OH, Huron

Welcome from Huron, OH.

We welcome you to the webpage of Our Lady of the Lake Huron Ohio 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 Breakfast

Hosted by Our Lady of the Lake Huron Chapter of Magnificat


Saturday, April 14, 2018

9:30 am – 12:30 pm

Doors open at 9 am. We do not assign seats so arrive early.


Anjulina’s Catering
2270 Hayes Ave.
Fremont, OH 43420


Guest Speaker: Father Scott Kramer

As rector of the Sorrowful Mother Shrine in Bellevue, O., Father Scott Kramer says he often encounters Jesus in the pilgrims who come to the shrine to seek Him.

In turn, he says, he loves sharing Christ with those he meets.

A Missionary of the Most Precious Blood priest for 27 years, Father Kramer was born and raised in the strong Catholic culture of New Riegel, O., and was influenced in his vocation by his family and a cousin who was a priest. Even so, he tried to push away the call he felt to the priesthood, but it never left him. At the same time, he believed and related to the Gospel stories, which he saw as down-to-earth messages for daily living. In his priesthood and as rector of the Sorrowful Mother Shrine for the last five years, he enjoys talking and sharing with people heart-to-heart as he believes Jesus did on earth and still does today.

At the shrine, which is the oldest place of pilgrimage dedicated to the Blessed Mother in the Midwest and east of the Mississippi River in the U.S., Father Kramer is much loved by the pilgrims who have met him. Besides his spiritual duties of celebrating Mass and hearing confessions, he has been known to take on the more physical work of clearing trees and debris from the shrine property, as he did when a bad storm ravaged Bellevue in 2013.

Father Kramer says pilgrims often come to the shrine with a sense of expectancy and openness. We urge you to come on April 14 in anticipation of meeting and sharing Jesus with Father Kramer.

We do not assign seats so arrive early to check in at the Reservation Table and find seat(s) before the program begins.

Prayer teams and opportunities to receive the sacrament of reconciliation will be 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 $18, and must be purchased in advance to secure your reservation. No tickets will be sold at the door. Your check will serve as your receipt.

Please use this form for Mail-In Reservations ONLY. Complete the form below (include the names and phone numbers of other ticket holders in your group). Reservations MUST be received by April 6. Late individual reservations are $23.

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$18 per person by mail, or $23 after April 6, 2018. Registration Form must be received by April 6, 2018.

Name ________________________________________________

Guest(s) Name ______________________________________________

Address ______________________________________________

City ___________________________ State ______ Zip __________

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Please Mail Reservation Form and check for $18 per person ($23 after April 6), payable to “Magnificat” to:

Hortensia Clevenger
316 Wexford Dr.
Huron, OH 44839


April 14, 2018 — Speaker: Fr. Scott Kramer

Sept. 15, 2018 — Speaker: Caroline Dirkes

Nov. 3, 2018 — Speaker: Judy Geiger

Feb. 9, 2019 — Speaker: Joan Nunnery

April 6, 2019 — Speaker: Fr. Jim Brown


Remember our chapter’s commitment to Eucharistic Adoration and to pray the Rosary on the 17th 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 Jane Leimeister at jane22431@aol.com.

Personal Prayer Ministry
which prays with individuals following The Magnificat Breakfast.
Contact Lori Mihalek at huronmagnificat@aol.com.

Charismatic Prayer Groups
Huron Women’s Prayer & Scripture Meeting, meets at 7 pm Mondays at St. Peter Parish, Huron.
Contact Diane Dudenhoefer at 419-602-0627.

Norwalk St. Paul’s Prayer Group, meets at 7 pm Mondays at St. Paul’s Parish, Norwalk.
Contact Bev Reichert at 419-706-0464.

Fremont Sacred Heart Prayer Group, meets at 7:30 pm on the fourth Tuesday of each month at Sacred Heart Parish, Fremont.
Contact Judy Good at 419-334-8145.

Emmaus Community Prayer Group, meets at 7 pm Wednesdays in chapel of St. Jerome Parish Life Center in Walbridge.
Contact David Bland at 419-322-8282.

Marblehead St. Joseph Prayer Group, meets at 9:30 am on the first and third Thursdays of each month at St. Joseph Parish, Marblehead.
Contact Joan Dubbert at 419-734-5650.

Fremont St. Joseph Hispanic Prayer Group, meets at 7:30 pm Saturdays at St. Joseph Parish, Fremont.
Contact Raul Gonzales, 419-332-9252.

Information about other charismatic prayer groups in the Toledo Diocese can be found here.


2019 Women’s Winter Retreat, Jan. 11-13, Our Lady of the Pines Retreat Center, Fremont, O. Details to come.



Brandy Eddinger, Coordinator
Diane Dudenhoefer, Asst. Coordinator
Jane Leimeister, Secretary
Hortensia Clevenger, Treasurer
Lori Mihalek, Co-Treasurer
Sheri Glenaman, Historian

For more information about Magnificat, contact Diane Dudenhoefer at 419-602-0627.

To be added to our Mailing List, send an email to huronmagnificat@aol.com or call Diane Dudenhoefer at 419-602-0627.

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HISTORY of Our Lady of the Lake Huron Chapter

[Diocese of Toledo, Ohio]
Est. 2006

The Huron Chapter of Magnificat, also known as Our Lady of the Lake Chapter, was founded in 2006 to serve women in the northern part of the Toledo Catholic Diocese. We currently meet quarterly in Fremont, O., for a breakfast, praise and worship, prayer, and a talk by a woman who tells how God has worked in her life. At our Magnificat meals, we try to provide something for each woman to take home with her by offering a packet of spiritual reading at each place setting.

Our chapter grew out of a prayer group that had gathered weekly in Huron, O., for more than 30 years. We decided to form a chapter of Magnificat as we realized the need to share our love of Jesus Christ with more Catholic women. At our first Magnificat meal on February 3, 2007, Donna Jones of Detroit shared the story of how she and her husband, Alex, a former Pentecostal minister, came into the Catholic Church. Since then, we have had heard many other stories of faith from some remarkable women. We record each of the talks and make CDs of them, including the most recent, available for purchase.

In addition to gathering quarterly for the Magnificat meal, we also host an annual retreat each January and seek to promote opportunities for spiritual growth in and around the diocese.