North County Magnificat Special Event


If you haven’t already, please make your reservations today to hear Yvette’s amazing testimony! 

San Diego North County

Our Lady of Guadalupe Chapter

Saturday, July 13, 2019

Mass 8:00 am / Breakfast 9:00 am to 12:00 pm
St. Mary Parish
 Mass in the Church, 
Breakfast in the new Parish Hall
1160 S. Broadway, Escondido, CA 92025

Yvette Helfers
Guest Speaker
“But see first His Kingdom and His righteousness, and all these
things will be given to you as well”
 Matthew 6:33
Yvette Helfers is a cradle Catholic and a native of San Diego. She is married to her high school sweetheart, Kevin, who is a Deacon in the Diocese of San Diego. They have six children and one grandchild and a granddaughter due in August.
As a toddler Yvette was pronounced dead but by the grace of God was given a second chance at life. Subsequently at the age of 10, she experienced the tragic loss of her father which bore much pain. Although there was much suffering from this tragedy she always knew God was with her. The Blessed Mother and St. Padre Pio have played special roles in her life of faith and miracles. She has experience the power of heavenly intercession which has changed the course of her life.
You will find Yvette home schooling their two youngest children, enjoying a good laugh, cooking something savory, or spending time with her family at home. She hopes to share with you what she has learned through her trials in life, to trust the Lord with all your life, heart and soul. Yvette has come to know with much fervor, that the Lord’s perfect plan far outweighs our own.
                      “My soul magnifies the Lord,    my spirit finds joy in God my Savior … ”  Lk 1:46-49


In these words of the Magnificat, Mary proclaimed to Elizabeth her gratitude for the wonderful action of God in her life.  Please join us at abreakfast for Catholic women of the San Diego Diocese where we will share together in that same spirit of gratitude and praise of God.   After a meal, there will be a time of prayer for the needs of all present and an opportunity to hear one woman’s experience of the transforming love of Christ in her own life. 


Please plan to come and bring a friend to rejoice in the presence of the Lord.


“Glorify the Lord with me. 

              Let us together extol His name.”    Ps 34:4

Mary Carey, Coordinator                 760-489-5588
Lidia Rennix, Co-Coordinator        760-271-7743
Karen Forrey, Treasurer                  619-300-7606
Cindy Rippee, Secretary                  858-354-1791

  • Int’l Ministry based on “The Visitation”   Luke1:39
  • Diocesan Approval 
  • Spiritual Advisor:: Fr. Pat Crowley


Rosary Blanklet of Prayer – Remember our chapter’s commitment to Eucharistic Adoration and to pray the Rosary on the 25th of each month for the intentions of a New Pentecost, the Church, Magnificat, Sanctity of Life, Marriage & Family and World Peace.

Mail in Reservation by July 5th, 2019


Name: __________________________________________


Address: ________________________________________


City: ________________________ST: ____ ZIP________

Parish: _________________________________________


Phone (         )  _________________________________


Email: ___________________________________________


I need _______ tickets at $25 each. 


I am enclosing a check made payable to “Magnificat ” in the amount of $___________. 


______ I want to reserve a table for 8 people

            (Enclose a payment of $200.00)


Your Check is Your Receipt


Reservations: $25 
Through July 5th, 2019
(After July 5th, $28)
Limited Seating:
Advanced Reservations Requested! 
Please Pre-Register as soon as possible as seating is limited. We are counting on you.
For Reservations and  Information Contact: 
  Lidia Rennix
(760) 271-7743
Reservations by Mail:
Please send a check payable to:  Magnificat 
c/o Lidia Rennix
1178 Orangewood Dr
Escondido, CA 92025 
Reservations Online:

Magnificat Meals
International Magnificat Leaders Conference
July 18-21, 2019

Magnificat Meal
October 5, 2019
Mark your calendar

Individual Prayer
Available After Meal 

Since the day is designed to speak to the hearts of women, free of distraction, it is repectfully requested that young children not be in attendance.

CD/Tape Orders,

Religious Gifts on site:
Jean Ryan
Madonna Arts
Barbara Ackerman’s
Spirit Books and Gifts

Xavier Society for the Blind (XSB)

Xavier Society for the Blind (XSB) which was founded in 1900 to assist blind and visually impaired people learn about their faith.

If you know someone who could benefit from inspirational, spiritual and religious reading materials in braille, audio and/or large print, free of charge, please help  them at the following Website:


Altar Servers – needed

Altar Servers – needed

If you are at least in 6th grade and have made your First Communion, you are able to assist at the altar.

Call the parish office for more information.  760-744-1540


Life in the Spirit Seminar






Life in the Spirit Seminar

Presented by Deacon Steve Greco.  

Saturday, June 15:   9 a.m. -4 p.m.

St. Mary’s Parish Center 

1170 South Broadway, Escondido CA 92025

For additional information call: 760-271-7743




Click this link to hear more from Deacon Greco:      Deacon Steve Greco ” Empowered by the Spirit”


Pre- Baptism Classes

Pre-Baptismal classes are required for all parents seeking Baptism for their Infants and children.  The classes renews the spiritual awareness of parents and godparents regarding their responsibility in requesting Baptism for their child.  It also permits the parents and godparents to interact with each other in a spiritual setting prior to Baptism and be sure that all the paper work and other requirements are met.  For more information call the parish office 760-744-1540.  

Can you help?

Currently Interfaith Community Services in Escondido is in need of food items for their ‘Julia’s Pantry’ which is what they use to supply families and kids in the local community.
Many kids are able to receive free meals at school, however, Spring Break is approaching and Julia’s Pantry is there to help. 
If anyone is interested in helping out by purchasing some of essential food items needed (listed below) I would be happy to meet at St. Mark’s parking lot on Saturday, April 6th to collect the items and take them to Interfaith.
– Macaroni & Cheese boxes 
– Cereal
– Packaged Beans
– Pasta
– Crackers
– Cookies
– Bread
– One-serving Tuna packs
– Granola Bars (soft type are best)

The Movie the Unplanned







Unplanned.  It is now playing at the cinemas in San Marcos.   

Trailer for the Movie Unplanned

The Story :

As one of the youngest Planned Parenthood clinic directors in the nation,

Abby Johnson was involved in upwards of 22,000 abortions and counseled countless women on their reproductive choices.

Her passion surrounding a woman’s right to choose led her to become a spokesperson for Planned Parenthood,

fighting to enact legislation for the cause she so deeply believed in.

Until the day she saw something that changed everything.


St. Mark’s Homeless Shelter 2019:

Sat, March 16th – Sat, March 30th 

 Shelter Location:

Trinity Episcopal Church

845 Chestnut Street Escondido

If you would like to donate money or shelter supplies, please drop off at the parish office (checks payable to: St. Mark’s Homeless Shelter).

NEEDED A COUPLE MORE OVERNIGHT HOSTS.    (9pm-7am), please contact Anna Marie Head at:   760-525-7678  



At this time we are in need of overnight volunteers.  

Please feel free to reach out with any questions.
Also please let me know if you are interested in other ways to contribute.
Thank you all very much!  May God continue to bless us all 🙂
God is a nurturing Shepherd who knows just what you need (Psalm 23)
Hello everyone!  I wanted to share that our dinner hosting and overnight hosting schedule have been filled! We are so blessed!
As previously mentioned, it is recommended to have 2 hosts for overnight so if anyone is able to volunteer as a second overnight host on any of the “OPEN” dates listed in the schedule below, please let me know.
I will send everyone shelter guest information as it becomes available to me.  And, I will email the dinner and overnight volunteers with a friendly reminder a couple days prior to your scheduled host date.