Offerings in 2018
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 veterans explore how to find God and help them reclaim spiritual hope and healing. The monthly sessions are free of charge and for veterans only. Remaining date for 2018: Saturday, Dec. 8, 2018 from 9:30 a.m.–Noon at the Crosier Village Campo Family Community Resource Center, 717 E. Southern Ave. in Phoenix. Details at www.crosier.org, please call 602-443-7100. This program is generously underwritten by Phoenix Rotary 100 and the Arizona Diamondbacks Foundation.
Crosier Advent Day of Reflection - Gift of Myrrh: The Latino traditions of Christmas, their ideals and realities
Led by Fr. Stephan Bauer, osc, and Companions of the Holy Cross President, Annie Conway, this year’s reflection will explore the imperfect reality of life and the unrealistic expectations that affect our experience of Advent as they relate to Latino traditions of Christmas. Fr. Stephan and Annie will offer strategies to spiritually deal with our struggles. Saturday, Dec. 8, at 8 a.m.- Noon at Crosier Village, 717 E. Southern Ave., Phoenix 85040. Please click here for details and registration.
Advent Healing Masses
The Crosier Fathers and Brothers are offering an Advent Healing Mass at the Priory Church of the Holy Cross at Crosier Village on Sunday, Dec. 9 at 8 a.m. and 2 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!
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.
Amigos Cruzados Mass & Las Posadas
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 on the Third Sunday of Advent (called “Bambinelli Sunday), 8 a.m. on Dec. 16, 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.
The Crosiers invite all to celebrate Las Posadas with them beginning at 5:30 p.m. with the Amigos Cruzados Mass on Dec. 22 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.
Christmas Eve and Christmas Day
Join the Crosiers in Phoenix on Christmas Eve, Dec. 24, for caroling at 5:30 p.m. followed by Mass at 6 p.m. 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.
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.-1p.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.
, 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.