What is the Upper Room Series?

The Upper Room was the place not only of the Lord’s Supper, but also resurrection appearances, communal prayer, and Pentecost – the first meeting place of the Church. In this series, our Upper Room is also place for men and women to grow in faith that is rooted in Scripture, prayer, the teaching of the Fathers, and the Catechism of the Catholic Church.

The Upper Room talks are non-successive topical lectures that provide formation in the Catholic intellectual, artistic, and cultural tradition. The Oblate Fathers and Brothers share expertise in a wide variety of topics, from Scripture study to moral theology, spirituality, art, and history, while guest speakers bring additional richness from the Catholic tradition of thought, art, and social action.

Join us Wednesdays at 7 pm in the Upper Room to grow in understanding and appreciation of our Catholic culture. Come meet others who are seeking to know Jesus and follow him faithfully; discuss the real struggles of living our faith in the world today; come to learn about the rich tradition of Catholic thought, art, and spirituality.

Sisters of Life sharing about the history of their community.


Fr. Peter Grover, OMV, teaching about the Psalms.

Spring Schedule:

Talks are on Wednesdays at 7 pm


April 18 

Venerable Bruno Lanteri, the Father of the Oblates

Dr. Cabrini Pak will tell us about the founder of the Oblates of the Virgin Mary and his cause for canonization that is currently under way. Dr. Pak is leading the effort to make Ven. Bruno better known throughout the United States and beyond.

May 2

What is Philosophy and Why is it Important in Catholic Life?

Philosophy can teach us to be attuned to reality, consistent and logical in our thinking, self-aware, and ethically mature. Join us as Dr. Sarah Byers explains this and gives examples of how the Fathers of the Church used philosophy to understand more about mysteries of the Catholic Faith, such as Jesus’ agony before his Passion, the Trinity as a consubstantial Godhead, and the Eucharist.