CA, Orange County

Welcome from Orange County CA!

We welcome you to the webpage of Orange County CA Magnificat – Our Lady Queen of Peace Chapter. These are exciting times that we live in and Magnificat was begun in 1981 for such as time as this. There are now over 100 chapters throughout the United States and its territories and in many foreign countries.

Our Next Meal

Hosted by Our Lady Queen of Peace Chapter

Saturday, September 22, 2018

9:30 AM – 12:30 PM

Embassy Suites Anaheim-South
11767 Harbor Blvd
Garden Grove, CA 92840


Guest Speaker: Fr. John Bradley

“I Will Give Thanks to the Lord with All My Heart; I Will Tell of All Your Wonderous Deeds!”  

Magnificat invites you to join us for the inspiring testimony of Fr. John Bradley, beloved priest, friend and convert. Born in Orange in 1935, Fr. John has been a Catholic priest for 52 of his 83 years. After growing up in Santa Ana in a strongly anti-Catholic family, Fr. John attended USC where he was introduced to the Catholic faith by his college roommate.

One day, by God’s providence, John and the parish priest struck up a conversation in which the priest suggested that John would benefit from learning more about the Catholic Church’s role in history and what it actually believes and teaches.  John began to receive lessons from the priest and upon completion he requested to be baptized Catholic.  He entered the Church in 1956.

Fr. John was ordained a Franciscan priest on December 18th, 1965, he joined the Diocese of Orange in 1976 and later became a pastor for San Felipe de Jesus Church in Capistrano Beach. Having no other Catholic family, Fr. John had the privilege of baptizing, confirming, and giving First Holy Communion to his mother!

An avid traveler, Fr. John has offered Mass on all seven continents and in 147 nations.  After retiring in 2004, he has continued to serve the faithful by offering Mass and confessions in several local parishes.  Come and be blessed by the beautiful testimony of this holy and humble servant of God!

Prayer ministry available after the meal.



$28 per person by mail – Must be postmarked by Sept. 17, 2018

Reserved seating available for tables of 10 = $280.

$33 at the Door.  (cash/check only) 

Your check made payable to Magnificat is your receipt. Your name tag serves as your ticket and will be available at the door.

Donations are also accepted to assist others in attending our meal.

Seating is limited please register early!

Reservation questions contact Anne at 714/420-5482.



Send $28 per person by mail
Registration Form must be postmarked by Sept. 17, 2018
Tickets will be sold at the door for $33 (cash or check only).

Name ________________________________________________

Guest(s) Name ______________________________________________

Address ______________________________________________

City ___________________________ State ______ Zip __________

Phone # ____________________

Email (Please print clearly) ______________________________

Enclosed is $ ________________ for _______________ Number of Reservations.

I request financial help. ________

Enclosed donation of $ _____________ to help someone attend.

For Reservation/Registration Questions, please contact Anne (714) 420-5482.

Please Mail Reservation Form & $28.00 per person to:

Magnificat Ministry
P.O. Box 4381
Orange, CA  92863-4381

Limited seating please register early!




September 22, 2018  Fr. John Bradley – “I Will Give Thanks to the Lord with All My Heart; I Will Tell of All Your Wondrous Deeds”

November 17, 2018  Sharon Lee Giganti – The New Age Deception



Please join Magnificat on our Day of Prayer, the 26th of each month, as we lift up our hearts to the Lord for the intentions of New Pentecost, Magnificat, Sanctity of Life, our Beloved Priests and Religious and Families.


Karen Moses, Coordinator, e-mail:
Dr. Elizabeth Kim, Co-coordinator;
Theresa McWeeney, Secretary;
Anne Hyatt, Assistant Secretary;
Lori Loy, Treasurer;
Spiritual Advisor:  Fr. Bao Thai, S. T. L.

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 Karen Moses, Coordinator. (714) 345-6561.

HISTORY of Orange Diocese “Queen of Peace” Magnificat Chapter

Est. 1992

A group of women attending the SCRC conference heard a priest speaking on Magnificat, A Ministry to Catholic women in 1991. Pat Rensing, Anita Williams, Billie Walter, and Barbara Clark were touched by the Holy Spirit to begin Magnificat in the Orange Diocese. They eventually contacted Fr. Raymond Skonezny to seek the bishop’s permission to begin a chapter and to pray about finding a fifth member, Kathleen Beckman, for the service team.

Bishop McFarland reviewed the statutes and quickly approved Magnificat for the Orange Diocese. The first OC Magnificat Prayer Breakfast took place at Holy Family Cathedral Parish Hall, Orange, CA in February 1992 with several hundred women attending a potluck style prayer breakfast with a ticket price of $2.00. The chapter continued to grow  as they held prayer breakfasts from parish to parish. With increasing membership, they outgrew the parish hall venue and began to host the Prayer Breakfasts at a large hotel to accommodate up to 700 attendees at some meals.

Since its inception, our chapter has hosted a quarterly Meal which continues to touch hearts. In the words of Mary’s Magnificat, “the Almighty One has done great things” through this humble ministry.