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, December 1, 2018

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
Barrette Center
2020 East Maple St.
North Canton, OH 44720

About our Guest Speaker:

Henedine Aldana

Henedine Aldana is a wife, mother of four, and a faithful devotee of St. Philomena. She is a cradle Catholic, born in the Philippines and immigrated to the United States in 1985.  She practiced Pediatric Emergency Medicine in Ohio for over 20 years, before pursuing her vocation as a spiritual director.  In 2012, she got her certification through the Ignatian Spirituality Institute at John Carroll University.  Shortly afterwards, she was diagnosed with breast cancer.  In 2013, she completely retired from Medicine to focus in individual spiritual direction.  Presently, Henedine is a mentor at the Cleveland Clinic’s 4th Angel cancer program and is active in the Marriage Preparation Ministry at St. Ladislas Parish in Westlake, where she now lives.  Having resided in Jackson Township from 1990 to 2004, she has special ties with the area.  She has served on the Board of Affirmation Ministries since its inception in 2004 and has recently joined the newly formed Foundation Board of the Sancta Clara Monastery. Henedine first shared her spiritual journey at Magnificat, 13 years ago.  She plans to carry on where she left off.

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 $18 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 $18 per person to “Magnificat of Stark County” to:

Vicki Vasto
8735 Glenarden Circle NW
Massillon, OH 44646

Registrations must be received by November 24, 2018.


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.


March 2, 2019—Speaker: Teri Jusseaume

June 15, 2019—Speaker: TBA

September 14, 2019—Speaker: TBA

December 7, 2019—Speaker: TBA


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 at 7:00 p.m. St. Paul’s Church, North Canton.  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.