OH, Stark County

Welcome from Stark County, OH

We welcome you to the webpage of the Mary, Queen of Heaven and Earth Chapter in Stark County, Ohio. 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 Mary, Queen of Heaven and Earth Chapter

Saturday, September 24, 2022

9:00 a.m. to noon

Doors open at 8:30 a.m.


There will be an optional Mass at 8:00 a.m. at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Chapel
(The Walsh University Chapel).

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

Walsh University – Barrette Center
2020 East Maple St.
North Canton, Ohio

Our Guest Speaker: DIANA SMITH

Diana is the oldest of eight children born into a very Catholic family. Although raised mostly in Ohio, after graduation she attended design school in Washington DC where she met her
husband Walt, a marine stationed in Quantico, Virginia. They settled in the Huron/Berlin Heights area to raise their five children and enjoy 12 grandchildren until Walt’s death in 2021.

Diana fell madly in love with Jesus at six years old when she made her First Holy Communion. Although she enjoys her work at Herman’s Furniture, the joy of her heart is faith and family.

After attending a Life in the Spirit retreat years ago, she was inspired to serve God and his people actively through several prayer groups,
volunteering at Heartbeat Pregnancy Center, playing music at area nursing homes, and of course Magnificat where she helps with
breakfasts and a yearly retreat.

God has been faithful through many difficulties, raising a family, surviving a tornado that destroyed their house in 2017, and the death of
her husband. Diana is anxious to share the miracles and many ways Jesus and Mary have worked in her life.

One of her favorite scriptures is Psalm 37:4 “Delight yourself in the Lord and he will give you the desires of your heart.”

Prayer teams are available following 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 under the age of 14 not be in attendance.


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

Online Reservations – $26 (includes convenience fee)
To register online or for more information about our upcoming meal and chapter activities, please visit our Chapter Website.

Mail-In Reservations – $25 (your check will serve as your receipt)
Please complete the Registration Form and include the names and phone numbers of other ticket holders in your group.

Mail the Registration Form and a check for $25 per person to “Magnificat of Stark County” to:
Sally Kohring
4205 Cleveland Ave. SW
Canton, OH 44707

*Registrations must be received by September 10, 2022.


December 3, 2022 – Chris Traina

March 18, 2023 – Emily Whiting


Remember our chapter’s commitment to Eucharistic Adoration and to pray the Rosary on the 24th 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.

Personal Prayer Ministry
Prays with individuals following the Magnificat Breakfast.
Contact Betty Carty.

Intercessory Prayer Ministry
Meets 1st Thursday each month 1:30-2:30 p.m. at St. Paul’s Church, North Canton (lower level in the parish library).  Contact Sandra Suvak or Irene Wood.

Community of Praise Charismatic Prayer Group
Meets on the 2nd Monday of the month at 6:30 p.m. at the Our Lady of Perpetual Chapel at Walsh University.  Contact Rosemary Pfiffner.


Rosemary Pfiffner, Coordinator

Emily Voegele, Asst. Coordinator

Beth Masserant – Secretary

Diane DeBarr, Treasurer

Diane Stropki, Historian

Spiritual Advisor: Father Thomas Cebula

To be added to our Mailing list, send an email to  Magnificat.Stark@gmail.com or call Rosemary Pfiffner at 330-499-9371.

HISTORY of Mary, Queen of Heaven and Earth Chapter of Magnificat

[For the Diocese of Youngstown in Ohio]

Est. 2001

Stark County Magnificat Chapter was established December 8, 2000 on the Feast of the Immaculate Conception.  It was licensed officially a chapter by the State of Ohio on August 31, 2001.  The first breakfast was held on December 1, 2001 at the Shady Hollow Country Club.  Ruthanne Plas was the Foundress of this chapter.

Our Chapter began to hold its breakfasts at Walsh University in North Canton in 2005.  The Spiritual name “Mary Queen of Heaven and Earth” was added in 2008.

Mary, Queen of Heaven and Earth Chapter held its last breakfast on December 16, 2012.  It remained a chapter but was inactive for 2 years.  After a lot of prayers and discernment about reactivating the chapter, it was reformed in 2014 under the leadership of Shirley DeOrio.

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