November 23, 2009
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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 fellowship.
Ceremony dates provide a golden opportunity for those who need
to complete their Assessment Form
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 fellowship.
Several of these dates are national events where Missionaries
throughout the United States can gather with Fr. Frank who
will conduct the Promise Ceremonies!
Please Note that
it is only necessary to attend the specific date (specific
times will be confirmed) of the Ceremony and not the entire
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
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.
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.
March 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
12-16 - EWTN Chapel, Irondale, Alabama
May 18-20 -
Heart Beat Conference, Orlando, FL -
June 2-4 - Catholic Media Convention, New Orleans, LA
June 23-27 -
National Right to Life Convention, Pittsburgh, PA -
July 10 -
York, Pennsylvania (Site and Celebrant TBA)
11-17 - EWTN Chapel, Irondale, AL
October 10 -
National Day of Prayer and Fasting, National Basilica,
Washington DC, Around Noon
Please contact 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
and return it to the Missionaries of the Gospel of Life, at
least two months prior to the date of your Promise Ceremony.
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.
You 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!
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 F. Stika.
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
Dear Missionaries of the Gospel of
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.
grateful that you are part of this historic development in the
Iím also 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
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
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