Missionary Childhood Association

“Dear boys and girls, missionary activity helps you to grow in faith and makes you joyful disciples of Jesus.”
Saint John Paul II


  • To encourage all children to be aware of the needs of children living in mission dioceses throughout the world and support them both spiritually and sacrificially


Founded in 1843 by Bishop Charles de Forbin-Janson in France with the motto “children helping children,” the MCA (formerly HCA) helps children in more than 110 nations to know Jesus. Monies raised through schools and various groups are directed towards self-help programs involving the building of schools, the provision of health and nutrition programs and medications, school fees, and teaching and learning resources.

Resources & More Information

For more information and a variety of materials for youth and children, please visit the Missio website.