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, September 8, 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: Father John Michael Paul

Born in Saint Joseph, Michigan, Father John Michael Paul joined the Brothers of Saint John in 1997 after teaching in the Los Angeles Unified School District, the California Air Resources Board in an Executive Fellows Program in Sacramento, California and working in Irkutsk Russia (Siberia) for the Russian Academy of Sciences. During his formation time, he received a Masters in Philosophy from the University of Paris (Sorbonne Paris IV) and lived for 18 years in Europe between France, Lithuania and the Island of Corsica. He came back to United States almost three years ago and is currently stationed in their priory in Laredo, Texas.

He is currently the Vocations Director for the United States after having served in the General Prior’s Council as Vicar of Southern France and then Vicar of the Americas. During his college years at Saint Mary’s College in California, where he was a varsity rower and Pacific Coast Pac-10 Champion, he received a B.A. in Philosophy and French. Since age 12 he has been a constant runner, but also enjoys swimming (he was on the AAU and high school swim teams) and he enjoys gardening, mountain climbing and of course preaching in the United States and beyond. He would be very glad to share with you his passion for his religious life as a Brother of Saint John.

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 complete the Registration Form and include the names and phone numbers of other ticket holders in your group.  Mail the Reservation Form and a check for $18 per person to “Magnificat of Stark County” to:

Vicki Vasto – 8735 Glenarden Circle NW – Massilon, OH 44646

Registrations must be received by September 1, 2018.   

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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.

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


December 1, 2018 — Henedine Aldana
March 2, 2019 — Speaker TBA
June 15, 2019 — Speaker TBA
September 14, 2019 — Speaker TBA
December 7, 2019 — 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 Magnificat.Stark@gmail.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.