On Sept. 10, more than 200 honored guests and campaign contributors attended the grand opening celebration of the Crosiers’ new priory in Phoenix. The priory is the new home of the Crosier Fathers and Brothers. It represents a significant investment by generous donors and completes the vision for Crosier Village at 7th St. and Southern Ave. in Phoenix.
“We are so thankful and blessed for the support, friendship and love from our donors, benefactors and friends who helped make our dream a reality.” said Fr. Tom. “Our new home emphasizes our commitment to serving the greater Phoenix community.”
The joyous day began with Mass in the Priory Church of the Holy Cross with Conventual Priory Tom Enneking, osc, presiding. Joining him were Diocese of Phoenix Bishop John Dolan and Auxiliary Bishop Eduardo Nevares. Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego and Bishops Dolan and Nevares shared some inspiring remarks about the Crosiers, their ministry and presence in South Phoenix.
Following the Mass and ribbon-cutting ceremony, guests enjoyed brunch and priory tours.
The Crosiers are consecrated men of one the Roman Catholic Church’s oldest religious orders. They are also the only religious community whose national headquarters is located within the Diocese of Phoenix. The Crosiers established a community hub of spiritual outreach and activity, to expand their ministries and to accompany and serve those in greatest need. The campus, known as the Crosier Village of South Phoenix, serves as a place of light and healing for the greater Phoenix community.
The Crosier Fathers and Brothers provide ministry and service to many different groups, including seniors on fixed incomes; those who suffer from Alzheimer’s disease and their families as they face the many challenges of this condition; the incarcerated as they seek a connection to a faith community; veterans as they seek their spiritual healing; immigrants as they work to become citizens and learn English; and young people who seek a spiritual path and purpose in life. They also offer healing, pastoral and sacramental ministries and assistance; pastoral leadership to parishes; spiritual direction and retreats; and mission outreach.