LA, Metairie

Welcome from Metairie, LA

We welcome you to the webpage of the Metairie, LA Chapter (Mother 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.

Magnificat Prayer Breakfast

Hosted by the Metairie Magnificat Chapter


Saturday,  March 3, 2018

9 AM – 12 PM

It’s good advice to come at 8:30 and enjoy a cup of coffee.
You need to check in at door, before sitting.


Best Western PLUS Landmark Hotel
Chateau Ballroom, 16th Floor
2601 Severn Ave.
Metairie, LA 70002

Our Speaker: Lorraine Hess

Lorraine Hess is a Catholic singer, songwriter, music minister, and recording artist born and raised in New Orleans. She grew up in a family of Jazz and Cajun musicians, and her writing is strongly influenced by her South Louisiana heritage. She is a graduate of Louisiana State University; and, in May 2018, she will complete her Masters Degree Program in Pastoral Studies from Loyola University Institute for Ministry in New Orleans. She has served the church in music since age 16. She is the Music Ministry Director at Divine Mercy Parish in Kenner, Louisiana in the Archdiocese of New Orleans, and she also cantors at St. Catherine of Siena in Metairie, LA.
She has released four solo albums of original liturgical and sacred music: We Shall Be Healed (2008); Child of God (2010), Cradle in Bethlehem (2012) produced by Ed Bolduc, and As I Pray (2015) produced by World Library Publications. Her fifth project will be released by WLP later this year.
Places Lorraine has performed nationally at Catholic conferences and events, including:Los Angeles Religious Education Congress,National Association of Pastoral Musicians Convention, National Conference on Catholic Youth Ministry, International Catholic Stewardship Conference, Catholic Women of Faith Conference (Nashville), GO! Gulf Coast Faith Formation Conference New Orleans World Youth Day, National Catholic Educators Association Convention& Expo, Catholic Health Association Conference, New Orleans Archdiocese Leadership Celebration, National Organization for Continuing Education of Roman Catholic Clergy (NOCERCC) & at concerts, youth events, retreats and liturgies throughout the country.
Lorraine has also performed in John Angotti’s original musical, JOB, The NOW Testament, and has also appeared on the nationally televised shows The Power of Love hosted by Fr. Michael Manning, SVD and Live With Passion with Fr. Cedric Pisegna, C.P.
Lorraine and her husband, Rob, have been married since 1990, and are recipients of the St. Louis Medallion Award for service to the Archdiocese of New Orleans. They are proud parents of four sons, her greatest vocation. To learn more about Lorraine and her music, visit her website at Her work as a featured artist with WLP, a division of JS Paluch, is also available at



Personal Prayer ministry is available after the meal.
Religious books and CD’s are available at the end of the meal.

Since the day is designed to speak to the hearts of women, free of distractions, it is respectfully asked that children not attend.


Reservation fee for the prayer breakfast is $22.00 please contact Jane Margavio. Please complete and mail the form below (include the names of the ladies that are included in your check).

Reservations for priests, deacons, religious brothers and sisters are complimentary, but reservations are required and this may be done by contacting Jane Margavio 504-466-2010 or cell 504-884-6152.

Reservations must be made or postmarked no later than Thursday, March 1, 2018
$22 per person by mail. No money accepted at the door.

Reservations may also be obtained on-line for $22.00 (this includes the online convenience fee) for you and any guests by using this link:  
Payment is made through PayPal with your credit or debit card.

Please print and complete this form for Mail-In Reservations ONLY.

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Please Mail Reservation Form and check for $22 per person, payable to “Magnificat” to:

Jane Margavio 1005 Maryland Ave., Kenner, LA  70062 or call Jane at (504) 466-2010  or (504) 884-6152


June 16, 2018  Kitty Cleveland

September 28-30, 2018  Retreat  Fr. Wade Menezes


Remember our chapter’s commitment to Eucharistic Adoration and to pray the Rosary for New Pentecost on the 1st 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.



Donna McNamara, Coordinator
Melanie Baglow, Assistant Coordinator
Lisa Winter, Recording  Secretary
Jane Margavio, Treasurer
Spiritual Advisor: Fr. Beau Charbonnet

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 Donna McNamara 504-833-3562.

HISTORY of Magnificat Metairie, Mother Chapter

[Archdiocese of New Orleans]
The first Magnificat Breakfast was held in New Orleans, LA on Oct. 7, 1981. During the next 6 years expansion of the ministry took place necessitating division of duties between two teams: a central service team to concentrate on expansion and a Metairie service team to plan the MAGNIFICAT Meal locally and have the privilege of being called the “Mother Chapter.”