Category Archives: Liturgies and Rites

Join us for our Mary Magdalene Celebration! Thursday July 20 at 7:00pm

We invite you and your friends to a Eucharistic Celebration in honor of Mary Magdalene. Our celebrant will be Fr. John Kirwin. Please call Joan Horgan with questions and to volunteer. She may be reached at the Hubbard Sanctuary at horganj@mail.strose.edu or call 518-454-5296.

Thursday July 20, 2017 at 7:00pm
Hubbard Interfaith Sanctuary,
959 Madison Ave
College of St. Rose, Albany, NY

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Upper Room Blesses Mary Theresa on 3rd Anniversary of Ordination

The Upper Room Inclusive Catholic Community of the NYS Capital Region celebrated Mary Theresa Streck’s third anniversary of ordination as a Roman Catholic Woman Priest.

Kathleen Ryan, ARCWP, led the Upper Room Community in the following blessing for Mary Theresa at the beginning of liturgy:


Let us take time now to bless this wise woman.

Mary Theresa, we call you to the center of this circle to honor you for the gifts you have given this community and in celebration of your anniversary of ordination. Come forth, good and faithful wise woman!
The gifts you have given so freely to our community have flourished and born fruit. We now anoint you with oil, symbolizing you are a wise woman.

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I ask the Community to join me in blessing Mary Theresa today. Please come forward and bless her as we pray together:
Divine Creator of the Universe, She Who Is and Will Always Be, we ask you to bless Mary Theresa today and every day.
May you have strength, courage and wisdom for the journey ahead.
May you be blessed with good health.

May your heart be filled with compassion in the work of justice.

May you be filled with hope, laughter and love.

May you know the comfort of community, good friends and family.
May the peace of divine wisdom live always in your heart and your home.

May you always bear witness to the love of divine wisdom in this world.
May Holy Wisdom bless you and keep you.

May She make her face shine upon you and be gracious to you.

May She lift up her countenance upon you and give you peace!
This is our prayer and a blessing upon you Mary Theresa,

Wise and faith-filled woman.
And as community we say, amen!

Let it be so!

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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**New** – Liturgies and Rites

Please visit the new addition to our Menu above, “Liturgies and Rites”. There you will be able to see the types of liturgies and sacramental celebrations our community offers.