CA, Orange County

Welcome from Orange County CA!

We welcome you to the web page of Orange County CA Magnificat – Our Lady Queen of Peace 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.

Due to the coronavirus, check here periodically for updated information regarding future Meals & Events
Our Next Meal
Hosted by Our Lady Queen of Peace Chapter
Saturday, May 16, 2020
9:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Embassy Suites Anaheim-South
11767 Harbor Blvd
Garden Grove, CA 92840
Guest Speaker: Sr. Mary Gianna, DLJC

“You Will Show Me the Path to Life . . . In Your Presence Is

  Fullness of Joy!”        

Sr. Mary Gianna, DLJC

“Not only did God lead me out of Columbine that day – He was leading me home . . . to Himself!”  Sr. Mary Gianna is a member of the Disciples of the Lord Jesus Christ, a Franciscan religious Community.  Growing up without any faith, she had a life-transforming conversion after surviving the shootings at Columbine High School in Littleton, CO.  It was during some of the most difficult moments of her life, after the tragedy, that she came to believe that God loved her and had a plan for her life.  And with the love and support of friends she became a Catholic at Franciscan University of Steubenville at the age of 19.  After graduation, she served a year with NET Ministries and attended the Emmanuel School of Mission in Rome, Italy.

At the age of 25, Sr. Mary Gianna experienced a great outpouring and release of God’s love that radically changed her life.  It was at this time she experienced the call to the religious life.  God has given Sr. Mary Gianna a passionate love for life and the desire to help lead others to the fullness of God’s love. “The Lord took me from a life of despair and hopelessness to a place of great joy for life and a desire to share it with others!”  For the past two years, she has served at The Ark and The Dove Retreat Center in Gibsonia, PA.

Come and bring a friend to be blessed and inspired!

Prayer ministry available after the meal.




$28 per person by mail

Cash or Check Only

Tickets will be sold at the door for  $33.

Reserved seating available for tables of 10 = $280. 

Your check made payable to Magnificat is your receipt. Your name tag serves as your ticket and will be available at the door.

Donations are also accepted to assist others in attending our meal.

Seating is limited please register early!

Reservation questions contact Anne at 714-420-5482 or



Send $28 per person by mail – Cash or Check Only
Tickets will be sold at the door for $33.
Registration Form must be postmarked by May 11, 2020


Name ________________________________________________

Guest(s) Name ______________________________________________

Address ______________________________________________

City ___________________________ State ______ Zip __________

Phone # ____________________

Email (Please print clearly) ______________________________

Enclosed is $ ________________ for _______________ Number of Reservations.

I request financial help. ________

Enclosed donation of $ _____________ to help someone attend.

For Reservation/Registration Questions, please contact Anne at 714-420-5482 or


Please Mail Reservation Form & $28.00 per person to:

Magnificat Ministry
P.O. Box 4381
Orange, CA  92863-4381

Limited seating please register early!



May 16, 2020Sr. Mary Gianni, D.L.J.C.  Former Atheist & Columbine Survivor

September 19, 2020Yvette Helfer, Wife & Mother – Yielding to the Holy Spirit

November 21, 2020 Letty Rocha-Peck, Miraculous Healing from Cancer 


Please join Magnificat on our Day of Prayer, the 26th of each month, as we lift up our hearts to the Lord for the intentions of New Pentecost, Magnificat, Sanctity of Life, our Beloved Priests, Religious and Families.


Karen Moses, Coordinator, e-mail:
Dr. Elizabeth Kim, Co-coordinator;
Theresa McWeeney, Secretary;
Anne Hyatt, Assistant Secretary;
Lori Loy, Treasurer;
Spiritual Advisor:  Fr. Bao Thai, S. T. L.

If you would like to help with Magnificat ministry, 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 Karen Moses, Coordinator. (714) 345-6561.

HISTORY of Orange Diocese “Queen of Peace” Magnificat Chapter

Est. 1992

A group of women attending the SCRC conference heard a priest speaking on Magnificat, A Ministry to Catholic women in 1991. Pat Rensing, Anita Williams, Billie Walter, and Barbara Clark were touched by the Holy Spirit to begin Magnificat in the Orange Diocese.  They eventually contacted Fr. Raymond Skonezny to seek the bishop’s permission to begin a chapter. Kathleen Beckman was later added to the service team.

Bishop McFarland approved Magnificat for the Orange Diocese. The first OC Magnificat Prayer Breakfast took place at Holy Family Cathedral Parish Hall, Orange, CA in February 1992 with several hundred women attending a potluck style prayer breakfast with a ticket price of $2.00. The chapter continued to grow  as they held prayer breakfasts from parish to parish, eventually moving to a hotel to accomodate the growing ministry.

Since its inception, our chapter has hosted a quarterly Meal which continues to touch hearts. In the words of Mary’s Magnificat, “the Almighty One has done great things” through this humble ministry.