November 23, 2009
for a video message from Jim Pinto
Dear Missionary of
the Gospel of Life,
This time of year fills my heart
with thanksgiving for you and preparation with you to
Good News! Fr. Frank and the staff of Priests for
Life/MEV have established over 10 dates and places where
Missionaries can gather to make Promises and have
These Ceremony dates provide a golden
opportunity for those who need to complete their
and make Promises,
gatherings also provide an intentional time and place for
all Missionaries - Professed, candidates for Profession
and those in Formation - to gather for worship and
Several of these dates are national
events where Missionaries throughout the United States can
gather with Fr. Frank who will conduct the Promise
Please Note that it is only necessary
to attend the specific date (specific times will be
confirmed) of the Ceremony and not the entire conference.
Please review Ceremony dates, events and locations
below, and let us know if you would like to make your
promises (contact us today) or simply join in the
fellowship. Recognize that your Assessment Form should be
returned at least 2 months prior to the date you wish to
Make your Promises.
Again, Fr. Pavone will
personally conduct the following ceremonies and is
inviting your participation. The EXACT times and dates
will be forthcoming; this gives you an APPROXIMATE idea
for planning purposes.
The key at this point is
that you let us know of your interest and your intention
to make your Promises.
Jan. 29 - Mass will be at St
Patrick Catholic Church, 9:00 AM, 1807 Poplar St., Terre
Haute, Indiana 47803
Feb. 3 - Yorba Linda,
California 92867, around 5:00 PM
Feb 4-7 - Legatus,
Orange, California, MEV/Legatus members only.
27 - Divine Mercy Conference, Bronx, NY. Mass would be at
4PM at Cardinal Spellman High School, One Cardinal
Spellman, Bronx, NY 10466 -
March 31 - National Mass for Terriís Day, Ave Maria
University Chapel, Ave Maria, Florida, late afternoon
April 5-11 - EWTN Chapel, Irondale, Alabama
April 12-16 - EWTN Chapel, Irondale, Alabama
18-20 - Heart Beat Conference, Orlando, FL -
June 2-4 - Catholic Media Convention, New Orleans,
LA - www.catholicpress.org/?page=CMC
23-27 - National Right to Life Convention, Pittsburgh, PA
- York, Pennsylvania (Site and Celebrant TBA)
September 11-17 - EWTN Chapel, Irondale, AL
October 10 - National Day of Prayer and Fasting, National
Basilica, Washington DC, Around Noon
me today if there is any possibility you would like to
join Fr. Frank and the other Missionaries at any of these
ceremonies. The staff and I look forward to assisting you
in preparing to make your Promises. Remember that you need
to complete your Assessment Form at
and return it to the Missionaries of the Gospel of Life,
at least two months prior to the date of your Promise
If you wish, you may make your Promises
to Fr. West, Fr. Wilde, or Fr. Daniels. Visit the
Schedules section at the bottom of the
www.priestsforlife.org homepage, and peruse these priests'
schedules for times and locations that would work for you.
Again, remember your Assessment Form must be completed and
returned two months prior to your Ceremony.
also may wish to ask your own pastor, or another priest
who you respect, to receive your Promises. This is also
very acceptable and we will work with you for your Promise
Ceremony. We just need to hear from you today!
Please take a moment and email me at
It is my sincere
hope that everyone in formation will make their promises
and experience the joy that I witnessed yesterday in
Knoxville, Tennessee, as two deacons and 16 laity made
professions before their bishop, The Most Reverend Richard
Letís keep in close communication and be
looking for an upcoming international teleconference with
Fr. Frank, hopefully in January.
And now a note
from Fr. Frank Pavone:
Missionaries of the Gospel of Life,
I just returned
from a week of meetings, first with the United States
Catholic Bishops at their semi-annual meeting in
Baltimore, and then with various bishops and Cardinals at
the Vatican. Just in a nutshell, I can tell you that I met
with nothing but gratitude and enthusiasm from these
shepherds regarding what the Missionaries of the Gospel of
Life are doing in the USA and around the world.
have a spirituality approved by the Church and that we can
all embrace and live puts our pro-life work on a more
solid footing than we can achieve by any human effort.
This is the key to ultimate victory in ending abortion.
Iím grateful that you are part of this historic
development in the pro-life movement.
happy to let you know that I will be developing in these
final weeks of 2009 a series of You Tube videos in which I
will review the various aspects of MEV spirituality. As
they come out, Iíll be relying on you to spread them far
and wide, not only as a method of recruiting new MEVs but
also as a way of encouraging our pro-life troops beyond
the boundaries of our own Association. Thanks in advance!
Blessings and prayers,
Fr. Frank Pavone
In sincere thanksgiving for your life and partnership
in the Gospel of Life,
Jim Pinto, M.E.V.
National Coordinator of the
Missionaries of the Gospel of Life
Have you made your MEV Promises?
Have you visited our MEV Photo Gallery, with
photos of our latest MEV Promise Ceremony?
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.