We welcome you to the Spouse of the Holy Spirit Rochester NY Chapter’s webpage. These are exciting times that we live in and Magnificat was begun in 1981 for such as time as this. There are now over 77 chapters throughout the United States and its territories and in many foreign countries.
Magnificat Day of Prayer
Please join Magnificat on our Day of Prayer, the 21st of each month, as we lift up our hearts to the Lord for the intentions of New Pentecost, Magnificat, Sanctity of Life, our Beloved Priests and Religious and Families.
Our Next Meal
Saturday, March 22, 2014
Guest Speaker: MaryLou Rosien
Mary Lou Rosien is a Catholic wife, mother, and RCIA coordinator. She has been writing and teaching on faith matters for over 20 years. Mary Lou and her husband have seven children and a foster son.
She is the author of two books: Managing Stress With the help of Your Catholic Faith and Catholic Family – Boot camp. Even though Mary Lou has written books, appeared on many radio and podcasts programs, she will be telling her personal story for the first time. You will want to hear how God’s love, forgiveness and providence has seen her through many difficulties—the rejection of her father— failed first marriage— a special needs child and a foster son’s year long deployment in Afghanistan.
Prayer ministry available by the Magnificat Service Team.
Confessions Priests will be available before the meal and at Noon.
Holiday Inn near Airport, 911 Brooks Ave , NY, USA
To purchase your ticket: Early Registration: $18.00
Postmarked after 3/17: $20.00
Clergy, Religious and Pastoral Administrators: Complimentary, Please register!
Your check will serve as your receipt.
Pre-Registration required No tickets sold at the door
Your nametag serves as your ticket and it will be available at the door.
Donations are also accepted to assist others in attending our meal.
A D V A N C E D R E S E R V A T I O N S
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Open seating, please arrive early.
Future Meals for our Chapter
|March 22, 2014||Mary Lou Rosien|
|June 22, 2014||Robin Teresa Beck|
|September 27, 2014||Kelly Nieto|
|December 13, 2014||Josh & Rachelle Belokur|
You are invited to a Magnificat prayer and planning meeting. For location and directions call Jane Jennings 585-247-2272
Magnificat Breakfasts 2014
Service Team Members
Spiritual Advisors: Fr. Bernard Dan
Jane Jennings, Coordinator (email@example.com)
Sue Waterstraat, Assistant Coordinator (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Louise Carson, Treasurer (email@example.com)
Betty Bunce Historian (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Ann Iten, Secretary (email@example.com)
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: MagnificatRochester@frontier.com
History of Spouse of the Holy Spirit Rochester NY Chapter
Nineteen years ago, God planted a seed in the heart and mind of a spirit-filled woman named Gert Amesbury from St. Pius X parish in the Rochester, NY Diocese. She learned of Magnificat, a ministry to Catholic women, from a program shown on the Catholic TV Network EWTN. With great enthusiasm, she began the work to establish Magnificat in Rochester. After facing many obstacles, Gert concluded that perhaps the time was not yet right for Rochester. Many years later, another spirit-filled woman, Pat Smith, rediscovered Magnificat while vacationing in Florida and was inspired to bring it back home to Rochester.
In October 1997, a small group of women, including Gert and Pat, came together to form a service team to study the Magnificat movement and to establish the necessary criteria for diocesan approval and incorporation with the National Team. After much study, prayer, and discernment by the women of the Service Team, Bishop Matthew Clark approved Magnificat-Rochester on June 5, 1998.
The team met weekly in prayer, song, personal sharing, and the rosary and soon the Holy Spirit’s gifts became evident as each woman discovered what responsibility the Lord wanted her to take up. In 1999, a letter was sent out to 40 women inviting them to join in this mission. Although only one woman responded, the team moved forward to plan a retreat focused on how the Holy Spirit works in the Church and in our lives. Thirty women attended and they became the base upon which the team began to build. Some of the team attended a retreat at Franciscan University, Steubenville, Ohio, and they brought back inspiration from the Holy Spirit in the form a scripture passage (Luke 5:4-11): “put out into the deep water and lower your nets for a catch.”
Armed with this scripture passage, two members of the Service Team went to Mario’s Restaurant to book a date for the first Magnificat-Rochester breakfast. With no money, they stepped out in faith, trusted the Holy Spirit, booked the space, and began planning. That first breakfast had 240 guests and the room was full to overflowing. Their nets were full.