Members of the St. Brigid of Kildare Church high school youth ministry team hosted Christmas in Dublin for members of the Run the Race Club of Columbus on Dec. 18.

Members of the St. Brigid of Kildare Church high school youth ministry team hosted Christmas in Dublin for members of the Run the Race Club of Columbus on Dec. 18.

More than 120 members were taken to Dublin from the Hilltop area for a holiday party, where they were paired with a high school buddy who bought them a Christmas gift.

The party included crafts, games, karaoke, pictures with Santa and a chance to get gifts for family members free of charge.

The St. Brigid youth ministry team has hosted Christmas in Dublin for several years, a release from the church said.

The club offers free after-school and Saturday program that helps children "develop academically, physically, morally and spiritually so that, through hard work, prayer and determination, they make a difference in their own lives, the lives of their families and then, the world," the group's website said.