Welcome from Orange County CA!

We welcome you to the webpage of Orange County CA – Our Lady Queen of Peace Chapter. These are exciting times that we live in and Magnificat was begun in 1981 for such as time as this. There are now over 100 chapters throughout the United States and its territories and in many foreign countries.

Our Next Meal

Saturday, May 6, 2017 at 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM

Guest Speaker: Heather King


“I Once was Lost . . . but Now Am Found”

Magnificat invites you to experience the inspiring testimony of Heather King, ex-lawyer, writer, sober alcoholic, contemplative and Catholic convert who lives in the thick of Los Angeles. Heather is the author of several books and memoirs, which detail her journey through 20 years of alcoholism, surviving breast cancer, and a broken marriage. All which led to her conversion in 1996.

Heather’s story is one of passion and grit in the face of life’s trials and disappointments. Her writing has been described as “a riveting, warts and all depiction of a lost soul found!” Her parallel spiritual journey through a loneliness that led her to the brink –alcoholically, professionally, socially, psychologically – held the messy, convoluted but eternally beautiful keys to understanding the meaning of life itself!

The gripping story of Heather’s unlikely conversion and the wonder of discovering the healing power of faith is an adventure filled with inspiration for all. Hers is a journey of radical faith, true love and abundant life!

Heather speaks nationwide, is a monthly contributor to Magnificat publication and blogs at heather-king.com. Bring a friend to be blessed!

Prayer ministry available by the Magnificat Service Team.



Embassy Suites Anaheim-South

11767 Harbor Blvd

Garden Grove, CA 92840


To purchase your ticket:

MAIL-IN reservations ONLY, for this meal. No tickets will be sold at the door.
Reserved seating available for full tables of 10 = $280.
$28.00 per person by mail — Must be postmarked by April 27, 2017

Your check will serve as your receipt. 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.

Limited Seating for this event – PLEASE REGISTER  EARLY!


A D V A N C E D    R E S E R V A T I O N S   F O R M 

$28 per person by mail;

Registration Form must be postmarked by April 27, 2017

No tickets will be sold at the door.

Name ________________________________________________________

Guest(s) Name  ________________________________________________________



City___________________________ State_____ Zip_____________

Phone#____________________ Parish_________________________


                                                                   (Please print email address clearly.)

I request financial help.       

Enclosed is $ _____________ for _____________ Reservations.

For Reservation/Registration Questions, please contact Anne (714) 420-5482


Please Mail Reservation Form & $28.00 per person to: 

Magnificat Ministry, P.O. Box 4381, Orange, CA  92863-4381

Limited reserved seating.


Future Meals for our Chapter

Date of the MealSpeaker Name
May 6, 2017Heather King
September 16, 2017To be confirmed
November 18, 2017To be announced


Magnificat Day of Prayer

Please join Magnificat on our Day of Prayer, the 26th 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.

Service Team Members

Karen Moses, Coordinator            e-mail: kmoses3737@gmail.com

Dr. Elizabeth Kim, Co-coordinator          ekim3080@gmail.com

Theresa McWeeney, Secretary            e-mail: tmcweeney7@aol.com

Anne Hyatt, Assistant Secretary          ladybughyatt@yahoo.com

Lori Loy, Treasurer            e-mail: loriloy3@gmail.com

Spiritual Advisor:  Fr. Bao Thai, S. T. L.

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 Karen Moses, Coordinator. (714) 345-6561

History of Orange Diocese “Queen of Peace” Magnificat Chapter, est. 1992.

A group of women attending the SCRC conference heard a priest speaking on Magnificat, A Ministry to Catholic women in 1991. Pat Rensing, Anita Williams, Billie Walter, and Barbara Clark were touched by the Holy Spirit to begin Magnificat in the Orange Diocese. They eventually contacted Fr. Raymond Skonezny to seek the bishop’s permission to begin a chapter and to pray about finding a fifth member, Kathleen Beckman, for the service team.

Bishop McFarland reviewed the statutes and quickly approved Magnificat for the Orange Diocese. The first OC Magnificat Prayer Breakfast took place at Holy Family Cathedral Parish Hall, Orange, CA in February 1992 with several hundred women attending a potluck style prayer breakfast with a ticket price of $2.00. The chapter continued to grow  as they held prayer breakfasts from parish to parish. With increasing membership, they outgrew the parish hall venue and began to host the Prayer Breakfasts at a large hotel to accommodate up to 700 attendees at some meals.

Since its inception, our chapter has hosted a quarterly Meal which continues to touch hearts.  In the words of Mary’s Magnificat, “the Almighty One has done great things” through this humble ministry.


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