The Crosier Community of Phoenix lives and prays together in their priory located at the Crosier Village of 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 spiritual ministry to veterans, immigration assistance, jail ministry, spiritual direction, visiting memory care patients, and other ministries that serve the Church.
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Companions of the Holy Cross
Escuela de Santa Escucha Cruzada (ESEC)
Offerings in 2019
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!
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 Jan. 7, 10, 14, 17, 21, 24, 28 and 31, 2019 from 7 p.m.—8:15 p.m. at Crosier Village, 717 E. Southern Ave., Phoenix 85040. Please click here to register. You may also contact Br. Jim at 602-769-7744.
U.S. Citizenship Application—How To Do It
The Crosiers are hosting a special immigration service program on Saturday, Jan. 19
, 2019 from 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at Crosier Village in Phoenix. This program will help you understand the 20-page citizenship application (N-400). You will also learn how to fill our the form and submit it to the USCIS. Consultations will also be available to those who have questions or concerns related to other immigration matters such as green cards, Visas, the replacement of documents, etc. The program will be presented by an immigration attorney who will also provide individual consultations at no charge. The program is FREE but donations are greatly appreciated. If you are interested in attending, we ask that you call and register in advance as seating is limited. You may also click here
to register. Please contact Br. Jim at 602-769-7744. The program is generously underwritten by Carstens Family Funds.
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, 2019 dates: Feb. 9, March 9, April 13, May 11, June 8, July 13, Aug. 10, Sept. 14, Oct. 12, Nov. 9 & Dec. 14, from 9:30 a.m.–Noon at Crosier Village, 717 E. Southern Ave. in Phoenix, AZ 85040. Details at www.crosier.org, please call 602-443-7100.
Order of Malta World Day of the Sick Healing Mass
The Order of Malta, in collaboration with the Diocese of Phoenix Department of Family Catechesis and Office of Worship, is hosting a bilingual World Day of the Sick Healing Mass in celebration of Our Lady of Lourdes. The Mass will be held at 1 p.m. on Feb. 9 at the Cathedral of Ss. Simon and Jude, 6351 N. 27th Ave, Phoenix. Mass will include the sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick, a blessing of caregiver hands and a blessing with Lourdes water. Attendees are also invited to attend the health fair in the social hall following Mass.
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.