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Upper Room is a conference that inspires Catholics to live joyfully on mission and equips them to share their faith in their homes and communities.

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We're back... in-person!

This year’s Upper Room will help us to grow in confidence in God our loving Father, to reflect on the amazing gifts He has given to us through Jesus, and to live joyfully on mission.

When

October 21-22, 2022

Friday evening & Saturday all-day

Where

Sheraton Vancouver
Wall Centre

Downtown Vancouver

Registration

Cost: $78/person

Saturday dinner add-ons available

The Conference Experience

Upper Room 2022 will provide opportunities for you to… 

Deepen your relationship with Jesus in a retreat-style Friday evening

Be inspired and equipped for mission by engaging speakers

Experience the Sacraments – Adoration, Confession, Mass

Receive practical tools that will help you share your faith with others

Put skills into practice by participating in evening outreach

More Conference highlights:

  • Meditative art display
  • Eight breakout sessions to choose from
  • Mass with Archbishop J. Michael Miller, CSB
  • Fellowship with Catholics from throughout the Archdiocese of Vancouver
  • Additional opportunities to expand that fellowship over dinner through our conference add-ons

For ministry leaders and priests, this event will also help your ministry team to:

Our Conference Patrons

“Sanctity is ‘a disposition of the heart which makes us humble and small in the arms of God, conscious of our weakness, and confident to the point of audacity in the goodness of our Father’.”

St. Therese of Lisieux

Patroness of Missions

Feast Day: October 1

“Today all Christians, the particular churches and the universal Church, are called to have the same courage that inspired the missionaries of the past, and the same readiness to listen to the voice of the Spirit.”

St. John Paul II

Patron of the Archdiocese of Vancouver

Feast Day: October 22

Conference Schedule

Friday, October 21

6:00 pm

Doors Open / Check-In
Meditative Art Display

7:00 pm

Session 1
Sr. Regina Marie Gorman, OCD
Adoration & Confession

9:30 pm

End

Saturday, October 22

8:15 am

Doors Open

9:00 am

Session 2
Mass with Archbishop Miller

10:30 am

Break

11:00 am

Session 3
Marcel LeJeune & Dan DeMatte

12:35 pm

Lunch Break
Choose from lunch options in downtown Vancouver

2:00 pm

3:10 pm

4:10 pm

Session 4
Archbishop Miller

7:30 pm

Evening Outreach & Prayer at Holy Rosary Cathedral

9:30 pm

End at Holy Rosary Cathedral

Location at Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre unless otherwise noted.
Schedule is subject to change.

Saturday Evening Outreach

Catholic Christian Outreach (CCO)

Catholic Street Missionaries (CSM)

Conference Special Guest

Magnus MacFarlane-Barrow
Founder & CEO of Mary’s Meals

Magnus MacFarlane-Barrow OBE is the founder and Global CEO of the charity Mary’s Meals, a non-profit organisation that provides life-changing meals to some of the world’s poorest children every school day. Mary’s Meals is now feeding more than 2 million children across 20 countries.

Matt Maher & Friends: Love Reaches Everywhere

Saturday, Oct. 23 at 7 p.m.
Chandos Pattison Auditorium, Surrey

Join Mary’s Meals for an evening of celebration and captivating stories, featuring nine time-GRAMMY nominee and three time-GMA Dove Award winner, Matt Maher along with best-selling author, CNN Hero award recipient, founder and Global CEO of Mary’s Meals, Magnus MacFarlane-Barrow.

Directions and Parking

Discounted parking is available at the Sheraton on a first-come, first-serve basis. The Sheraton is also easily accessible by transit. 

The Venue

Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre
1000 Burrard St., Vancouver, V6Z 2R9

Contact

Archdiocese of Vancouver
Ministries and Outreach Office
upperroomvancouver@rcav.org