AR, Cherokee Village

Welcome from Cherokee Village, AR

We welcome you to the webpage of the Cherokee Village, AR – Mary, Ark of the Covenant Chapter. These are exciting times that we live in and Magnificat was begun in 1981 for such a time as this. There are now over 100 chapters throughout the United States and its territories and in many foreign countries.

You are invited to a prayer luncheon

Sponsored by the Mary, Ark of the Covenant Chapter

September 16, 2017

11:30am – 2pm

Please arrive early; doors open at 11:15. Open seating.


St. Michael’s Parish Hall, C.V.
St. Michael’s Catholic Church
Corner of Hwy 62/412 & Tekakwitha
Cherokee Village, AR 72529


About our Speaker: Helen Evans

Helen was born on the island of Trinidad. She lived in England as a young woman and there she obtained her nursing diplomas (Registered Mental Nurse, RMN and State Registered Nurse, SRN). She is the sixth of twelve children. At 2 she went to live with friends of her parents. Her adoptive mother was Catholic. Helen was baptized Catholic but spent over 20 years away from the church. Still, God gently called her back. At one point a patient said to her, “It’s no ‘accident’; God put you where he wanted you.” This had a profound effect on her since she thought her choice of psychiatric nursing was an ‘accident’.

In 1998 Helen was contemplating missionary work in South America. She sought the Blessed Mother’s intercession. The answer surprised her. She was led to mission work, not in South America but in marriage. A number of challenges occurred within her marriage including incarceration of a son. Depression and a suicide attempt have led Helen to a deeper understanding of marriage as a mission.

Healing has come for her through what she calls Rx Forgiveness. She says “Rx Forgiveness has no side effects except the fruits of the Holy Spirit!”

Helen is retired and lives in Little Rock with her husband, daughter and granddaughter. She volunteers with the St. Dymphna Society and with Magnificat in Conway, AR. She is a group facilitator for Project Rachel.

Two of Helen’s favorite scriptures are: “Darkness is not dark for you, and night shines as the day. Darkness and Light are but one” and “You formed me in my inmost being, you knit me in my mother’s womb.” From Psalm 139

Please join us and bring a friend to hear Helen’s inspiring testimony of God’s faithfulness.

This Magnificat Meal will be held from 11:30 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. at St. Michael’s Catholic Church, Cherokee Village, AR

Group prayer for team at 10:45 a.m. in classroom.

Personal Prayer ministry is available after the meal by the Magnificat Service Team.
Religious books and CD’s are available for purchase after the meal.

Since the day is designed to speak to the hearts of women, free of distractions, it is respectfully requested that young children under the age of 14 not be in attendance.


Tickets to the Prayer Breakfast are $12.00 and may be obtained from our ticket agents in Arkansas and Missouri:

StateCityTicket AgentContact Number
ArkansasBatesvillePeggy Meitzen(870) 793-4063
Kay Dollins(870) 793-7717
Cherokee VillageCindy Harris(870) 847-0446
Sharon Vander Zyl (870) 847-3095
Diana Schnieder(870) 257-2850
Horseshoe BendLoretta Purkey(870) 670-5896
Mountain HomeHelen Voldness(870) 424-5646
Mountain ViewLeneil Taylor(870) 847-5668
PocahontasJennifer Nichols(870) 892-3319
JonesboroCarolyn Black(870) 933-6828
MissouriWest Plains/ThayerAnn Hall(417) 256-2556

For Mail in tickets Only:
Please send your name, address, city, state, zip code, phone number, and email address (include the names and phone numbers of other ticket holders in your group), with a self-addressed, stamped envelope to:

Magnificat Tickets
c/o Sharon VanderZyl
107 Cherokee Rd.
Cherokee Village, AR 72529

Tickets for priests, deacons, religious brothers and sisters are complimentary, but reservations are required and this may be done by contacting our Co-coordinator, Sharon VanderZyl at (870)847-3095.

If you are unable to afford a ticket but want to attend the meal, please call Sharon VanderZyl at (870)847-3095 or email her at and arrangements will be made for a ticket to be sent to you.

Your check will serve as your receipt.

Ticket sales end Sunday, September 10, 2017 at noon.

No tickets are sold at the door.

You may wish to print the form below to order your Mail-in tickets.

Please use this form for Mail In Reservations ONLY

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Registration Form must be postmarked by September 10, 2017 to receive your confirmation. $12.00 per person by mail.(cash/check only)

Name ________________________________________________

Guest(s) Name ______________________________________________

Address ______________________________________________

City ___________________________ State ______ Zip __________

Phone # ____________________

Email (Please print clearly) ______________________________

Enclosed is $ ________________ for _______________ Number of Reservations.

Those working in a ministry capacity for this meal, please indicate your Ministry:


Enclosed is $________________for_______________ Number of Reservations.

Please Mail Reservation Form and check of $12 per person payable to “Magnificat” to:

Magnificat Tickets
P.O. Box 156
Cherokee Village, AR 72525


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Remember our chapter’s commitment to Eucharistic Adoration and to pray the Rosary on the 15th of each month for the intentions of Magnificat, Sanctity of Life, Marriage and Family, and World Peace.


Cindy Harris, Coordinator
Sharon Vander Zyl, Assistant Coordinator
Ariela Wege, Recording Secretary
Mary Welch, Treasurer
Kathy Gagne, Historian

If you would like to help with a Ministry of Magnificat, or if you have a question or comment for our Service Team,  or if you would like to be on our Mailing list for future events, please contact Cindy Harris at

HISTORY of Mary, Ark of the Covenant Chapter of Magnificat