Life Cell Formats
We, who work tirelessly for the inclusion of the unborn into the
family of the born, must not exclude ourselves from active
participation in the gathering of His body. We must not say
either in word or deed, “I have no need of you” (1Cor.12.20).
Let us joyfully assemble together in His name, whether for the
great Liturgy of the Mass or for small group teaching and
sharing. Let us assemble in His name with confidence, for Jesus
promised: “For where two or three are gathered in my name, there
am I in the midst of them.”
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requirements to be a State/Area Leader
Those interested in conducting a Life Cell must be thoroughly
familiar with the letter from
our founder and the
four spiritual disciplines and must
contact us at the National Office.
Format A: (60-90min.)
1. General Gathering, Refreshments…
2. Opening Prayer:
Consecration Prayer (Prayer Booklet
selections, other offerings…)
3. Welcome: Associates/Visitors
Aim of Meeting, Missionary Vision, Basic Material Available
(brochures, prayer booklets…)
4. Study: An extended time (approximately 30-40 min.) of
teaching, reflection and sharing. (recent letter,
Fr. Frank Pavone's
bi-weekly commentary, Sections and Links
from the founder's letter,
Study Guides…) *
If there is a special visitation of a spiritual leader, he or
she may make a unique offering related to The Gospel of Life.
5. Pair or Trio Sharing (optional in this format) *See questions
and framework below.
6. Business, Updates, Next Meeting
7. Closing Prayer:
Prayer To End Abortion (Prayer Booklet
selections, other offerings…)
Format B: Grouping of 2 or 3: (flexible)
1. Gather with Consecration Prayer (Prayer Booklet selections,
2. Review the most recent MEV e-letter.
3. Pair or Trio Sharing: in relation to the Aims,
Disciplines of the Missionaries. *See questions and framework
4. Updates and Next Meeting
5. Prayer To End Abortion (Prayer Booklet selections, other
Format C: Blending: (already existing time schedule) - The
blending of above components with already existing fellowship
*Pair or Trio Sharing
“For where two or three are gathered in my name, there am I the
midst of them.”
This aspect of the Life Cell should take place as a couple or
trio in prayerful and honest sharing. According to the time
available, share and respond to as many questions as possible.
The aim of the time is to foster spiritual intimacy with God,
the Church and the spirituality of the Association.
How are you fulfilling the Aim of the Missionaries?
Aim: The Missionaries of the Gospel of Life 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 Association promotes and defends
the natural human right to life, in the light of the Gospel,
focusing in particular on ending the scourge of abortion.
How are you fulfilling your promises?
Lay Associates join the Association by means of the profession of
two promises, namely,
-- commitment to the defense of the right to life, and
-- union with the Association’s mission, goals, and spirituality.
How are you practicing the four spiritual disciplines?
Prayer: Have you been faithful to daily pray the prayers of
Consecration and The Ending of Abortion? What are you learning
from the monthly Pro-life Examination of Conscience? Share about
your personal and family prayers.
Study: How is your progress in the current study assignments?
What daily companion are you using and how has this enhanced
your devotional life?
Community: How are you participating in fellowship and learning
opportunities with other Pro-lifers? Are you fulfilling the
basic requirements of the Church? (Faithful member at a local
parish, Sunday Mass, Holy Day’s of Obligation, Confession as
Witness: How are you personally, or with a group, bearing
witness to the Gospel of Life? Share a particular witnessing
encounter that was especially meaningful for you. Are you aware
of and participating in the particular “Calls to Witness” of the
Missionaries and the local Pro-life effort?
What is your plan to strengthen your commitment to the: Aim,
Promises and Disciplines of the Missionaries of the Gospel of
Conclusion: Pray for one another!