Press Break

Cy Kellett – Catholic Answers Focus Podcast

November 23, 2022 — Living our Catholic faith in a way that makes a difference in the lives of other people is the topic for this podcast.

The Daily Nonpareil

November 23, 2022 — Catholic Daughters Court St. Anthony #330 of Council Bluffs, Iowa, filled seventeen shoe boxes with toys, coloring/activity books, crayons, colored pencils, stickers, hard candies, dolls, trucks, puzzles and other items to delight young children.

Catholic Mom

November 23, 2022 — This Advent, the global nonprofit Cross Catholic Outreach is providing parishes, families and others with an opportunity to help Guatemalan families in desperate need of safe, reliable homes through a special seasonal initiative called “Transforming Lives in Guatemala.”

Huron Daily Tribune

November 22, 2022 — Our Lady of Lake Huron Catholic School is packing up boxes to be sent out to kids and families across the world with the help of Cross Catholic Outreach, an international charity organization.

Florida Catholic Media

November 18, 2022 — Box of Joy with Bishop Barbarito was featured on page 4 of the Diocese of Palm Beach Florida Catholic publication.

Busted Halo | Faith Shared Joyfully

November 14, 2022 — The season of giving is upon us! If you’re looking to add a little bit of Catholic goodness to your gift list, you’ve come to the right place.

The Dominion Post and Yahoo

November 12, 2022 — Last month, the West Virginia Knights of Columbus organization was joined by volunteers and students of the Mountaineer ChalleNGe Academy to pack 62,000 meals to be distributed across West Virginia and in developing countries with the greatest need.

Catholic Connection on EWTN Radio and Ave Maria Radio

November 11, 2022 — Vanessa Denha Garmo filling in for Teresa Tomeo interviews Cross Catholic Outreach’s Jim Cavnar about the Safe Housing Advent Initiative.

Brother’s Brother Foundation

November 9, 2022 — Haitian sugarcane workers used to live in the Dominican Republic only during the work season, but tumultuous conditions in Haiti have caused many to seek refuge in the Dominican Republic year-round.

The Catholic Spirit – The Catholic Spirit – A Publication of the Archdiocese of Saint Paul & Minneapolis

November 8, 2022 — The NCCW’s charitable concern and commitment to service was clear in other presentations that morning from several national and international organizations the council partners with to serve the poor and vulnerable, including Catholic Relief Services and Cross Catholic Outreach.

The Catholic Post – The Newspaper of the Diocese of Peoria, IL

November 6, 2022 — While Christmas brings to mind mornings filled with wonder and excitement as children open their gifts, that isn’t the case for many children around the world. Cross Catholic Outreach is working to change that and now is the time to take action with Box of Joy.

Catholic Connection on EWTN Radio and Ave Maria Radio

October 20, 2022 — Often times when we see all the suffering out there, we kind of want to pull the covers over our head and say — “I can’t handle it anymore! Calgon! Take me away!” — for those old enough to remember that commercial. But we should never give up and never give into the discouragement and we can always do something to make a difference. That’s why I appreciate the work of Cross Catholic Outreach and the Box of Joy Ministry.

Interview starts at about 34:51.

National Catholic Educators Association (NCEA)

October 18, 2022 — Through the years, Cross Catholic Outreach has partnered with the National Catholic Educators Association (NCEA). NCEA works with Catholic educators to support ongoing faith formation and the teaching mission of the Catholic Church. Their membership includes nearly 140,000 administrators and educators serving 1.6 million students in Catholic education. The NCEA posted a blog about Box of Joy on their website.

Bangor Daily News

October 16, 2022 — SKOWHEGAN — Six years ago, Elyse Wilson of Christ the King Parish in Skowhegan read about a program that helped provide shoe boxes full of gifts to mission children in South America who had never received Christmas presents before.

Sun Journal

October 13, 2022 — The Box of Joy program, facilitated by Skowhegan and Western Maine Lakes churches, helps children in need.