To develop communities of young adult missionary disciples.
Assistant Professor of Philosophy at the Dominican House of Studies; Lecturer for the Thomistic Institute
“Part of my job as Vocations Director is to look for signs of spiritual life and vitality throughout the Archdiocese and invest there. I often have to look no further than the nearest Chapter of C4C. The Holy Spirit is moving in Crossroads 4 Christ.”
Fr. Anthony Federico
Chaplain and Board Member of Crossroads 4 Christ; Vocations Director for The Archdiocese of Hartford
“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.
Angelica Bakhos is Crossroads 4 Christ’s Director of Formation. She has served in Catholic ministry for over 12 years, working both as a volunteer and professionally primarily in youth, collegiate, and young adult ministry settings. Angelica most recently served as the Assistant Director of Campus Ministry for the Diocese of Bridgeport, and she has played integral roles in the diocese’s Catholic203 and Diocesan Young Adult Council (DYAC) initiatives. Throughout her years in ministry, she has created opportunities for youth and young adults to gather for praise & worship events, witness talks, small groups, healing opportunities, retreats, formation, mentorship, and community fellowship. Her focus is on accompaniment and she is excited to journey alongside other young adults as they radically pursue the Father’s Heart. Angelica has a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology and Religion Studies from Muhlenberg College and a Master of Arts Degree in Catechetics and Evangelization from Franciscan University of Steubenville. Originally from New Jersey, Angelica currently resides in Ridgefield, Connecticut where she is a parishioner at St. Mary Parish.
Father Anthony Federico