IL, McHenry

Welcome from McHenry, IL

We welcome you to the webpage of the McHenry, IL Mary Mother of the Eucharist 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.

Magnificat Prayer Breakfast

“Receive the Truth; Rejoice!”

Hosted by Mary, Mother of the Eucharist Chapter

May 21, 2022

9:00 AM to 12:30PM

Doors open at 8:30 AM
Come early to enjoy more music and fellowship!

Holiday Inn
800 S Route 31
Crystal Lake, Illinois 60014

Our Guest Speaker: Susan Brinkmann, OCDS

You are invited to hear our keynote speaker, Susan Brinkmann. She is an author and award-winning journalist as well as a member of the Third Order of Discalced Carmelites. You have heard her on EWTN’s Women of Grace television show, and she serves as the Director of Communications and New Age Research for Women of Grace. She is the co-founder of the Catholic Life Institute which is an educational apostolate devoted to teaching authentic Catholic contemplative traditions. You won’t want to miss your chance to hear her in person to lead us in discerning and rejoicing in truth among the world today.

Personal Prayer ministry is available after the meal by the Magnificat Service Team.
Religious books and CD’s are 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 under the age of 10 not be in attendance.  Nursing mothers are always welcome, however!


Tickets must be purchased in advance. No tickets will be sold at the door.
Tickets must be requested by May 11, 2022

Online Payments :
Tickets purchased before May 7 are $30, after this date tickets are $40 (small convenience fee will be added to your ticket cost) using PayPal with a credit or debit card. You do not need to have a PayPal account. You may also purchase additional tickets for any guests you would like to bring to the meal. When your transaction is complete you may print your online ticket from your computer.

To order your tickets online:

By Phone: 847-497-0073 or call 1-800-838-3006 to phone in Reservations should Brown Paper Tickets resume live agents.

By Mail: Tickets purchased before May 7 are $30, after this date tickets are $40.

Use the mail-in registration form below.


Send check payable to Magnificat, postmarked by May 11 to:
2404 Bennington Lane
McHenry, IL 60050

In Person: Tickets may also be purchased until Wednesday, May 18 at
The Little Way Bookstore
50 Brink Street
Crystal Lake, IL 60014

Tickets for priests, deacons, religious brothers and sisters are complimentary but ticket reservations are still requested.


Save the date October 15, 2022. 
Kendra Von Esh, known for her contagious joy as she speaks of her reversion to faith and the sacramental graces of the Catholic Church will join us at our annual Fall location of St. Mary’s in Huntley.


Remember our chapter’s commitment to Eucharistic Adoration and to pray the Rosary on the 25th 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. Post Covid (likely Fall 2022)
Thursday mornings at the Church of Holy Apostles from 9:30-noon at 5211 Bull Valley Road in McHenry


Gina Rooney, Coordinator
Carrie Shannon, Assistant Coordinator
Laura Perry, Secretary
TBA, Treasurer
Valerie Kwasigroch, Historian
Cindy Widhelm, Board Member
Jessica Justen, Hostess Director
Spiritual Adviser: Rev. Msgr. Martin G. Heinz

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 McHenry, IL- Mary, Mother of the Eucharist Chapter of Magnificat

(For the Diocese of Rockford)

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