CA, San Gabriel Valley

Welcome from San Gabriel Valley, California.

We welcome you to the webpage of Mary, Queen of the Valley San Gabriel, CA 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.

Due to the coronavirus, check here periodically for updated information regarding future Meals & Events

Magnificat Prayer Meal

Hosted by the Mary, Queen of the Valley Chapter of Magnificat



9:30 am – 1:00pm

Doors open at 9:30 am. We do not assign seats (unless a full table is reserved) so arrive early to check in at the Reservation Table and find seat(s) before the program begins.

San Dimas Canyon Golf Course
2100 Terrebonne Ave
San Dimas, CA 91773


Guest Speaker: Yolanda Rodriguez

…I have called you by name: you are mine” (Isaiah 43:1) is a scripture verse that has been imprinted on Yolanda’s heart since a Marian Pilgrimage in 2005 in which she heard the call of OurLady upon her life. That year, she became a Knight of the Immaculata through Saint Maximillian Kolbe Spirituality, consecrating her life to Jesus through Mary. It was a year that would forever change her life. In 2010, Yolanda attended Johnnette Benkovic’s, “Benedicta Leadership Institute for Women” where the mission of Women of Grace® Benedicta Leadership Institute for Women® is to identify, educate, develop, and train Catholic women to be active leaders and mentors of the day in accord with their state in life. In 2012, Yolanda was honored by Catholic Charities and the Catholic Resource Center for the work she did on behalf of women and priests since 2006. Yolanda has been
interviewed on EWTN Radio’s “The Good Fight” with Barbara McGuigan and on Guadalupe Radio with Jesse Romero. With the blessing of Bishop David O’Connell in 2016, Yolanda founded Beneath His Cross a group dedicated to praying for Priests. And in 2017, she founded Women of Hope an apostolate dedicated to bringing truth, authentic freedom, and hope to women. Yolanda is working towards becoming a Catholic Life Coach for Women. Yolanda will share her testimony of how throughout her entire life, God has been leading her to the Cross where Our Lady has always been waiting for her with her son Jesus Christ. She will share how the giants in her life: Blessed Pope Paul VI, Saint Teresa Benedicta of the Cross, Saint Mary Magdalene, and Our Lady have been there for her throughout her life to teach her and walk with her the way of the Cross for Priests. Yolanda considers herself a spiritual daughter of Blessed Pope Paul VI, with a resounding YES to Holy Mother Church, in living a life of HOPE, and bringing God’s HOPE to others.

“I welcome you, Cross, our only hope.” – Saint Teresa Benedicta of the Cross

Prayer teams are available following the meal.
Religious books and CD’s 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 $28 and must be purchased in advance to secure your reservation. Tickets will be sold at the door for $32. Your check will serve as your receipt.

Please use this form for Mail-In to reserve your seat today. Complete the form below (include the names and phone numbers of other ticket holders in your group). Walk-ins will be accepted the day of the event for $32.00.

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$28.00 per person by mail; Registration Form must be postmarked by May 5, 2018 to receive the advance purchase price.  (check only)

Name ________________________________________________

Guest(s) Name ______________________________________________

Address ______________________________________________

City ___________________________ State ______ Zip __________

Phone # ____________________

Email (Please print clearly) ______________________________

I am available to serve as:
Table Hostess ___  Greeter ___

Enclosed is $ ________________ for _______________ Number of Reservations.

Please Mail Reservation Form and check for $28 per person by May 5th, payable to “Magnificat” to:

Magnificat SGV Chapter
P.O. Box 4469
San Dimas, CA 91773

For more information about our upcoming meal and chapter activities, please visit our Chapter Website.


March 24, 2018 — Speaker:  Jess Echeverry
May 12, 2018 — Speaker: Yolanda Rodriguez
September, 2018 — Speaker: TBA.
December, 2018 — Speaker: TBA


Remember our chapter’s commitment to Eucharistic Adoration and to pray the Rosary on the 11th 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

Personal Prayer Ministry (SGV in progress)
which prays with individuals following The Magnificat Breakfast.
Contact Betty Carty at

Intercessory Prayer Ministry (TBD in SGV)
meets on the first Thursday of each month at 7:00 pm
St. Paul’s Church, North Canton.
Contact Betty Schnitzler at


Clara Luera, Coordinator
Anna Shiroma, Asst. Coordinator
Josie Robledo, Secretary
Carmen Henry, Treasurer
Anita Baasch, Historian

For more information about Magnificat, contact Clara Luera at 626-963-5532.

To be added to our Mailing List, send an email to or call Clara Luera at 626-963-5532.

HISTORY of Mary, Queen of the Valley Chapter

[Diocese of Los Angeles, California] Est. 2005

San Gabriel Valley Magnificat Chapter was established October 1, 2005 during the month of the Rosary. It was licensed officially a chapter by the State of California on August 31, 2006. The first breakfast was held on October 10, 2005 at the Shady Hollow Country Club. Clara Luera is the Foundress of this chapter.

Our Chapter began to hold its breakfasts at Country Club in San Dimas in 2005. The Spiritual name “Mary Queen of the Valley” was added in 2008.

Mary Queen of of the Valley Chapter continues to serve the women of the San Gabriel Valley in the mission to save souls and offer hope.