Welcome from Morgantown, WV
We welcome you to the webpage of the Morgantown, West Virginia Our Lady of Grace Chapter. These are exciting times that we live in and Magnificat was begun in 1981 for such a time as this! Our Chapter is one of nearly 100 Chapters throughout the United States, its territories, and many foreign countries.
Magnificat Continental Prayer Breakfast
Hosted by Our Lady of Grace Morgantown, WV Chapter
Saturday, August 27th, 2022
9:15 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
St. John University Parish Hall
1481 University Avenue
Morgantown, WV 26505
Our Guest Speaker: Susan Pivarunus
Come to the August breakfast to meet Susan, a devoted mother and wife of Dr. Anthony Pivarunas from Buffalo, NY. She will share their family’s journey of faith in God during an extremely difficult time. In June of 2017, her family’s life suddenly changed when her husband suffered a very serious heart attack. During this trying time, miraculous events orchestrated by God occurred and an outpouring of love and support from family and friends gave them hope. Please join us in August to be encouraged and uplifted by God’s infinite love and goodness, and bring a friend who needs to hear this witness.
Personal Prayer ministry will be available after this Meal.
Tickets for this prayer breakfast may be purchased using the mail-in registration form or online using the PayPal button below.
REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED
FOR MAIL-IN REGISTRATION PLEASE USE THE RESERVATION FORM BELOW:
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 August 20th. Registration fee is $20 (cash/check only).
Please Mail Reservation Form with check payable to “Morgantown Magnificat” at:
12 Whites Run Court
Morgantown, WV 26508
For registration questions contact:
Claire Mey at CLRPL09@gmail.com or Mary Paul at 304-319-2747
To make a donation to the Ministry use the Pay Pal button below (coming soon):
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UPCOMING MEALS FOR OUR CHAPTER — 2022
August 27th 2022 Susan Pivarunus
November 5th, 2022 Colleen Criste
ROSARY BLANKET OF PRAYER
Remember our chapter’s commitment to Eucharistic Adoration and to pray the Rosary on the 30th of each month for the intentions of Magnificat, Sanctity of Life, Marriage and Family, and World Peace.
OUR PRAYER GROUPS
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.
LoL (Light of Life Prayer Group) Meets every Tuesday from 7pm until 8:30 pm at St. John’s Potter’s Cellar and at the same time via the Uber conference call service for those who cannot attend in person. For the phone call-in, please dial 213-992-5682 then use access code 93368.
For further information about this prayer group or LoL Radio contact:
SERVICE TEAM MEMBERS
Mary Paul, Coordinator email@example.com
Beth Barill, Asst. Coordinator firstname.lastname@example.org
Katie Huffman, Secretary email@example.com
Claire Mey, Asst. Secretary firstname.lastname@example.org
Carla Comer, Treasurer email@example.com
Lynn Marlin, Historian firstname.lastname@example.org
Vicki Chase, Asst. Historian email@example.com
Spiritual Advisor: Rev. Fr. Brian J. Crenwelge
If you would like to help with a Ministry of Magnificat, or if you have a question or comment for our Service Team, please contact one of our service team members listed above.
HISTORY of Our Lady of Grace Magnificat Chapter – A Ministry to Catholic Women
After several years of discernment, prayer and formation along with the help of many brothers and sisters in Christ, Morgantown Magnificat held their first Magnificat Breakfast at Lakeview Resort on June 1st 2012. The service team chose the popular name of Our lady of Grace for our Chapter since we have seen so many graces poured out upon us from Our Lady.
We began with a chapter meeting once each month and we were going to reduce those meetings to four per year just prior to the breakfasts for the purpose of preparation and intercessory prayer. However, we found a need for the monthly meetings and continue to meet at Fountain View Clubhouse off of Lewis St. the 2nd Wednesday of each month (except for July and Holy Days of Obligation) from 7 to 9 pm. (For a short time, this in person meeting was replaced during the pandemic for an online Zoom meeting. If necessary at a future time we will resume via Zoom)) Everyone is encouraged to join us. We spend time praising the Lord, praying the Rosary, sharing the Word of God, teachings and personal prayer. It is a beautiful time of nourishing fellowship.
We hold Magnificat breakfasts four times a year. The program includes a shared meal, praise and worship led by music volunteers, a speaker who shares God’s work in her life, intercessory prayer and a mini teaching by our Spiritual Advisor. At each meal, a woman gives her testimony of how the Lord God has touched her life in an extraordinary way with His grace. The women in attendance come to understand that what God has done for that speaker, He can also do for them. This is a source of freedom and empowerment! This witness of God’s action and mercy in the speaker’s life focuses on hope in the midst of adversity and brings to life the scripture quote: “They conquered him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony.” Rev 12:11
Magnificat has been a means of spiritual growth for each of us in the leadership of our chapter. We have seen fruits of the manifestation of the power of the Holy Spirit in the lives of all our membership through our gatherings. It is a truly a very rewarding grace to serve in this ministry.
We all find this ministry begun in New Orleans in October of 1981, to be an anointed movement of the Holy Spirit. It has since spread internationally to nearly 100 chapters encompassing the United States, the Caribbean Islands, Canada, Malta, Poland, Ireland, Dominican Republic, and Uganda.
The late Bishop David E. Foley of the Birmingham diocese wrote the following prayer we would like to pray with you: “O Mary, Mother of Christ and Mother of our Catholic Church, may all women of the world take you as their model of what it means to be a woman. May you, who are Woman of Faith, lead us by the power of the Spirit to a new evangelization of the world. Amen.”
Come and see at our next gathering!