A favorite scripture -  1 Timothy:  "I have competed well; I have finished the race; I have kept the faith!"

Reverend Monsignor James C. Gehl, or as his loving parishioners refer to him, “my Fr. Jim”, has given his “yes” to be our first Magnificat guest speaker of 2020.  Many of you may know Fr. Jim since he is the present pastor at St. Euphrasia in Granada Hills, the new location for our upcoming Magnificat Prayer Ministry gatherings.

Fr. Jim was born in Chicago, Illinois then lived in Dallas, Texas before moving to Canoga Park at the age of 11.  He went to high school at Our Lady Queen of Angels Minor Seminary which is the current campus of Bishop Alemany High School.  After attending St. John’s Seminary College & Theology, he was ordained a priest in 1974.  Fr. Jim also received a Masters Degree in Family Ministry from Fordham University, New York in 1984.

Since being ordained 46 years ago, Fr. Jim has served in parishes in Altadena, Los Angeles, Palmdale, La Canada-Flintridge, and his hometown of Canoga Park.  He has also held positions with the Archdiocese of Los Angeles as Associate Director, Archdiocesan Office of Religious Education, Director, Archdiocesan Office of Family Life, Dean of Deanery 5 and later of Deanery 6, on the Council of Priests, and a member College of Consultors for Cardinal Mahony. 

His vocation has exemplified some of his favorite life and ministry words of faith, family, friends, collaboration, inclusivity, celebrate our diversity!  In addition to Fr. Jim’s vocation testimony, he will share his recent pilgrimage to Europe where he experienced a Medjugorje miracle.

Join Magnificat in welcoming Fr. Jim.  Bring a friend!   


Our Lady Queen of Angels

West San Fernando Valley, California Chapter

Magnificat is a  ministry to Catholic women.  Its purpose is to help Catholic women open more fully to the Holy Spirit through a deeper commitment of their lives to Jesus as Lord, and to impart the Holy Spirit to one another through their love, service, and sharing the good news of salvation.  It thus provides opportunities which will foster a desire to grow in holiness.

We serve the entire Archdiocese of Los Angeles and take the name "Our Lady, Queen of Angels"

 Special Guest Speaker:

Reverend Msgr. James Gehl

Pastor St. Euphrasia Catholic Community

New Location & New Meal Price 

February 1, 2020

St. Euphrasia Parish Hall 

11766 Shoshone Ave

Granada Hills, CA 91344

Magnificat moves to St. Euphrasia, 

down the road from The Odyssey.

Make reservation by

January 23, 2020 for $24.00 

General Admission after 1/23


We accept cash, check or credit card

Group Reservations

Available for groups of 8-10 


Doors Open at 9 am

Open seating - please arrive early

Due to the prayerful nature of our gathering, please refrain from bringing children under the age of 12