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.

Due to the coronavirus, check here periodically for updated information regarding future Meals & Events

Magnificat Prayer Breakfast

Hosted by Mary, Mother of the Eucharist Chapter

October 16, 2021

9:00 AM to 12:30PM


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

St Mary catholic Church  10307 Dundee Rd, Huntley 60142

About our Guest Speaker: Father Jerome Koutnik

You are invited to hear our keynote speaker, Father Jerome Koutnik, at a special Magnificat Breakfast at our annual Fall location, St. Mary’s in Huntley.  Father Jerome grew up in a Polish-Ukranian neighborhood in Chicago.  He heard his calling to be a priest at age 7.  Even though he loved Jesus at this young age, his true commitment to God didn’t set until his mid twenties.  It was anchored through loss and a harrowing personal event.  He was ordained in 1999.  He is well known for his challenging, passion filled, and energizing pastoral style.  His parishioners say “he is putting the passion into going to church” and he is a “no nonsense, tell it like it is” priest.  Come see why this fearless priest has such a faithful following and hear how Father Jerome got to be Father Jerome!  If you’re looking to invigorate your faith ad longing for heavenly things, this morning is guaranteed to satisfy!

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 October 13, 2021


Online Payments :
Tickets purchased before October 3 are $25, after this date tickets are $35 (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: Call 1-800-838-3006 to phone in Reservations should Brown Paper Tickets resume live agents.

By Mail: Tickets purchased before October 3 are $25, after this date tickets are $35
Send check payable to Magnificat, postmarked by October 6th to:
2404 Bennington Lane
McHenry, IL 60050

In Person: Tickets may also be purchased until Wednesday, October 13 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 needed. .



Save the date May 21, 2022.  Susan Brinkman is an author of 11 books and an award-winning journalist.  For 10 years she has been the lead researcher for Women of Grace’s New Age Q and A blog.  She is a Third Order of Discalced Carmelites and her message is of DIRE importance to Catholics today!


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 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

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