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 Prayer Breakfast

Hosted by Joyful Visitation Chapter

Saturday, November 10, 2018

Guests are encouraged to arrive by 9:00 AM
Mass is in the Chapel at 7:30 am before the meal. All are welcome.


Holy Cross Catholic Church
3773 Chamblee Tucker Road
Atlanta, Georgia 30341


Guest Speaker: Maria Morera Johnson


“Not as I will, but as you will.” Matthew 26: 39

Author, catechist and speaker, Maria Morera Johnson was born in Cuba. Her family immigrated to Atlanta in the 1960s, where she went to Catholic schools. Her parents rocked her world and moved to Miami, Florida, where she finished high school and attended Florida International University and the University of Miami.

Maria met her husband
in a church youth group in Miami. She became a high school English teacher while waiting to become a New York Times best-selling author.
Throughout her childhood and young adulthood, Maria doggedly submitted stories and poems for publication. It resulted in just as many rejections. Defeated, she quit trying and focused on raising a family. Three teenagers, a husband building a business, and a scrappy dog kept her busy.
Nothing is wasted in God’s economy. He placed that desire to write in her heart, so all those years developed her craft. When Maria had a profound spiritual conversion and aligned her will to God’s, everything changed. She shares how her fiat changed the course of her life and the explosion of graces that followed.
Maria is the author of “My Badass Book of Saints: Courageous women who showed me how to live” and “Super Girls and Halos” and contributor to

Personal Prayer ministry is available after the meal by the Magnificat Service Team.
Confessions will be available at the end of the meal.
Religious books and CDs 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 not be in attendance.


Reservations are $20.00 each and have to be made in advance. To register, please print out and complete the form below and a send check.

Tickets for priests, deacons, religious brothers and sisters are complimentary, but reservations are required through Debbie DuPont. Reservations are accepted until November 7thNo tickets are sold at the door.

Please use this form for Mail In Reservations ONLY:

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$20.00 per person by mail; Registration Form must be postmarked by November 5th to receive your confirmation. (check or money order only)

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Please Mail Reservation Form and check for $20 per person payable to “Magnificat” to:

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


November 10, 2018                 Speaker:  Suzanne Haugh

March 9, 2019                          Speaker:  TBA

June 8, 2019                             Speaker:  TBA

August 10, 2019                        Speaker:  TBA

November 9, 2019                     Speaker:  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.


Power Of Praise Charismatic Prayer Group:
Tuesdays, 7-8:30 p.m.
Holy Trinity Catholic Church
101 Walt Banks Road
Peachtree City, GA
For more information, please contact: or 770-487-7672.


Beth Gowasack, Coordinator
Gretchen Keiser, Assistant Coordinator
Cheryl Bryant, Secretary
Jo Ann Rademacher, Treasurer
Dianne Aube, 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 Beth Gowasack, Coordinator, at

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 can 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.