Welcome from Walnut Creek, CA
We welcome you to the webpage of the Walnut Creek, Servants of the Immaculata Chapter. 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 Breakfast
Hosted by Servants of the Immaculata
Saturday, June 22, 2019
Doors Open at 9AM…Open Seating.
Crowne Plaza Hotel
45 John Glenn Dr
Concord, CA 94520
About Our Speakers: Deacon Steve and Mary Anne Greco
Deacon Steve Greco was ordained in the Diocese of Orange in May 2007 as a permanent deacon in the Catholic Church. He is assigned to Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton parish in Irvine.
Steve was a health care executive for over 35 years. He recently retired and is now in full time ministry. Deacon Steve gives talks and healing services in many parishes, Catholic Conferences and radio. He currently is host of “Empowered by the Spirit” on Relevant radio at noon on Sundays and is a guest host on Radio Maria, a national Catholic radio network, and has recorded 14 T.V. shows on the Saint Joseph Evangelization Network. He has published a daily meditational book, 365 Days of Praise, and “Reflections on the Holy Spirit,” focusing on the Fruit of the Spirit. Additional books by Deacon Steve are “Expect and Experience Miracles,” and “Overcoming Adversity through Miracles.”
Mary Anne Greco has been teaching Bible studies for over 30 years, especially with women. She has a passion for the Charismatic gifts and for serving Christ. She has organized and helped lead pilgrimages for 15 years.
Mary Anne and Deacon Steve have been married for 46 years and they have three children and four grandchildren. They have a ministry of Evangelization and healing called “Spirit Filled Hearts.” Their website is spiritfilledhearts.org.
For all reservation questions contact:
Email Preferred: Magnificatsotirsvp@gmail.com
Reserved Tables of 10 are required to be paid in full at time of Reservation.
Please email Kim if you would like to help as a Hostess, Greeter, or Reservations Volunteer.
Personal Prayer ministry is available after the meal by the Intercessory Prayer Team.
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 not be in attendance.
UPCOMING MEALS FOR OUR CHAPTER — 2019
March 9th, 2019 – Barbara Nicolosi Harrington, PhD
June 22nd, 2019 – Deacon Steve & Mary Anne Greco
September 7th, 2019 –
December 7th, 2019 –
ROSARY BLANKET OF PRAYER
Remember our chapter’s commitment to Eucharistic Adoration and to pray the Rosary on the 29th 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.
Magnificat SOTI Prayer Group
Meets the Last Wednesday of the Month at 6:30 PM in the Faith Formation Building followed by the Charismatic Prayer group at 7:00 PM.
St. Mary’s, Faith Formation Bldg.
2059 Mt. Diablo Blvd
Walnut Creek, CA.
Charismatic Prayer Group
Meets every Wednesday at 7PM-8:30PM at
St Mary’s, Faith Formation Bldg.
Contact Jim Crowley at firstname.lastname@example.org
SERVICE TEAM MEMBERS
Maribel Serrano, Coordinator (925) 788-7762
Linda Atkinson, Assistant Coordinator & Treasurer (925) 858-8801
Jennifer Rogers, Secretary (503) 709-8449
Christina Parodi, Historian (925) 708-2995
Spiritual Advisor: Fr. Erick Villa
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 us at Magnificatsotiwalnutcreek@gmail.com.
HISTORY of Servants of the Immaculata of Magnificat
[Walnut Creek, CA Chapter]
In the early nineties, my husband and I and our 3 kids moved to Atlanta and it was then that I went to my first Magnificat Prayer Breakfast. I attended many more after that and I felt so uplifted every time I went to them and this was definitely a part of my conversion. Every time I would go the Breakfast, a little voice inside me would say that some day you are going to be speaking at these Breakfasts. I would just laugh and say to myself, yeah right, you can hardly speak in front of two people. In 1997 we moved to Northern California and I was so disappointed that there were no Chapters in the area. However, I was busy raising my three children and knew I couldn’t start it at this time.
Then on March 26, 2008, I turned on the TV during the day, which I never do, and put on EWTN, and lo and behold, it was Marilyn Quirk and Kathy MacInnis speaking to Fr. Mitch Pacwa about the Magnificat Ministry. It was then that the Holy Spirit spoke to my heart and said, “Now is the time.” I immediately called and asked about how to go about starting a chapter. Who would have thought that so many years later and 3,000 miles away from Atlanta, that I would be starting this.
A group of us prayed for a year and then started gathering our team together to form this chapter. December 11, 2010 was our first Magnificat Prayer Breakfast with Bishop Salvatore Cordileone as our first speaker with 560 women in attendance. As the Coordinator, I was the MC at all of the Breakfasts and then I remembered how the little voice said that I would be speaking at these Breakfasts someday, which I did as the MC at all of the Breakfasts.
In April 2010 a small group of us met with Bishop Cordileone along with Kathleen Beckman. At the end of the meeting, Bishop Cordileone asked how quickly we could start having our Breakfasts. We told him as soon as he could be our speaker, which turned out to be in December.
Shortly after our meeting for Bishop Cordileone’s approval of our ministry, he asked me if I would come back and meet with the Presbyteral Council and present the possibility of having the Magnificat Ministry in the Diocese of Oakland. In attendance were 25 priests, the Bishop and me. After I did my presentation and left, I was told that the Presbyteral Council unanimously approved it as a Ministry for the Diocese, praise the Lord.
As the Founding Coordinator, I have found that that my involvement with the chapter has been such a blessing for me. Our Chapter has been still going strong seven years now and we are thankful that this chapter has touched so many hearts and souls.