Terry Waters stands in front of the Box of Joy banner.

Light on a Knight – July 2024

Since joining Cross Catholic Outreach in 2020, I have traveled the country engaging with and supporting brother Knights at food packing events, Box of Joy® packings, state conventions and leadership meetings, chapter meetings and at our spiritual retreats. In every situation, I have found Knights at all levels of the Order to be extremely welcoming and eager to learn more about opportunities to put their faith in action by partnering with our organization. 

At this point I want to share with you that I will be retiring from CCO effective July 1, 2024. My wife, Linda, who has enjoyed a 45-year career as an elementary school teacher, will be retiring as well so we both are excited to be taking this next step on our journey together!

I am incredibly proud of all that you have accomplished during my time partnering with you over the past four years. Working alongside each other, we have packed over 1.1 million meals for the poor, blessed thousands of children with Box of Joy gifts, deepened our faith by participating in Fr. Dave Caron’s spiritual retreats, helped bring water to communities in developing countries, and enjoyed countless occasions involving charity, unity and fraternity.

I will continue to keep all of you in my prayers as I move into my new “volunteer” role as Maryland State Membership Director and please know how honored I have been to serve alongside you, your councils and your families as a brother Knight.

Vivat Jesus!

Box of Joy is a ministry of Cross Catholic Outreach.