November 10, 2009

Dear Missionary of the Gospel of Life,

I pray this letter finds you firm in your faith in Christ's unfailing love for you, His Church and the world.

Lay Missionaries from three states made promises to "defend my brothers and sisters whose right to life is under direct attack, and to be, especially for the unborn, the voice they do not have." Fr. Frank Pavone, Founder and Director of the Missionaries of the Gospel of Life, received the professions of eleven lay Missionaries at the Chapel of the Eternal Word Television Network, Irondale Alabama, October 29, 2009.

Father Frank shared that we, the MEV, are "reminders" to the rest of the Church of what we all are by virtue of our Baptism -- missionaries of the Gospel of Life. He emphasized that we, the MEV, are not to be looked to as those people who have the pro-life aspect of ministry "covered", but as those who are examples to the entire Body of Christ to live out her missionary and evangelistic reality.

Numerous professed missionaries, friends and family gathered at EWTN in support of the eleven. It was an evening of deep reverence, outpouring of the Holy Spirit and celebration for the lives of those called by Christ to be witnesses before the church and world to the inviolable right to life of every human being from the moment of conception through natural death.

Please take a few moments to view some of the wonderful and moving images of the October 29th ceremony, www.priestsforlife.org/missionary/photogallery/trip-home.aspx?tripid=382.

Also, review some of the other precious ceremonies of the month and earlier times contained in our MEV Gallery, www.priestsforlife.org/missionary/photogallery/index.aspx.

Many professed have said that their MEV Promise Ceremony was a most blessed event in their lives!

Since April of this year, 29 others have also made their Lifetime Promises to God throughout the nation in individual or group Promise Ceremonies.

You will soon be hearing of scheduled opportunities throughout the country to gather for Promise Ceremonies.

These upcoming places and dates will give you adequate time to prepare to make your Promises or to gather in support of other MEV as they do.

On the "Witness" front, we continue to participate in the health care reform debate. Priests for Life offers ongoing updates and opportunities for you, our Missionaries, to be directly involved in supporting and defending every human person. The following is the latest information from the PFL/MEV website. Health care legislative update --The House of Representatives voted 240-194 tonight to adopt the Stupak/Pitts amendment to HR 3962, the Pelosi health care bill...www.priestsforlife.org/legislation...Passing Stupak-Pitts Amendment Does Not Solve Abortion Problem... www.priestsforlife.org/legislation/hudson-stupak-pitts.htm.

I thank God for you and the "reminder" you are to the whole Church that, every Christian is a missionary of the Gospel of Life and is sent by God to evangelize the world.

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

Have you made your MEV Promises? 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? Go to www.priestsforlife.org/facebook.

Are you a Fan of the MEV Page on Facebook? Go to www.priestsforlife.org/facebook.

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


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,

Iím 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