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Magnificat speaker, healing workshop planned in Lincoln Nov. 20-21

LINCOLN (SNR) - Father Richard McAlear will be the speaker for Magnificat of Lincoln’s fall prayer meal Friday, Nov. 20 at 6 p.m. at Hillcrest Country Club  9501 E. “O” St., Lincoln. 

Magnificat will also host a healing workshop the following day with Father McAlear from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Dawson Hall at the John XXIII Diocesan Center, 3700 Sheridan Blvd., Lincoln. A Mass with prayers for healing for workshop participants will follow.

Father McAlear, a native of Boston, entered the religious order of the Oblates of Mary Immaculate in 1960. In 1972, he became involved in the Catholic Charismatic Renewal and  entered into the healing ministry in 1976. His ministry and work have brought him to every part of the United States and foreign countries such as Asia, South America, Canada, Australia, New Guinea, Guatemala, Italy, France, Portugal, and Scotland.

Father McAlear’s healing ministry is rooted in a scriptural understanding that the human individual needs to become whole. This healing is both mental and emotional, and is blessed through prayer which touches the hearts of those in need of God’s love and compassion. The healing ministry is a dramatic proclamation of Christ’s living presence in the world today; a real experience of His love. As such, it continues the Oblate tradition of ministering to the hurting people in the world. For more information about Father McAlear’s healing ministry, visit his website frmac.org

Limited seating is available for both the Friday evening Magnificat prayer meal and the Saturday healing workshop.

The registration cost for the prayer meal, when Father McAlear gives his Magnificat and testimony to the Holy Spirit in his life is $25 ($15 for students) and includes dinner. 
The registration cost for the healing workshop is $25 ($15 for students).  Bring a sack lunch; drinks will be provided. 

Participants may attend both days, Nov. 20 and 21, for a registration cost of $45 ($25 students). Reservations must be pre-paid and received by Monday, Nov. 9. Make check payable to Magnificat and mail to: Magnificat c/o Tina Colgan, 521 N 56 ST, Lincoln, NE  68504. With questions, call Coordinator Rhonda Litt at 402-489-3819 (evening/home) or 402-467-1102 (day/work).

Magnificat is a private association of the faithful within the Catholic Church under the jurisdiction of the Lincoln Diocese. Its purpose is to help Catholic 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.

Magnificat was begun in 1981 by a group of Catholic women from the Archdiocese of New Orleans who observed a need among Catholic Women for a faith-sharing experience in a relaxed social setting.  There are now 103 chapters throughout the world. Magnificat of Lincoln’s Marian name is the Morning Star Chapter.  Msgr. Paul Witt is the chapter’s spiritual advisor.

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