CA, Palm Desert

Welcome from Palm Desert, CA

We welcome you to the webpage of Palm Desert, CA, Our Lady’s Desert Roses 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.

Magnificat Meal

Hosted by Our Lady’s Desert Roses Chapter

Saturday, September 10, 2022

9:00am – 12:00 pm


Desert Willow Golf Resort
38995 Desert Willow Drive
Palm Desert, CA 92260

About Our Speaker: Mary Wilson


“God took my ‘jack-of-all-trades’ talents and put them to good use for His glory. If God can work with, in, and through me – He can work with, in, and through anybody!”


Mary Wilson is a normal hardworking mother of three. God called her to a deeper walk to became involved in the Charismatic Renewal in 1998. She’s a musician leader at her church and with various prayer groups. She spent half of her 29 year career as a teacher and coach at the middle and high school levels and the other half as a high school administrator serving as principal.


Flourishing from her local chapter, she is the current secretary for the Central Service Team – the governing body for Magnificat, A Ministry to Catholic Women. She jokingly says that she’s done everything but serve as treasurer, that God knew what He was doing when He kept her from having to count money and balance a check book. Her favorite saying is “Do whatever He tells you”.


We invite you to come hear Mary’s testimony starting at where she came from to where she is today. She is a very shy but relatable person and an exceptional and inspirational God loving woman. Our Chapter is so blessed that she will be our speaker for this meal. Her favorite scripture is John 15:16, “You did not choose me but I chose you….so that whatever you ask the Father in my name he may give you”. Come hear how she transitioned with humor and wit to how she is today.


Personal Prayer ministry is available after 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.


Cost is $28 per person if received by 9/3/2022. After 9/3/2022, call Linda Dughi 949-444-4933 or email Linda at to make reservations at a cost of $35 per person. Reserve your tickets early.

Mary Wilson 9 10 22 FINAL FLYER.docx with $28 per person to:

42-215 Washington St., Ste. A #403
Palm Desert, CA  92211

Upcoming Flyer

  • For questions or reservations: call Linda Dughi 949-444-4933
  • Your check will serve as your receipt.
  • Your name tag serves as your ticket and it will be available at the door.
  • Open seating. Plan to arrive about 8:30 am.
  • Self-parking is available @ No Cost.
  • Diocesan Approval by Bishop Alberto Rojas
  • Spiritual Director:  Fr. Michael Barry, SS.CC.

Future Meals for Our Chapter:

To be announced


Remember our chapter’s commitment to Eucharistic Adoration and to pray the Rosary on the 10th of each month for the intentions of Magnificat, Sanctity of Life, Marriage and Family, and World Peace.



Noreen Fortier, Coordinator

Louise Erickson, Assistant Coordinator

Jeanne Potter, Secretary

Linda Dughi, Treasurer

Christina Silvas, Historian


Father Mike Barry, SS.CC., Spiritual Advisor

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 us at or visit our website at

HISTORY of the Our Lady’s Desert Roses Chapter

(Mother Chapter for the Diocese of San Bernardino)

On the Feast of the Visitation, May 31, 2003, five women gathered together to pray and discern the possibility of establishing a chapter of Magnificat in the Diocese of San Bernardino. Those in attendance sensed the Lord was placing this ministry upon their hearts. Although no public advertisements were made, the Lord continued  to expand what would soon become the chapter’s first Advisory Team. This group continued to meet as women were personally invited to join the discernment efforts. Before long, close to fifty women were meeting monthly at the home of Donna Ross for praise, prayer, discernment and fellowship. Under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit, and the spiritual direction of Fr. Mike Barry, SS.CC., the women continued to pray, fast and sacrifice for the establishment of this beautiful ministry. On June 3, 2005, Our Lady’s Desert Roses received formal approval from Bishop Gerald Barnes. On Saturday morning, October 15, 2005, the first Meal was held at the Desert Springs Marriott with over 500 women in attendance! Praise God!

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