Support the Missions

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. Msgr. Charles de Forbin Janson, a French bishop, was inspired by Pauline Jaricot’s initiative to help missionaries through the Pontifical Society of the Propagation of the Faith. He sought to involve the children in France founding the society and asking them to help children in China through prayer and donations. Today, it is an organization dedicated to fostering children’s awareness of the missionary nature of the Church. With children in more than 130 countries participating the motto of the association has been updated to say: children evangelizing, children praying for the children, children helping children worldwide.

The Missionary Childhood Association (MCA) program exists to be of service to schools and religious education programs in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles by fostering in children a missionary spirit and leadership, that motivates them to share their faith and material goods, with other children who are most in need. Through our material and resources, we seek to foster a missionary vocation in children so they may take part in the life of the church as missionary disciples.

Authorized by the Vatican, and in collaboration with the U.S. Bishops, MCA distributes educational and fund-raising programs to schools and religious education programs throughout the United States. It is sometimes known as the Pontifical Association of the Missionary Childhood because it is sponsored in a special way by the Pope. It is the official agency of the Holy Father for the distribution of the fundraising proceeds realized through the efforts of children for their underprivileged brothers and sisters in Third World situations.

Download MCA resources by clicking here.

Descarge el material de MCA aqui.

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  • #Mission #RECongress #MCA #TPMS #Lent
  • We are still on a high from this weekend at the Religious Education Congress. We wanted to share some highlights with you from this congress.
  • Thank you to everyone that stoped by our booth this weekend. We enjoyed seeing people who visit us every year. First year that we completed ran out of resources to hand out. It fills us with joy that so many catechist are taking advantage of the free resources MCA offers. 
Gracias a todos los que pararon por nuestro puesto. Nos da mucha alegria ver que tantos catequistas estan usando los recursos gratis de MCA.  #RECongress #Mission #MCA #MissionaryChildhoodAssociation
  • We are looking forward to seeing more familiar faces this weekend at the Religious Education Congress
  • #RECongress #missionarylife #MCA #TPMS  Los Angeles Religious Education Congress
  • Stop by our booth at the RECongress and get free resources. 

