The International Association of the Missionaries of the New Evangelization exists to assist the baptized faithful in deepening their Christian spiritual life, in vibrantly living the experience of the Church's Communion and in fulfilling the missionary mandate of Jesus by inviting all persons to a fresh encounter with the Living Jesus Christ. According to Pope Benedict XVI, the "Church's message needs to be renewed today ... and the new evangelization must find ways to make the proclamation of salvation more effective, the salvation without which life is contradictory and lacking in what is essential" (May 30, 2011, Address to the Members of the Pontifical Council for Promoting the New Evangelization). The International Association is committed to disseminating the teachings and documents of the Holy Fathers on the topic of evangelization and the communication of the faith, the promotion of the "new evangelization", as well as the texts which come forth from the Pontifical Council for the Promotion of the New Evangelization and the Bishops' Synods on the topic, in order to assist the People of God in maturing in their Christian faith as well as opening up opportunities for communion, solidarity and effective mission. These steps are taken in light of the realization that "[T]he mission of Christ the Redeemer, entrusted to the Church, is still very far from its fulfillment ... and we must commit ourselves with all our strength to its service" (John Paul II, Redemptoris Missio, No.1). With a desire for collaboration amongst all vocations in the Church in fulfillment of the mission of Christ the Redeemer, the International Association organizes prayer meetings which present the outline of the program of Blessed John Paul II for a deeply spiritual, integral formation of the whole person in order to prepare each member of the Church who are so inclined to vibrantly live the mission of the Church daily in this period referred to as a "new springtime" in the Church. Likewise, the International Association also organizes cultural events, pilgrimages, conferences, seminars, liturgies and para-liturgical events and encourages opportunities for service of one's ecclesial community and beyond. These activities are accomplished "realizing that the Church is an immense force of renewal in the world" with a special focus upon assisting the People of God in the work of "promoting a renewed evangelization in the countries where the first proclamation of the faith has already resonated and where churches with an ancient foundation exist but are experiencing the progressive secularization of society and a sort of 'eclipse of the sense of God', which poses a challenge to finding appropriate means to propose again the perennial truth of the Gospel of Christ" (Benedict XVI, Homily for the Vigil for the Solemnity of Sts. Peter and Paul, June 28, 2010). Living the missionary mandate of Jesus implies that each member of the International Association understands that we are called to answer "yes" to the Lord's call to go out and make disciples of all the nations (Matthew 28:19). Our fiat to God means that each of us is committed to putting our faith into action today. Guided by Mary as Star of the New Evangelization and our Mother of Hope, the members of the International Association are also steadfast in fervently living out the spiritual and corporal Works of Mercy with a preferential option for the poor, as we reflect upon the missionary vocation which each of us as baptized Christians has inherited, so that we may become true witnesses to Divine Love in the world.