INSPIRATION FOR A LIFE LIVED ON MISSION.

Upper Room is a Vancouver event that inspires and equips Catholics on how to live on mission in our homes and community.

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SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 2021
9:00 AM - 5:30 PM

ONLINE OR IN-PERSON AT SELECT LOCATIONS

REGISTER

EVENT SPEAKERS

ARCHBISHOP J. MICHAEL MILLER, CSB

TIM GLEMKOWSKI

HEATHER KHYM

ERIC CHOW

Experience the Upper Room in 1 of 3 ways:

THE EVENT EXPERIENCE

SEE GOD MOVE

God has gifted each of us uniquely and is calling each of us to live out a radical missionary identity so that more people may come to know and love him. By attending Upper Room and joining the Proclaim movement, you are saying "yes" to that call in a particular way in this particular time and place. You will be responding to a deep need in the world and in the hearts of others, but you will not be doing it alone! In collaboration with other disciples, and in response to an invitation of the Holy Spirit, we know that we will see God move!

ABOUT THE EVENT

The Upper Room is a response to this movement of God. Disciples from all over our cities are gathering to be challenged, equipped, and inspired to proclaim the name of Jesus. But this goes far beyond just one day. The Upper Room is our largest ministry event of the year and is the momentum moment for ministries and Proclaim in the Archdiocese of Vancouver

Proclaim is a movement in the Archdiocese of Vancouver to awaken disciples across our cities and spread the name of Jesus in their homes and communities.

LIVE AT A PARISH 
HOST SITE

Join a community of disciples where you can engage in meaningful discussion and experience the event through a live broadcast. 

LIVE IN-PERSON

With limited seating, experience the event where our main stage will be. All our keynotes and presentations will be live.

ONLINE

In the comfort of your home, experience the live broadcast and access the on-demand content on your own time.

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SCHEDULE

 SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 2021 

Opening prayer and welcome


Archbishop J. Michael Miller, CSB

Session 1

Session 2


Lunch


Session 3

Session 4

Commissioning


Mass at the main live site

9:00

12:00

REGISTER

4:30

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

IS THIS EVENT ONLINE OR IN-PERSON?

At this year’s Upper Room, you have the choice of attending online or in-person at select locations.

Online: Join online from the comfort of your home. Includes a digital package.

In-person: Attend in-person for a more community-oriented experience. Includes lunch and a swag bag. Limited space available.

  • In-Person at the Main Live Site (Mary Pattison Chapel at Pacific Academy)Speakers and Musicians will present in-person and the program will be livestreamed online and to parish host sites. Mass with the Archbishop will occur in-person at this location. 
  • In-Person at a Parish Host Site (Click here to view parish host sites) – Watch the program via livestream at a parish host site.


I’VE ALREADY REGISTERED FOR UPPER ROOM BUT I WOULD LIKE TO CHANGE MY ATTENDANCE (TICKET) TYPE.

Requests to change ticket type must be done in writing. Please email any requested changes of ticket type to upperroomvancouver@rcav.org. Changes to ticket type will only be permitted until September 12, 2021. If you change from an in-person site (cost of $60) to a digital registration ($40), you will be refunded the difference. If you change from a digital registration ($40) to in-person ($60), you will be charged the difference. After September 12, 2021, no changes of ticket type will be possible.


I NO LONGER WANT TO ATTEND UPPER ROOM. CAN I GET A REFUND?

All requests for refunds must be submitted in writing. Please send refund requests to: upperroomvancouver@rcav.org. Refunds are subject to a $10 processing fee per registrant. No refunds after September 12, 2021. No refunds for digital tickets. 


I DIDN’T RECEIVE A CONFIRMATION EMAIL. HOW DO I KNOW I AM FULLY REGISTERED FOR UPPER ROOM?

Receiving a confirmation email ensures that you are fully registered for Upper Room. Confirmation emails are also required for check-in at in-person sites. Please first check your junk mail, but if you did not receive a confirmation email, please email upperroomvancouver@rcav.org, or contact Melanie or Raisa at 604-683-0281 (ext. 50236 and 50234), to ensure that you are registered.


