Offerings in 2020
Weekly Mass for Young Adults
Young adults ages 18-30 years old are invited to be part of Amigos Cruzados (Crosier Friends). Participate in a contemporary Mass followed by fellowship and conversation every Saturday at 5:30 p.m. All are Welcome!
CrossWalk: A Veterans' Journey to Healing
CrossWalk is a program created to help male veterans explore how to find God and help them reclaim spiritual hope and healing. The monthly sessions are free of charge and for male veterans only. Dates: Second Saturday of each month, 2020: Feb. 8, March 14, April 11, May 9, June 13, July 11, Aug. 8, Sept. 12, Oct. 10, Nov. 14 & Dec. 14, from 9:30 a.m.–Noon at Crosier Village, 717 E. Southern Ave. in Phoenix, AZ 85040.
Legal Consultations for Immigrants
This service is offered for people with questions and concerns about immigration issues relating to citizenship, permanent residency, replacement or renewal of documents, petitions and Visas. Completion of applications or petitions will not be provided at this session, however, individual appointments may be made. The legal consultations will be conducted by an immigration attorney on Jan. 18 from 10 a.m.-Noon at Crosier Village in Phoenix, AZ 85040. There is no charge for the consultations but donations are greatly appreciated. If you are interested in attending, we ask that you call and make an appointment in advance as availability is limited. Please contact Br. Jim at 602-769-7744.
Friends of Mary: A Muslim-Catholic Dialogue
Crosier Village Ministries, in collaboration with the Sema Foundation, a Muslim community service organization in Chandler, Arizona, invite all to this very special dialogue event on Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020
, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at Crosier Village. The dialogue features a conversation between Muslim and Catholic believers about the role of Mary in their spiritual lives: Who is Mary? What does the Koran and the Bible say about her? What relationship do Muslim and Catholic believers have with her? How does Mary inspire Muslims and Catholics in their daily living? Click here for the program agenda and to register.
ekLAYsia: Information Session
ekLAYsia is a program designed to empower adult lay Catholic men and women, 18 years of age and older. It provides resources to lay people who feel personally called to participate more effectively in meeting the challenges of Church life today. Join us for an informational session to see if this program is for you, 1 p.m.-3 p.m. on Jan. 25 at Crosier Village. For more information, contact program administrator Gail Ratti Curran, 602-574-3155. Click here to register.
English Class for U.S. Citizenship
The Crosier Fathers and Brothers are offering a new class series offered for anyone who must pass the U.S. citizenship test and interview in English. It is designed for all adults, especially those with limited English skills. Classes are FREE but donations are greatly appreciated. Participants will receive instruction as well as ample practice in reading, writing and speaking the English language. The additional focus will be on specific material necessary for passing the citizenship test and interview. If you are interested in attending, we ask that register in advance as seating is limited. Class dates are Feb. 1, 8, 15 and 22, from 10 a.m.—Noon at Crosier Village, 717 E. Southern Ave., Phoenix 85040. Please register at www.crosier.org. You may also contact Br. Jim at 602-769-7744.
The Wondrous Cross: Our Hope for Eternal Life
We invite you to an inspiring presentation by Fr. Nathan Castle, OP, a nationally renowned Catholic speaker, and author of the book “Afterlife Interrupted.” Through interactive exercises, Fr. Nathan will guide us in reflecting on the power and hope gifted to us by Jesus’ death and resurrection that can enrich our life’s journey. The program is Feb. 8 from 8 a.m.-Noon at Crosier Village. The cost is per persona and includes breakfast. Sponsored by the Companions of the Holy Cross. Click here to register.
Pilgrimage to the Oberammergau Passion Play
Radio Family Rosary is organizing a 10-day pilgrimage to the village of Oberammergau, Germany, with Fr. Tom Enneking, osc, as a spiritual director. Every 10 years, the villagers present the "Passion Play" which is an acclaimed and stirring reenactment of the final days of Christ offered in gratitude to God for sparing the town from the ravages of the Black Plague. The pilgrimage is July 1-10, 2020 and includes travels to Germany, Switzerland and Liechtenstein. Every major acting role is only available to those born in Oberammergau, giving them generations to hone their talent. The key actors spend an intensive, weeks-long trip to Israel to study the culture, life and times of Jesus, which lends an authenticity to their performance. The community maintains five choirs and orchestras to train children who will eventually be chosen as singers and instrumentalists. It’s truly an amazing, historical legacy. Space is limited. Please register with your deposit today!
, by phone at 602.224.0434, or via mail at PO Box 90428, Phoenix, AZ 85040-0428.
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 has continued to grow. 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.
The Crosier School of Holy Listening, founded in 2016, is a unique two-year training program designed to prepare lay spiritual directors to serve the Latino Catholic community in the Phoenix area. ESEC is an outreach of Caminando Juntos, an initiative of Crosier Village Ministries under the sponsorship of the Crosier Fathers and Brothers in Phoenix. The major objective is to provide education about spiritual direction in the Hispanic community and, within the next 10 years, to make competent lay spiritual directors available especially to Catholic Hispanics of the eight major Hispanic parishes in Phoenix.
ESEC’s three-hour monthly sessions, conducted entirely in Spanish, are organized into three segments. The school engages the best-known presenters, facilitators and supervisors for spiritual direction in the Phoenix area. These include local pastors and other professionals in Christian ministry formation. Participants must be Spanish-speaking, at least 30 years of age, respected for the practice of the Catholic faith and under spiritual direction themselves. They must also have an endorsement from their respective pastors and have completed studies at the Kino Institute of the Diocese of Phoenix or in a comparable program.
La comunidad cruzada de Phoenix presenta La Escuela de Santa Escucha (ESEC). Fundada en 2016, ESEC es un programa único en español para formar directores espirituales laicos que sirven a la comunidad hispana.
La necesidad de formar laicos en la comunidad hispana como directores espirituales se hace más y más clara. La Iglesia crece en número de hispanos con pocos sacerdotes y religiosos disponibles para la dirección espiritual. Los movimientos en la comunidad eclesial hispana son muchos y están dirigidos en su gran mayoría por laicos que merecen y necesitan atención pastoral.
La comunidad cruzada de Phoenix es una comunidad religiosa de sacerdotes y hermanos católicos. Ayuda al inmigrante es uno de nuestros muchos servicios brindados a la comunidad.
, or call 602.443.7100.
Liturgy Schedule at the Priory Church of the Holy Cross - 717 E. Southern Ave., Phoenix, Arizona
Daily worship service (Monday-Sunday):
7:30 a.m. - Morning Prayer
8 a.m. - Mass
Noon - Midday Prayer
5 p.m. - Vespers
Bilingual Mass for Young Adults (18-40 years old):
Saturdays 5:30 p.m. - Followed by fellowship and conversation