NE, Kearney

Welcome from Kearney, NE.

We welcome you to the webpage of Mary, Full of Grace, Kearney Nebraska 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 the Mary, Full of Grace Chapter of Magnificat

There will be no breakfast until further notice

Ramada Inn
Kearney, NE 68845


Speaker:  Theresa Werner

“As the Father loves me, so I also love you. Remain in my love” John 15: 9

Theresa Werner is from the corn growing state of Indiana. She is the 7th of 9 children and aunt to 10.

Theresa currently works as a FOCUS missionary, serving the college students of the University of Nebraska at Kearney. She works closely with college students; growing in friendship with them and teaching them how to be disciples of Jesus Christ amidst the temptations and distractions of this world. The goal is for the students, in return will go out and teach others to do the same.

Theresa has been living in Kearney as a missionary for 2 years and hopes to continue with FOCUS for many years to come.

We do not assign seats so arrive early to check in at the Reservation Table and find a place before the program begins.

Both men and women are welcome.

Prayer support is available.

Since the day is designed to speak to the hearts, free of distractions, it is respectfully requested that young children not be in attendance.


Reservations are required no later than Thursday, April 23, 2020.  Tickets are $15.00 for the general public and $10.00 for students.  For Phone reservations:  call Marlene Rasmussen 575 574 8183.  Payment can be made at the door.  Checks are made out to Magnificat and can be mailed to Marlene Rasmussen; 3415 W. 70th Street; Kearney, NE 68845.


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Please Mail Reservation Form and check, payable to “Magnificat” to:

Marlene Rasmussen
3415 W 70th St
Kearney, NE 68845



Magnificat Meals 2020

 , 2020 Theresa Werner with FOCCUS at UNK Newman Center

June 2020 – Retreat at the Newman Center in Kearney, NE



Remember our chapter’s commitment to pray the Rosary on the 20th of each month, joining our sisters in Magnificat for the intentions of a New Pentecost, the Church, Magnificat, Sanctity of Life, Marriage and Family, and World Peace.

We pray the rosary as a group at St. James Church at 10:00 on the 2nd and 4th Mondays praying for the same intentions.


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 Teresa Sorensen at

Personal Prayer Ministry
which prays with individuals following The Magnificat Breakfast.


Teresa Sorensen, Coordinator
Rebecca Lillyman, Asst. Coordinator
Cindy Mack, Secretary
Marlene Rasmussen, Treasurer
Cathy Emrick, Historian-Media

For more information about Magnificat or to be added to the mailing list, contact Teresa Sorensen at 308-234-1661.

CLICK HERE to visit our Chapter’s Facebook Page

HISTORY of Mary, Full of Grace Chapter

[Diocese of Grand Island, Nebraska] Est. 2007

The Mary, Full of Grace Chapter of Magnificat grew out of the hearts of the women in Kearney. Janey Dubas, one of our foundresses, was serving as the President of “Aglow International” women’s group in Nebraska, an ecumenical organization focused on fellowship between different faiths. She, along with Kay Wheeler of Ogalala, felt a desire for this same spirit among the Catholic women in our community. In 2001, with permission to proceed from Fr. Torpey, they set out on a new adventure. But things were put on hold in 2002 when Janey was diagnosed with breast cancer. The LORD asked her to offer up her suffering for the success of the new women’s group. During this time another women entered the journey, Jean Ross. Together, through prayer and faith sharing, they chose to contact the Magnificat Central Service Team. After several years of work, the chapter was finally able to complete the legal paperwork and was incorporated as the Mary, Full of Grace Magnificat Chapter. We were blessed to install officers at Mass on July 13, 2007, and to serve our first meal on Dec 15 that same year.

Our first officers were:
Coordinator: Janey Dubas
Assistant Coordinator: Jean Ross
Secretary: Jill Stump
Historian: Eileen Dakan
Treasurer: Margaret Messbarger
Spiritual Director: Fr Ted Nekoliczak

Our LORD has blessed us with 10+ years of service to the wonderful women of the Kearney area. We give thanks, and ask that He bless us with many more years of service.