Box of Joy is a perfect service opportunity for your Knights of Columbus council!
In the 2021 season, U.S. Catholics blessed 106,276 children in developing countries with a Box of Joy. In the coming season, friends like you can help us share Christ’s love with more children than ever before!
Put your faith into action by packing Christmas gifts for children who pray for just one gift. By leading your council, you can demonstrate Christ’s compassion to poor children in developing countries truly leaving no neighbor behind.
We will help make your Box of Joy experience simple, inspiring and fun!
Don’t see your council on the map? Sign-Up by October 28 to be a Project Leader and lead your council to bless even more children through Box of Joy!
Cross Catholic Outreach is supporting the Knights of Columbus on a mission to pack one million meals for hungry children and families in developing countries. Nearly 587,169 Vitafood meals have already been packed, and there is a commitment to pack 40,000 more meals for the poor. That will put the Knights over half way to achieving the goal, which we are confident they can reach — if we can depend on your support.
Collaborate in this effort to feed the hungry and you will see the tremendous impact this mission of mercy has on the lives of suffering children and their families! This outreach is truly transformative with blessings that go beyond filling empty stomachs; nurturing hungry souls as well.
Contact us now to learn more about how you can bring this engaging experience to your council. As you join brother Knights nationwide to feed the poor, you and your council will be manifesting the love of Christ in a powerful way. Join us and put your faith into action today.
National Food Packing events
Our retreats (virtual or in-person) engage Knights in a time of prayer, discussion and celebration of the Eucharist. Through the intercession of St. Joseph, the retreat guides men in becoming attuned to God’s plans, better serving family and community, and discerning what is important in the life of faith.
Give your parish priest a much-needed rest and your parish unique insight into the needs of the poor. Cross Catholic Outreach Priests are specialists in mercy and serving the poor who can bring this enriching experience to your parish. By welcoming an Outreach Priest into your parish, you welcome a message that will set hearts on fire — convicting your parish to serve those in dire need.
This past Christmas season, Knights from across the U.S. blessed 21,700 children in need with Boxes of Joy. Children who might not have received a Christmas gift were all smiles as they opened their boxes. During the next holiday season, invite your council to help spread Christ’s love and the joy of his coming at Christmas!
Cross Catholic Outreach appreciates the opportunity to serve alongside the Knights of Columbus nationwide. Each month we are proud to shine a “Light on a Knight” as our way of recognizing different brother Knights for putting their faith into action through their leadership and support of our ministry and programs.
Manager of Special Initiatives
Terry Waters has been a Knight of Columbus for more than 20 years and is currently a member of Our Lady of Guadalupe Council #12127. He served in various leadership roles, including as a Grand Knight, a District Deputy and a State Program Director.
Terry is the Manager of Special Initiatives for Cross Catholic Outreach. In this role, he encourages U.S. councils and their members to build partnerships aligned with the faith-in-action goals of the Knights of Columbus. Cross Catholic Outreach’s Box of Joy ministry, food packing programs and overseas mission projects have become particularly popular activities with these councils.
Prior to joining Cross Catholic Outreach, Terry enjoyed a 30-year career in the beverage industry.
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Proceeds from this campaign will be used to cover any expenditures incurred through June 30, 2024, the close of our ministry’s fiscal year. In the event that more funds are raised than needed to fully fund the project, the excess funds, if any, will be used to meet the most urgent needs of the ministry.
When you include Cross Catholic Outreach as a beneficiary in your will, trust, retirement account or life insurance policy, you will make a difference for poor communities by meeting both material and spiritual needs for generations to come. Create Your Legacy!