The Knights of Columbus, the world’s largest Catholic fraternal organization, is successfully putting faith into action with Cross Catholic Outreach. This has taken on many exciting forms, from food packing and Box of Joy events to virtual retreats!
Since early 2019, Knights in Maryland, West Virginia, Florida and Indiana have funded and packed over 350,000 Vitafood meals for the poor. Our goal is to facilitate the Knights with 1 million meals for the poor this ﬁscal year! Additionally, Knights in over 20 states will bless more than 25,000 children this Christmas through our Box of Joy ministry.
This year, Fr. Dave Caron, OP, began directing monthly virtual retreats for Knights and Catholic men. We also launched a virtual Rosary program for councils and assemblies. Recently, Fr. Bernard Olszewski began celebrating a monthly Mass for the intentions of Knights and their families. We see enormous potential in this inspiring partnership between two authentically Catholic organizations that serve others for the glory of Christ.