CA, San Gabriel Valley

Welcome from San Gabriel Valley, California.

We welcome you to the webpage of Mary, Queen of the Valley San Gabriel, CA Chapter of Magnificat. 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.

Magnificat Prayer Meal

Hosted by the Mary, Queen of the Valley Chapter of Magnificat


Saturday, December 2, 2017

9:30 am – 1:00pm

Doors open at 9:30 am. We do not assign seats (unless a full table is reserved) so arrive early to check in at the Reservation Table and find seat(s) before the program begins.

San Dimas Canyon Golf Course
2100 Terrebonne Ave
San Dimas, CA 91773


Guest Speaker: Elizabeth Vargas

Met with the challenges and adversities of life, Elizabeth leverages these moments to grow in a deeper understanding of the saints, love for our Mother, the Immaculate Conception and a deepening of her relationship with our Trinitarian God.

These challenges were reasonable enough to step away from the faith and walk in the ways of the world. Yet, the deep desire of God’s love remained stirring in her and kept her close to the Lord even when others found her decisions foolish in the eyes of the world.  The journey laid out for her prepared her for these moments.

Elizabeth Vargas is a cradle catholic. She is married to Rene, her husband, for 27 years. Together they have two children aged 24 and 23. Their children own their Catholic faith. Elizabeth has served the Church for as long as she can remember. She helped with catechism as an aide, then became a catechist for first holy communion students. She has taught confirmation for over ten years at two different parishes. She has served on the parish finance council, Catholic School Board, Parish Council and New Building Development. She is currently a lector and Eucharist minister. Her recent ministries include facilitating bible study at her parish, supports RCIA with faith talks and ministers as a spiritual director. She gives and supports retreats serving at a variety of levels from helping hands to leading the support team. She is active in the Cursillo ministry serving at a variety of positions and currently serves as a Spiritual Advisor for the SGV Magnificat and serves on the Magnificat Regional team which supports chapters throughout California. She is certified in Catholic biblical studies and Spiritual Direction through Loyola Marymount University. She also was recently certified as a spiritual director for those journeying through the Ignatian spiritual exercises.

Elizabeth will give witness to how her spiritual growth as a woman of God has been a journey accompanied by our Blessed Mother and the angels and saints. Come hear a story of faith, courage and trust in our Lord!


Is 55:8 “For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways,” declares the LORD.”

Prayer teams are available following the meal.
Religious books and CD’s will be available at the meal.

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


Tickets are $28 and must be purchased in advance to secure your reservation. Tickets will be sold at the door for $32. Your check will serve as your receipt.

Please use this form for Mail-In to reserve your seat today. Complete the form below (include the names and phone numbers of other ticket holders in your group). Walk-ins will be accepted the day of the event for $32.00.

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$28.00 per person by mail; Registration Form must be postmarked by November 25, 2017 to receive your confirmation.  (check only)

Name ________________________________________________

Guest(s) Name ______________________________________________

Address ______________________________________________

City ___________________________ State ______ Zip __________

Phone # ____________________

Email (Please print clearly) ______________________________

I am available to serve as:
Table Hostess ___  Greeter ___

Enclosed is $ ________________ for _______________ Number of Reservations.

Please Mail Reservation Form and check for $28 per person, payable to “Magnificat” to:

Carmen Henry
4705 Westside Drive
La Verne, CA 91750

For more information about our upcoming meal and chapter activities, please visit our Chapter Website.


February, 2018 — Speaker: TBA
May, 2018 — Speaker: TBA
September, 2018 — Speaker: TBA.
December, 2018 — Speaker: TBA


Remember our chapter’s commitment to Eucharistic Adoration and to pray the Rosary on the 11th of each month for the intentions of Magnificat, Sanctity of Life, Marriage and Family, and World Peace.


Is God calling you to be in a Prayer Group? Jesus said “Wherever two or three are gathered in My Name, there I am in their midst.” Our prayer groups are open to all.

Internet Prayer Ministry
the newly initiated Magnificat Internet Prayer Ministry.
Contact Sandy Elliott at

Personal Prayer Ministry
which prays with individuals following The Magnificat Breakfast.
Contact Betty Carty at

Intercessory Prayer Ministry
meets on the first Thursday of each month at 7:00 pm
St. Paul’s Church, North Canton.
Contact Betty Schnitzler at


Clara Luera, Coordinator
Anna Shiroma, Asst. Coordinator
Josie Robledo, Secretary
Estella Contreras, Secretary
Carmen Henry, Treasurer
Anita Baasch, Historian

For more information about Magnificat, contact Clara Luera at 626-963-5532.

To be added to our Mailing List, send an email to or call Clara Luera at 626-963-5532.

HISTORY of Mary, Queen of the Valley Chapter

[Diocese of Los Angeles, California]
Est. 2005

San Gabriel Valley Magnificat Chapter was established October 1, 2005 during the month of the Rosary. It was licensed officially a chapter by the State of California on August 31, 2006. The first breakfast was held on October 10, 2005 at the Shady Hollow Country Club. Clara Luera is the Foundress of this chapter.

Our Chapter began to hold its breakfasts at Country Club in San Dimas in 2005. The Spiritual name “Mary Queen of the Valley” was added in 2008.

Mary Queen of of the Valley Chapter continues to serve the women of the San Gabriel Valley in the mission to save souls and offer hope.