October 26, 2009

Go to http://www.priestsforlife.org/missionary/video/index.aspx?flv=247 for a special video message from Jim Pinto, MEV

Dear Missionary of the Gospel of Life:

May the holy and intimate relationship Christ desires for you be realized.

I want to continue pressing home to you and to all of our Missionaries the necessity to make daily prayer and Scripture meditation an intentional part of our daily lives.

I want to stress intentionality and tenaciousness in our commitment to Christ in intimate prayer and the hearing of His voice through Holy Scripture. There are so many callings and voices, both good, bad and superficial, that demand our time and energy. We must be intentional and tenacious in keeping our commitment to the Lord in prayer and listening to His voice through the Scriptures.

Please be sure to view the video that goes with this email. I hope that the Holy Spirit will use my prayer to bless and support you in your relationship with God, His mission and those with whom you have a close relationship.

Remember, Prayer is to the Christian what breathing is to all humanity. Our union with the Divine, His children and mission through intimate prayer cannot be overvalued. Prayer is the heartbeat and breath of all we do with and for Him. You may find it helpful to review the MEV prayer teaching at, www.priestsforlife.org/missionary/prayer.htm.

This is a special week for us here in Greater Birmingham (my home) as I assist Fr. Frank and Janet Morana in their ministry at EWTN, Irondale, Alabama.

Father and Janet will be taping the upcoming Defending Life Series this week, and Father will be celebrating daily Mass at 8am ET on Tuesday, October 27, Wednesday, October 28 and Friday, October 30.  The Masses repeat each day at 12noon, 7pm and 12 midnight (all times Eastern)

On Thursday October 29, at 6:45 p.m. Central Time, Fr. Pavone will conduct the MEV Promise Ceremony in the EWTN Chapel.

I ask for your special prayer for the precious Missionaries from three states who will make their Life Time Promises to God before Fr. Frank.

Please review the PFL Media Schedule at www.priestsforlife.org/media/schedule.aspx and give your prayerful support for the remainder of this week’s media outreach.

I also ask that you review regularly our “Recent Updates” on our MEV Homepage. In particular rejoice with those who have submitted precious images from their recent promise ceremonies: Three make life-time promises in Exton, PA - October 18, 2009 and Fran O'Connell makes her life-time promises - October 9, 2009.

In these pressing times, let us not allow our intimacy with Jesus to be “squeezed out” of our daily lives and priorities.

May we be intentional and tenacious in keeping our time with Him!

Please also be blessed by Fr. Frank’s message below!

In the assurance of His Divine Love,
 

Jim Pinto, M.E.V.
National Coordinator of the Missionaries of the Gospel of Life
Missionary@priestsforlife.org 
1.888.735.3448

Dear Missionaries of the Gospel of Life,

I’m so grateful to Jim Pinto for his continued leadership in this MEV movement.

I wanted to let you know that I visited with Mother Angelica on Sunday for about 20 minutes. She is confined to her room at this point, and basically stays in bed all the time. However, she was smiling, laughing, and very responsive as I shared with her about the progress of Priests for Life and Missionaries of the Gospel of Life.

The whole Church owes a lot to her, but in particular, we at Missionaries of the Gospel of Life owe a lot to her for letting EWTN be such a platform for this ministry. In a private conversation I had with Mother in 1994, she told me I should do a series on abortion, and everything about our ministry began to really grow rapidly after that.

So please pray for Mother Angelica, pray for the continued growth of EWTN, and please tune in the rest of this week to the EWTN Masses, at which I will be preaching the homily.

See you soon!

Fr. Frank Pavone



Have you made your MEV Promises? http://www.priestsforlife.org/missionary/08-12-29eletter.htm

Have you visited our MEV Photo Gallery, with photos of our latest MEV Promise Ceremony?
www.priestsforlife.org/missionary/photogallery

Have you joined the MEV Official Facebook Group?  Are you a Fan of the MEV Page on Facebook? See www.priestsforlife.org/facebook for more information.

MEV materials: www.priestsforlife.org/store/c-47-missionaries-of-the-gospel-of-life.aspx