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Box of Joy is an annual Christmas gift ministry organized by local Catholic schools, parishes and groups across the United States and facilitated by Cross Catholic Outreach. 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.  See below for more info about Cross Catholic Outreach.

  1. Use the provided gift box or any shoebox (approximately 12″ x 5″) 

  2. Fill out the Boy/Girl label on the box

  3. Fill the box:  See Gift Ideas PDF!

  4. Include $9 check to Cross Catholic Outreach (no cash please) in envelope provided for S&H and ministry support.  (Place on top of gifts).

  5. Secure the lid with a rubber band (no tape please). 

  6. Drop Off Options:

  • At Church before/after any Mass Nov. 13-14 (Sat. 5pm, Sunday 8am, 10am, 12pm, 7pm)

  • At Parish Center (under car port) any day/time before Nov. 14

Family Discussion
Ask your kids:  What breaks their heart & why?

Everyone has different issues that really break their heart.  Some people really feel sad for the elderly who are lonely.  Others are broken hearted for the homeless & hungry. Maybe your heart breaks for those who are sick, those who are grieving, or those who are weighed down with any number of different struggles in life.  Everyone will have a different answer, but Jesus is asking us to go out and do something about it! I would love to hear your kids' answers!  See video below for more!

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About Cross Catholic Outreach

Delivering Food, Shelter and Hope to the Poorest of the Poor.


Based in Florida, Cross Catholic Outreach is an official Catholic nonprofit 501(c)(3) relief and development organization. Since it was founded in 2001, Cross Catholic has given more than $1 billion in aid to help “the poorest of the poor” in developing countries in Africa, Asia, Latin America, the Caribbean and other parts of the world.


Cross Catholic Outreach supports over 285 projects in 28 countries, emphasizing areas needing disaster relief, education, food, housing, medical aid, orphan and child care, clean water, and microenterprise. Programs are active in Africa, Asia, the Caribbean, and Central and South America. In 2019, more than $9.2 million was given in grants to the poorest of the poor.

Cross Catholic Outreach Website

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