LA, West Bank

Welcome from Marrero, Louisiana! (West Bank)

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

By the West Bank (Marrero) Chapter of Magnificat

March 26, 2022

9:30 AM – 12:00 PM

Please arrive 15 minutes early. Open seating



About Our Speaker: Fr. Sidney Speaks

Sidney O. Speaks is a native of Baltimore, MD, and the oldest of nine brothers and sisters, from the beautiful union of the late Sidney Oscar and Lillie Speaks, who were married for twenty-eight years until his father’s death. At the age of sixteen, Sidney felt that the Lord was calling him to serve as a priest. Soon after, he decided to begin priestly formation for the Josephite Fathers and Brothers, a religious community dedicated to the evangelization of African-Americans (since 1873). After completing college studies at Xavier University in 1994, and obtaining a Masters of Divinity degree in Washington, DC, Sidney was ordained a Josephite priest on December 4, 1999. He served as parochial vicar in both Beaumont, TX and Washington, DC, where he realized even more his love of youth and young adult ministry. Since ordination, Fr. Speaks has spoken in over 25 dioceses throughout the nation and led numerous Catholic workshops.  However, in 2008, Fr. Speaks departed the priesthood, thinking he was to find “greener pastures” elsewhere. Yet, through the miraculous grace of God, and the powerful intercession of the Blessed Mother, he was able to recognize the reality of his call from God to priesthood.  After reaching out to Archbishop Aymond, it was in February 2016, the archdiocese of New Orleans invited Fr. Speaks to minister as a parish priest, as he seeks to be incardinated into the archdiocese. He immediately reported to St. Matthew the Apostle Church, where he currently serves as parochial vicar.


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 or
Mary’s Helpers, Phone (504) 348-7729

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 21,2022.
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 18, 2022 (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


June 25 – Mary Lou McCall



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: Prayer Meeting 11:30AM, Mass at 12:00PM, Prayer Ministry after Mass.
1st Saturday: Exposition 11:00AM, Mass at 12:00PM, Prayer Ministry after Mass.
Sundays: Praise and Worship 10:15AM, Mass at 10:30AM, Prayer Ministry after Mass.
For information call (504) 529-1636

CCRNO – Catholic Charismatic Renewal New Orleans Prayer Meeting & Mass 
Prayer Meeting on Wednesdays at 7:30PM 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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