CA, Walnut Creek

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, March 21, 2020



Crowne Plaza Hotel
45 John Glenn Dr
Concord, CA 94520

 Doors Open at 9AM…Open Seating.


Guest Speaker: Cindy Rippee


Cindy Rippee has taught Religious Education and Bible Study for many years.  She is involved in Healing and Prayer Ministry with specific prayers for Inner Healing.  She is a Core team member of the Faith Alive Prayer Group.  She is active in her Church Community and works together with a Team presenting ‘Life in the Spirit Seminars’.  She loves the Word of God, the Catechism of the Catholic Church and has a devotion to the Rosary.  She is a Benedictine Oblate affiliated with the Prince of Peace Abbey.  Cindy was raised in an alcoholic home and as a young adult was lost and unprepared for life.  After she married her husband, Bill, they attended a Life in the Spirit Seminar and experienced healing by the transforming power of the love of God.  Their lives completely changed and she witnessed conversion and healing in her entire family.  They adopted twin daughters, Elizabeth and Veronica, when they were 9 months old. Her life dramatically changed 10 years ago when her daughter, Elizabeth, died suddenly at the age of 20.  Six months later she was diagnosed with breast cancer, experienced the loss of her family home then her husband became ill and passed away 5 years ago. She will share how God’s Word, His great Grace and Strength, have enabled her to live in the Grace of the Day with Love, Joy and Hope.

“What is good has been explained to you, man: this is what the Lord asks of you: only this, to act justly, to love tenderly and to walk humbly with your God.”  Micah 6:8 


Ticket Prices


    Mail: $33.00 / person – advanced purchase  (download flyer below)

Online: $34.26 / person – advanced purchase ($33.00 plus processing fees)

Walk-in: $40.00 / person – after deadline: March 14th 2020


To Pay by Mail 

CLICK HERE – To print out Email Flyer – Cindy Rippee

Make checks payable to: Magnificat SOTI, P.O. Box 4626 Walnut Creek, CA 94596



To Pay online

Choose the number of reservations that you need – click on the downward arrow next to the USD line and select the number of reservations that you need.

Under Additional Guest Names – list the names of additional guests that you are registering.

Then click on the Pay Now button – make your payment by PayPal or Pay with Debit or Credit Card.

You do not have to have a PayPal account to use this method of payment:


Magnificat Prices

For all reservation questions contact:


Kim Sullivan

Email Preferred: 

Phone: 925-683-8220

*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.


March 21, 2020 –  Cindy Rippee

June 27, 2020 – TBA

September 19, 2020 – TBA

December 5, 2020 – TBA


Please remember our chapter’s commitment to Eucharistic Adoration and to pray the Rosary on the 29th of each month as we lift up our hearts to the Lord for the intentions of Magnificat, Sanctity of Life, Marriage and Family, our Beloved Priests and Religious, a New Pentecost 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.

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. (St. Michael’s Room)
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


Maribel Serrano, Coordinator (925) 788-7762
Linda Atkinson, Assistant Coordinator & Treasurer (925) 858-8801
Jennifer Rogers, Secretary (503) 709-8449

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

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.

Mary Johnstone