NY, Rockville Centre

Welcome from Rockville Centre, New York!

We welcome you to the webpage of the Rockville Centre, Immaculate Heart of Mary 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 Immaculate Heart of Mary Chapter of Magnificat


2019 Magnificat Women’s Retreat

Immaculate Heart of Mary Chapter

Retreat Leader: Dr. Carol Razza

Theme: “Slaying the Dragons” in our Lives

Date:    March 22-24, 2019 (Friday evening through Sunday 12:00 noon)

Place:   Immaculate Conception Seminary in Huntington, NY

Cost:    $250.00/pp Single Room with private bath & 5 Meals –

Register early as space is limited! (Registration Deadline:  March 8, 2019)


Our Retreat Leader, Dr. Carol L. Razza, says that fear and shame prevented her from opening her mouth to talk about God. After all, she reasoned, who would want to listen? The lies that we are not good enough, too stupid, or will never amount to anything are crippling and the enemy likes it that way. God’s purpose and plan for all of us is so great that the enemy wants to stop us even before we fully get started. We need to learn to slay the things in our lives that present themselves as bigger than God and prevent us from knowing that we are children of the Father with a destiny. We need to be reminded that our Father speaks freedom into our lives; we just have to receive it.

Carol is a full-time faculty member and formation advisor at St. Vincent de Paul Seminary in Boynton Beach, Florida. Her degrees include an Ed.D. in Child and Youth Studies from Nova Southeastern University, an M.S. in Counseling Psychology from Nova Southeastern University and a B.S. in Psychology from Florida Atlantic University.

She also serves on the Advisory Board, as the Regional Representative for Europe and Asia, for the International Magnificat. She has worked in private practice as a psychotherapist for over twenty-five years. She has written two books, “Sonblock-How Christians Unknowingly Shield Themselves from Grace” and “Parent Me. Please!”, a book helping parents to parent their adolescents. Carol presents at seminars, conferences, workshops, and retreats both nationally and internationally. She lives in the Fathers supernatural joy and encourages others to do the same. Carol’s greatest blessings include her marriage of 49 years to her husband Paul, their wonderful sons and daughters-in-law, and grandchildren. Carol will encourage you, make you think, and oftentimes make you laugh with her dynamic and inspiring testimony!

“Living Praise” Music Ministry from Pittsburgh will also be with us all week-end.


With Much Love and Prayers

In the Hearts of Mary and Jesus,


Angela, Anna, Judy, Amelia, Mary, and JoAnne



Magnificat Retreat – March 22-24, 2019

Please complete and return this form with full payment by March 8th. Checks are to be made payable to “Magnificat” and mailed to: Judy Murphy, 42 Pinehurst Street, Lido Beach, NY 11561. A confirmation and directions will follow. Please direct inquiries to:

Judy Murphy at  (917) 453-5750 or email: IMH_Magnificat_RVC@yahoo.com.

No rooms will be held without payment in full.


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2019 Magnificat Events – Save the Date (Pre-registration required):

May 30th:              Magnificat Dinner, Pompeii Restaurant, Hempstead, NY

September 12th:   Magnificat Dinner, Pompeii Restaurant, Hempstead, NY


Remember our chapter’s commitment to Eucharistic Adoration and to pray the Rosary on the 13th 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.


Angela Rizzo, Coordinator (516) 763-1739

Anna Baciuska, Assistant Coordinator (516) 223-8594

Judy Murphy, Treasurer (516) 432-1002

JoAnne Bonke, Co-Secretary (516) 650-1921

Amelia de la Fuente, Co-Secretary (516) 225-8046

Mary Tierny, Historian (516) 536-3541

Father Douglas Arcoleo, Spiritual Director

If you would like to help with a Ministry of Magnificat, or if you have a question or comment for our Service Team,  or if you would like to be on our Mailing list for future events, please contact Angela Rizzo at:  (516) 763-1739.

Stay connected and visit us on Facebook and the Magnificat Website to learn about 2016 events:
Facebook: facebook.com/magnificatimmaculateheart
Magnificat Website: imhmagnificatrvc.wix.com/magnificat

HISTORY of Immaculate Heart of Mary’s Chapter

[for the Diocese of Rockville Centre, New York]

The Immaculate Heart of Mary Chapter of Magnificat in the Diocese of Rockville Centre, New York on Long Island was founded in May of 1997 with Babsie Bleasdell as our speaker with over 200 women in attendance. In 2017 we celebrated our 20th anniversary as a Chapter. Angela Rizzo was our foundress and Coordinator and she continues to serve in this capacity.

Through the years we have hosted dinners at least 3 times a year and two years ago switched over to Breakfasts currently being held at The Hofstra Club on the campus of Hofstra University in Garden City.

Nine years ago the Lord put it on our hearts to offer a yearly retreat for women. This has been a great success and we always have at least 100 women attending! Some of our retreat leaders have been Fr. Richard MacAlear, Fr. Ariel Hernandez, Kathleen McCarthy, Valli Leone and Carol Razza. We hold our retreats at the The Seminary of the Immaculate Conception in Huntington and each year the Holy Spirit and Our Lady have blessed us abundantly!