Missionary Childhood Association
The Missionary Childhood Association is one of the four Pontifical Mission Societies and is active in 110 countries throughout the world. Established in 1843, the MCA's goal is to gather prayers and financial support for children in mission countries, following it's founder Bishop Charles de Gorbin-Janson's motto of "Children Helping Children". MCA's membership is made up of students from Catholic elementary schools, parish schools of religion, and homeschooled children. These students take part in many activities throughout the year that foster their education and awareness of the missionary nature of the Church.
The Missionary Childhood Association in the Archdiocese of Saint Louis serves students in over 100 Catholic elementary schools and parish schools of religion, and homeschooled students. Each school and parish school of religion appoints a mission moderator, who acts as a liaison between his or her school and the (arch)diocese's MCA Coordinator. The mission moderator is responsible for educating his or her students in mission awareness and support through prayer, sacrifice, and activities.
We are proud of all of these students who follow the teachings of the Missionary Childhood Association
and work hard to support children around the world!
2016-2017 Calendar of Events
|August 2016||Welcome letters sent|
|October 2016||World Mission Month|
|October 1, 2016||Feast Day - St. Therese of Lisieux, copatron saint of the missions|
|October 3, 2016||Missionary Childhood Association Mass|
|October 23, 2016||World Mission Sunday|
|Advent 2016||Christmas Artwork Contest begins|
|December 3, 2016||Feast Day - St. Francis Xavier, copatron saint of the missions|
|January 31, 2017||Christmas Artwork Contest entries due|
|March 2017||Prayer and Penny Week|