To develop communities of young adult missionary disciples.
“When I was invited to offer a talk in the C4C Conference, I was happy to encounter a group that focuses so warmly and so clearly on the key things: faith, Jesus in the Eucharist, learning about the spiritual life, sharing the spiritual journey together, and all of this with the energy and life of youthfulness. May its work be blessed and grow!”
“Then the two recounted what had taken place on the way and how he was made known to them in the breaking of the bread.”
Eucharistic Adoration is the focal point of every C4C Night. Through encountering Jesus in the Eucharist, we find the love we were made for.
“With such affection for you, we were determined to share with you not only the gospel of God, but our very selves as well, so dearly beloved had you become to us.”
(1 Thess. 2:8)
Christ-centered friendships are the building blocks of our community. As we strive to grow in holiness together, we call one another deeper in living an authentic and virtuous life.
“He said to them, ‘The harvest is abundant but the laborers are few; so ask the master of the harvest to send out laborers for his harvest.’”
As we receive from Him in the Eucharist and in our community life, we go forth to encounter others with the love of Christ, embracing our call to be missionary disciples.
Photo: Aaron Joseph
In September 2015, a group of young adults from Connecticut traveled to Philadelphia to see Pope Francis during his visit to the United States. While there, they had an unforgettable experience of encountering Christ. They felt deeply moved by the Holy Spirit to answer the call of our Holy Father to become missionary disciples of Jesus Christ. That next week they began meeting as friends and seeking the Lord in prayer. This was the beginning of Crossroads 4 Christ.
As more young adults had authentic experiences of encountering the Lord through C4C and found enduring Christ-centered friendships, they were set on fire to follow Christ and lead others to the goodness they had found in Him. Many desired to build up the young adults in their local regions, and so Crossroads 4 Christ slowly spread through the founding of new Chapters. Where these Chapters formed, the faith life of young adults grew and more young adults were seen in the pews.
In 2019, Crossroads 4 Christ became a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization with full-time employees who dedicate themselves to building communities of young adult missionary disciples through forming and nourishing C4C Chapters.
Alex has been active in Catholic ministry efforts for over a decade with a particular focus on young adult and youth ministry. He has worked in a variety of fields throughout his professional career including environmental conservation, legal, insurance, and higher education. Alex co-founded Crossroads 4 Christ with one of his best friends, Travis Moran, in October of 2015. In the summer of 2019, he transitioned from volunteer leadership to full-time work with C4C, serving as Director of Missions for a year before stepping into the Executive Director role. Alex has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Economics and a Master of Business Administration Degree from the Quinnipiac University Lender School of Business. He is currently pursuing a Master of Arts Degree in Pastoral Studies at Holy Apostles College and Seminary. Alex is a member of the Knights of Columbus and serves on the Archdiocese of Hartford’s Pastoral Council. He and his wife Jessica live in Middletown, CT where they are parishioners of St. Pius X Parish.
Father Anthony Federico