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Re: Coronavirus:

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

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. 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

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

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You Are Invited to the Ordination of Two More Women Priests

The Association of Roman Catholic Women Priests

invites you to the  



Mary Ann Matthys and Phillis Isabella Sheppard

 Ordaining Bishop – Bridget Mary Meehan

at the

 Upper Room Inclusive Catholic Community

431 New Karner Road (Route 155)

Albany, NY 12205 

Saturday, August 27, 2022 – 2:00 PM

Association of Roman Catholic Women Priests

invites you to the 


Ordination to Priesthood

Katie Nimcheski 


Phillis Isabella Sheppard

 Ordaining Bishop

 Bridget Mary Meehan


First Unitarian Church

405 Washington Avenue

Albany, NY 12206

June 4, 2022

1:00 PM

Holy Week Schedule

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.

Saturday Liturgy on Zoom beginning January 8 at 5:00 pm

Hello Dear Community,  We will be offering a second liturgy on Saturdays beginning January 8 at 5pm on Zoom. (Eastern Standard Time US and Canada)

If you are unable to celebrate on Sunday morning at 10am you are most welcome to celebrate with us on Saturday at 5pm. The Sunday liturgy will continue to be in person and on zoom.

The liturgies will follow the same format with different readings and shared homily on Saturday. The zoom link for both liturgies will be the same. We will post both liturgies prior to celebrating. 

To join either liturgy:
Meeting ID: 825 1215 9155
Phone Number: 646 558 8656

As always anyone interested in co-presiding, or reading please reach out and let us know.

Celebrate Saturday, Celebrate Sunday or both!  

Merry Christmas and Blessings for the New Year!


Thanksgiving Liturgy On Zoom 10 AM

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.

Philippians 4:4-8
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