OH, Huron

We welcome you to the webpage of Our Lady of the Lake Huron Ohio 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 Our Lady of the Lake Huron Chapter of Magnificat

Saturday, Nov. 12, 2022

9:30 am – 12:30 pm

Doors open at 9 am.
We do not assign seats so arrive early.

New Location:
Blue Ribbon Catering
1023 Main St.
Huron, OH 44839

Our speaker: Diane Wasiniak

Diane Wasiniak is a cradle Catholic whose life changed when she visited Medjugorje 12 years ago. While trying to grow in holiness and be a “Saint,” she admits to being a sinner who, like an onion, has many layers that need to be peeled back and dealt with, often producing tears.

When she was asked to speak to Magnificat, she initially said “no,” but the Holy Spirit persisted. “My love for our Blessed Mother, who led me to a closer relationship with Jesus, wouldn’t allow me to remain silent,” she said.

Diane is married to Deacon Mike and is mother of five children and grandmother of seven. She also is a retired registered nurse and licensed nursing home administrator who worked in long-term care for 42 years. A member of St. Alphonsus Parish in Peru, Diane has been involved in the Rosary Altar Society, Health Ministry Team, and folk group as well as her deanery Respect Life group and the Toledo Diocesan Conference of Catholic Women.

Mark your calendar and plan to be with us Nov. 12 to hear the rest of Diane’s story.


Tickets must be purchased in advance to secure your reservation. No tickets will be sold at the door.

Our Nov. 12 breakfast will be at Blue Ribbon Catering,1023 Main St., Huron, OH. Directions are available here. Effective with the February breakfast, we have raised our price to $20 for mail-in and $22 for online registrations.

To register by mail, fill out the form below and send it with $20 to:
Hortensia Clevenger
316 Wexford Dr.
Huron, OH 44839

Deadline November 4. Checks should be made payable to “Magnificat.”

Online registration also is available for $22, which includes a processing fee. To register and pay for your reservation online, go to our website and follow the instructions there.

We do not assign seats so arrive early to check in at the Reservation Table and find seat(s) before the program begins.

Prayer teams and opportunities to receive the sacrament of reconciliation are normally available following the meal, but will depend on the status of coronavirus restrictions. CD’s of the speaker’s talk will 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 are $20 ($22 if registering online), and If registering by mail, your check will serve as your receipt.

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). Reservations MUST be received by the Nov. 4 deadline. If you prefer to register online, please go to our webpage and follow the instructions there.

Please Mail Reservation Form and check for $20 per person, payable to “Magnificat” to:
Hortensia Clevenger
316 Wexford Dr.
Huron, OH 44839


Feb. 11, 2023— Speaker: Yvonne Soldan.
April 29, 2023— Speaker: Pat Oedy Murray.


Remember our chapter’s commitment to Eucharistic Adoration and to pray the Rosary on the 17th 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.

Internet Prayer Ministry
the newly initiated Magnificat Internet Prayer Ministry.
Contact Jane Leimeister at jane22431@aol.com.

Personal Prayer Ministry
which prays with individuals following The Magnificat Breakfast.
Contact Lori Mihalek at huronmagnificat@aol.com.

Charismatic Prayer Groups
Huron Women’s Prayer & Scripture Meeting, meets at 7 pm Mondays at St. Peter Parish, Huron.
Contact Diane Dudenhoefer at 419-602-0627.

Norwalk St. Paul’s Prayer Group, meets at 7 pm Mondays at St. Paul’s Parish, Norwalk.
Contact Bev Reichert at 419-706-0464.

Fremont Sacred Heart Prayer Group, meets at 7:30 pm on the fourth Tuesday of each month at Sacred Heart Parish, Fremont.
Contact Judy Good at 419-334-8145.

Emmaus Community Prayer Group, meets at 7 pm Wednesdays in chapel of St. Jerome Parish Life Center in Walbridge.
Contact David Bland at 419-322-8282.

Marblehead St. Joseph Prayer Group, meets at 9:30 am on the first and third Thursdays of each month at St. Joseph Parish, Marblehead.
Contact Joan Dubbert at 419-734-5650.

Fremont St. Joseph Hispanic Prayer Group, meets at 7:30 pm Saturdays at St. Joseph Parish, Fremont.
Contact Raul Gonzales, 419-332-9252.

Information about other charismatic prayer groups in the Toledo Diocese can be found here.


Brandy Eddinger, Coordinator
Diane Dudenhoefer, Asst. Coordinator
Jane Leimeister, Secretary
Hortensia Clevenger, Treasurer
Lori Mihalek, Co-Treasurer
Terry Mazur, Historian

For more information about Magnificat, contact Diane Dudenhoefer at 419-602-0627.

To be added to our Mailing List, send an email to huronmagnificat@aol.com or call Diane Dudenhoefer at 419-602-0627.

CLICK HERE to visit our Chapter’s website.

CLICK HERE to visit our Chapter’s Facebook page.

HISTORY of Our Lady of the Lake Huron Chapter

[Diocese of Toledo, Ohio] Est. 2006

The Huron Chapter of Magnificat, also known as Our Lady of the Lake Chapter, was founded in 2006 to serve women in the northern part of the Toledo Catholic Diocese. We currently meet quarterly in Fremont, O., for a breakfast, praise and worship, prayer, and a talk by a woman who tells how God has worked in her life. At our Magnificat meals, we try to provide something for each woman to take home with her by offering a packet of spiritual reading at each place setting.

Our chapter grew out of a prayer group that had gathered weekly in Huron, O., for more than 30 years. We decided to form a chapter of Magnificat as we realized the need to share our love of Jesus Christ with more Catholic women. At our first Magnificat meal on February 3, 2007, Donna Jones of Detroit shared the story of how she and her husband, Alex, a former Pentecostal minister, came into the Catholic Church. Since then, we have had heard many other stories of faith from some remarkable women. We record each of the talks and make CDs of them, including the most recent, available for purchase.

In addition to gathering quarterly for the Magnificat meal, we also host an annual retreat each January and seek to promote opportunities for spiritual growth in and around the diocese.

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