CA, Indio

Welcome from Indio, California.

We welcome you to the webpage of Mary, Queen of Peace, Indio California 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.

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Magnificat Prayer Breakfast

Hosted by the Mary, Queen of Peace [Maria Reina de la Paz] Chapter of Magnificat


Saturday, February 1, 2020

9:00 am – 12:30pm

Doors open at  9:00am. We do not assign seats so arrive early.


Heritage Palms Golf Club
44-291 S. Heritage Palms
Indio, CA 92201


Guest Speaker: Ovidia y Juan Ponce

El padre Edwin nació en Ecuador, en la ciudad de Galápagos. Fue ordenado Sacerdote el 28 de Junio del 2011 en Galápagos, Educador.

Durante sus años de preparación al sacerdocio como seminarista, estudio en España, Chile y otras partes de Sur América.  Una vez ordenado sacerdote, su obispo le dio el cargo de Vicario Provincial de la Pastoral Juvenil el cual realizó por tres años en la ciudad de Galápagos.  Después desarrollo el cargo de Vicario Provincial de Educación por otros tres años.  Desde hace un año el padre Edwin fue enviado a nuestra Diócesis de San Bernardino para un tiempo de misión por 3 años.  Actualmente es el Vicario Parroquial en la iglesia de Nuestra Señora del Perpetuo Socorro en Indio, CA.

La Santísima Virgen María lo ha guiado de una manera muy especial y el padre Logroño ha sabido acogerse a su amor maternal y santificador.  Su lema es “Nada sin Ti, nada sin nosotros, mi vocación y servicio de la mano de María”.

El testimonio del Padre Edwin nos hará aceptar y abrazar nuestra vocación de Hijos de Dios y nos hará reconocer que podemos encontrar a Dios en cada etapa de nuestra humanidad.  Como el mismo lo dice: “Ser hijo de la Providencia, significa estar convencido que cada situación, alegría, sufrimiento, desilusión… es una parte esencial del plan de la omnipotencia, de la sabiduría y el amor de Dios.”


We do not assign seats so arrive early to check in at the Reservation Table and find seat(s) before the program begins.

Prayer teams are available following the meal.
Religious articles and books will 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 are $25 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).

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$25.00 per person by mail; Registration Form must be postmarked by January 20, 2020 to receive your confirmation. (check only)

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City ___________________________ State ______ Zip __________

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Please Mail Reservation Form and check for $25 per person, payable to “Magnificat” to:

PO Box 3005
Indio, CA 92202


Junio 6, 2020 — TBA

Octubre 10, 2020 – TBA

Febrero 6, 2021 – Maria Vadia

Junio 12, 2021 – TBA

Octubre 2, 2021 – TBA


Remember our chapter’s commitment to Eucharistic Adoration and to pray the Rosary on the 2nd of each month for the intentions of Magnificat, Sanctity of Life, Marriage and Family, and World Peace.


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



Coordinator – Gloria Gómez
Assistant Coordinator – Claudia Castorena
Secretary – Graciela Sánchez
Treasurer – Claudia Castorena
Historian – Juanita Fajardo
Assistant Historian – Ana Bosler
SPIRITUAL DIRECTOR Father Gerardo Mendoza

For more information about Magnificat, contact Gloria Gomez (760) 396-9100

To be added to our Mailing List, send an email to or call Claudia Castorena at (760) 396-9100

CLICK HERE to visit our Chapter’s website.

HISTORY of Mary Queen of Peace Chapter of Magnificat, Indio California

[Diocese of San Bernardino, CA] In March 2010, Mrs. Donna Ross asked Gloria and Claudia to start a chapter of the Magnificat in Spanish because there was a great need to do so.
It all began as God makes the call through Donna Ross to Gloria to ask him to form Magnificat in Spanish.

Gloria and Claudia prayed and began to make the call in December 2010. Claudia invited her mom and sisters, Gloria also invited Angelica, in turn she to Ana Razo, and she to Elena Rosas and Remedios Vargas, Emilia and Juanita. The first meeting was in February at the house of Gloria and Claudia. In this first meeting they were Lupita, the mother of Claudia, Graciela, Donaciana, Normita and those mentioned before. At this same meeting s and Spiritual Directors elected the Fathers Gerardo Mendoza and Michael Barry, but our first Mass was with Father Luis Guido. We also searched for the name of the chapter and we all voted for “Mary Queen of Peace.”

May 13 of year 2011, the papers were made request to form the group, day of Our Lady of Fatima. On May 31, 2011, “Visitation Day,” was our confirmation of team selection,

In June of 2011, we had a meeting with the group Magnificat Our Lady’s Desert Roses and it was very edifying to see their organization and love between them. The people of the first group that was formed, we had the opportunity to go to breakfast in English and Claudia translated for us.

And in 2011 the chapter Mary Queen of Peace began with the approval of Bishop Gerald Barnes of the Diocese of San Bernardino and the direction of Father Gerardo Mendoza and Br. Mike Barry. The first breakfast was made on October 15, 2011 with the presentation of the speaker Sister Blanca Ruiz of Colombia.