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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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  • Escuela de Santa Escucha Cruzada (ESEC)
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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 date is: 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. 
 
Reflexión de Adviento: El Don de la Mirra
 
¿Tamales o Christmas Ham? Una nueva Navidad con nuestras familias: La tradición hispana y la cultura Americana. En la 9 de diciembre, 5 p.m.-8:30 p.m., invitamos a adultos padres y adolescentes a aprender cómo mezclar las dos tradiciones. Se servirá una comida ligera despues de la Oración. Favor de inscribirse hasta 6 de diciembre. Para mayor información, llamar 602.443.7100. Patrocinado por los Companions of the Holy Cross.
 
An Evening Prayer Concert: "Come Fill the Well"

The Crosiers in Phoenix invite all to "Come, Fill the Well" with Paul Hillebrand at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 4 at the Priory Church of the Holy Cross, 717 E. Southern Ave., Phoenix 85040. With his rich baritone voice and great gift for liturgical music, Paul Hillebrand will lead this special evening prayer concert. Join us to reflect and be renewed! Paul is a Catholic liturgical musician whose music is published by the Oregon Catholic Press and World Library Publications. He is the director of music at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Scottsdale. 

Memorial Mass for Br. Timothy Tomczak, osc 

The Crosiers invite all to a memorial Mass for beloved confrere, Br. Tim Tomczak, osc, 7 p.m. on Dec. 5 at the Priory Church of the Holy Cross, 717 E. Southern Ave., Phoenix 85040. Diocese of Phoenix Bishop Eduardo Nevares will preside and serve as homilist. Br. Tim was a kind and gentle soul who made friends wherever he went. Join the Crosiers to celebrate Br. Tim's life and ministry.
 
Immigration Legal Consultations
 
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 consultations will be conducted by an immigration attorney on Dec. 7 from 10 a.m.-Noon p.m. 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. 
 
Las Mañanitas - Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe Mass & Festivities 
 
The Crosier Community of Phoenix invites you to gather with them at 6 a.m. on Dec. 12, the feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe to celebrate Las Mañanitas, a traditional serenading  Our Lady, followed by Mass. The service begins before sunrise with lit candles held by the participants. The image of Our Lady of Guadalupe is illuminated and decorated with flowers. After the songs to Mary are sung then the Eucharist is celebrated. 
 
ekLAYsia Program - Resilience: Adapting to Church setbacks and coming back stronger
 
This special ekLAYsia workshop on Dec. 14 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. focuses on our resilience as Catholics. Fr. Bob Rossi, osc, will lead this interactive day of learning, reflecting and sharing. He asks us to think about how we can adapt to challenges we are experiencing in the Church and becom stronger, more resilient Catholics. The suggested donation is per person (includes lunch). Click here for the program agenda and to register.
 
Advent Healing Masses
 
The Crosier Fathers and Brothers are offering two Advent Healing Masses at the Priory Church of the Holy Cross at Crosier Village on Sunday, Dec. 15 at 8 a.m. and 1 p.m. St. Odilia is the patroness of the Crosier Order, the blind and other health challenges. This is an opportunity for pilgrims to come and celebrate the healing petitions and ministry that are the heart of this devotion. The sacrament of the anointing of the sick and personal blessings with the ancient relics of St. Odilia are offered. This event is free and open to the public. All are welcome!
 
Amigos Cruzados Mass & Las Posadas 
 
The Crosiers invite all to celebrate Las Posadas with them beginning at 5:30 p.m. with the Amigos Cruzados Mass on Dec. 21 at the Priory Church of the Holy Cross at Crosier Village, 717 E. Southern Ave., Phoenix 85040. Following Mass, we will process throughout the neighborhood visiting designated houses, praying the Rosary singing special songs. The evening will conclude with food and the children in attendance will break the piñata, which is filled with candy and other goodies.
 
Bambinelli Sunday - Blessing of the Figurines of the Child Jesus 
 
The Crosiers of Phoenix invite all to bring their little figurines of the Christ Child to Mass at 8 a.m. on Dec. 22, so that they can be blessed before they are placed in the family manger scene. The blessing includes not only the image of the Christ Child but also families and friends. Priory Church of the Holy Cross at Crosier Village, 717 E. Southern Ave., Phoenix 85040.
 
Christmas Eve Services 
 
Join the Crosier Community of Phoenix on Christmas Eve, Dec. 24, for Evening Prayer at 5 p.m., Caroling at 5:30 p.m. and Mass at 6 p.m.
 
Christmas Day 
 
Join the Crosiers in Phoenix on Christmas Day, Dec. 25, celebrate the miracle and joy of the birth of our Lord with Morning Prayer at 7:30 a.m. and Mass at 8 a.m. at the Priory Church of the Holy Cross at Crosier Village, 717 E. Southern Ave., Phoenix 85040. 
 
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