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 2, 2019

9:00 a.m. to noon


There will be an optional Mass at 8:00 a.m. at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Chapel (The Walsh University Chapel).

Doors open at 8:30 a.m.  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
(NEW LOCATION) Global Learning Center
2020 East Maple St.
North Canton, OH 44720

About our Guest Speaker:

Theresa Jusseaume

Theresa (Terie) is the eldest of nine children, daughter of Al (2016) and Pearl Frank and lived in Navarre, Ohio until she married Richard Jusseaume.  They are the parents of 5 children: Nicole (Finefrock), Paul, Maria (Gluys), Marc and David, and fostered Chris Lewis Roberts, whom they love as a daughter.  They are grandparents of 13, with 10 of them 7 years old and younger.

She went to Catholic school for 16 years, and emerged as a confident cafeteria Catholic.  She has a BA in English and Education, an MA in Education, Reading certification, and Horseback Riding certification.  She has taught Touch for Health, and Educational Kinesiology (using movement to facilitate learning).  She operated an herb and vitamin business for 25 years, teaching healthy lifestyle practices and publishing a monthly newsletter.

Her faith journey meanders through lukewarm Catholicism, horses, marriage, motherhood, holistic health, New Age philosophies, reading instruction, storytelling, international adventures, and multiple Marian pilgrimages (15 to Medjugorje).

How do all of these relationships and activities result in a horseback riding grandmother who now loves the daily Mass, adoration and the Blessed Mother?  Find out Saturday, March 2, 2019 in the Global Learning Center at Walsh University.

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 are $20 and must be purchased in advance to secure your reservation.  No tickets will be sold at the door.  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.

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Name ________________________________________________

Guest(s) Name ______________________________________________

Address ______________________________________________

City ___________________________ State ______ Zip __________

Phone # ____________________

Email (Please print clearly) ______________________________

Enclosed is $ ________________ for _______________ Number of Reservations.

Mail the Registration Form and a check for $20 per person to “Magnificat of Stark County” to:

Vicki Vasto
8735 Glenarden Circle NW
Massillon, OH 44646

Registrations must be received by February 23, 2019.


I am available to serve as:  Greeter ___  Table Hostess ___  Lector ___   Morning Mass Eucharistic Minister ___

For more information about our upcoming meal and chapter activities, please visit our Chapter Website.


June 15, 2019—Speaker: Vicki Przybylski

September 21, 2019—Speaker: Cindy Russo

December 7, 2019—Speaker: Father Michael Denk


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.

Internet Prayer Ministry
The newly initiated Magnificat Internet Prayer Ministry.
Contact Sandy Elliott at workthebeads@gmail.com.

Personal Prayer Ministry
Prays with individuals following the Magnificat Breakfast.
Contact Betty Carty at cartye@yahoo.com.

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 Vicki Petty at victorialpetry@yahoo.com.


Joan Spieth, Coordinator

Rosemary Pfiffner, Asst. Coordinator

Debby Bentivegna, Secretary

Irene Wood, 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 Joan Spieth at 330-933-8778.

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.