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


Saturday, October 20th, 2018

10:00am – 12:00pm


Ramada Inn Kearney
301 2nd Ave
Kearney, NE 68847


Guest Speaker: Willa Cool


Karen Dwyer is an inspirational speaker, the recipient of the University of Nebraska State System Outstanding Teaching Award, and the founding coordinator of Magnificat-Omaha. She has written 10 books including four written with her husband Larry Dwyer: WRAP Yourself in Scripture, Esther-God’s Plan to Save a Nation and Family, Nehemiah-Rebuilding Hope and Faith in Our Lives and Our Nation, and The Advent of Jesus Christ-Journey with the People, Events and Prayers. She has been a guest on EWTN’s The Choices We Face and has served on the Board of Directors for KVSS Spirit Catholic Radio and the national Mission Advisory Council for the Institute of Priestly Formation (IPF).

Karen will share her beautiful testimony of conversion and how the power of God is able to touch any situation and overcome personal tragedy. Great challenges can lead to great miracles, resulting in the Joy of the Lord. Also, she will inspire you from her new book on Esther. Karen says, “Esther speaks clearly to us today about the providence of God and reassures us that just when we wonder, ‘Where is God in our country, our city, our culture,’ we can know that He is still at work. He never abandons us. He is faithful.”

The title of Karen’s talk is “God Gives BEAUTY for ASHES” (is 61:3). She has several favorite saints, but will draw on scriptures from Esther. Her favorite songs include “Magnificat / Holy Is His Name” and “Holy Spirit, You Are Welcome In This Place.”

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

Prayer support is available following 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 $15 (students are $10) and must be purchased in advance.

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 CANNOT be accepted after July 16, 2018.

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Adults $18.00 / students $10.00 by mail; Registration Form must be postmarked by October 16th, 2018 to receive your confirmation. (check only)

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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 2018 – 2019

October 20, 2018 — Willa Cool -rescheduled from April

February 9, 2019 – Brenda Zierke


Remember our chapter’s commitment to pray the Rosary on the 2nd and 4th Monday of each month at St. James Church at 10am 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 Teresa Sorensen at

Personal Prayer Ministry
which prays with individuals following The Magnificat Breakfast.
Contact Jan Liebig at


Teresa Sorensen, Coordinator
Rebecca Lillyman, Asst. Coordinator
Cindy Mack, Secretary
Marlene Rasmussen, Treasurer
Jan Liebig, Historian
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 website.

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.