Vengan por nuestro puesto y ver el material gratis de MCA.
  • #RECongress #MissionaryChildhoodAssociation #MCA  @lacatholics Los Angeles Youth Day
  • The Los Angeles Religious Education Congress starts today with Youth Day. Let us keep in prayer all the youth from the Archdiocese of Los Angeles attending today. May they have a day filled with love and inspiration to live their faith more fully. #RECongress
#Mission #RECongress #MCA #TPMS #Lent
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We are still on a high from this weekend at the Religious Education Congress. We wanted to share some highlights with you from this congress.
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Thank you to everyone that stoped by our booth this weekend. We enjoyed seeing people who visit us every year. First year that we completed ran out of resources to hand out. It fills us with joy that so many catechist are taking advantage of the free resources MCA offers. 
Gracias a todos los que pararon por nuestro puesto. Nos da mucha alegria ver que tantos catequistas estan usando los recursos gratis de MCA.  #RECongress #Mission #MCA #MissionaryChildhoodAssociation
Thank you to everyone that stoped by our booth this weekend. We enjoyed seeing people who visit us every year. First year that we completed ran out of resources to hand out. It fills us with joy that so many catechist are taking advantage of the free resources MCA offers. 
Gracias a todos los que pararon por nuestro puesto. Nos da mucha alegria ver que tantos catequistas estan usando los recursos gratis de MCA.  #RECongress #Mission #MCA #MissionaryChildhoodAssociation
Thank you to everyone that stoped by our booth this weekend. We enjoyed seeing people who visit us every year. First year that we completed ran out of resources to hand out. It fills us with joy that so many catechist are taking advantage of the free resources MCA offers. 
Gracias a todos los que pararon por nuestro puesto. Nos da mucha alegria ver que tantos catequistas estan usando los recursos gratis de MCA.  #RECongress #Mission #MCA #MissionaryChildhoodAssociation
Thank you to everyone that stoped by our booth this weekend. We enjoyed seeing people who visit us every year. First year that we completed ran out of resources to hand out. It fills us with joy that so many catechist are taking advantage of the free resources MCA offers. 
Gracias a todos los que pararon por nuestro puesto. Nos da mucha alegria ver que tantos catequistas estan usando los recursos gratis de MCA.  #RECongress #Mission #MCA #MissionaryChildhoodAssociation
Thank you to everyone that stoped by our booth this weekend. We enjoyed seeing people who visit us every year. First year that we completed ran out of resources to hand out. It fills us with joy that so many catechist are taking advantage of the free resources MCA offers. 
Gracias a todos los que pararon por nuestro puesto. Nos da mucha alegria ver que tantos catequistas estan usando los recursos gratis de MCA.  #RECongress #Mission #MCA #MissionaryChildhoodAssociation
Thank you to everyone that stoped by our booth this weekend. We enjoyed seeing people who visit us every year. First year that we completed ran out of resources to hand out. It fills us with joy that so many catechist are taking advantage of the free resources MCA offers. 
Gracias a todos los que pararon por nuestro puesto. Nos da mucha alegria ver que tantos catequistas estan usando los recursos gratis de MCA.  #RECongress #Mission #MCA #MissionaryChildhoodAssociation
Thank you to everyone that stoped by our booth this weekend. We enjoyed seeing people who visit us every year. First year that we completed ran out of resources to hand out. It fills us with joy that so many catechist are taking advantage of the free resources MCA offers. 
Gracias a todos los que pararon por nuestro puesto. Nos da mucha alegria ver que tantos catequistas estan usando los recursos gratis de MCA.  #RECongress #Mission #MCA #MissionaryChildhoodAssociation
Thank you to everyone that stoped by our booth this weekend. We enjoyed seeing people who visit us every year. First year that we completed ran out of resources to hand out. It fills us with joy that so many catechist are taking advantage of the free resources MCA offers. 
Gracias a todos los que pararon por nuestro puesto. Nos da mucha alegria ver que tantos catequistas estan usando los recursos gratis de MCA.  #RECongress #Mission #MCA #MissionaryChildhoodAssociation
Thank you to everyone that stoped by our booth this weekend. We enjoyed seeing people who visit us every year. First year that we completed ran out of resources to hand out. It fills us with joy that so many catechist are taking advantage of the free resources MCA offers. 
Gracias a todos los que pararon por nuestro puesto. Nos da mucha alegria ver que tantos catequistas estan usando los recursos gratis de MCA.  #RECongress #Mission #MCA #MissionaryChildhoodAssociation
Thank you to everyone that stoped by our booth this weekend. We enjoyed seeing people who visit us every year. First year that we completed ran out of resources to hand out. It fills us with joy that so many catechist are taking advantage of the free resources MCA offers. 
Gracias a todos los que pararon por nuestro puesto. Nos da mucha alegria ver que tantos catequistas estan usando los recursos gratis de MCA.  #RECongress #Mission #MCA #MissionaryChildhoodAssociation
Thank you to everyone that stoped by our booth this weekend. We enjoyed seeing people who visit us every year. First year that we completed ran out of resources to hand out. It fills us with joy that so many catechist are taking advantage of the free resources MCA offers. Gracias a todos los que pararon por nuestro puesto. Nos da mucha alegria ver que tantos catequistas estan usando los recursos gratis de MCA. #RECongress #Mission #MCA #MissionaryChildhoodAssociation
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We are looking forward to seeing more familiar faces this weekend at the Religious Education Congress
We are looking forward to seeing more familiar faces this weekend at the Religious Education Congress
We are looking forward to seeing more familiar faces this weekend at the Religious Education Congress
We are looking forward to seeing more familiar faces this weekend at the Religious Education Congress
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#RECongress #missionarylife #MCA #TPMS Los Angeles Religious Education Congress
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Stop by our booth at the RECongress and get free resources. Vengan por nuestro puesto y ver el material gratis de MCA.
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#RECongress #MissionaryChildhoodAssociation #MCA @lacatholics Los Angeles Youth Day
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The Los Angeles Religious Education Congress starts today with Youth Day. Let us keep in prayer all the youth from the Archdiocese of Los Angeles attending today. May they have a day filled with love and inspiration to live their faith more fully. #RECongress
The Los Angeles Religious Education Congress starts today with Youth Day. Let us keep in prayer all the youth from the Archdiocese of Los Angeles attending today. May they have a day filled with love and inspiration to live their faith more fully. #RECongress
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