INSPIRATION FOR A LIFE LIVED ON MISSION.

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

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SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 2020
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

LIVE STREAM OR AT SELECT HOST PARISHES

REGISTER

CONFERENCE SPEAKERS

ARCHBISHOP J. MICHAEL MILLER, CSB

MATT MAHER

DR. MARY HEALY

FR. JOHN RICCARDO

PETE BURAK

ERIC CHOW

What you can expect from Upper Room:

THE CONFERENCE 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 CONFERENCE

The Upper Room Conference 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 Conference is the official kickoff for Proclaim’s 2020-2021 ministry year.

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.

ESTEEMED SPEAKERS

Keynote presentations from Archbishop J. Michael Miller, CSB, Matt Maher, Dr. Mary Healy, Fr. John Riccardo, Pete Burak with host Eric Chow.

MUSICAL ENCOURAGEMENT

Nine time-GRAMMY® nominee and three time-GMA Dove Award winner, Matt Maher will join us for an exclusive concert that will speak to your heart through music.

COMMUNITY WITH DISCIPLES

Connect with other disciples online or at select host parishes, building relationships to support and encourage you as you are sent out to spread the name of Jesus.

CONTINUED SUPPORT

Upper Room goes beyond just one day. We’ll connect you to free training on missionary discipleship and specific skills in leading Alpha and Discovery.

REGISTERREAD SPEAKER BIOSREGISTER

SCHEDULE

 SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 2020 

Opening prayer and welcome


Praise and worship with Matt Maher

Archbishop J. Michael Miller, CSB

Break 

Dr. Mary Healy

Fr. John Riccardo


Lunch


Interview and Concert with Matt Maher

Break

Pete Burak

Commissioning


Closing

9:00

12:00

REGISTER

3:45

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

IS THIS CONFERENCE ONLINE OR IN-PERSON?

Due to the pandemic, the Upper Room conference will be presented in two formats this year:

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

Parish: Attend at one of several parish host sites around the Archdiocese for a more community-oriented experience. Includes lunch and a swag bag. Limited space available. 

WHAT IS THE REFUND POLICY?

All requests for refunds should be in writing. Please send refund requests to: upperroomvancouver@rcav.org. Refunds are subject to a $10 processing fee per registrant. No refunds after September 11, 2020. No refunds for virtual conference.

WHAT DO I DO IF I DID NOT GET A CONFIRMATION EMAIL FROM MY REGISTRATION?

Contact Natalie at 604-683-0281 ext. 50235 or upperroomvancouver@rcav.org to ensure you are registered.

WHAT TIME DOES THE UPPER ROOM CONFERENCE BEGIN?

The conference will be live-streamed beginning at 9:00 am and ending at 5:00 pm. A link will be sent when registration is complete.

HOW MUCH WILL IT COST TO ATTEND?

Digital Tickets cost $25.00/each. Includes access to watch Upper Room online. Includes one digital conference package.

Parish Tickets cost $45.00/each. Attend Upper Room in-person by watching at select host parishes. Includes lunch and a physical conference swag bag.

WILL THE CONFERENCE TALKS BE AVAILABLE ONLINE AFTER THE CONFERENCE?

All conference registrants will have access to the conference video and materials for 30 days after the conference at https://rcav.regfox.com/meet/upper-room-2020.

WHICH PARISHES ARE HOST SITES?

All Saints (Coquitlam), Corpus Christi (Vancouver), Our Lady of the Assumption (Coquitlam), Our Lady of Good Counsel (Surrey), St. Anthony of Padua (Vancouver), St. Augustine (Vancouver), St. Clare of Assisi (Coquitlam), St. Mary's (Vancouver), St. Matthew's (Surrey), St. Patrick's (Maple Ridge), Star of the Sea (Surrey).

Seating is extremely limited due to COVID-19 gathering restrictions.

WHERE DO I GO TO WATCH THE LIVE STREAM?

Those who purchased a digital ticket can enter their access code at https://rcav.regfox.com/meet/upper-room-2020.

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

CONTACT

Archdiocese of Vancouver
(604) 683-0281 ext. 50235
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

All Saints (Coquitlam)

Corpus Christi (Vancouver)

Our Lady of the Assumption (Coquitlam)

Our Lady of Good Counsel (Surrey)

St. Anthony of Padua (Vancouver)

St. Augustine (Vancouver)

St. Clare of Assisi (Coquitlam)

St. Mary's (Vancouver)

St. Matthew's (Surrey)

St. Patrick's (Maple Ridge)

Star of the Sea (Surrey)

DIGITAL CONFERENCE REGISTRATION

You'll receive:

IN-PERSON REGISTRATION

You'll receive the digital package plus:

Unique access-link to the conference

Online access to conference talks for 30 days

Promotions and discounts to Catholic apps and training platforms to help you in mission

Conference bag, water bottle, and book 

Lunch

Community experience of the conference

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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