Welcome from St. Petersburg, FL!
We welcome you to the web page of the Mary Immaculate Magnificat Chapter of St. Petersburg, FL. These are exciting times that we live in. Magnificat began 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.
JOIN US FOR OUR NEXT MORNING VISITATION
St. Jerome Catholic Church
10895 Hamlin Boulevard
Largo, FL 33743
Date and Time:
Saturday, May 1, 2021
10:00 am to 12:30 PM
Optional Parish Mass at 9:00 AM
Our Morning Visitation will include:
Spiritual words of wisdom by our Spiritual Advisor, Fr. Robert Cadrecha
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament
Recitation of the Rosary
Praise and Worship led by Francesca Ani
Witness of Dr. Carol Razza
About Our Speaker: Dr. Carol Razza
Have you taken notice of the gifted young priests in the Diocese of St. Petersburg? You can personally thank our next speaker, Dr. Carol Razza, whose doctorate is in Child & Youth Studies, and has earned a Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology!
Carol is a full-time faculty member and Formation Advisor at St. Vincent dePaul Regional Seminary, as well as serving on the Advisory Board for Magnificat International. In her “spare” time she has written two books, “Sonblock – How Christians Unknowingly Shield Themselves from Grace”, and “Parent Me. Please!”, a book helping parents to parent their adolescents.
This dynamic, charismatic, Catholic woman presents nationally and internationally at seminars, conferences, workshops and retreats. Like many of us, she is happily married (51 years!), and treasures her children and grandchildren. Carol lives in the Father’s supernatural joy and encourages others to do the same.
Come to hear her, AND …
Have her meet you AND
Treat yourself to a morning of inspiration and joy!
Personal Prayer ministry is available afterwards by the Magnificat Service Team and Prayer Team.
Religious books and CD’s may 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 under the age of 14 not be in attendance. ADULT DAUGHTERS AND GRANDDAUGHTERS ARE WELCOME!
UPCOMING MEALS OR VISITATIONS FOR OUR CHAPTER —
ROSARY BLANKET OF PRAYER
Remember our chapter’s commitment to Eucharistic Adoration and to pray the Rosary on the 13th of each month for the intentions of Magnificat, Sanctity of Life, Marriage and Family, 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.
Light of Christ Charismatic Prayer Group
St. Patrick’s Catholic Church – Largo
First Wednesdays at 7 PM
Fire in the Spirit Prayer Group
Cathedral of St. Jude the Apostle – St. Petersburg
Thursdays at 7:30 PM
SERVICE TEAM MEMBERS
Kathy Bolich, Coordinator
Jane Swan, Assistant Coordinator
Linda Barron, Treasurer
Christine Bray, Secretary
Kathy Rankin, Historian
Spiritual Advisor – Fr. Robert Cadrecha
If you would like to help with the 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
HISTORY of Magnificat of St. Petersburg
The origin of our Magnificat Ministry came from New Orleans. Since it was born of the Holy Spirit, the Magnificat Ministry grew and spread and found it’s way to Tampa, Florida.
Helen Piazza heard about the Tampa breakfast and planned to attend. She invited Arlene Diaco, who was grieving the recent death of her mother, to attend with her. The speaker at that meeting was none other than Marilyn Quirk, one of the founders of the New Orleans Magnificat. Arlene and Helen had a wonderful morning and in thanksgiving, stayed at their table at the close of the breakfast and prayed their rosary. They were so filled with the Holy Spirit that they asked Marilyn that day how they could receive information about bringing the Magnificat to Pinellas County. Marilyn told them about a process that they would need to follow to bring the ministry to Pinellas, and it was a long process. But another woman at the breakfast had already started the process and then had discerned that she could not complete the task, so she gave the Magnificat Handbook to them. They went home and called their friends Mary Mallette and Helen Ezzo and asked them to assist with the planning and implementation of a Magnificat. The four friends started calling other friends for assistance with the various committees needed to put on a Magnificat Breakfast. Word of the new ministry for women spread among the local community and Elsie Miller and Fran Wolfe decided to attend. Elsie and Fran arrived at the next planning meeting, thinking that it was the event. They offered their talents and the original service team for the St. Petersburg Magnificat was born.
The formation of the St. Petersburg Chapter was not as long as the Central Service team of New Orleans had planned. The Holy Spirit led our original service team and encouraged them and sent them the support and resources that they needed. The original service team of St. Petersburg was a group of faith-filled women whose belief in the promises of Christ overflowed into joy and action. They did not think about whether they had the talent, the connections, or the money to bring a new ministry to our area. They stepped out in faith and imitated the visitation as they brought Jesus to the catholic women in Pinellas County.