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priory logo phxThe 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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Phoenix News

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.
 
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.
 
Order of Malta World Day of the Sick Healing Mass
 
Join the Crosiers at the Order of Malta's World Day of the Sick bilingual healing Mass at 1 p.m. Feb. 8 at Ss. Simon and Jude Cathedral, 6351 N. 27th Ave, Phoenix. Fr. Tom Enneking, osc, will preside. Mass will include the Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick, a blessing of caregiver hands and a blessing with the Lourdes water. Attendees will receive Lourdes water blessed by Bishop Thomas Olmsted. Enjoy refreshments and a Catholic fair after Mass. Anyone unable to attend Mass in person, we invite you to watch it live on AZTV Channel 7 and EWTN.
 
ekLAYsia: Church Governance and Lay Rights 
 
In this ekLAYsia session, Fr. Bob Rossi, osc, will help lay people understand the basic structures of the Church for governing itself, and clarify the relationship between ordained and lay roles in Church and the challenges experienced. We will also explore various models of Church governance. Feb. 8 from 1 p.m.-4 p.m. at Crosier Village. Please click here to register by Feb. 6.
 
ekLAYsia: Church Governance and Application in Real Life Situations
 
In this ekLAYsia session, Fr. Bob Rossi, osc, will give participants an opportunity to examine how Church governance might affect, in practice, the desired changes they hope for in the Church today. Feb. 15 from 1 p.m.-4 p.m. at Crosier Village. Please click here to register by Feb. 13.
 
¿Qué es Dirección Espiritual? ¿Cómo se cubre esta necesidad en la comunidad hispana?
 
Bienvenidos a la oportunidad de aprender que es la dirección espiritual y apreciar esta necesidad en la creciente comunidad hispana. También podrán escuchar testimonios de personas que reciben la dirección espiritual, y de aquellos que acompañan a otros como directores espirituales. Habrá tiempo para preguntas y ofreceremos una lista de recursos. Este evento se llevará a cabo el sábado 15 de febrero de 9:00 a.m. a 12:00 en el Campo de los Cruzados (Crosier Village) 717 E. Southern Ave. Phoenix, AZ 85040. Evento gratis. Será en español. Favor de registrarse aqui o llamar al 602-443-7104.
 
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! 
 

 

The Crosiers in Phoenix welcome guests to our community, though we have limited overnight space in our current residences. If you would like to inquire about accommodations, please contact the conventual prior, Fr. Tom Enneking, osc, by This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , 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.

For more information about the Companions, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , 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. 
 

 

For more information about ESEC, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , 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