic School, sent me a 27 page packet of information filled with the history of Holy Angels Catholic Church and School.
Father Andrew C. Smith Jr. (aka Father Drew), the Pastor of Holy Angels Catholic Church, presents Mr. Tyrone Pittman and The Chicago Black Catholics Choir as they celebrate the Choir's 3rd Anniversary Concert.