Press Break

Catholic Community Radio

May 18, 2022 — A live interview with Joseph Pearce, author, talks about his book Faith of Our Fathers, and Jim Cavnar, president of Cross Catholic Outreach, talks about Cross Catholic Outreach’s Ukrainian relief efforts, and Dr. Naomi Yavneh-Klos (close), chair of the Religion, Languages and Cultures Department at Loyola University New Orleans, talks about the exhibit In Quarantine with Anne Frank. Listen to the interview (begins at approximately 27:21).

The Catholic Morning Show

May 17, 2022 — interview with Jim Cavnar about Ukraine Campaign. Listen to the interview (begins at approximately 17:33)

EWTN Radio and Ave Maria Radio

May 16, 2022 — Listen to the interview (begins at approximately 32:57)

The East Tennessee Catholic

May 11, 2022 — With one boy’s offering of five loaves and two fish, Christ was able to feed the multitude of 5,000. With hundreds of donors and volunteers throughout the Diocese of Knoxville, Christ’s Church was able to feed 50,000.

Son Rise Morning Show

May 10, 2022 — Listen to the interview (begins approximately 1:19:58).

CFN Live

May 9, 2022 — Jim Cavnar tells us about Cross Catholic Outreach’s Ukraine Campaign efforts.

The Pilot

May 6, 2022 — In the hallways of St. Mary of the Annunciation School, it is not unusual to see middle school students exchange greetings with the children in preschool and kindergarten.

Miami Herald

Apr. 25, 2022 — What can get millennials and Gen Z-ers to pause Netflix and avoid Instagram?


Apr. 23, 2022 — The Knights of Columbus packed meals today at the Nathan Goff National Guard Armory in Clarksburg.


Bridgeport, WV (WDTV) — Apr. 23, 2022 — West Virginia Knights of Columbus teamed up with Cross Catholic Outreach at the Nathan Goff Armory in Clarksburg to pack meals for families.

Vatican News

Apr. 23, 2022 — Around 300 Missionaries of Mercy from across the world are gathered in Rome for the Third international meeting of the Missionaries of Mercy, organized by the Pontifical Council for Promoting the New Evangelization.

CFN Live on the Catholic Faith Network

Mar. 30, 2022 — Michele Sagarino, Cross Catholic Outreach Vice President for Development, discusses Wells of Salvation and the Hallow App #Pray40 Lenten Challenge collaboration. This Lent, the popular Catholic app, Hallow, is teaming up with Cross Catholic Outreach to help build water wells for families in Ghana, Malawi and Zambia.

Wake Up!

Mar. 29, 2022 — Jeremiah Harrison talks about the Illustrated Liturgical Year Calendar: Easter Cycle. And Steve Ray, Catholic convert and speaker talks about St. Peter’s Basilica and all the meaning and symbolism. Jim Cavnar discusses Cross Catholic Outreach’s partnership with Hallow and the #Pray40 Challenge. Listen to the interview (begins approximately 37:35).

Ave Maria Radio

Mar. 19, 2022 — June Lawrence talks about Cross Catholic Outreach teaming up with St. Paul on the Lake School to pack 40,176 meals that will be shipped to poor children and families in dire need. Listen to the interview (begins approximately 33:04).

CFN Live

Mar. 14, 2022 — Jim Cavnar tells us about the Wells of Salvation program that helps bring clean drinking water to Africa.

The Florida Catholic

Mar. 3, 2022 — Students at St. John Paul II Academy in Boca Raton pack meals during a Cross Catholic Outreach event Feb. 26, 2022, in the school gymnasium.

Guadalupe Radio Network

Mar. 3, 2022 — Jim Cavnar talks about how Catholic Outreach seeks missions that are not only effective in alleviating the material poverty of the poor, but are also effective in bringing about spiritual transformation.

Christian News Wire

Mar. 2, 2022 — Jonathan Roumie, who plays Jesus in the hit TV series “The Chosen,” is helping Hallow, the No. 1 Catholic app in the world, guide Catholics to their best Lent yet, journeying through The Last 7 Words of Christ for Hallow’s #Pray40 challenge.

The Observer

Feb. 24, 2022 — In 2001, coworkers Jim Cavnar and Brian Schutt left their former employer and began Cross International Catholic Outreach, which became Cross Catholic Outreach in 2011.

Wake Up!

Feb. 23, 2022 — We’re live with Dan DeMatte author of Dream Bigger: A 21-Day Journey to Unlock God’s Dream for Your LifeJim Cavnar, president of Cross Catholic Outreach talks about Wells of Salvation campaign and Bridget Soileau talks about Baton Rouge 40 Days for Life campaign. Listen to the interview (begins approximately 28:00).

SiriusXM Radio

Feb. 22, 2022 — Listen to the interview.

Son Rise Morning Show

Feb. 22, 2022 — Listen to the interview (begins approximately 1:23:04).

Relevant Radio

Feb. 18, 2022 — Jim Cavnar tells us about the Wells of Salvation program that helps bring clean drinking water to Africa. Listen to the interview (begins at approximately 37:03).


Feb. 17, 2022 — As a member of the Saint Leo community, we are all called to serve. This year, University Ministry is offering a new opportunity for faculty, staff, and students to join in the Spring Fling Morning of Service, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, March 5, in the Glen E. Greenfelder-Janet L. Denlinger Boardrooms in the Student Community Center.

