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, March 11, 2023

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

This Meal is being recorded.  The recordings may be duplicated and sold by The Mary Queen of Heaven and Earth, Stark County, Ohio, Chapter of Magnicat at Magnificat Chapter meals and official Chapter events, all as part of Magnificat’s nonprofit ministry and related activities.

Our Guest Speaker: EMILY K. WHITING

If the saying is true, that you are what you eat, then Emily is mostly comprised of
coffee and cookies. If it were up to Emily, she’d have 20 children. Okay, maybe not
20, but a lot. And if her ministry and Foundation work helps people navigate the hardships of life and provides some hope for them at their time of need, then she will be greatly satisfied.

Emily K. Whiting is the co-founder and Executive Hope Director of Charlotte’s Hope Foundation, Inc., a non-profit organization that supports, encourages, and educates parents and caregivers of children with medical complexities, embracing each family’s reality with an outlook of hope and empowering them as capable advocates for their child’s optimal quality of life. Emily also speaks and writes about God’s design for relationships and true intimacy, an intimacy meant to be so deep and fulfilling it leaves the world’s idea of romance lacking at best. She is a passionate student of Theology of the Body and can’t keep these beautiful truths to herself.

Emily comes to us from Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish in Wadsworth, Ohio. She was raised in the Catholic Church and her faith grew deeply personal through her young adult years. Her college degrees and professional career trained her for marketing and journalism. She now uses these skills for her ministry work. When not speaking or writing, Emily, together with her husband Dan, go through a lot of diapers with
three children ages four, three and one. She spends her days raising her sweet babies and managing and coordinating medical care for her eldest child, who was born with numerous anomalies and has given Emily and Dan a front row seat to watch God perform miraculous healing. Emily has captured the beginning of this heart-breaking and simultaneously hope-filled story in her book She is Charlotte.


“Personal Witness to His Passionate Pursuit”

Emily shares her story of how a shocking prenatal diagnosis, a series of unimaginable medical battles and the ongoing medical care for her first-born child draws her deeper into the heart of God himself. As Emily openly confesses her struggles, sufferings and triumphs, her testimony: – Reveals the kind of deeply personal relationship God desires with you, – Opens your eyes to the dignity and value and fragility of all human life, – Shows how to radically break yourself open to the will and love of God, and, – Shines a light on the joy of Mary and how she comes alongside us in our times of need, pointing us to her Son.” 

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 February 25, 2023.


June 10, 2023 – Pat Higginbotham

September 23, 2023 – Sara Schroedl

December 2, 2023 – Joan Spieth


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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