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Welcome to Magnificat Rochester Chapter

Praise the Lord! 

We are so glad that the Holy Spirit guided you to our home on the Internet. Whether this is your first time, or you have visited many times before, we want you to know how happy we are that you are here!  Please take a moment to mark your calendar for the Magnificat Breakfasts by Magnificat Rochester Chapter and check out our scheduled guest speakers.

A Unique Person-to-Person Ministry for Catholic Women

Magnificat is a solidly Catholic ministry; in Rochester, we are approved by the Diocese of Rochester. Magnificat is born out of the Catholic Charismatic Renewal, and has been a focus for unity among women in the Church. It’s not about inflicting guilt, but meeting people where they are, like Mary did when she visited Elizabeth. Many have been wounded in some way by the Church or no longer feel a close relationship with God.

Save The Date

  • April 2024 — Lisa Lickona

“My soul magnifies the Lord, my spirit finds joy in God my Savior…
God who is mighty has done great things for me, holy is His name.” Luke 1:46-49


Fr. Paul Bonacci

Ordained in 1991, Father Paul Bonacci served the Diocese of Rochester for over 32 years. He has had a variety of assignments including parishes and chaplain at a college campus plus a correctional facility. Father Paul has led many parish and diocesan retreats and days of recollection. He had a great foundation in this ministry as he attended diocesan sponsored retreats in his teenage years. The last time Father Paul spoke at a Magnificat Breakfast was in 2001. He now returns to tell the rest of his story.
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