The Florida Catholic

Feb. 10, 2022 — The Diocese of Palm Beach is blessed with faithful of all ages who give generously of their time, talent and treasure. For example, 200 Cardinal Newman High School students, parents, staff and alumni participated in a special event Feb. 5 to pack 60,000 meals for people in need.

Catholic Courier

Feb. 2, 2022 — Since its inception in 2016, the Box of Joy program through Cross Catholic Ministries has blessed increasing numbers of children in the Caribbean and Central America and allowed them to experience the joy of Christmas through simple shoebox gifts full of treasures.

Archdiocese of Miami

Jan. 26, 2022 — Cross Catholic Outreach, a Catholic global relief and development non-profit, has collected nearly 100,000 Boxes of Joy that will be shipped to poverty-stricken children in Haiti, the Dominican Republic, Nicaragua, El Salvador, Honduras, Granada, Colombia and Guatemala.

Florida Catholic Diocese of Palm Beach

November 29, 2021 — In the poorest countries, mothers are turning to extreme measures because of the global hunger crisis. Some boil pots of rocks and water so their children can fall asleep imagining that they’ll have food in the morning.

The Catholic Witness — Diocese of Harrisburg

November 24, 2021 — Bishop Ronald Gainer blesses the nearly 2,000 Boxes of Joy, packed and ready to be shipped from the Harrisburg Diocesan Council of Catholic Women’s project.

Florida Catholic Archdiocese of Miami

November 24, 2021 — Parents, parishes and schools are always looking for ways to teach children the importance of helping others. But there’s nothing like teaching by example.

Florida Catholic Archdiocese of Miami

November 24, 2021 — Parents, parishes and schools are always looking for ways to teach children the importance of helping others. But there’s nothing like teaching by example.

Angelus News a publication of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles

November 15, 2021 — American Martyrs Catholic Church in Manhattan Beach on Saturday, Nov. 13, drew more than 500 volunteers to assemble and package about 120,000 dry meals that will be shipped to families in need in Guatemala.

Dominican Life USA

November 10, 2021 — The Barry University Health and Sports Center was alive with activity on November 8, 2021, as students and employees raced to prepare 40,000 food packs, most bound for Haiti, in only four hours.

ABC 7 News WSVN Miami

November 9, 2021 — Barry University put on a big effort to battle hunger.

NBC 6 Miami | South Florida

November 8, 2021 — Students at Barry University lent a helping hand to get food over to Haiti. NBC 6’s Marcine Joseph spoke to the students making a difference.

Detroit Catholic

October 11, 2021 — Over 110 students, 9 staff, and 2 faculty members from Madonna University participated in an engaging food packing event as part of the 4th Annual Franciscan Day of Service Day to perform the corporal work of mercy, feed the hungry. Together, about 40,000 meals were packed for those less fortunate brothers and sisters in Guatemala.

Ave Maria Radio

Oct. 5, 2021 — Teresa interviewed June Lawrence, Cross Catholic Outreach Parish Development officer, about the upcoming food-packing event with Madonna University on the campus of St. Priscilla Catholic Church. Interview begins at about the 17:00 mark.

Florida Catholic

May 31, 2021 — Some 111 volunteers met at St. Vincent Ferrer Catholic School in Delray Beach to pack 40,176 meals, which will be shipped to Cross Catholic Outreach partners in Guatemala and distributed to the hungry there.

The Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston

May 11, 2021 — Some 600 volunteers comprised of students, staff and volunteers met at Reckling Gymnasium to pack 100,000 meals, which will be shipped to Cross Catholic Outreach partners in Haiti and distributed to the hungry there.

Diocese of Palm Beach

February 16, 2021 — Thanks to the leadership of the parish’s Women’s Guild and the collaboration of various parish ministries, The Cathedral of St. Ignatius Loyola in the Diocese of Palm Beach was able to bless 500 children in developing countries with Christmas gift boxes through the Box of Joy ministry at Cross Catholic Outreach.

The Diocese of Bridgeport

December 2020 — Amidst the worldwide pandemic, when building community and creating awareness of serving others seem to be more important than ever, many of the faithful from the Diocese of Bridgeport are reaching across the globe to provide what all children want at Christmas: special gifts and the knowledge that someone loves them.

The Superior Catholic Herald

December 25, 2020 — In preparation for Christmas, parishioners from Holy Rosary, Medford, picked up, filled and returned 129 Boxes of Joy.

The Arlington Catholic Herald

December 22, 2020 — Young people and families from parishes, schools and youth groups across the diocese helped spread Christmas joy this year with a hands-on project in which they learned about charity and the church’s humanitarian work overseas.

Roman Catholic Diocese of Norwich

December 9, 2020 — Christmas has always been my favorite holiday. In Catholic elementary and high school, we decorated our classrooms, prepared for our Christmas pageant, and made Christmas cards for veterans and our elderly community.

St. Louis Review

October 30, 2020 — Troop’s project aims to share God’s love with others. High school freshman Lauren Morris picked the Box of Joy project for her American Heritage Girls troop at Immaculate Conception Parish in Dardenne Prairie, where she is project leader.

Our Sunday Visitor

October 28, 2020 — U.S. Catholic parishes, schools and groups have been collecting items since the fall to share Christmas joy in small packages for children in poverty-stricken nations and will deliver the gift boxes to local drop-off centers during Box of Joy Week, Nov. 7-15.

Bangor Daily News

Holy Spirit Parish (St. Martha Church, Kennebunk; St. Mary Church, Wells; All Saints Church, Ogunquit) will participate in a program that helps provide shoeboxes full of gifts to mission children in South America who have never received Christmas presents before.