For the month of October, our parishes and school will be participating in the Box of Joy ministry, a Christmas gift outreach organized by local Catholic schools, parishes and groups nationwide. By packing Boxes of Joy with toys and other gifts, our students and parishioners will bless children suffering from extreme poverty by sharing the joy of Christmas and planting seeds of hope through the Gospel. We encourage every student and their families and our parishioners to put a gift or gifts in the large box or take a shoe box and fill with one child in mind. There is a fee of $9 to ship each shoe box. Another way to help is to assist in the shipping costs. Checks to cover the shipping of the gifts overseas should be made out to Cross Catholic Outreach. Thank you for your generosity.