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We are now celebrating our Sunday morning liturgy in person at our new location: 431 New Karner Road (Route 155) in Colonie, NY. For the benefit of our distant members and for those who at this time prefer not to attend in person, our liturgy will continue on ZOOM each Sunday at 10 AM- (Come at 9:30 for socializing). The presider for each week will send out the readings and a homily starter for your personal reflection. They may also be found at https://upperroomliturgiesrituals.blogspot.com (If you are not already on our email list, see the instructions at the end of this post.)
We also celebrate a Zoom only Liturgy Saturday evenings at 5 PM (Eastern Time). Readings, etc. are also posted at the link above. The Zoom link is the same as Sunday’s.
Here is the Zoom Video Link to join either Liturgy:
Meeting ID: 825 1215 9155
Phone Number: 646 558 8656
Check our Calendar for details
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about this intentional Eucharistic community whose goal is to achieve full equality for all people through the vision of Jesus in a renewed Roman Catholic Church. Please consult the Calendar
for time and place of Liturgies.
Ordained members of the community are available for ministerial services such as weddings, baptisms and funerals. Community Chaplains are also available to lend a listening ear. To request a service or speak to a member, please call 518-952-4172.
For transcripts of current and past liturgies and rituals visit our blog at https://upperroomliturgiesrituals.blogspot.com
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Association of Roman Catholic Women Priests
invites you to the
LITURGY OF ORDINATION
Ordination to Priesthood
Phillis Isabella Sheppard
Bridget Mary Meehan
First Unitarian Church
405 Washington Avenue
Albany, NY 12206
June 4, 2022
We will begin our Holy Week on Sunday April 10 with Palm Sunday. (Please note there will not be a Saturday Evening Liturgy we will celebrate Palm Sunday together).
On Wednesday at 6pm in the Upper Room (in person only) we will have a Spiritual Sound Bath with Gongs Cymbals and Chimes followed by Moment of Oneness on zoom as usual. ***(See below for more on the Sound Bath)
Holy Thursday Liturgy 5:30 on zoom and in person.
Good Friday Service 5:30 on zoom and in person.
Holy Saturday and Easter Celebration 5:30 on zoom and in person.
There will not be an Easter Sunday morning liturgy.
***Re: Wednesday Sound Bath:
The Upper Room is kicking off the Holy Week Tridium on Wednesday night, April 13th at 6 pm with a special meditation, a Sound Bath. A sound bath is a relaxation technique and meditative experience whereby participants ‘bathe’ in the sound waves produced by instruments such as chimes, gongs, drums and singing bowls.
“Sound baths create the space and conditions for healing to occur on many levels. The sound stimulates our circulation and immune system, cleanses our energy meridians, and helps to release emotions stored in our body like anger, stress and trauma. Sound also balances both hemispheres of our brain, promoting deep relaxation.” Kaur.
Timothy Bell who has done sound baths for many years will grace us with his gongs and chimes from around the world. This will be a 45 minute meditation. Bring a yoga mat and blanket and pillow if you wish to lie down or you may prefer to sit in a chair. You can experience this however is most comfortable to you. It will be in person at the Upper Room location and cannot be recorded.
We hope you will join us and then it will be followed by our Moment of Oneness which will be both on zoom and in person.
Tim asked that the only compensation he wants is for us to contribute to feed the hungry. So, we will have collection for Capital Roots where Tim volunteered at one time. Capital Roots is doing a big campaign to build a big market in Troy for food deserts in the city.
The Upper Room Inclusive Catholic Community of the Capital Region Announces the Commencement of Liturgy at Their New Site.
Liturgy Date: Sunday, November 28, 2021, 10 AM
Contact: (518) 952-4172
Title: A Catholic Evolution in the Greater Capital Region Continues Its Liturgical Services at their New Site at 431 New Karner Road (Route 155), Building 1, Room 102, Colonie, NY
The Upper Room Inclusive Catholic Community announces its move to their new location at 431 New Karner Road, Colonie, NY. All are welcome to worship there Sunday at 10:00 AM beginning with its first celebration on November 28, 2021. The Liturgical celebrations will be simultaneously in person and virtually on Zoom.
The Upper Room is a compassionate, inclusive church community which recognizes, celebrates, and honors the Divine Presence in everyone and everything. Women, men, married and gay priests preside with members of the Upper Room. Our community is committed to following the message and example of Jesus in a Spirit empowered community of equals.
For information about the Upper Room, and the Zoom link to our Sunday liturgy, visit our website: https://www.upperroomicc.org/
For more information about the inclusive priesthood visit the Association of Roman Catholic Women Priests, at https://arcwp.org/
You are invited to the Upper Room Thanksgiving Liturgy at 10 am on November 25, Thanksgiving Day.
This liturgy will be a zoom only liturgy.
Our theme is living with a thankful heart.
We will have a special poem read and written by Lynn K.
We will use the following reading from the Letter of Paul to the Philippians.
Rejoice I the Savior always! I say it again: Rejoice! Let everyone see your forbearing spirit. Our savior is near. Dismiss all anxiety from your minds; instead present your needs to God through prayer and petition, giving thanks for all circumstances. Then God’s own peace, which is beyond all understanding, will stand guard over your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus.
Finally my sisters and brothers, your thoughts should be wholly directed to all that is true, all that deserves respect, all that is hones, pure, decent, admirable, virtuous or worthy of praise.
Hope to see you tomorrow.
Love and Peace,
Kim and Donna
Here is the Zoom Video Link to join the Liturgy:
Meeting ID: 825 1215 9155
Phone Number: 646 558 8656