ME, Scarborough

Welcome from Scarborough, ME!

We welcome you to the webpage of the Scarborough, Maine, Mary, Queen of Humility 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.

 Our Prayer Breakfast on April 27th is SOLD OUT

Sponsored by the Mary, Queen of Humility Chapter

April 27, 2019

9 AM-12 NOON

Doors open at 8:30 a.m. for open seating. Please arrive early.

Fireside Inn & Suites
81 Riverside St.
Portland, ME 04103

About Our Speaker: Shirley Estabrooks

From Darkness Into Light 
Shirley, a convert to the Catholic faith, grew up with nineteen brothers and sisters and neglectful, abusive parents. Following many years of trauma and hopelessness, Shirley found loving parents in Our Lord and His Blessed Mother and a welcoming, loving home in the Catholic Church. Shirley will courageously and candidly reveal her dramatic and gripping conversion story for the first time at the Magnificat breakfast, sharing spiritual lessons that inspire and bring hope. Retired from her career as a medical research technician, Shirley is currently an affiliate of the Good Shepherd Sisters, a Eucharistic Adorer, and a Magnificat Ministry service team member. She is a talented photographer who devotes her gifts to the Lord and the Church. Shirley prays daily for people, desiring to be an instrument of intercessory prayer for others.


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 children under the age of 14 not be in attendance.


Secure your reservation early as seating is limited.
Reservation(s) to the Prayer Breakfast are $22.00 and may be obtained from our Reservation Chairwoman, Marcessia Gelowtski.  Reservations will be closed on April 19, 2019.
No reservations are accepted at the door.

Magnificat Meal Reservation


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). Your check will serve as your receipt.

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$22.00 per person by mail; Registration Form must be postmarked by April 19, 2019 to receive your confirmation. (check or money order only)

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Please Mail Reservation Form and check for $22 per person, payable to Magnificat Scarborough to:

Marcessia Gelowtski
c/o Magnificat Reservations
4 Brookview Ct.
Scarborough, ME 04074

Online Reservations

Online Reservations are $23.00 (which includes a $1 Convenience Fee)

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April 27, 2019-Shirley Estabrooks

August 24, 2019-Judy Landrieu Klein

November 16, 2019- Father Anthony Kanagaraj



Remember our chapter’s commitment to Eucharistic Adoration and to pray the Rosary on the 19th 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.

Magnificat Intercessory Prayer Group
Every 3rd Saturday of the Month
St. Maximilian Kolbe Church, Black Point Rd.,  Scarborough, ME
For More Information, call 207-797-8413


Cindi Schaab, Coordinator
Cindy Andreson, Assistant Coordinator
Cathy Koenig, Treasurer
Valerie Litalien, Secretary
Shirley Estabrooks, Historian
Spiritual Advisor: Father John Bacevicius, OFM

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: Scarborough Magnificat

HISTORY of Mary Queen of Humility Chapter of Magnificat

[for the Diocese of Portland, Maine]

In Maine a group of four women had been meeting weekly to study the bible together for over 15 years. They began to pray that God would use them to start some kind of ministry for women in the state of Maine. They were also asking God what name to call their group. The original group included Cindi Schaab, Cindy Andreson, Cathy Koenig, and Rose Clark (who has passed on to God).

In April 2010, while at Mass, Cindi Schaab was given the word “Magnificat”. Excitedly, when she got home she called Cindy Andreson, one of the women in her group to tell her. Cindy Andreson, was excitedly trying to call Cindi Schaab at the very same time to tell her that she had discovered an exciting women’s ministry on the internet called “Magnificat Ministry”.

So, after contacting Kathy MacInnis in New Orleans, the formation began for Magnificat Maine. An intercessory prayer group was formed and has grown to more than 25 women who have  been meeting monthly to pray since May of 2010. The service team prayerfully received from the Holy Spirit,  “Mary, Queen of Humility”, for their chapter name. Father John Bacevicius, OFM was knowledgeable about Magnificat and he became our chapter’s Spiritual Advisor.

On September 8, 2015, the paperwork from the state of Maine for incorporation was approved. On September 15, 2016, the notification came through for acceptance in the Official Catholic Directory in the Portland, Maine Diocese. These were both Marian feast days. On November 7, 2016, Magnificat-Scarborough, ME Chapter was officially approved. Kathy MacIinnis poignantly revealed to the service team that this date of approval was very significant because it was her mother, Caroline’s birthday. Her mother, Ms. Caroline, had been an enthusiastic prayer intercessor for Magnificat Ministry, and Kathy said she has entrusted Magnificat-Scarborough, ME Chapter to her mother’s special intercession in Heaven.

The Holy Spirit has been forming and guiding this group each step of the way in miraculous ways. It has been a long process but God’s Holy Timing is perfect. Magnificat Maine will host their first Magnificat meal on September 9, 2017.

“My soul proclaims the greatness of the Lord, and my spirit rejoices in God My Savior”!