Let’s once again unite our prayers this month with those of Pope Benedict XVI. Here are the Holy Father’s intentions for April 2011, as published by the Apostleship of Prayer:
- Evangelizing the New Generations. That through its compelling preaching of the Gospel, the Church may give young people new reasons for life and hope.
- Missionary Expansion. That by proclamation of the Gospel and the witness of their lives, missionaries may bring Christ to those who do not yet know Him.
All of us have a role to play in the evangelistic, missionary activity of the Church, and a great way to start is by praying for these intentions each day.
Also, It just so happens that the national meeting of the Institute on Religious Life at the end of the month is focusing on the theme of using the new media for the new evangelization, as proclaiming Christ to a new generation is the perennial mission of the Church.
I hope you can join us for this fantastic conference. I’m especially interested in hearing the presentation by Tom Peterson, the founder of Catholics Come Home, one of the most dynamic “new evangelization” programs in the Church today.