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 firstname.lastname@example.org <mailto:email@example.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.
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)
joyfully invites you
to the Priestly Ordination
Saturday, September 8, 2018
First Unitarian Universalist Church
405 Washington Avenue
Albany, NY 12206
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.