December 7, 2009

Dear Missionary of the Gospel of Life,

I pray this letter finds you in earnest preparation for the Advent of Jesus Christ the Lord!

The Gospel this past Sunday gives us our exhortation for personal formation and a clear word to proclaim in the midst of a culture of death: "…Prepare the way of the Lord, make straight his paths. Every valley shall be filled and every mountain and hill shall be made low. The winding roads shall be made straight, and the rough ways made smooth, and all the flesh shall see the salvation of God.” (Luke 3.4b-6)

We prepare ourselves and all humanity for the advent of the Face of God in the Nativity, the continual advent of Christ in the face of every human being, and the second advent of Christ as He comes to judge the living and the dead.

“We are looking for your coming, Lord. We seek to make a level, straight and smooth way in the totality of our being to receive your coming.  We give our lives to make a level, straight and smooth way in Your Church and World for your advent. Amen.”

Let us take advantage of some of the opportunities given us to prepare for His advent:

-Join with Pro-life intercessors in the Advent Novena, www.priestsforlife.org/novenas/advent-novena.aspx.

-Honor and revere the Blessed Virgin Mary, the Mother of Life and model for all disciples.

  • Fulfill the Holy Day of Obligation for the Feast of the Immaculate Conception, December 8

  • Grow in intimacy with Our Lady of Guadalupe and her role in ending abortion, December 12, www.priestsforlife.org/novenas/our-lady-of-guadalupe-novena.aspx. 

Let us make the most of the time we have to prepare ourselves and everyone we encounter, for the advent Jesus Christ!

“Come Lord Jesus.”

Finally, Fr. Frank Pavone and I have a special request.  Mark your calendars for Friday, January 22, 2010 to attend the 16th Annual National Conference for the Pre-Born and their Mothers and Fathers from 8:00-10:15am in the Congressional Auditorium, US Capitol, Washington, DC. This premier pro-life event has taken place on Capitol Hill for the past 15 years. This annual gathering of pro-life and pro-family clergy and lay advocates - and anyone who supports them - is a time when God's Word is declared without restriction inside the most powerful building in this country. For more information see www.priestsforlife.org/eventsnew.html. We are in need of volunteers for this event. Volunteering would include helping to seat people, handing out programs and similar tasks. If you can help, please call Christa at 202-543-1511 or email her at christa@priestsforlife.org. Clergy of all denomination are invited to join us on the platform at this event and lead in a prayer, a Scripture reading or other portion of the program. Be sure to invite your Priests and Deacons to participate in this way.

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

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