Welcome from Walnut Creek, CA
We welcome you to the webpage of the Magnificat Walnut Creek Chapter, Servants of the Immaculata. Magnificat, an international ministry to Catholic women, began in 1981 and has formed over 100 Chapters.
Our Walnut Creek 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
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 contact Magnificatsotirsvp@gmail.com.
Check back here periodically for upcoming events and join our mailing list so you can be notified in a timely manner.
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 29th 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
Linda Atkinson, Assistant Coordinator (925) 858-8801
Jennifer Rogers, Secretary (503) 709-8449
Kim Sullivan (925) 683-8220
Spiritual Advisor: Fr. Erick Villa
Our Prayers Groups
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.
Charismatic Prayer Group
Meets every Wednesday at 7PM-8:30PM at
St Mary’s, Faith Formation Bldg.
Contact Jim Crowley at firstname.lastname@example.org
HISTORY of Servants of the Immaculata of Magnificat[Walnut Creek, CA Chapter]
In the early nineties, my husband and I and our 3 kids moved to Atlanta and it was then that I went to my first Magnificat Prayer Breakfast. I attended many more after that and I felt so uplifted every time I went to them and this was definitely a part of my conversion. Every time I would go the Breakfast, a little voice inside me would say that some day you are going to be speaking at these Breakfasts. I would just laugh and say to myself, yeah right, you can hardly speak in front of two people. In 1997 we moved to Northern California and I was so disappointed that there were no Chapters in the area. However, I was busy raising my three children and knew I couldn’t start it at this time.
Then on March 26, 2008, I turned on the TV during the day, which I never do, and put on EWTN, and lo and behold, it was Marilyn Quirk and Kathy MacInnis speaking to Fr. Mitch Pacwa about the Magnificat Ministry. It was then that the Holy Spirit spoke to my heart and said, “Now is the time.” I immediately called and asked about how to go about starting a chapter. Who would have thought that so many years later and 3,000 miles away from Atlanta, that I would be starting this.
A group of us prayed for a year and then started gathering our team together to form this chapter. December 11, 2010 was our first Magnificat Prayer Breakfast with Bishop Salvatore Cordileone as our first speaker with 560 women in attendance. As the Coordinator, I was the MC at all of the Breakfasts and then I remembered how the little voice said that I would be speaking at these Breakfasts someday, which I did as the MC at all of the Breakfasts.
In April 2010 a small group of us met with Bishop Cordileone along with Kathleen Beckman. At the end of the meeting, Bishop Cordileone asked how quickly we could start having our Breakfasts. We told him as soon as he could be our speaker, which turned out to be in December.
Shortly after our meeting for Bishop Cordileone’s approval of our ministry, he asked me if I would come back and meet with the Presbyteral Council and present the possibility of having the Magnificat Ministry in the Diocese of Oakland. In attendance were 25 priests, the Bishop and me. After I did my presentation and left, I was told that the Presbyteral Council unanimously approved it as a Ministry for the Diocese, praise the Lord.
As the Founding Coordinator, I have found that that my involvement with the chapter has been such a blessing for me. Our Chapter has been still going strong seven years now and we are thankful that this chapter has touched so many hearts and souls.