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!
ekLAYsia Programs 2019 Schedule
ekLAYsia is a program designed to empower lay people to step up to new responsibility in today's Church. Lead by Crosier Fr. Bob Rossi, osc, who, with a team of prominent lay Catholic educators, lay ministers, community organizers, business people, political leaders and other professionals, designed a year-long program focused on lay identity and competency for effecting change in the Church. Program presenters include lay and clergy theologians and Catholic educators, spiritual directors, Canon and civil lawyers, community planners and experts in communication, negotiation, strategic and conflict resolution. Please click here for dates and topics.
Citizenship Preparation Classes
The Crosier Community of Phoenix is hosting its next series of citizenship classes from 9:30 a.m.-11 a.m. on Saturdays, May 18, 25, June 1, and 8 at Crosier Village, 717 E. Southern Ave. in Phoenix. Classes are FREE but donations are greatly appreciated. The series will be conducted in English. This course helps students learn the basics to become a United States citizen by studying for the U.S. citizenship test and preparing for the interview. It also helps students develop the skills necessary for passing the test. If you are interested in attending, we ask that register in advance as seating is limited. Please register via the "Register (Individual)" button and complete the form. Your information will be kept confidential and will not be shared with anyone. You may also contact Patricia at 602-443-7100. The series is graciously underwritten by Carstens Family Funds.
Remembering the Crosier martyrs of Congo
Each year, the Crosiers commemorate the anniversary of the death of their confreres who were brutally murdered by Simba rebels in Buta (Democratic Republic of the Congo) on May 30, 1965. We honor the 23 Crosiers who were killed because of their commitment to living out their faith and serving the people of Congo. The Crosiers gave their lives out of love for the Congolese people. The native Congolese Crosiers, deeply inspired by their martyred brothers, named their region “Martyrs of Bondo.” Join us in prayer on May 26 for 8 a.m. Mass and May 30 for 6 p.m. Solemn Vespers.
ekLAYsia Program - The Laity in Church Law: Taking Your Place and Knowing Your Rights
In this ekLAYsia session, Fr. Art Espelage, OFM, will explore how Canon Law sees lay people in the Church in terms of their roles and their rights. Lunch is provided for this seminar. June 1 from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at Crosier Village. Please click here to register by May 27.
Immigration Legal Clinic: Intro to Employment Authorization for AZ Employers
The Crosiers in Phoenix are hosting a special immigration legal clinic on June 15 from 10:30 a.m.-Noon at Crosier Village, 717 E. Southern Ave, Phoenix 85040. This program is designed for employers and others who wish to learn the requirements for employment authorization in the United States. Phoenix immigration attorney, Juan Flamand, will speak on the topic as he specializes in employment visas. He is bilingual, speaking both English and Spanish. There will be time for questions and answers after the presentation, along with individual consultations on the topic. The cost of the clinic is free but donations are very much appreciated. If you are interested in attending, we ask that you register in advance. Please contact Br. Jim Lewandowski, osc, at 602-769-7744 by June 13. This program is funded by a generous grant from the Carstens Family Trust.
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, the remaining 2019 dates are: 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.
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.