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Cracks of Hope in a Rigid Institution – June 5

The Upper Room Inclusive Catholic Community is pleased to co-sponsor Upstate Call to Action’s 2019 Spring Thruway Tour

Debra Rose-Milavec, co-director of Future Church, will present “crACKS OF HOPE IN A RIGID INSTITUTION: DON’T THROW IN THE TOWEL”

Time: Wednesday, June 5th, 7:00 PM
Location: New Covenant Presbyterian Church
916 Western Avenue, Albany, NY
Presentation will be in the Fellowship Hall at the New Covenant Presbyterian Church. The church building is on the south side of Western Avenue between Orlando and Daytona. There is a large parking lot in the rear of the building. Enter the parking lot from either side street. Enter the building using the doors toward the left end of the building.

Free will offering

Walk a Spring Labyrinth April 27 at the Upper Room

Jan Phillips Retreat Weekend at St. Joseph’s Provincial House June 21-23

Please join Jan Phillips for a weekend retreat at the St. Joseph’s Provincial House in Latham, NY. Details are on her website and printed below:*
*http://janphillips.com/event/where-do-we-go-from-here/*

Where Do We Go From Here?
*June 21 @ 7:00 pm-June 23 @ 12:00 pm*
*June 21-23, Latham, NY, St. Joseph Provincial House***
*A weekend retreat to ponder our next steps in light of the evolutionary changes we are experiencing in our religions and our faith. Is the God we knew relocating from the heavens to our hearts? What does it mean for us to act prophetically? What does it mean to be a mystic and what do we have to learn from them? How do we create conversations of consequence that are inclusive and inspiring?*
*Commuters $150. Residential $350**(includes private room and 5 meals, starting with Friday pm dinner, ending with Sunday breakfast) Can pay by Paypal, credit card or send check to Jan at 5187 Arlene Place, San Diego, CA 92117*
*For more information, contact Jan at jan@janphillips.com <mailto:jan@janphillips.com>*
*Click Here to register <janphillips.com/shop/retreat-st-joseph-provincial-house-latham-ny/>***

 

Peace Prayer Night with Kathy Kelly – Friday, March 1st

Prayer Evening

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: __________________________