Welcome from Phoenix, AZ.
We welcome you to the webpage of Mary, Cause of Our Joy Phoenix Arizona Chapter of Magnificat. These are exciting times that we live in and Magnificat was begun in 1981 for such a time as this. There are now over 100 chapters throughout the United States and its territories and in many foreign countries.
Magnificat Prayer Luncheon
Hosted by the Mary, Cause of Our Joy Chapter of Magnificat
DATE TBD (stay tuned)
11:15 am – 2:30 pm
Doors open at 11:00 am for open seating
St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic Church 9725 W Palmeras Dr. Sun City, AZ 85029
Guest Speakers: Roberta Bazaldua
On Ash Wednesday 1999, returned to the faith after having been away for 22 years. Little did she know what the Lord had planned for her when He called her back to His Church. She said yes on that blessed day and her yes has resulted in twenty years (to-date) of ministry service for the Roman Catholic Diocese of Phoenix. She has served in a number of parishes and ministries at St. Thomas the Apostle, St. Gabriel the Archangel, St. Catherine of Siena, St. Joan of Arc and Ss. Simon & Jude. It has been her privilege to serve in RCIA, adult and children’s catechesis, youth ministry, liturgical ministry and pregnancy and pro-life ministries as well as Rachel’s Vineyard, Cursillo, Christ Renews His Parish, Fiat retreats and currently Coordinator of The Phoenix Catholic Women’s Conference. She has a Theology Credential from Kino Institute and attends continuing education opportunities as often as possible.
Roberta currently works at St. Thomas the Apostle as the Marriage Preparation Coordinator and Nullity Minister. In her four years in this role, she has walked with over 130 couples as they prepare for their wedding and married life. She is also in her third year of laity formation with the Society of Our Lady of the Most Holy Trinity and expects to make her first year of temporary promises this July.
Though serving in ministry is fulfilling, Roberta considers being a mother and grandmother her greatest calling and accomplishment. Roberta understands how important the Domestic Church is and actively supports her family in navigating the rough waters of our time. She has 4 children and 10 grandchildren and takes great joy in being present to these souls that God has entrusted to her care. When she’s not busy, Roberta loves nothing more than a hot cup of Earl Grey tea and a good book.
We do not assign seats so arrive early to check in at the Reservation Table & find seat(s) before the program begins.
Personal Prayer ministry is available after the meal by the Magnificat Prayer Ministry and the Diocese of Phoenix CRM (Catholic Renewal Ministries) Prayer Teams.
Religious books and CD’s are available for purchase after the meal.
Since the day is designed to speak to the hearts of women, free of distractions, it is respectfully requested that young children under the age of 14 not be in attendance.
Tickets to the meal are $18.00 Your check will serve as your receipt and for all registrations, we will have an electronic record of your purchase and your name tag at the door.
Ticket sales end TBD- based on COVID-19.
No tickets are sold at the door.
Tickets for priests, deacons, religious brothers and sisters are complimentary, but reservations are required.
Contact our Treasurer, Esther Ramirez at 623-565 0304.
If you are unable to afford a ticket but want to attend the meal, please e-mail Maureen Kight will be made for your ticket.
Tickets to the Prayer Breakfast are $18.00 +$1.82 secure site service fee and may be obtained by clicking on “Eventbrite” below:
For Registration by Mail:
Please send your name, address, city, state, zip code, phone number, and email address (include the names and phone numbers of other ticket holders in your group) to:
c/o Esther Ramirez * 10604 N 53rd Ave Glendale, AZ 85304
Tickets are $18 and must be purchased in advance to secure your reservation. No tickets will be sold at the door. Your check will serve as your receipt.
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 CANNOT be accepted after May 18.
Guest(s) Name ______________________________________________
City ___________________________ State ______ Zip __________
Phone # ____________________
Email (Please print clearly) ______________________________
I am available to serve as:
Table Hostess ___ Greeter/server ___ Decorations___ Prayer Ministry____
Enclosed is $ ________________ for _______________ Number of Reservations.
Please Mail Reservation Form and check for $18. per person, payable to “Magnificat” to:
c/o Esther Ramirez * 10604 N 53rd Ave Glendale, AZ 85304 623 565 0304
UPCOMING MEALS FOR OUR CHAPTER — 2019-2020
May 23, Roberta Bazaldua
ROSARY BLANKET OF PRAYER
Remember our chapter’s commitment to Eucharistic Adoration and to pray the Rosary on the 14th of each month for the intentions of 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.
Our diocesan prayer groups are open to all. Please click link for info for the Diocese of Phoenix at this website Catholic Renewal Ministries
SERVICE TEAM MEMBERS
Maureen Kight, Coordinator
Cathy Cato, Assistant Coordinator
Sharon Wnuk, Secretary
Esther Ramirez, Treasurer
Yolanda Carozza, Historian
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 Maureen Kight at firstname.lastname@example.org.
To visit our Chapter’s website, click here: Mary Cause of our Joy
To visit our Facebook page, please click here: Phoenix Chapter Facebook Page
HISTORY of Mary, Cause of Our Joy Chapter[Diocese of Phoenix, Arizona] Est. 2010
The spark for the Phoenix Chapter of Magnificat came on the evening of September 19th, 2010. It all began when founding Coordinator, Laurie Walsh met Carolyn Wright who gave her a brochure at a Charismatic Conference in Phoenix. Laurie had just retired and was at the conference specifically asking God, “Do you want me to start a ministry?” Within moments, Carolyn who was a total stranger up to that moment, was prompted by the Holy Spirit to hand Laurie the Magnificat Ministry brochure.
From that day on, Laurie, Holly Burke and Cathy Cato began holding discernment meetings in the Diocesan Offices in Phoenix. They completed all of the requirements to become a Chapter and during this time, many women came in and out of the meetings. Just before the first meal, Mary called the two women, Maureen Kight and Sharon Wnuk, who would come aboard to complete the service team of five women.
The inaugural meal was held five years to the day after the meeting took place between Laurie Walsh and Carolyn Wright; Sept. 19, 2015. Carolyn flew out from her chapter in Birmingham, AL to surprise the team and be in attendance. The first speaker was the regional representative, Barbara Serba, and spirits soared throughout the entire weekend.
Barbara purchased a beautiful statue of Our Lady of Fatima as a gift to the new chapter and under her patronage, wonderful things came to pass. With a turnout at the first meal of over 200 women, and over 300 at the most recent in May of 2017. The Advisory Team began to form. Soon there were regular attendees who were signing up to work within the various committees.
While the early days were very challenging, the women were shown at every turn, that this work is the work of Our Blessed Mother. There were many miracles, signs and wonders along the journey. The bond established within the team under the mantle of Our Lady Cause of Our Joy is a treasure that has grown stronger and sweeter over time. A gradual but truly wonderful transformation takes place once one sets her hand to the plow in Mary’s lovely garden.