LA, West Bank

Welcome from 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

By the West Bank (Marrero) Chapter of Magnificat

September 7, 2019

9:30 AM – 12:00 PM

Please arrive 15 minutes early. Open seating




Timberlane Country Club
1 Timberlane Dr.
Gretna La. 70056






About Our Speaker: Pam Richard

“If You, Lord, should mark iniquities, Oh Lord, who could stand? 

But there is forgiveness with You, that You may be feared.” Psalm 130: 3-4


Our speaker was raised in a strict Italian Catholic family.  During her adolescent years she became “bored” with her Catholic faith and strayed into the hippie culture of the 60’s and 70’s.  This era of self-help books, feminism and dependence on one’s self for freedom provided a new foundation for Pam’s mind-set. Breaking away from regular church attendance started a downward spiral into worldly temptations and unhealthy relationships. After losing a long-time boyfriend in a head-on collision, Pam became very angry with God and was determined to never go back to the Catholic religion.

In 1973 a co-worker invited her to a Catholic Charismatic prayer meeting at Loyola University.  Reluctant at first to attend she decided to go and experience something new and different in the Catholic Church.  Although some things were strange to her, she continued attending and went through a Life in the Spirit Seminar. In April 1973 she received a greater outpouring of the Holy Spirit in her life. 

Since then God’s plan has unfolded in Pam’s life. For the past 31 years, along with her husband, John, they coordinate the Archdiocesan Sidewalk Counseling and Prayer Ministry, a pro-life ministry that prays and counsels women in front of two area abortion facilities.  She has served on the board of New Orleans Right to Life.  She has also served on the northshore committee of Catholic Women in Action and has spoken at both of their southshore and northshore prayer events.  She has worked for a local pregnancy resource center.  Pam has served as one of the facilitators for the Rachel’s Vineyard Retreat team for the past eighteen years. She is a frequent guest on the Mary’s Helpers radio program and has spoken on Catholic Radio and WLAE Focus Program.  In 2004, Pam and John received the ” Proudly Pro-life Award” from New Orleans Right to Life for their pro-life work.

Pam has been married to John for 40 years and they have two sons and have 4 grandchildren with the 5th due in July. She resides in Covington.

Join us as Pam shares his journey of faith and God’s love.

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 September 3, 2019.
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).

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$20.00 per person by mail; Registration Form must be postmarked by September 3, 2019 (check or money order only)  Ticket will be held at the door.

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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


December 7, 2019     Martha Fernandez-Sardina
February 8, 2020        Fr. Lance Campo, Center of Jesus the Lord, Director
May 16, 2020             Michelle Seghers
August 15, 2020         Mary Wilson
November 21, 2020   TBA


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 10:30AM, Mass at 11:00AM, Prayer Ministry after Mass.
1st Friday: Prayer Meeting 7:30PM, Mass at 8:00PM, 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:


Diane Ribando, Coordinator
Marina Murillo, Co-Coordinator
Katie Liljeberg, Secretary/Historian
Cindy Delger, Treasurer
Margaret Andrus, Historian
Monica Cancienne, Communications
Spiritual Advisor: Msgr. Lanaux Rareshide

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HISTORY of Westbank LA Chapter of Magnificat

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