I WON’T BE ABLE TO ATTEND LIVE ON SEPTEMBER 18. IS THERE STILL A WAY FOR ME TO ACCESS THE UPPER ROOM TALKS AND WORKSHOP RECORDINGS?

If you won’t be able to attend Upper Room live on September 18, with the purchase of a digital ticket you will have access to all Upper Room talks and workshop recordings for 30 days. You will also have 30-day digital access to Upper Room talks and workshop recordings when you purchase an in-person ticket at either the Main Live Site or a Parish Host Site.


IS THERE ANY DISCOUNT FOR PRIESTS AND RELIGIOUS?

Please email upperroomvancouver@rcav.org to inquire about a clergy discount.

FOR MORE INFORMATION OR OTHER QUESTIONS, PLEASE EMAIL UPPERROOMVANCOUVER@RCAV.ORG

CONTACT

Archdiocese of Vancouver
upperroomvancouver@rcav.org

ARCHBISHOP J. MICHAEL MILLER, CSB

Archbishop J. Michael Miller, CSB, has been chief shepherd of Vancouver’s 430,000 Catholics since 2009.

He was born in Ottawa, Canada.  Prior to this appointment, he served as Archbishop Secretary of the Congregation of Catholic Education in Rome, as President of the University of St. Thomas in Houston, and in the Vatican’s Secretariat of State.

Archbishop Miller currently serves on the Commission for Justice and Peace of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops and represents the Conference on the Pontifical Committee for the International Eucharistic Congresses. He is Chancellor of St. Mark’s College and Corpus Christi College, president of the Catholic Independent Schools of the Vancouver Archdiocese, and a governor of Catholic Pacific College.

Since his arrival in Vancouver, the Archbishop has implemented numerous initiatives, including offices for First Nations, Hispanic and Filipino ministries, a theology of the body office and the Archdiocese’s first permanent diaconate program. Archbishop Miller taught theology for many years in Houston, Mexico and Rome and is an author, a specialist on the papacy and modern papal teaching, and a popular speaker at conferences around the world.

MATT MAHER

Since his 2008 major label debut, Matt Maher has become a staple in the artistic and song writing community. A nine time-GRAMMY® nominee and three time-GMA Dove Award winner, he has garnered multiple radio successes, writing and recording songs such as his Top 5 CCLI song “Lord, I Need You” and the chart-topping radio single “Because He Lives (Amen).” Along with other hits such as “Hold Us Together,” “Christ Is Risen,” “All The People Said Amen,” and “Your Grace Is Enough,” Maher has written or co-written five No. 1 radio singles.

Since 2006, Matt Maher has been on the road headlining his own tours and performing at major Catholic and Evangelical events. Maher has also participated in the industry’s biggest tours and festivals, such as the Worship Night In America with Chris Tomlin, Compassion Live’s The Roadshow, and Tobymac’s Hits Deep Tour. Maher has also toured with such artists as Michael W. Smith, Tenth Avenue North, Mercy Me, Third Day and Casting Crowns.

DR. MARY HEALY

Dr. Mary Healy, professor of Scripture at Sacred Heart Major Seminary in Detroit, is a bestselling author and international speaker. She is a general editor of the Catholic Commentary on Sacred Scripture and author of two of its volumes, The Gospel of Mark and Hebrews. Her other books include The Spiritual Gifts Handbook and Healing: Bringing the Gift of God’s Mercy to the World. Dr. Healy serves as chair of the Doctrinal Commission of CHARIS in Rome. She was appointed by Pope Francis as one of the first three women ever to serve on the Pontifical Biblical Commission.

