Welcome from Walnut Creek, CA
We welcome you to the Webpage of the Magnificat Walnut Creek Chapter, Servants of the Immaculata
Magnificat Online Visitation – December 5th, 2020
Hosted by, Servants of the Immaculata
Saturday, December 5, 2020
Time: 9:30 am – 12:00 pm
May the God of hope fill you with all joy & peace as you trust in Him, so that you may overflow with the hope by the power of the Holy Spirit. – Romans 15:13
Dear Magnificat Family,
We want to thank all of you who were able to join Magnificat SOTI’s first online Zoom Visitation event On July 11th. It was such a blessed day with Sr. Elizabeth Ann Dockery, DLJC, sharing her amazing, beautiful and very inspirational testimony.
For those of you that were not able to join our last online meeting, we have an audio recording of Sister Elizabeth Ann’s amazing testimony available for a $5.00 donation (plus small paypal fee) to Magnificat.
This audio of the testimony will be delivered within 24 hours right to your email address as an mp3 audio file that you can listen to on any device at your leisure. **Please share this email with all your friends so that they too are able to order Sister’s testimony to inspire them. If they are new to Magnificat, we would love to add them to our mailing list for future breakfasts!
Again, please know that we are holding you and your families in prayer during these difficult times. If you have any special prayer requests, please feel free to reach out to us at email@example.com.
In Christ’s Love and Our Blessed Mother’s Protection,
Your Magnificat Service Team
Email Preferred: Magnificatsotirsvp@gmail.com
UPCOMING MEALS FOR OUR CHAPTER — 2020
March 21, 2020 – Cindy Rippee: CANCELLED
July 11, 2020 – Sr. Elizabeth Ann Dockery, DLJC (LIVE ZOOM MEETING)
September 19, 2020 – Cindy Rippee: CANCELLED
December 5, 2020 – Dr. Cynthia Hunt
ROSARY BLANKET OF PRAYER
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.
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 – Cancelled till further notice
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 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
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.