The Crosier Community of Phoenix lives and prays together in their priory located in the Biltmore area of central Phoenix. The Crosiers serve as associate pastors and provide weekend assistance in the Diocese of Phoenix. They are involved in a number of apostolates, including campus ministry, immigration assistance, jail ministry, spiritual direction, visiting memory care patients, and other ministries that serve the Church.
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CrossWalk: A Veterans' Journey to Healing
CrossWalk is a program created to help veterans explore how to find God and help them reclaim spiritual hope and healing by addressing questions that include, What did I see? What did I do? What was done to me?
The monthly sessions will be held Saturdays from 10:00 a.m.–Noon in Conference Room B at the Crosier Provinces Offices, 4423 N. 24th St. in Phoenix. The session dates are June 6, July 11, Aug. 1, Sept. 12, Oct. 3, Nov. 7 & Dec. 5, 2015.
Sessions are free of charge and for veterans only. This special program is focused on helping veterans:
- Find a spiritual link with Christ to let go of suffering
- Have a deeper hope in facing personal challenges
- Experience mutual healing with veteran comrades
- Become a source of hope for other veterans
For more information, please call 602-443-7115.
Citizenship Preparation Classes
The Crosier Community of Phoenix is hosting its next series of citizenship classes to those interested in learning the basics of becoming a U.S. citizen, and to those wishing to develop their English skills. The series runs for six consecutive Saturdays beginning June 20, 27, July 11, 18, 25 and Aug. 1, 2015. Information provided will include preparation for the exam and interview. Classes are conducted in English by Br. Jim Lewandowski, osc, who has worked as an immigrant advocate and is an accredited representative by the Board of Immigration Appeals. The first class begins June 20 from 9 a.m. until 10:30 a.m. at 4423 N. 24th St., in Phoenix. Classes are free (with a single fee for materials). For more information or to reserve a place in class, contact Br. Jim at 602-769-7744.
Healing Mass - Phoenix
The Crosier Community of Phoenix invites you to the Healing Mass in honor of St. Odilia, patroness of the blind and afflicted and patroness of the Crosiers. The event is July 12 at at St. Thomas the Apostle Roman Catholic Parish in Phoenix. The Healing Mass is held each year on the Sunday closest to St. Odilia's July 18 Feast Day, in the midst of the annual national novena to her.
The Healing Masses is an opportunity for pilgrims to come and celebrate the healing petitions and ministry that are the heart of this devotion. The sacrament of the anointing of the sick is celebrated, and at the end of Mass, personal blessings with the ancient relics of St. Odilia are offered. This event is free and open to the public. All are welcome! For more information, please call 602-443-7115.
, by phone at 602.224.0434, or via mail at PO Box 32705, Phoenix, AZ 85064.
The Association of the Companions of the Holy Cross is comprised of Catholic men and women, single and married, who wish to deepen their baptismal commitment through the inspiration of the Crosier way of life.
The Companions, a group connected with the Crosier Community of Phoenix, embrace fellowship with other Companions and Crosiers, establish a daily rhythm of prayer in the spirit of the liturgy, and provide acts of service in response to human and religious needs.
The Companion program began in 2008, and the first group of candidates made their commitment in March 2009. Since then, the association continues to grow under its second director, Fr. Stephan Bauer, osc. Companion life and service are guided by the Companion Constitutions, which were approved by the Crosier Order. The Constitutions are an inspirational document, naming the values of the Crosier tradition and providing guidance for living by them.
, or call 602.224.0434.