CA, San Gabriel Valley

Welcome from San Gabriel Valley, California.

We welcome you to the webpage of Mary, Queen of the Valley San Gabriel, CA Chapter. Magnificat, an international ministry to Catholic women, began in 1981 and has formed over 100 Chapters.

Our San Gabriel Valley Chapter is planning spirit-filled events for the future. If you would like to meet like-minded women and have a joyful experience, then consider these areas of service.

Praise and Worship

Public Relations
Social Media
Visitation Table Sales

To get involved with Magnificat in one of the service areas above, have a question or comment for our Service Team, or if you would like to be on our mailing list for future events, please email us or call Clara Luera at 626-963-5532.

Check back here periodically for upcoming events and join our mailing list so you can be notified in a timely manner.

Click here to access the Chapter Meal Calendar and a link that helps explain the Magnificat Meal experience.

Please pray with us as the Ministry continues to bring women to Jesus and the Catholic Church through Mary and the Holy Spirit. Magnify the Lord with me and let us exalt His name together. Ps. 34:4

Rosary Blanket of Prayer — Our Chapter is assigned the 11th of the month.

The Magnificat Ministry sponsors a Rosary Blanket of Prayer in response to our Holy Father’s call to prayer. Each Chapter is assigned one day of the month for concentrated prayer, fasting, Eucharistic Adoration, Rosary, etc. Of course, we are called to pray daily, but this day should be especially designated. It can be done individually and collectively, as possible. Magnificat women and others who care to join us are invited to take part in this concerted effort. The general intentions are for a New Pentecost, the Church, Magnificat, the sanctity of life, marriage & family, and world peace.

My soul proclaims the greatness of the Lord; my spirit rejoices in God my savior. Luke 1:46-47

Service Team Members

Clara Luera, Coordinator
Anna Shiroma, Asst. Coordinator
Josie Robledo, Secretary
Carmen Henry, Treasurer
Anita Baasch, Historian


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

Personal Prayer Ministry (SGV in progress)
which prays with individuals following The Magnificat Breakfast.
Contact Betty Carty at

Intercessory Prayer Ministry (TBD in SGV)
meets on the first Thursday of each month at 7:00 pm
St. Paul’s Church, North Canton.
Contact Betty Schnitzler at

HISTORY of Mary, Queen of the Valley Chapter
[Diocese of Los Angeles, California] Est. 2005

San Gabriel Valley Magnificat Chapter was established October 1, 2005 during the month of the Rosary. It was licensed officially a chapter by the State of California on August 31, 2006. The first breakfast was held on October 10, 2005 at the Shady Hollow Country Club. Clara Luera is the Foundress of this chapter.

Our Chapter began to hold its breakfasts at Country Club in San Dimas in 2005. The Spiritual name “Mary Queen of the Valley” was added in 2008.

Mary Queen of of the Valley Chapter continues to serve the women of the San Gabriel Valley in the mission to save souls and offer hope.

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