CA, Walnut Creek

Welcome from Walnut Creek, CA!

We welcome you to the webpage of the Magnificat Walnut Creek, CA Servants of the Immaculata 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 Breakfast

Hosted by the Servants of the Immaculata Chapter

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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 & RESERVATIONS

Register Now – $35

MAIL-IN RESERVATIONS
Click on, print and complete the form below (include the names and phone numbers of other ticket holders in your group). Reservations CANNOT be accepted after Date.

MAIL-IN REGISTRATION FORM

Please Mail Reservation Form and check for $35 per person, payable to “Magnificat SOTI” to:

Magnificat SOTI
PO Box 4626
Walnut Creek, CA  94596

DONATIONS ARE ACCEPTED THROUGH PAYPAL:
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OUR UPCOMING EVENTS 2022

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ROSARY BLANKET OF PRAYER

Remember our chapter’s commitment to pray the Rosary on the 29th of each month, joining our sisters in Magnificat for the intentions of a New Pentecost, the Church, Magnificat, Sanctity of Life, Marriage and Family, and World Peace.


OUR PRAYER 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.

Personal Prayer Ministry
Which prays with individuals following The Magnificat Breakfast.

Charismatic Prayer Group
Meets every Thursday from 7:30PM-9:00PM
St John Vianney Church, in the Vestibule
Contact Jim Crowley at jimjcrowley@sbcglobal.net


SERVICE TEAM MEMBERS

Linda Atkinson, Assistant Coordinator (925) 858-8801
Jennifer Rogers, Secretary (503) 709-8449
Kim Sullivan, Treasurer (925) 683-8220
Spiritual Advisor: Fr. Erick Villa


HISTORY of Servants of the Immaculata Chapter of Magnificat, Walnut Creek, CA

(Diocese of Oakland, California)

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 active for 12 years now and we are thankful that this chapter has touched so many hearts and souls.

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