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  • “Let us allow the love of God to take deep root within us. In so doing, we will be able to give ourselves to others.”

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Letter from the Director

The Mission Office at the Archdiocese of Los Angeles exists to promote the ministry of evangelization through the Pontifical Mission Societies.

The Holy See has established four Pontifical Mission Aid Societies, which form one institution with four branches: Society for the Propagation of the Faith, Society of St. Peter Apostle, Missionary Union of Priests and Religious, and Missionary Childhood Association.

The principle aim of the Pontifical Mission Societies, according to their statutes is "the promotion of a universal missionary spirit in the hearts of the People of God."


What is MCA?

Founded in 1843, the Missionary Childhood Association (formerly Holy Childhood Association) is an international organization whose membership is made up of students in Catholic elementary schools and religious education programs. It is an organization dedicated to fostering children’s awareness of the missionary nature of the Church.

The Missionary Childhood Association (MCA) program in the Mission Office exists to be of service to schools and religious education programs in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles.

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Mission Cooperative Plan Dinner

The Mission Office in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles invites all missionaries participating in the Mission Cooperative Plan for 2015 to our Summer missionary dinners. It is a nice way to catch up with old friends as well as make new ones and of course it provides an opportunity to meet our Los Angeles Archdiocese leadership team.

Please remember to RSVP for each dinner you plan to attend as well as letting our office know if you are planning to bring a guest.

Date: Monday, August 17, 2015
Time: 5:00 p.m.
Location: Can be found on your invitation.
When: Mon August 17 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

MCA Children's Mass

The annual Missionary Childhood Association Mass held for Los Angeles Archdiocese Catholic school students to celebrate their fundraising efforts.

Founded in 1843, the Missionary Childhood Association (formerly Holy Childhood Association) is an international organization whose membership is made up of students in Catholic elementary schools and religious education programs. It is an organization dedicated to fostering children’s awareness of the missionary nature of the Church.

The Missionary Childhood Association (MCA) program in the Mission Office exists to be of service to schools and religious education programs in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles.
When: Wed October 14 9:30 AM - 1:00 PM

World Mission Sunday 2015

World Mission Sunday is a day when Catholics worldwide recommit themselves to the Church's missionary activity through prayer and sacrifice.

Annually, World Mission Sunday is celebrated on the next-to-last Sunday in October. As described by Pope John Paul II, World Mission Sunday is "an important day in the life of the Church because it teaches how to give: as an offering made to God, in the Eucharistic celebration and for all the missions of the world".
When: Sun October 18 12:00 AM - 11:55 PM