GA, Atlanta

Welcome from Atlanta, GA!

We welcome you to the webpage of Atlanta, GA Joyful Visitation 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 Meal

Hosted by Joyful Visitation Chapter

Saturday, March 18, 2023

9:30 am–12:30 pm


Open seating, please arrive early.

Event Location:

Holy Cross Catholic Church

Social Hall

3773 Chamblee Tucker Road
Atlanta, GA 30341

GUEST SPEAKER: Deacon Keith Kolodziej

Deacon Keith Kolodziej serves at St. Peter Chanel Church in Roswell, Georgia, and is the liaison to the Archbishop for the Atlanta Catholic Charismatic Renewal.

A dynamic teacher and evangelist, Deacon Keith is in great demand as a speaker and retreat director. His passions include his family, Jesus, music, sports and travel.

Deacon Keith was born in Detroit, Michigan, to a middle-class family of Polish heritage, attended Catholic high school, and received a B.S. from Michigan State University in East Lansing, Michigan. Corporate life in the food industry relocated him and his wife Lynn to Ohio, Florida and North Carolina, where they settled with their four children for thirteen years. It was in the Diocese of Charlotte, North Carolina, that he was ordained to the permanent diaconate in 1995.

In 2000 Deacon Keith made a final career move with his family to Atlanta. He received a Master of Theological Studies from the Atlanta extension site of Spring Hill College at Holy Spirit Church, and served for three years as Director of Liturgy for the Catholic Church of St. Ann in Marietta, Georgia before joining the staff of St. Peter Chanel.

In August, 2022, he said, “It’s a time of urgency. The harvest is full. The world is in need so much of release, of healing, of deliverance, of faith, hope and joy, and [the Lord] needs laborers, people like you and I to go out and spread the good word and bring what the world needs so desperately.” Deacon Keith has lived out this calling for many years within the church, as well as through service to the poor and marginalized in the Kairos prison ministry, Jamaican mission work, and street ministry to the homeless in Atlanta.


Reservations for the meal are $25.00 each and have to be made in advance. Register online by March 8, 2023 at Or you may request an emailed invitation at Those unable to register online are asked to print out and complete the form below and send a check. No payment is accepted at the door. Check-in will be at the door for those with reservations.

Tickets for priests, deacons, religious brothers and sisters are complimentary, but reservations are required through Debbie DuPont.

Please use this form for mail-in reservations ONLY: Registration form must be postmarked by March 6, 2023. (check or money order only)


Please mail Reservation Form and check for $25 per person payable to “Magnificat Joyful Visitation” to:

Magnificat Ministry
Debbie DuPont
315 Rose Ct SW
Lilburn, Ga. 30047
Phone: 770-696-6216

Personal Prayer ministry is offered after the meal by the Magnificat Service Team.
Confessions, when a priest is available, will be at the end of the meal.
After the program, religious books and CDs will be available for purchase.

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.


Saturday, May 20 – Marlene Lee-Seaton

Saturday, August 19 – Father Royal Lee, PhD

Saturday, November 11 – TBA



Remember our chapter’s commitment to Eucharistic Adoration and to pray the Rosary on the 17th of each month for the intentions of Magnificat, Sanctity of Life, Marriage and Family, and World Peace.


Pat Forest, Coordinator
Monica Donohue, Assistant Coordinator
Cheryl Bryant, Secretary
Jo Ann Rademacher, Treasurer
Donna Brisse, Historian
Spiritual Advisor, Fr. Joseph Mullakkara, MSFS

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

HISTORY of Joyful Visitation Chapter of Magnificat

(for the Archdiocese of Atlanta)

Olga Myers attended her first Magnificat Breakfast while visiting her sister in Tampa, Florida in 1990. She returned to her hometown of Atlanta, Georgia filled with zeal and joy. After sharing her experience with two other women, Jan Nerone and Elyse O’Kane, they began to pray and pray and pray for discernment of God’s will in bringing Magnificat to Atlanta.

After going through formation and receiving the approval of the local bishop, the first working meeting was held on June 17, 1991. This was followed by a Presentation Tea on February 8, 1992 to introduce Magnificat Joyful Visitation Chapter to the area and to help others discover how they could be a part of this joyful ministry.

The first Magnificat Breakfast was held on May 2, 1992 at All Saints Catholic Church. The speaker was Mary Welch Rogers and over 400 women attended. The first Service Team members were Olga Myers, Jan Nerone, Ann Marie Hendriks and Judy Guilfoil. Fr. William Hickey was their Spiritual Advisor and Elyse O’Kane was placed in charge of the Music Ministry.

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