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.

Introducing our next speaker……… Liz and Kent Gilges

Date: Saturday, December 1, 2018

Time: 8:00 a.m. Confessions
8:30 a.m. Seating begins
9:30 a.m. to Noon. – Program
12:00 Confession and Personal Prayer
Place: Diplomat on 1 Diplomat Way off of Lyell Ave

  • I have been a priest for the Diocese of Rochester for 36 years.  My journey to the priesthood was a journey that I had not expected.  I had gone to college to study accounting but after receiving a BS degree from the College of Business at RIT, I realized I wanted something else.  I just did not know what!

     After graduation I was drafted and served in the U. S. Army for two years.  But during that time I began wondering what God had in store for me.   The influence of family and friends who had experienced God’s grace and spirit stirred up in me a desire to seek God more deeply in my life.  After serving in the Army I accepted a job as a Produce Manager in a grocery store where I had worked during my college years.   I vowed to myself to do that job for at least a year while I was discerning in what direction my future was pointing. 

    I began to realize that I had never asked God what I should do with my life!  So I began to seek God‘s will for me.  I believed God could see more clearly than I!   Soon I began attending a Charismatic prayer group and was touched by God’s grace through many experiences I began to have and the faith-filled people I encountered.  I now believe that even though I had not expected my journey to lead to the priesthood, God had planned it all along!

Next Speaker - Fr. Bill Moorby

Next Speaker - Fr. Bill Moorby

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Mark your Calendar

For the next Magnificat Breakfast 2019
  • March 23 Speaker: Aimee O’Connell
  • June 15,
  • Sept. 14,
  • Dec. 7 
  • Speakers: to be announced


1 Diplomat Way off of Lyell Ave