FR. JOHN RICCARDO

Fr. John Riccardo was ordained a priest of the Archdiocese of Detroit in 1996. He is the Founder and Executive Director of ACTS XXIX, a non-profit apostolate that exists to help get God’s world back by equipping clergy and lay leaders for the apostolic age in which we live. Fr. John served as a parish pastor for 15 years, most recently at Our Lady of Good Counsel in Plymouth, Michigan where he was witness to the power of the Holy Spirit in a way that caught the attention of pastors around the country. Having ministered to nearly 600 priests across the nation, leading clergy convocations, priestly retreats and workshops in the first year, Fr. John and his team are passionate about the gospel and its power to transform lives and parishes. Most recently, Fr. John and his team wrote a white paper entitled, “Re-Imagining What a Catholic Parish Can Be: A Destination for the 21st Century.” He is the host of the podcast, “You Were Born for This with Fr. John Riccardo” and the radio program “Christ is the Answer.” Fr. John is a graduate of the University of Michigan, the Gregorian University in Rome, and the Pope John Paul II Institute for Studies on Marriage and the Family. To learn more about ACTS XXIX and to read their white paper, please visit www.actsxxix.org.

PETE BURAK

Pete Burak is the director of id, the young adult outreach of Renewal Ministries. He is a 2010 graduate of Franciscan University of Steubenville, and has a Master’s Degree in Theology from Sacred Heart Major Seminary in Detroit, Michigan. Pete is a frequent speaker on discipleship and evangelization, and he is the co-director of Pine Hills Boys Camp. He is the co-founder of the Millennial Church Conference, a monthly columnist for Faith Magazine, the host of a weekly podcast called The Hour, and a member of the USCCB Young Adult Advisory Committee. Pete and his wife Cait have four children.

LEARN MORE ABOUT PROCLAIMWATCH THE VIDEO

MAIN LIVE SITE

Mary Pattison Chapel at Pacific Academy

HOST PARISHES

All Saints (Coquitlam)

Christ the Redeemer (West Vancouver)

Immaculate Conception (Delta)

Our Lady of the Assumption 
(Port Coquitlam)

Star of the Sea (Surrey)

St. Joseph's (Langley)

St. Mary's (Vancouver)

St. Matthew's (Surrey)

DIGITAL CONFERENCE REGISTRATION

You'll receive:

Unique access-link to the conference

Online access to conference talks for 30 days

On-demand access to conference workshop tracks

Resources for your mission









CONFERENCE TALKS SUMMARY

ARCHBISHOP J. MICHAEL MILLER, CSB will kick off the Upper Room conference and the second year of the Proclaim Movement, which was launched in hopes of promoting a new missionary impulse capable of impacting the Lower Mainland with the power of the Gospel. We see this mission come alive today through disciples who recognize evangelizing moments in their day-to-day lives – in their families, communities, and workplaces.


DR. MARY HEALY, professor of Scripture at Sacred Heart Major Seminary in Detroit, is a bestselling author well known to Vancouver Catholics.  She will be speaking on “Hope That Does Not Disappoint.” After Pentecost, the Apostles went forth to proclaim the Gospel - willing to GIVE THEIR LIVES (and did). They were forming communities that looked different from the world, marked by love and joy. But they were not insular, self-referential (EG 28/29). They had an evangelizing mission.


PETE BURAK  forms intentional disciples as Director of i.d.9:16, the young adult outreach of Renewal Ministries. He is a frequent speaker on discipleship and evangelization and will address us on “Getting into the Game.” One of the values of Proclaim is "living out of a Spirit-led boldness". Do we know how to hear the Holy Spirit and are we willing to do what He might ask of us? Are we convicted that with the Holy Spirit we have power? (Acts 1:8, 2 Tim 1:6-7)

FR. JOHN RICCARDO is a priest of the Archdiocese of Detroit. He is the Founder and Executive Director of ACTS XXIX, a non-profit apostolate that helps to reclaim the world for Christ by equipping clergy and lay leaders for the new “apostolic” age in which we live. His talk is titled “You Were Born for This.” Fr John has a dynamic message that is clear and simple yet challenging. Before ACTS XXIX, Fr John was a pastor of a parish that saw over 2500 go through their Alpha course.


Since his 2008 major label debut, MATT MAHER has become a staple in the artistic and song writing community.  A nine-time GRAMMY® nominee and three-time GMA Dove Award winner, he has garnered considerable success writing and recording songs, including “Lord, I Need You” and “Because He Lives (Amen).” Matt will do a 30-minute concert as part of the Upper Room conference and will be interviewed by Eric Chow.

