This Year's Programs

Advent Christmas Artwork ContestImage

The Missionary Childhood Association Christmas Artwork Contest is open to all Catholic school, parish school of religion, and homeschooled students in kindergarten through eighth grade. Students could see their artwork appear as Christmas e-greetings and displayed at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, D.C. during Advent and Christmas. Twenty-four different illustrations will be chosen as winners and this artwork will be featured at www.mcakids.org for use as e-greetings. One grand prize winner will be chosen and his or her artwork will be printed and distributed as the official Pontifical Mission Societies National Office Christmas card.

The 2017-2018 entry form will be available in Advent 2017.

Entries must be postmarked by January 31, 2018. 

Please send all entries to our local office:

Missionary Childhood Association
Attn: Artwork Contest
20 Archbishop May Drive
St. Louis, MO 63119

What happens when you win?

Winners are chosen in Spring and announced to the public in Fall. Winning artwork is available as e-greetings at MCAKids.org and is displayed at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, D.C. during Advent and Christmas.

Winners from the Archdiocese of St. Louis

Congratulations to all of our artwork winners from the Archdiocese of St. Louis who have won over the years!

2016-2017
Elise , St. Justin Martyr
• Molly, Holy Infant 
2015-2016
•Olivia, Christ, Prince of Peace School
2014-2015
•Ella, St. Justin Martyr School

 

 

Lent Prayer and Penny Week

National Prayer and Penny Week is a mission-focused prayer and sacrificial giving program for Lent. The program honors the legacy of Pauline Jaricot. As founder of the Society for the Propagation of the Faith, a Pontifical Mission Society like the Missionary Childhood Association, this young French laywoman encouraged prayers and financial help – "prayers and pennies" for the Missions of her day (including our own country). Today, her vision calls us to action – to do for the Church in the Missions of our day what she helped do for us in building the Church here in the United States back then.