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
Saturday, May 11, 2019
11:15am – 2:30pm
Doors open at 11:00am for open seating
Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church
19002 N 128th Ave.
Sun City West, AZ 85375
Guest Speaker: Janet LaPlante
Janet has been a devout Catholic her entire life, having been raised by a wonderful mom and dad. Her father was in the Navy, so she traveled up and down the East Coast in her younger years. She attended Catholic grade schools and then the San Diego College for Women, known as USD. She is married to Kirk, the true spiritual head of their household. They have four children and six grandchildren.
She has written a book titled “My Children’s Children.” A collection of Janet’s stories that show us how we grow in our spirituality through our relationships and experiences and how people reflect God’s love back to us. Her book can be found on Amazon.
Janet has been a leader of many organizations which includes PDCCW, now known as Catholic Women of Phoenix. She now serves as President of Radio Family Rosary. Janet coordinates and hosts Catholic pilgrimages. Her future pilgrimages are October 2019-a Divine Mercy Pilgrimage to Lithuania and Poland; in 2020 to the Oberammergau Passion Play in Germany also visiting Switzerland and Liechtenstein. Her devotion to Our Lady is an important part of her life and has brought her many blessings.
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 $15.00 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 Monday, May 6, 2019 at midnight.
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 $15.00 +$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 $15 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 February 11th.
$15.00 per person by mail; Registration Form must be postmarked by Feb 9, 2019 to receive your confirmation. (check only)
Guest(s) Name ______________________________________________
City ___________________________ State ______ Zip __________
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I am available to serve as:
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Enclosed is $ ________________ for _______________ Number of Reservations.
Please Mail Reservation Form and check for $15 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
Sept 14, 2019 * Speaker Laurie Walsh * Christ the King * Mesa, Az * 1551 E Dana Ave, Mesa, AZ 85204
Dec, 2019 –TBA
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
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 email@example.com.
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]
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.