OH, Stark County

Welcome from Stark County, OH.

We welcome you to the webpage of Mary, Queen of Heaven and Earth Stark County, 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 the Mary, Queen of Heaven and Earth Chapter of Magnificat


Saturday, March 3, 2018

9:00 am – noon

There will be an optional Mass at 8:00 am at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Chapel
(The Walsh University Chapel).
Doors open at 8:30 am. We do not assign seats so arrive early to check in at the Reservation Table and find seat(s) before the program begins.

Walsh University
Barrette Center
2020 East Maple St.
North Canton, OH 44720


Guest Speaker: Jen Gerber

Jen Gerber is a wife and mother living on a homestead in the heart of Ohio’s Amish country.  She first came to know and love Our Lord at a small Evangelical Protestant church with her mother after her parents divorced.  Soon after meeting her husband Chad in high school, she began attending the Mennonite church where he grew up.

They married halfway through college and together obtained undergraduate degrees in religious studies.  Chad continued to pursue theology at the graduate level, which took their growing family to seminary in the Chicago area, Duke University, and eventually England for doctoral studies at Oxford University.

Through their interactions with faithful Catholic families in Oxford and Chad’s studies of the early Church Fathers, they became convinced of the truth of Catholicism and were received into the Church in 2008 after moving back to their hometown.

On October 31, 2015, they faced the unimaginable when their eleven-year-old daughter died suddenly and unexpectedly at a piano recital.  In the midst of tremendous sorrow, they continue to cling to Jesus and His Church.

Chad is a professor of Catholic theology at Walsh University and Jen spends her days homeschooling, feeding babies, changing diapers, caring for horses, and gathering eggs.  When she gets a rare free moment, she enjoys writing about her grief journey on her blog at allsaintsfarm.org.

Prayer teams are available following the meal.
Religious books and CD’s may 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 CANNOT be accepted after February 24th.

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$18.00 per person by mail; Registration Form must be postmarked by February 24, 2018 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 ___  Lector ___ Morning Mass Eucharistic Minister ___

Enclosed is $ ________________ for _______________ Number of Reservations.

Please Mail Reservation Form and check for $18 per person, payable to “Magnificat” to:

Vicki Vasto
8735 Glenarden Circle NW
Massillon, OH  44646

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


June 16, 2018 — Speaker: Jackie France
September 8, 2018 — Speaker: TBA
December 1, 2018 — Speaker: TBA


Remember our chapter’s commitment to Eucharistic Adoration and to pray the Rosary on the 24th 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 workthebeads@gmail.com.

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

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 eschnitz@msn.com.


Joan Spieth, Coordinator
Rosemary Pfiffner, Asst. Coordinator
Debby Bentivegna, Secretary
Irene Wood, Treasurer
Diane Stropki, Historian
For more information about Magnificat, contact Joan Spieth at 330-933-8778.

To be added to our Mailing List, send an email to Magnificat.Stark@gmail.com or call Joan Spieth at 330-933-8778.

HISTORY of Mary, Queen of Heaven and Earth Chapter

[Diocese of Youngstown, Ohio]
Est. 2001

Stark County Magnificat Chapter was established December 8, 2000 on the Feast of the Immaculate Conception. It was licensed officially a chapter by the State of Ohio on August 31, 2001. The first breakfast was held on December 1, 2001 at the Shady Hollow Country Club. Ruthanne Plas was the Foundress of this chapter.

Our Chapter began to hold its breakfasts at Walsh University in North Canton in 2005. The Spiritual name “Mary Queen of Heaven and Earth” was added in 2008.

Mary Queen of Heaven and Earth Chapter held its last breakfast on December 16, 2012. It remained a chapter but was inactive for 2 years. After a lot of prayers and discernment about reactivating the chapter, it was reformed in 2014 under the leadership of Shirley DeOrio.