IL, McHenry

Welcome from McHenry, IL

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

Magnificat Prayer Breakfast


Hosted by, Mary ~ Mother of the Eucharist, McHenry IL Chapter

May 20, 2023

9:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Seating begins at 8:30 AM
Come early to enjoy more music and fellowship!

800 S IL Route 31
Crystal Lake, Illinois 60014

Our Guest Speakers: Greg and Stephanie Schlueter

Greg and Stephanie began a “Catholic Family” evangelization movement through Media and non-for-profit Catholic outreach, that includes Radio (, Conferences ( and website evangelization (, just to name a few. Greg Schlueter, as a developing Catholic Media Producer, has a mission, along with Stephanie, to build-up the Kingdom of GOD. His previous experience working in communications for Human Life International, a year of discernment with Fr. Benedict Groeschel, and nearly 3 years discerning the priesthood explains why they have won awards and souls for all their excellent efforts and content.  Stephanie Schlueter is also the principal educator of  “Schlueter Academy” (Mother of Divine Grace) to their 6 children. She is an instrumental leader in their family mission, vision and outreach projects.  How do kids stay Catholic?

Want to keep your family/marriage/kids/grandchild on a Heavenly Trajectory? Don’t miss Greg and Stephanie’s testimony and tips on this important topic! Join us!

Please Ladies come early to sit with your friends and make new friends!  ~  Nursing mothers are always welcome!  ~  Men & Women welcomed!  ~  Come Holy Spirit Come!!

Individual prayer with our Prayer Teams will be available immediately following the event at noon. Know that our Service Team prays for you and yours throughout the year. Pray for us, too! Thank you!

Religious books and CD’s and Catholic items are available at the Breakfast by The Little Way Bookstore. Please support them!

Reservations Must be requested by May 17, 2023

Seats purchased Early-Bird by May 6th are $30, after this date are $40.  A small service fee is applied.



By Mail: To reserve your spot, print the form below to send in with your check. Pricing -before/on May 6 are $30, after this date the price is $40.

Student price is always $20

Use this mail in form below to include the names of your group


Send form with check payable to Magnificat, postmarked by May 6 to:
4610 Spring Grove Rd

McHenry, Illinois 60051

In Person: Reservations can be made until Wednesday, May 17th with CASH/CHECK ONLY at
The Little Way Bookstore
50 Brink Street
Crystal Lake, IL 60014

Seats for priests, deacons, religious brothers and sisters are complimentary but reservations are still requested. 847-497-0073


Save the date October 28, 2023

Rev Father Keith Romke will inspire us at our annual fall location in Huntley, Illinois!


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.
Thursday mornings via zoom-call 847-497-0073 for info


Carrie Shannon, Coordinator
Lisa Cote, Assistant Coordinator
Valerie Kwasigroch, Secretary
Gina Rooney, Treasurer
Cindy Widhelm, Historian
Laura Perry, Asst Treasurer
Jessica Justen, Asst Secretary
Spiritual Adviser: Rev. Msgr. Martin G. Heinz

If you would like to help with a Ministry of Magnificat, 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 (847)497-0073 or send an email

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

(For the Diocese of Rockford) It all began with the Blessed Mother.  Following a visit to Medjugorje, Annette Baber was drawn to a Texas chapter of Magnificat.  When she moved to Illinois in 2000 Our Lady kept prompting her to found a new chapter.  It started with a simple prayer group of local devout Catholic women.  It was at these prayer meetings that they felt the promptings to begin the process of officially becoming a part of Magnificat. 2002 saw the group anointed by their spiritual director, Fr Robert Sherry. There were 550 at their first prayer breakfast in May. They led Life in the Spirit seminars, weekly prayer meetings and numerous prayer breakfasts over the years. Mary, Mother of the Eucharist chapter continues to serve and lead women to support each other and birth Jesus in our hearts as Our Mother did.

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