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Magnificat meal Feb. 16 in Lincoln

LINCOLN (SNR) – The Morningstar Chapter of Magnificat will hold its winter prayer meal Saturday, Feb. 16.

The event will be held at Hillcrest Country Club. 9401 O St., Lincoln, from 9:30 a.m. to noon. The morning includes breakfast, prayer, praise and worship, and a speaker’s testimony and witness.

The speaker Feb. 16 will be Father John Rooney, a priest of the Diocese of Lincoln. He currently serves at St. Gregory the Great Seminary in Seward, where he is vice rector for administrative affairs, teaches science and math, and serves as a spiritual director, formation director, and director of technology.

Father Rooney was ordained in 1989 by Bishop Flavin. He served in Lincoln, Hastings, Morse Bluff, and Harvard before being assigned to prepare St. Gregory the Great Seminary for its opening in 1998. He served as the first rector of the seminary, and continued to teach at St. Gregory while also serving as finance officer for the diocese and pastor at Sacred Heart in Shelby.

Father Rooney’s talk will focus on Father Rooney’s journey in God’s Love, as he learned to put his trust in Him to find the Truth, Jesus Christ.

Pre-paid registrations are required to attend, and they are due by Feb. 9. Mail a check for $20 (students $10) payable to Magnificat, c/o Tina Colgan, 521 N. 56th St., Lincoln, NE  68504. With questions, please contact coordinator Rhonda Litt at 402-489-3819, text 402.525.6396.                  

Magnificat is a ministry to Catholic women, a private association of the faithful within the Catholic Church under the jurisdiction of the Lincoln Diocese. Women of other Christian faiths are invited to share the prayer meal. 

Magnificat started in 1981 in New Orleans and has become an international ministry. Magnificat of Lincoln, the Morningstar Chapter, was approved by Bishop Bruskewitz and held its first prayer meal March 9, 1996.  

The primary purpose of Magnificat is to help Christian women become more open to the Holy Spirit through a deeper commitment of their lives to Jesus as Lord and to impart the Holy Spirit to one another by their love, service and sharing the good news of salvation. For more information, visit the link on the diocesan website, lincolndiocese.org/diocese/lay-organizations/magnificat.

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