CA, Orange County

Welcome from Orange County CA!
We welcome you to the web page of Orange County CA Magnificat – Our Lady Queen of Peace Chapter. These are exciting times that we live in and Magnificat was begun in 1981 for such as time as this. There are now over 100 chapters throughout the United States and its territories and in many foreign countries.

Orange Diocese Magnificat Prayer Breakfast

Hosted by Our Lady Queen of Peace Chapter

Saturday, September 17, 2022

9:30am to 12:30pm


Embassy Suites Anaheim-South
11767 Harbor Blvd.
Garden Grove, CA. 92840


Guest Speaker: Jess Echeverry

“In my deepest wound I saw Your glory, and it dazzled me.” – St. Augustine

Jess Echeverry is a women and family advocate and speaker. She has survived parental divorce and alcoholism, as well as emotional, physical and sexual abuse. Her testimony includes dark times of physical and sexual violence, teenage pregnancy, years of on and off homelessness, abortion, same sex attraction and two attempts at suicide.


In 1997 she met the man she would eventually marry, this man would help her create an environment of authentic love that enabled her healing journey, her relationship with Jesus Christ and her eventual forgiveness and love for her attackers. She converted to Catholicism in 2008.


Her husband Charlie, a Permanent Deacon for the Achdiocese of Los Angeles. Together Deacon Charlie and Jess have 5 children. Jess is the founder and Executive Director of SOFESA, a non- profit ministry that has been serving Southern California homeless and low-income children and their families since 1999.


Jess has previously appeared on multiple episodes of EWTN’s The Catholic view for Women, and has been featured on the Spirit Radio’s Morning Show.


$30 per person (mail in)

$34 via Paypal or credit card

$35  at door(cash/check only)


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 by Mail must be postmarked by September 10th, 2022.


Please Mail Reservation Form with check payable to “Magnificat” to:

Magnificat Ministry
P.O. Box 4381
Orange, CA  92863-4381


To register via PayPal or credit card use the button below:  $34 per person

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Questions – contact Michelle at 714-326-5545 or

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If you would like to donate to Orange County Magnificat, please make checks payable to: OCMagnificat and mail to:

Magnificat Ministry
P.O. Box 4381
Orange, CA  92863-4381

Magnificat is a 501(c)(3) non profit organization. Your donation is tax deductible.
For where your treasure is, there also will your heart be.”  Matthew 6:21


November 19, 2022 – Jennifer Havey


Please join Magnificat on our Day of Prayer, the 26th of each month, as we lift up our hearts to the Lord for the intentions of New Pentecost, Magnificat, Sanctity of Life, our Beloved Priests, Religious and Families.


Dr. Elizabeth Kim, Co-coordinator;
Anne Hyatt, Secretary;
Michelle Harnish, Treasurer;
Pamela De Marco, Historian;
Spiritual Advisor:  Fr. Bao Thai, S. T. L.

If you would like to help with Magnificat ministry, 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 Elizabeth Kim, Coordinator. (714) 537-5400.


Est. 1992

A group of women attending the SCRC conference heard a priest speaking on Magnificat, A Ministry to Catholic women in 1991. Pat Rensing, Anita Williams, Billie Walter, and Barbara Clark were touched by the Holy Spirit to begin Magnificat in the Orange Diocese.  They eventually contacted Fr. Raymond Skonezny to seek the bishop’s permission to begin a chapter. Kathleen Beckman was later added to the service team.

Bishop McFarland approved Magnificat for the Orange Diocese. The first OC Magnificat Prayer Breakfast took place at Holy Family Cathedral Parish Hall, Orange, CA in February 1992 with several hundred women attending a potluck style prayer breakfast with a ticket price of $2.00. The chapter continued to grow  as they held prayer breakfasts from parish to parish, eventually moving to a hotel to accommodate the growing ministry.

Since its inception, our chapter has hosted a quarterly Meal which continues to touch hearts. In the words of Mary’s Magnificat, “the Almighty One has done great things” through this humble ministry.


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