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Delivering food, shelter, and hope to the poorest of the poor
Cross Catholic Outreach launched its ministry in 2001 to provide material and spiritual blessings to those in need around the world. Since then, thousands of lives and communities have been transformed by God working through its mission of mercy.
billion in total aid
We mobilize the global Catholic Church to transform the poor and their communities materially and spiritually for the glory of Jesus Christ.
All Catholics around the world united in overcoming material and spiritual poverty
● Obedience to God
● Catholic Identity
● Joyful Service
● Excellence in Stewardship
● Preference for the Poor
● Love of Others
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Cross International Catholic Outreach becomes a 501(c)(3) organization and begins providing safe housing.
Cross International Catholic Outreach officially changes its name to Cross Catholic Outreach.
Cross Catholic Outreach celebrates 20 years of blessing the poor.
Cross Catholic Outreach, a 501(c)(3), is an official Catholic ministry that partners with bishops, priests, religious and lay workers to provide food, water, housing, education, orphan support, medical care, microenterprise and disaster relief — and the love of our Lord Jesus Christ — to the poorest of the poor in more than 30 countries around the world. We collaborate with aid partners that employ a community-oriented aid strategy and that strive to increase the self-sufficiency of the poor.
For larger, advanced partners, we provide financial and material resources as well as handle the vital functions of financial monitoring, reporting and accountability. Our partners, in turn, provide the all-important grassroots connection to the community, which is absolutely vital to the provision of humanitarian aid.
For smaller-scale partners, such as needy, church-based ministries, we provide support through their existing programs. In this way, we can supply meaningful help where it is needed most, as they have the necessary community outreach to serve the poor.
In everything we do, we remain focused on the Lord, serving with humility, fervor and love, and we advance Catholic evangelization. We work in partnership with church-based ministries and other faith-based organizations, creating an ideal synergy for the greatest impact.
As an official Catholic organization, we are registered with the Diocese of Palm Beach in Florida, and we are listed in the Official Catholic Directory.
Since Cross Catholic Outreach’s inception, we have lifted up an entire generation and many communities in more than 85 countries.
Since its inception, Cross Catholic Outreach has received the endorsement of more than 150 U.S. bishops, archbishops and cardinals.
Archdiocese of Mobile
“I commend each person at Cross Catholic, who in their various roles of supporting the ministry, are contributing to uplifting their brothers and sisters who live without access to the basic necessities of life.”
Diocese of Tyler
“I offer my sincere congratulations on the 20th anniversary of the ministry …. Through His love, countless lives and entire communities can be transformed over the next 20 years!”
Archdiocese of San Francisco
“I pray that, as Cross Catholic enters its third decade of ministry, the Lord continue to bless you as you bring hope and the love of Christ to our brothers and sisters bound by the bondage of poverty.”
Pope Francis has imparted an Apostolic Blessing on Cross Catholic Outreach and its benefactors in recognition of the ministry’s 20-year commitment to global relief and development. An Apostolic Blessing — commonly called a papal blessing — is a special blessing from the Holy Father himself that marks a significant occasion or milestone.
We currently serve the poor in more than 30 countries around the world through partnerships with bishops, priests, and religious and lay workers.
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At Cross Catholic, we meticulously honor the intent of our donors. All proceeds are restricted for the specific project for which they are raised. In that rare event that more funds are received than are required for a specific project, the additional funds will be used to meet the most urgent needs.
Giving monthly is a small way to have a big impact. Your regular support empowers us to respond to urgent needs and fulfill our long-term projects across the world.
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