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, February 16, 2019

10:00am – 12:00pm


Ramada Inn Kearney
301 2nd Ave
Kearney, NE 68847


Guest Speaker: Brenda Zierke


Brenda’s theme is “Learning to Trust in God’s providence and to find Peace in His timing.”


Her favorite Bible verse:  See what love the Father has given us that we should be called children of God; and so we are. -1 John 2:28

Her favorite Saints: Saint Therese of Lisieux & St. John Paul II


Brenda attends church at the UNK Newman Center where she works as a full-time Catholic missionary with FOCUS. She grew up in Elm Creek, NE and after living afar in St. Louis, New Jersey, and Virginia, for the past 13 years, she has enjoyed being back home this past year. In 2016, Brenda married Patrick Zierke, a Lincoln, NE native.  They have a cute daughter, Clare, and a little boy, Dominic, who just made his appearance this past Fall.

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 Wednesday, February 13, 2019.

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

Marlene Rasmussen
3415 W 70th St
Kearney, NE 68845


You will not want to miss another exhilarating Spa Day for your Soul.  Reservations are needed by Wednesday, February 13, 2019.  Call 575-574-8183 or email  You may pay at the door, but reservations are necessary that the food order can be submitted.

We look forward to seeing you Saturday, Feb. 16th.  God Bless you!

Magnificat Meals 2019

April 12-13, 2019 – Life in the Spirit Seminar, Newman Center, Kearney, NE



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.


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.