June 2006

Dear Missionary of the Gospel of Life-Lay Associate:

May the holy wind of the Spirit renew and empower you as Pentecost draws near. May we, like the first disciples, have a missionary zeal to carry the Gospel of life to those near and far.

The ability to run with the Gospel of life” begins on our knees. The first Friday of the month Pro-Life Examination of Conscience is a wonderful devotion in preparation for Pentecost Sunday. You may now order our new Missionary daily prayer card which has both the “Prayer to End Abortion” and the “Prayer of Consecration.” I find that having the prayer card in my daily companion, makes it easy for me to begin my day united with you in our Missionary prayers.  

You should frequent www.priestsforlife.org/missionary often for information and updates. A new online registration form now makes it easier for people to join the Missionaries. Please review the new form and spread the word to those who might be interested in the Society. Notice as well some pictures of Life Cells and my biographical information

As election season is upon us, it would be helpful to review the resources at www.priestsforlife.org/elections. These resources will assist us in fulfilling the aim of our Society: “The members of this Society witness before the Church and the world to the priority of the right to life as the foundation of all other rights, and to the absolute claims to respect and protection that this right makes upon every individual and community in the human family.”                                     

The Life Cells are beginning to take shape in various parts of the Country. Please review the Life Cell Gathering formats and contact me if you would consider being a facilitator or participant in your locality. The Life Cell is important in communicating the aim and spirituality of the Missionaries of the Gospel of Life.

I will be attending the National Right to Life Convention, June 22-24, Nashville, Tennessee. Please let me know if you, or someone you know who is interested in the Missionaries will be attending. It would be nice for a group of us to have a combination lunch and Life Cell time together. 

You are in my daily prayers!

Jim Pinto
Pastoral Associate: Priests for Life
Coordinator: Missionaries of the Gospel of Life-Lay Association