Category Archives: Events

Advent Reflection with Roy Bourgeois December 6

 

Friends of ARCWP informational meeting

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 donna.arcwp@gmail.com <mailto:donna.arcwp@gmail.com> 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.
Thank you,
Donna Rougeux

Lynn Kinlan’s Ordination Saturday, September 8

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, €œRoman 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

Mary Magdalen Celebration, Sunday July 22nd

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)

Lynn Kinlan Ordination, September 8, 2018

The Association of Roman Catholic Women Priests
joyfully invites you
to the Priestly Ordination
of
Lynn Kinlan
Saturday, September 8, 2018
1:00 PM
First Unitarian Universalist Church
405 Washington Avenue
Albany, NY 12206
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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 jcc1941@hotmail.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.

Michael Morwood Retreat – Albany NY – June 1-3

*God, Jesus and Prayer through a 21st Century Lens.  A weekend retreat with Michael Morwood, Adult Faith Educator

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.

  • RETREAT SCHEDULE:
  • Friday, June 1  – 5:30pm -7:00pm  Wine and cheese reception
  • 7:00pm -9:00pm €“ Presentation and discussion
  • Saturday, June 2 – 9:00am -€“ 12:00pm two presentations and discussion with breaks
  • 12:00pm -1:00pm – Lunch
  • 1:00pm 5:00pm – two presentations and discussion with breaks
  • 5:00pm – 6:00pm Dinner
  • 6:00pm – Informal gathering for follow-up questions
  • Sunday, June 3 – 9:00am – 10:30am – Presentation and discussion
  • 11:15am – 12:15pm – Liturgy
  • 12:15pm – Conclusion of retreat

The retreat is sponsored by the Upper Room Inclusive Catholic Community and People’s Catholic Seminary. For more information: upperroomicc@gmail.com

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.

Name: ___________________________________________

Phone: _________________________

Address: __________________________________________

Email: __________________________

ARCWP Albany Ordination – July 8, 2017 – All Are Welcome

The Association of Roman Catholic Women Priests
joyfully invites you

to the
Priestly Ordination
of
Lindy Sanford

And the
Diaconate Ordination
of
Lynn Kinlan
Margaret Alderman
Anne Keller

Ordaining Bishop: Bridget Mary Meehan
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July 8, 2017
2:00 PM
First Unitarian Universalist Church
405 Washington Avenue
Albany, NY 12206

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Reception
Fuller Road Firehouse
1342 Central Avenue
Albany, NY 12205

Reception Reservations:

Please RSVP by July 1, 2017.

Please send a check for $26 per person made out to the Upper Room ICC to
Joan Chesterfield
12 Oakwood Boulevard
Clifton Park, NY 12065-7414

Stop the Hate Interfaith Prayer Service

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Nuns on the Bus Coming to Albany July 21

NETWORK

Come See the Nuns on the Bus

We’re Coming to New York!

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!

Rally
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
Executive Director

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.

Join us for our Mary Magdalene Celebration 7-21-16 Upper Room Community

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

handicap accessible

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