Cross Catholic Outreach partners with bishops, priests, religious and lay workers around the globe to provide food, water, housing, education, and other poverty-reducing missions — and the love of our Lord Jesus Christ — to the poorest of the poor in over 30 countries.
U.S. Catholic groups, including Knights of Columbus councils, engage in this global ministry through a number of faith-in-action activities, supporting the growth of holy and loving families in the Church and in the world.
Cross Catholic Outreach’s annual Christmas gift ministry is organized by local Catholic schools, parishes and groups across the United States. By packing Boxes of Joy with toys and other gifts, participants bless children suffering from extreme poverty by sharing the joy of Christmas and planting seeds of hope.
Cross Catholic Outreach ships millions of Vitafood meals to hungry children and families around the world. U.S. Catholic groups, including Knights of Columbus councils, gather in a family-friendly, engaging environment to pack these life-saving meals.
Contact us to learn more about how to bring the blessed experience to your council.
Our virtual retreats engage Knights to learn through the intercessions of St. Joseph how to become more attuned to God’s plans, serve family and community, and discern what is important in the life of faith and service to God’s people. This time of reflection will lead participants into prayer, scripture, Church teaching, input, conversation, shared insights, and a virtual celebration of the Eucharist.
Praying the Rosary is a beautiful means of strengthening one’s faith in Christ and relationship with our Blessed Mother. One of our Outreach Priests will lead your council in prayer. Each council can customize its Virtual Rosary by selecting a short topic for the priest to cover. The council also may choose members to lead each decade. Cross Catholic Outreach will then create slides that enable participants to follow along with the prayers of this uniquely faith-filled experience.
Want to raise awareness among your fellow parishioners about the plight of the poor? Ask your parish priest to host an Outreach Priest! Mobilize your faith community to transform the poor and their communities materially and spiritually for the glory of Jesus Christ.
Cross Catholic Outreach’s staff prays daily for friends of the ministry. Click below to submit your specific prayer intentions.