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Phoenix

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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  • Visitor Information
  • Companions of the Holy Cross
  • Escuela de Santa Escucha Cruzada (ESEC)

Phoenix News

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.
 
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: 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.
 
The Empty Tomb
 
This morning of reflection, meditation and prayer focuses on the difference the Empty Tomb has made in your life. How can you see what God wants you to do? Fr. Bob Rossi, osc, asks us to reflect on "Will Lent ever end for the Catholic Church?" The program begins with Mass at 8 a.m. on April 27 at Crosier Village, 717 E. Southern Ave, Phoenix 85040. The reflection discussion concludes at Noon. Please click here for more information and to register. Deadline to register is April 25.
 
ekLAYsia Program - Who Are You? Part II
 
The program will focus on lay Catholic living. It is held from 6:30 p.m.-9 p.m. at Crosier Village, 717 E. Southern Ave. in Phoenix 85040. April 29 - Who Are You? Part II - Fr. Bob Rossi, osc. Fr. Bob will consider lay spirituality from the point of view of the support it needs from personal and liturgical prayer practice. Please click here to register.
 
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.  
 
ekLAYsia Program - Conflict Resolution: How conflicts start and stop 
 
This month's program will focus on conflict resolution. It will be held May 6 and 10 from 6:30 p.m.-9 p.m. at Crosier Village, 717 E. Southern Ave. in Phoenix 85040. Featured presenter Abraham J. Arvizu, III will discuss conflict resolution, its theory in general, the root causes of conflict and practical techniques to resolve conflicts. Please 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!
 
 
 

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.