Location: Oak Lodge Reception Center at Bricksome, 2834 South Sherwood Forest Blvd.#Suite E-1, Baton Rouge, LA 70816
Event Information: Magnificat is a ministry to Catholic women. Its purpose is to help Catholic women open more to the Holy Spirit through a deeper commitment of their lives to jJesus as Lord and to impart the Holy Spirit to one another by their love, service, and sharing the good news of salvation. It thus provides opportunities which will foster a desire to grow in holiness.
The Magnificat breakfast is an essential function of Magnificate, offering a three-hour gathering providing opportunity for a shared meal, fellowship, a period of time in communal praise and worship with music provided by Mercy Beaucoup, a speaker providing personal testimony -- our speaker is the Most Reverend Michael Duca, Bishop for the Diocese of Baton Rouge --and a time for intercessory prayer.
Saturday, August 17, 2019
9am – noon
Doors open at 8:15 a.m. for open seating. Please arrive early.
About Our Speaker: Most Reverend Michael G. Duca
Michael Gerard Duca, a native of Dallas, Texas, was ordained a priest on April 29, 1978, for the Diocese of Dallas. On December 20, 2004, he was conferred the Title of Reverend Monsignor. He was called to the order of bishop on April 1, 2008, for service in North Louisiana. On May 19, 2008, he was ordained and installed as the second Bishop of the Diocese of Shreveport. On June 26, 2018, he was appointed as Bishop-designate for the Diocese of Baton Rouge; his installation was on August 24, 2018.
Bishop Duca attended Holy Trinity Seminary in Dallas from 1970 to 1978 and also studied in Rome from 1994 to 1996 at the Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas-Angelicum University where he received his License in Canon Law.
During his active ministry as priest and prior to his appointment as diocesan bishop, Bishop Duca served in many different parishes in the Dallas area, including: All Saints Catholic Church, St. Patrick Catholic Church and St. Luke Catholic Church. He also previously served on a diocesan level in the Diocese of Dallas as Vocations Director, member of the Personnel Board, Campus Minister at Southern Methodist University, member of the Presbyteral Council, member of Board of Consultors, and Director of Ongoing Formation of Priests. From 1996 to 2008, he served as Rector at Holy Trinity Seminary in Dallas.
Bishop Duca presently serves as a member of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, Louisiana Conference of Catholic Bishops and Immediate Past President of the Louisiana Interchurch Conference. He serves as a trustee to Notre Dame Seminary, New Orleans and St. Joseph Seminary, Covington, LA, as well as serving on the University of Dallas Board of Trustees. He is a member of the St. Francis Medical Center Board of Directors, Monroe, LA, the Southeast Pastoral Institute (SEPI) Board of Directors, Miami, FL, the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem, the Knights of ColumbusFourth Degree, and the Knights of Peter Claver-Third & Fourth Degree. In 2008, Bishop Duca received the Bishop Lynch High School Alumnus of the Year Award; in 2013 he received the University of Dallas’ Distinguished Alumni Award and in 2018 he received the Bishop Lynch High School Legacy Award.