All are invited to a Friends of the Association of Roman Catholic Women Priests (ARCWP) informational meeting on Wednesday September 12 at 7:00 pm. The location is yet to be determined. Please RSVP to email@example.com <mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org> if you plan on coming to the meeting. We would like to know how many people to expect. We will give a brief overview of the current status of our movement and will answer questions. Please pass this information to anyone you think may be interested in hearing more about our movement. Being a Friend of ARCWP is not necessarily a financial commitment. It is a way of supporting our work.
LYNN KINLAN, A MEMBER OF THE UPPER ROOM INCLUSIVE CATHOLIC COMMUNITY, WILL BE ORDAINED A ROMAN CATHOLIC WOMAN PRIEST ON SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 8, 2018, AT THE FIRST UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST CHURCH AT 405 WASHINGTON AVENUE IN ALBANY AT 1:00PM.
Lynn Kinlan, area educator, and one of the pastoral leaders of the Upper Room Inclusive Catholic Community at 916 Western Avenue, in Albany, NY , will be ordained a Roman Catholic priest by Bishop Bridget Mary Meehan of the Association of Roman Catholic Woman Priests at 1:00 PM on Saturday, September 8 at the Unitarian Church located at 405 Washington Avenue in Albany, NY. Lynn is following in the footsteps of courageous women who are claiming their rightful place as equals in the Roman Catholic Church. In the words of Bridget Mary, ”We are leading the church, not leaving the church.”
Women priests are a major reform movement working for gender justice in inclusive communities like the Upper Room. In a recent letter to the editor appearing in the Albany Times Union, Rev. Mary Theresa Streck, a pastoral leader of the Upper Room Inclusive Catholic Community wrote, Roman Catholic Church members are forming small, inclusive faith communities of support where all are welcome at the Eucharistic table. The Upper Room Inclusive Catholic Community in Albany is among the growing number of faith communities in the United States modeling a new church structure rooted in a theology of blessing. Pastoral ministers are women and men ordained through the Association of Roman Catholic Women Priests. Change is happening at the ground level. Roman Catholics who still wish to be part of a prayerful community are encouraged to join with these smaller groups. It may be the only way the church will survive. This is a public ordination. All are welcome to attend.
Association of Roman Catholic Women Priests https://arcwp.org/
People’s Catholic Seminary https://pcseminary.org
Sunday, July 22nd is the feast day of Mary Magdalen, The Apostle to the Apostles
You are invited to join the Upper Room Inclusive Catholic Community of the Capital Region as we celebrate her life and unique role at our regular Liturgy:
Sunday, July 22nd, 10 AM,
In the Fellowship Hall of New Covenant Presbyterian Church
916 Western Avenue, Albany, NY (map)
Our celebration continues following the ceremony in Lynn and Bernie’s backyard in Guilderland: 123 Kennewyck Circle Slingerlands, NY 12159.
As the party will be catered, we will need your RSVP by August 28th
by email to Joan Chesterfield at email@example.com
Out of Town Guests:
A block of rooms has been reserved at The Fairfield Inn located at 1383 Washington Avenue, Albany, NY 12206. These rooms will be held for Friday 9/7 and Saturday 9/8 at a rate of $109.00 per night inclusive of breakfast. Reservations may be made online at Book your group rate for The Upper Room Guests may also book a room by calling The Fairfield Inn at (518) 435 – 1900. The block of rooms will be held until 8/17 /18.
June 1-3, 2018 – $95 – includes Friday Evening wine and cheese reception and lunch and dinner on Saturday.
Holiday Inn Express and Suites – 16 Wolf Road – Albany, NY – 518-459-3600
Seating is limited – book now!
About the Presenter: Michael Morwood’s particular interest is in helping adult Christians examine what they believe and why they believe it, what they imagine and why they imagine the way they do. He is the author of ten books including Praying a New Story, Children Praying a New Story and It’s Time: Challenges to the Doctrine of the Faith. Michael Morwood resigned from priestly ministry in the Catholic Church in 1998 following the banning of his book Tomorrow’s Catholic: Understanding God and Jesus in a New Millennium by the then Archbishop of Melbourne, Australia, George Pell.
The retreat is sponsored by the Upper Room Inclusive Catholic Community and People’s Catholic Seminary. For more information: firstname.lastname@example.org
TO REGISTER: Download the flyer by clicking here: Michael-Morwood-flyer-June-1-3-2018-FINAL Print the flyer, cut off the bottom section and return with your payment as directed.
RESERVATIONS: Please send retreat payment and completed form (below) by April 1, 2018 to Upper Room, PO Box 421, Watervliet, NY 12189. Please make checks to: Upper Room. To book a room for the weekend, please contact hotel for group discount under the name of Upper Room.
The Association of Roman Catholic Women Priests
joyfully invites you
Ordaining Bishop: Bridget Mary Meehan
July 8, 2017
First Unitarian Universalist Church
405 Washington Avenue
Albany, NY 12206
Fuller Road Firehouse
1342 Central Avenue
Albany, NY 12205
Please RSVP by July 1, 2017.
Please send a check for $26 per person made out to the Upper Room ICC to
12 Oakwood Boulevard
Clifton Park, NY 12065-7414
In just a few days, NETWORK’s Nuns on the Bus will be visiting your area on our journey to the Republican and Democratic National Conventions. In an election year, it’s crucial that our message to Mend the Gaps in income and wealth inequality in our nation be heard and heeded. We hope you’ll join us in New York!
Thursday, July 21, 12:00 Noon
New York State Capitol, West Capitol Park
State Street, Albany, NY 12210
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Our goal is to bring a politics of inclusion to divided places, change the conversation to mending the vast economic and social divides in our country, and counter political incivility with our message of inclusion.
Pope Francis has said, “a healthy politics is sorely needed.” View our schedule and RSVP to join us on this journey.
Can’t make it? There are other ways to get involved:
|See you there,
Sister Simone Campbell
P.S. We’re sending these announcements to everyone in a state with a bus event or within two hours of an event — which means you may end up receiving more than one email. We’re sorry for any inconvenience, but wanted you to know about all our stops near you.
The Upper Room Community in Troy has accepted the invitation to host the 2016 celebration of the Feast of Mary Magdalene
Dear CTA and Upper Room Communities,
This year the Upper Room Community is honored to prepare the Mary of Magdala celebration. We will begin our celebration at 7:00pm. at the Upper Room in Troy, NY. For this celebration, wear a colorful stole or scarf and we will celebrate Eucharist together.
The Upper Room is located next to Brown’s Brewery. (map) Some of you may want to meet before or after for dinner.
Here is the address:
Upper Room Inclusive Catholic Community
415 River Street, Second Floor
Troy, NY 12180
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