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LIVE SITE REGISTRATION

You'll receive:

PARISH HOST SITE
REGISTRATION

You'll receive:

* Schedule is subject to change

Unique access-link to the conference

Online access to conference talks for 30 days

On-demand access to conference workshop tracks

Resources for your mission

Access to the conference at our live broadcast site

Conference bag

Lunch









Unique access-link to the conference

Online access to conference talks for 30 days

On-demand access to conference workshop tracks

Resources for your mission

Conference bag

Lunch

Engagement and discussion with the community















Unique access-link to the event

Online access to event talks for 30 days

On-demand access to event workshop tracks

Resources for your mission









Unique access-link to the event

Online access to event talks for 30 days

On-demand access to event workshop tracks

Resources for your mission

Attendance of event at the main live site

Event bag

Lunch









Unique access-link to the event

Online access to event talks for 30 days

On-demand access to event workshop tracks

Resources for your mission

Attendance of event at a parish host site

Event bag

Lunch

Engagement and discussion with the community

PARISH HOST SITE
REGISTRATION

You'll receive:

MAIN LIVE SITE 
REGISTRATION

You'll receive:

DIGITAL EVENT REGISTRATION

You'll receive:

REGISTRATION

The main live site will host in-person presentations and speakers which will be broadcast online and to parish host sites.

FOR THE LUNCH AT THE IN-PERSON SITES, WILL ACCOMMODATIONS BE MADE FOR THOSE WITH DIETARY RESTRICTIONS?

Participants are only able to select gluten-free and dairy-free options. Please be sure to select the appropriate boxes during registration if you do have a gluten or dairy restriction, as this ensures both the correct quantity and distribution of gluten-free and dairy-free lunches. If you have any additional dietary requirements, we recommend that you bring your own meal.


VOLUNTEERS:

Volunteers for Upper Room 2021 are being individually recruited at Parish Sites and for the Main Live Site. If you have a volunteer inquiry for the Main Live Site, please contact Richie Aldaba at raldaba@rcav.org . Please note that volunteer registration is done separately and will not go through the main registration form on the Upper Room webpage. If you are a volunteer recruited by your parish, please ensure that you have registered via the instructions sent to you by your parish captain and not through the main registration form.


SEPTEMBER 18, 2021 – 
ONLINE & IN-PERSON ACCESS

CHECKING-IN AT IN-PERSON SITES

For both the Main Live Site and Parish Host Sites, you will be required to present a copy of your registration confirmation. Please ensure to bring this with you (a digital copy, accessible on your phone, or a printed copy of your ticket, are both permissible). Your registration confirmation is an email you receive upon registration. If you have not received a confirmation email, please email upperroomvancouver@rcav.org, or contact Melanie or Raisa at 604-683-0281 (ext. 50236 and 50234), to ensure that you are fully registered.


WHAT TIME SHOULD I ARRIVE TO CHECK-IN AT THE IN-PERSON SITES?

For the Main Live Site (Mary Pattison Chapel at Pacific Academy), check-in will be available starting at 8:00 am. Upper Room will begin at 9:00 am. Seating is first-come, first-serve, so arrive early to ensure that you are checked-in and comfortably seated for the event start. For parish host sites, check-in will be available starting at 8:30 am.


DIGITAL TICKETS – HOW DO I GAIN ACCESS TO THE LIVESTREAM?

If you have purchased a digital ticket, an additional email will be sent to you the week of September 13 - 17 with instructions on how to access the livestream. The livestream will begin at 8:45 am on Saturday, September 18.

As of September 2, 2021, proof of vaccination is not required for religious gatherings and worship services, per the latest BC Provincial Health Order, and masks have been mandated by Archbishop Miller for Mass and other indoor parish gatherings. Upper Room participants, whether attending at the main live site or one of the parish host sites, will be required to wear a mask but will not be asked to present proof of vaccination.