Learn More About the Upper Room Community

Welcome to the web site of the Upper Room Inclusive Catholic Community.

Re: Coronavirus:

For the safety of our community, we will come together on ZOOM for our virtual liturgy 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. (If you are not already on our email list, see the instructions at the end of this post.)

Here is the Zoom Video Link: https://zoom.us/j/8213171800
To call in by phone (audio only) use this number : 1- 929 205 6099
Meeting ID: 821 317 1800
Ed. Note: Jesus told us “Wherever two or three gather in my name, there I am in your midst.” I believe Zoom qualifies as wherever.
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Click here to watch our slide show video 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. To request a service or speak to a member, please call 518-952-4172.

For transcripts of past liturgies and rituals visit our blog at https://upperroomliturgiesrituals.blogspot.com

To join our email group, send an email to icc-nyscapitalregion+subscribe@googlegroups.com

Holy Week Services Schedule

All services will be online via ZOOM –

https://zoom.us/j/8213171800 save this link. It is the same for every Liturgy

Holy Week Services

Holy Thursday: 5:30pm

Good Friday: 12pm, 3pm and 5:30pm (same service will be repeated)

Easter Vigil: 5:30pm

Zoom Video Link:

https://zoom.us/j/8213171800 – save this link. It is the same for every Liturgy

Use the number below to call in on your phone for audio only:

1- 929 205 6099

Meeting ID: 821 317 1800

 

For information and tech support contact Mary Theresa Streck

mtstreck@gmail.com

518-441-9649

A request from Ellen at the St. Baldrick’s Foundation

A message from Ellen Doolin

Since most of the fundraising for this organization takes place in the Spring and CANNOT happen due to the pandemic, grants that would continue clinical trials this summer and for the rest of this year are in jeopardy!!!

Children and young adults with cancer are some of the most vulnerable during this pandemic… and St. Baldrick’s Foundation funds the critical research to provide live-saving treatment and CURES for childhood cancer victims.

My head was supposed to be shaved on Sunday, March 29th to raise $$ for St. Baldrick’s research grants. But, my shave, like all others this Spring, was canceled.

I am reigniting my fundraiser… and will have my son Bryan Doolin shave my head on Easter Sunday IF I can raise more than $1000. by April 12th!!! Will you consider a donation, of any amount, to help me REACH and EXCEED that goal?

https://www.stbaldricks.org/participants/mypage/1047612/2020

The Elephant in the Church – A People’s Catholic Seminary Course

The Elephant in the Church – A People’s Catholic Seminary Course

PCS 306 Visionary Women Leaders in Christianity

COURSE DESCRIPTION

This course explores “Women Christianity” from a historical perspective, following the story from biblical times to the present day. Women are the “elephant in the Roman Catholic Church.” They have been perpetually silenced, ignored and discounted. If the Church is to survive, it is evident that it must be a more inclusive Church where the gifts of women and men are equally recognized, and where the present understanding of ordination is transformed from the bottom up.

TEXT

The Elephant in the Church by Mary T. Malone

Women are the elephant in the Church. They have been perpetually silenced, ignored and discounted. They are not required to make any contribution to the Church, except for obedience. This book explores what the author terms Women Christianity from a historical perspective, following the story from biblical times to the present day. If the Christian Church is to survive, it is clear that it must be a more inclusive Church where the gifts of women and men are equally recognised, and where the whole notion of ordination has to be revamped from the bottom up. First published in 2014, this revised edition includes an interview with the author in how her view on the role of women in the Church has changed over recent years. It also includes a new introduction by the former President of Ireland, Mary McAleese.

Secondary Text: What About Me? Women and the Catholic Church by Sharon Tighe-Mooney

COURSE FORMAT

This course is offered as an independent study or in a cohort model. Cohorts meet in person or use an on-line blog format (www.blogger.com) to foster an interactive learning community.

Cost of Course: $100. Financial aid available.  Register here:
https://pcs306coursedescription2.blogspot.com/

Course is now open and accepting students.