Missionary Childhood Association


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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!



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2017-2018 Calendar of Events 

August 8, 2017       MCA @ Religious Ed Institute
October 2, 2017       MCA Mass @ Holy Infant celebrated by Bishop Rivituso
October 22nd       World Mission Sunday
Advent 2017       Christmas Artwork Contest begins 
MISSIO advent giving program
January 31, 2018       Christmas Artwork Contest entries due
March 11th-17th 2018       Prayer and Penny Week