WV, Morgantown

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, March 4th, 2023

9:15 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.

St. John University Parish Hall
1481 University Avenue
Morgantown, WV 26505

Our Guest Speaker:  Angela Rizzo 

Angela Rizzo’s journey began in the Bronx, NY where she lived until the age of 28. Born into an Italian- American family she lost her mother to cancer when she was 12 1/2. With a loving father, younger brother and lots of extended family Angela grew up feeling loved. But in her teen years she began to suffer from anxiety, worry, fear of death and hypochondria. She was newly married at the age of 22 but feeling sad and lost. Then she was introduced to a charismatic prayer group at her local parish. It was there that the Holy Spirit began the process of healing her heart and her mind. The spirit of despair and hopelessness began to leave her as she entered into praise, worship and inner healing. She went through a divorce after 33 years of marriage, and had her faith tested many times along the way but God’s word from Jeremiah 29:11 “For I know the plans I have for you says the Lord, plans not for your harm but for good…” always lifted her up. Angela founded the Immaculate Heart of Mary chapter of Magnificat in Rockville Centre Long Island 25 years ago and continues as Coordinator as well as serving as the Regional Rep for Region #7 – the northeast. She facilitated at Magnificat’s zoom bible study and was a panelist on last year’s Life In the Spirit zoom seminar. She also facilitates the Walking With Purpose Bible Study at her parish, is a Personal Life Coach, Mother of two adult children and proud “Nonnie” to 5 beautiful grandchildren. From the Flame of Love devotion to The Divine Will teachings Angela has discovered the incredible love and merciful plan of her beloved Bridegroom Jesus.
Jeremiah 29:11 – For I know the plans I have for you says they Lord; plans not for harm but for good; plans to give you hope and a future”

Personal Prayer ministry will be available after this Meal.


Tickets for this prayer breakfast may be purchased using the mail-in registration form.



Mail-In: Complete the form below (include the names and phone numbers of other ticket holders in your group). Reservations CANNOT be accepted after February 28th. Registration fee is $20 per person/$12 per student (cash/check only).


Please Mail Reservation Form with check payable to “Morgantown Magnificat” at:
Morgantown Magnificat
12 Whites Run Court
Morgantown, WV  26508

For registration questions contact:
Claire Mey at CLRPL09@gmail.com  or  Mary Paul at 304-319-2747


June 3rd, 2023 – Monique Moussot

August 5th, 2023 – TBD



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.


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:

Web Link – www.LoLradio.org
Email – info@LoLradio.org
Phone – 304-598-0026


Mary Paul, Coordinator  hearingservices1@comcast.net
Beth Barill, Asst. Coordinator bethb322@aol.com
Katie Huffman, Secretary  kehuffman3@yahoo.com
Claire Mey, Asst. Secretary clrpl09@gmail.com
Carla Comer, Treasurer  cmcomer13@gmail.com
Vicki Chase, Historian ccchase2@comcast.net

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 2, 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 gatherings and continue to meet at the Youth Room at St. Mary Church, Star City, 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!

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