We herewith present the third edition of the LEADER TRAINING MANUAL, which, like the two preceding editions, is translated directly from the Manual of the Saint Boniface Parish, in Florida, which for many years has profitably experienced the validity of the PARISH EVANGELISM CELL SYSTEM. The translation of the first edition was prepared by Alessandra Rossi, to whom we give our thanks.

This edition attempts to maintain the same, general framework, because we find it extremely valid, given that it is experienced with much attention and participation. From this comes the necessity to avoid new and short cut paths, in order to avoid repeating errors that we, in the past, have committed, and that could have also caused pain to some brothers and sisters. In fact, we are operating on the living tissue of the Church, and on its single brothers and sisters, and we would like to pay much attention to their needs: Jesus gave all his blood for each of them.

Claudia and Ileana, coming from St.Edwards Parish Cells in Pembroke Pines (Florida - USA), share their joyful experience of life spent in service to God and brothers.

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don PiGi and Father Michael Eivers

The loss of Fr Michael is the loss of a father, pastor and great prophet. We think of his loss as the grain of wheat that dies to give an abundance of fruit that remains. His death is the seal of a life of mortification. In receiving the Baptism of the Holy Spirit, he accepted to live his Baptism by dying with Christ for the New Life in the Spirit. And when he met the home cells of evangelization he was the first one to leave the pastoral methods in which he was formed to give his life for this method that it may transform the lives of many Catholics as it is transforming the lives of our Christian Brethren, leading to a new vision of the Catholic Parish as an evangelized parish.

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don PiGi e Padre Eivers

We firmly believe together with you that our Merciful Father will receive the priestly sacrifice of Fr Michael together with his continuous intercession for you and for us that the spirit of renewal and new evangelization may grow first and foremost in you dear country.

May the Lord turn our tears into gladness as you witness a new wave of implantation and multiplication of cells and transformation of more parishes in your diocese and in all the dioceses of America through the intercession of our dear Fr Michael Eivers that will ever accompany us.

With love and prayers

The Parish Cells of Evangelization system, introduced in Europe in 1985 by Don Pigi Perini, parish priest of St. Eustorgio parish in Milan, was honoured in Rome on Friday, May 29th by the Pontifical Council for the Laity.

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