The 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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Companions of the Holy Cross
Escuela de Santa Escucha Cruzada (ESEC)
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, 2019 dates: Feb. 9, March 9, April 13, 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.
Citizenship Preparation Classes
The Crosier Community of Phoenix is hosting its next series of citizenship classes from 10 a.m.-Noon on Saturdays, March 2, 9
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 Br. Jim at 602-769-7744. The series is graciously underwritten by Carstens Family Funds.
Ash Wednesday Services
The Crosier Community of Phoenix invites you to Ash Wednesday Mass and the imposition of ashes, 8 a.m. March 6 at the Priory Church of the Holy Cross, 717 E. Southern Ave., Phoenix 85040.
ekLAYsia Program - Discernment I and II: What is of God?
Discernment is the art of perceiving the call of God in the circumstances of our lives. Both ekLAYsia March sessions will focus on the theology and practice of discernment for lay people who wish to effect change in the Church. The programs are held from 6:30 p.m.-9 p.m. at Crosier Village, 717 E. Southern Ave. in Phoenix 85040. March 6
- Discernment I - Larry Vuillemin, J.D and March 26
- Discernment II - Trish Hoyt. Please click here to register.
Knights of Columbus Lenten Fish Fry
The Knights of Columbus will host a Lenten fish fry from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. on March 8, 15 and 22 at Crosier Village, 717 E. Souther Ave., Phoenix 85040. All are welcome. Enjoy a hot, Lenten meal before the Crosiers' Taize Prayer services.
Crosier Lenten Taizé Prayer
Join the Crosier Fathers and Brothers in Phoenix for their Taizé Prayer Around the Cross, March 8, 15, 22, 29* and April 5 at 7 p.m. Taizé Prayer is a meditative, communal prayer that begins with the singing of simple and repetitive songs, without many words. The worship is quiet and reflective to create a prayerful environment that helps people draw closer to God and the place of the cross. This style of prayer is one way the Crosiers express a communion with the crucified Christ, with people who suffer and are in need of healing, and with all those who gather. The focus of Taizé is on Christ and the Cross, reconciliation, and prayers for the suffering throughout the world. The prayer service is one-hour in length. Priory Church of the Holy Cross, 717 E. Southern Ave., Phoenix 85040. *The March 29 prayer service will be held at St. Gregory parish, 3440 N. 18th Ave. in Phoenix.
Nine Days of Prayer to St. Joseph
The Crosiers in Phoenix offer their annual nine days of prayer to St. Joseph for the intentions of the Church and world, March 11-19. As protector of the Universal Church, bring your needs and prayers to St. Joseph who is your special intercessor for concerns including marriage and family life, employment and profession, protection and guidance. The Crosiers invite you to join them in prayer and they would be honored to pray for the prayer intentions closest to your heart. The prayers in honor of St. Joseph can be found here.
Crosier Lenten Spiritual Exercises
Are you wondering how well you’re using the gifts God has given you? Are you searching for God’s plan in your life? This five-week retreat is designed to examine one’s personal experience of the Cross and identify challenges to conversion and growth. Led by Fr. Stephan Bauer, osc, participants learn to face personal challenges with courage and embrace the promise of healing, freedom and hope offered by the Cross. This retreat can help you know God better in your life, see a path to holiness, and become freer for the things God calls you to be and do. March 14, 21, 28, April 4 and 11
from 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. at Crosier Village, 717 E. Southern Ave, Phoenix 85040. Space is limited to 8 participants. Registration is required, please click here.
French Mass (la Messe en Français)
Join the Crosier Fathers and Brothers for the French Mass at 11 a.m. on March 24
at the Priory Church of the Holy Cross, 717 E. Southern Ave. in Phoenix 85040. Mass will be celebrated by Crosier Fr. Hubert Kavusa, osc, from the Crosier Proprovince of the Congo. You are most welcome to attend this special Crosier liturgy. A light reception will follow Mass. RSVP to 602-443-7100 or email us
. Vous êtes cordialement invité à venir rehausser de votre présence la célébration de la Messe en Français. Elle sera présidée par le Père Hubert Kavusa, osc, Croisier de la Proprovince du Congo. Nous vous souhaitons la bienvenue à cette spéciale liturgie. Une petite réception vous sera offerte après la messe. RSVP to 602-443-7100 or email us
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.