CA, Orange County

Welcome from Orange County CA!

We welcome you to the webpage 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.

Our Next Meal
Hosted by Our Lady Queen of Peace Chapter
Saturday, May 4, 2019
9:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Embassy Suites Anaheim-South
11767 Harbor Blvd
Garden Grove, CA 92840

Guest Speaker: Joan Jacoby

“Delight in the Lord and He Will Give You the Desires of Your Heart!” 

Magnificat is pleased to welcome Joan Jacoby, Chief of Staff and Director of Administration for the Magis Institute, a non-profit Catholic apologetics teaching institution founded by Fr. Robert J. Spitzer, S.J., Ph.D.  After 20 years as a successful owner of her own real estate investment company, Joan knew something was missing in her life.  She began to pray for wisdom and discernment about her life’s direction.  With time, God’s grace opened her heart to the riches of a deeper prayer life and inspired her to grow in gratitude and forgiveness.  In her spiritual journey, Joan became aware of the many faithful people who worked tirelessly to defend our Faith.  Through their witness, God was inspiring and preparing her for the mission He had waiting for her with the brilliant Jesuit Fr. Spitzer.  Little did she know how God would expand her faith, hope and love as she poured out her gifts in her role as operational administrator for the Magis Institute!  “God’s grace has brought me to pray, be grateful, forgive over and over and over again, and shine His light through compassion!”

Joan has a Master of Business Administration from Pepperdine University: and a BA in Communication from Kent State University.  In addition, she has a Honorary Doctorate:  a Spitzerian Ph.D.!  Come and bring a friend to be blessed and inspired!

Prayer ministry available after the meal.



$28 per person by mail – Must be postmarked by April 29, 2019

Reserved seating available for tables of 10 = $280.

$33 at the Door.  (cash/check only) 

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.



Send $28 per person by mail
Registration Form must be postmarked by April 29, 2019
Tickets will be sold at the door for $33 (cash or check only).

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 (714) 420-5482.

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 4 – Joan Jacoby, Chief of Staff & Director of Administration, Magis Institute

September 21Speaker to be announced

November 23Anne Hyatt, OCMagnificat

February 29, 2020 – Fr. Donald Calloway, MIC


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.