Unfortunately, due to COVID-19, we are unable to be with you in person for our next planned Meal on Sept. 26th.

The good news is we are able to join you on-line via ZOOM 

(with computers, smartphones, ipads, etc.) for a Magnificat Visitation on the same day (Sept. 26th) at the same time (9:30am).


Magnificat Visitation

Our Lady’s Desert Roses, Palm Desert Chapter

 Saturday, September 26, 2020

9:30 am – 10:45 am

 This is NOT a physical Meal but a virtual Visitation!!!

If you currently receive emails from our Chapter, you will be sent an invitation to join the ZOOM meeting on Sept. 26, 2020.  You are welcome to sign in to the Zoom Visitation a few minutes early. 
If you are not getting emails from our Chapter and would like to be added to the list, please send us your name and email to MagnificatPD@aol.com 
For questions, call Janice Shepherd at 760-902-7395
Yvette Helfers


Yvette Helfers is a cradle Catholic and a native of San Diego. She is married to her high school sweet-heart, 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 of life. Subsequently, at the age of ten, she experienced the loss of her father that bore a lot of 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 of miracles. She has experienced the power of heavenly intercession which has changed the course of her life. 

You will find Yvette homeschooling 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.

For Questions, call Janice Shepherd

at  (760) 902-7395



   Mail reservation form to:
       42-215 Washington St., Ste. A #403
              Palm Desert, CA 92211


Your Name________________________________________
Guest(s) Name _______________________________________

Email _____________________________________________


Phone (_____)_________________Parish________________
I request financial help______________________________
Enclosed is $ _____________  for  ________  Reservations.


  • Int’l Ministry based on “The Visitation” Lk.1:3

  • Diocesan Approval by Bishop Gerald R. Barnes

  • Spiritual Director: Fr. Michael Barry, SS.CC.

  • Breakfast Meal, praise, testimony and prayer

  • All Clergy & Religious Complimentary – Please RSVP (760) 902-7395 to confirm your attendance.

  • Your check (payable to Magnificat) is your receipt.

  • Your nametag is your ticket and will be at the door.

  • Open Seating – Please plan to arrive about 9:00 a.m.

  • Self parking is available @ No Cost

  • Donation to help someone attend $_________



Hotel Accommodations:

The following 5 area hotels have been very kind to offer a special Magnificat room rate to those who are coming to our prayer meals. They are also offering these special rates to extended family and friends who would like to spend the night or weekend in the desert during the year. These hotels are all quite close to the Indian Wells County Club where our meals are held.

In order to receive this special Magnificat rate, you must talk only to the contact person listed below for each respective location. Rates may vary between the "winter" and "summer" season. Most of them have several room sizes to choose from (studio, 1 bedroom or 2 bedrooms) plus breakfast is included in the room rate each morning!  In most cases, upgrades are at no additional charge, if available.

In alphabetical order, they are:


Embassy Suites

74-700 Hwy 111
Palm Desert, CA 92260
When making reservations, tell them you are listed under Coachella Valley Small Businesses - Client ID #0003233835 to receive the special rate of $115 per night!

Contact: Erin Wolfe @ (760)340-6600

Hampton Inn & Suites
74-900 Gerald Ford Dr.  (@ Cook and the I-10  fwy)
Palm Desert, CA 92211
Contact: Cornelia Balmer
(760) 340-1001

Homewood Suites by Hilton La Quinta
45-200 Washington St.
La Quinta, CA 92253
(760) 391-4600

Let reservations know that we (Magnificat) have a "Negotiated Rate Agreement" with the Sales Manager

Indian Wells Resort Hotel
76-661 Highway 111 (SW corner of Club Drive and Hwy 111) Indian Wells, CA 92210

When making reservations, tell them you are with Magnificat - account # 6951 for the special rate.

Phone 760-345-6466 or (800) 248-3220          Direct questions to Jennifer. 


Residence Inn by Marriott
38-305 Cook  (@ Frank Sinatra Dr.)
Palm Desert, CA  92211
Contact:  Helen Bonaddio
(760) 776-0050 ext. 6790

We hope this information is helpful.

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