LA, West Bank/Marrero Chapter

Welcome from West Bank/Marrero, Louisiana!

We welcome you to the webpage of the West Bank/Marrero 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

Hosted by the West Bank/Marrero Chapter

Saturday – March 18, 2023

9:30 AM – 12:00 PM

Please arrive 15 minutes early. Open seating

The Four Columns
3711 Westbank Expressway, Harvey LA.

About Our Speaker: Rev. José I. Lavastida

Rev. José I. Lavastida, S.T.D. was born in Havana, Cuba and raised in Santurce, Puerto Rico. He earned a B.S. in Business Adm. from LSU in 1982. In May 1987, he graduated from Notre Dame Seminary, Summa Cum Laude, with an M.A. in Sacred Theology and was ordained a priest on May 16. From 1987 to 1994 Fr. Lavastida served in two parishes: St. Jerome in Kenner and Christ the King in Terrytown, both with well- organized Hispanic Ministry.

In 1994, Arch. Schulte sent him to Rome where he completed his Licentiate in Sacred Theology in 1996, Summa Cum Laude. He earned his doctorate in Moral Theology in 1998 Summa Cum Laude, specialization in Bioethics.

Fr. Lavastida served as Academic Dean of Notre Dame Seminary, N.O., and in 2007 was named President Rector. In 2013 he was named Exec. Director of the Dept. of Christian Formation of the Archdiocese and was also assigned as Pastor of Blessed Francis Xavier Seelos Parish.

Fr. Lavastida is a Lt Commander of the U.S. Navy and Chaplain to the 4th Marine Division Headquarters in N.O. From 2001-2004 he was Chaplain to the 3rd Battalion, 23rd Marines and was deployed to Iraq from March to October, 2003. The entire Battalion received the Presidential Unit Commendation Medal for their service during Operation Iraqi Freedom.

Fr. Lavastida is a frequent retreat director addressing subjects concerning moral theology, bioethics, sexual ethics, theology of the body, spirituality, Hispanic ministry and military ministry.

Personal Prayer ministry is available after the meal.
Religious books and CD’s may be 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.


Tickets to the prayer breakfast are $20.00 and may be obtained from our ticket chairwoman, Cindy Delger (504) 319-6788 or Diane Ribando (504) 913-4903

Tickets for priests, deacons, religious brothers and sisters are complimentary, but reservations are required and this may be done by contacting Cindy Delger at (504)319-6788. 

Tickets are also available from:
Westbank Religious Supply House, Phone (504) 341-6558

Members of the Westbank Chapter Service Team of Magnificat also have tickets for sale.
Your check will serve as your receipt.

Ticket sales end March 13, 2023.
No tickets are sold at the door.

Please use this form for Mail-In Reservations ONLY. Complete the form below (include the names and phone numbers of other ticket holders in your group).


$20.00 per person by mail; Registration Form must be postmarked by March 13, 2023 (check or money order only).  Ticket will be held at the door.

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

Magnificat Westbank Chapter
C/O Cindy Delger
231 10th St
Gretna, LA 70053
(504) 319-6788





Remember our chapter’s commitment to Eucharistic Adoration and to pray the Rosary on the 2nd 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.

Catholic Charismatic Renewal Westbank Prayer Meeting & Mass
Prayer Meeting on the 2nd & 4th Wednesdays at 7:30PM.
Infant Jesus of Prague Church
700 Maple Ave
Harvey, LA
Rosary is prayed at 7:00PM.
Reconcilation available before Mass.
Mass starts at 8:10PM with Prayer Ministry
For information:
Diane Ribando (504) 913-4903

Center of Jesus the Lord Catholic Charismatic Worship Community at Our Lady of Good Counsel Church
1307 Louisiana Ave
New Orleans, LA 70115
Tuesdays: Praise and Worship 10:30 AM,  Mass at 11:00 AM, Fellowship after Mass.
1st Saturday: Exposition 10:00 AM, Healing Prayer 11:00 AM
Sundays: Praise and Worship 10:00 AM, Mass at 10:15 AM, Fellowship after Mass.
For information call (504) 529-1636

CCRNO – Catholic Charismatic Renewal New Orleans Prayer Meeting & Mass 
Prayer Meeting on Wednesdays at 7:30 PM at
St Benilde Catholic Church
1901 Division St
Metairie, LA.
Mass follows Prayer Meeting with Prayer Ministry after Mass.
For information call (504) 828-1368 or website:


Cindy Delger, Coordinator
Diane Ribando, Assistant Coordinator
Reyna Murillo, Secretary
Marina Romero, Treasurer
Margaret Andrus, Historian

Spiritual Advisor: Msgr. Lanaux Rareshide

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 Westbank LA Chapter of Magnificat

West Bank is the second Chapter of Magnificat. We had our first breakfast in 1985 and have been going strong ever since!

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