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Missionary Childhood Programs

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The MCA's mission is to teach students about sharing the Gospel, learning about how the political and geographical issues of countries throughout the world affect children and how to share, pray, and make sacrifices for those truly in need.  


A program where the students learn about different regions/countries each year through newsletters and activities as they pledge to pray and sacrifice as missionaries for children in these countries. Get a glimpse of our award-winning It's Our World newsletter! New in 2012, the newsletter will be published twice a year- for Advent and Lent and will be offered for free! (A flat rate shipping fee will apply).

Advent and Lent

Programs that offer a simple way for the children to pray and sacrifice for all the children being served in missions around the world. Coin boxes accompanied by a Resource Sheet for educators allow the children to mindfully sacrifice for their brothers and sisters throughout the world.

World Mission Rosary

A rosary where each different color decade represents a different area of the world where missionaries continue to share the Good News of Jesus.Upon completion of this rosary, you have embraced the entire world in prayer!

National Prayer Week

Annually in March, young Catholics unite in prayer for those in need throughout the world. Materials are free and shipped automatically to all schools and parishes. Here's a prayer card of the 2012 National Prayer Week prayer that you can print and disburse among your students!

Going the Extra Mile

A sponsor-style fundraising event through which children throughout the US raise awareness of the great needs of children in the missions.

Christmas Artwork Contest

A yearly contest where the winner's artwork is reproduced as the official Christmas card of the national office of the Pontificial Mission Societies. Twenty-three additional winners have their artwork featured as an e-card on the MCA website for kids!