The Cathedral of Saint Thomas More News:

Christmas Dinner Boxes 2022

October 28, 2022

Please join the Cathedral of St. Thomas More’s Women’s Council and Knights of Columbus partnership with Christ House in Alexandria, VA to help those less fortunate in our community by filling a Christmas Dinner Box. Please fill your box with all the items listed below.

Empty boxes will be handed out at all Masses on November 12th, 13th, 19th and 20th.

Completed boxes can be returned at all Masses on November 19th, 20th, 26th and 27th and to the Rectory between November 14th and 22nd. Please note that the Rectory will be closed for the Thanksgiving Holiday.

Our goal is to collect 200 boxes this year. Christ House hopes to add a Ham, Chicken, or Turkey to the boxes.

Presents for Christ House Residents and Homeless

Follow this link to the wish list for items for Christmas presents for the residents of Christ House, who are transitioning from homelessness, and for the homeless who will be having Christmas dinner at Christ House.

Other Ways to Give

Follow this link to Faith Direct to give a monetary donation. Your donation will be used to purchase the above Christmas Dinner Boxes and Christmas presents. You may also send a check to the rectory payable to St. Thomas More with Christmas Dinner Boxes and More in the memo or stop by the rectory and make a donation by credit card.

Thank you for your support and generosity.


Christmas Dinner Boxes List of Food Items 

Please provide all the items listed below for a complete box:

1 -13 to 15 oz. box of Mashed Potatoes

1 – 10.5 oz. can (no glass) Mushroom gravy or two packets of McCormick mushroom gravy (turkey gravy may be substituted)

1 – 14oz. can of whole berry cranberry sauce

1- 20 oz. can sliced pineapple slices or chunks

1 box hot cocoa mix (8 count or more)

1 – 24 oz. can (no glass) pasta sauce

1 – 16 oz. box spaghetti pasta

1 – 8 oz can or plastic container (no glass) grated parmesan cheese

1 – 20 oz can of beef stew

1 box candy canes or 1 box chocolates

1 box gingerbread cookies (Christmas / gingerbread men)

Please make sure that all food items are unopened with expiration dates in 2023 or later and please do not pack any glass items in the boxes.