Brothers and Sisters in Mission,
I felt compelled to reach out to you during this time of fear and extreme difficulty regarding the pandemic taking place with the Coronavirus otherwise known as COVID-19. While all countries are assessing and reacting in taking the appropriate measures, I wanted you to be aware that the Archdiocese of Los Angeles is taking every precautional measure to lessen the risk of infection and to further stop the spread of this virus. (to continue reading, click on the link)
Each year the Society of St. Peter Apostle sends support for some 30,000 young men preparing for the priesthood in mission seminaries like St. Augustine’s – providing textbooks, technology, housing, food and medical care. To learn more about the Society of St. Peter Apostle, visit the link above. This summer please consider making a donation to this society.
The MCA End of the Year Newsletter is now available. Please use the link above to access the Digital copy of this year’s newsletter. Inside you will find an amazing story recognizing the work Barrie Ponce has done as a volunteer at each MCA Mass, how Missionary Speakers visited schools and parishes, sharing special moments with all students. You will also find highlights from the Family Mission Days and MCA Youth Appreciation Mass. And so much more!
This October we celebrate the 100th anniversary of Pope Benedict XV’s Apostolic Letter Maximum Illud. Therefore, Pope Francis has declared this October to be known as the Extraordinary Missionary Month. Using the link above, access all the materials and resources you can use. Many of our material is bilingual (Spanish and English) so you can share with your students, families, and parishes. We are called to prepare ourselves for this celebration all year long, following the four dimensions, as specified by Pope Francis.
Every year, students of Religious Education or Catholic Schools in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles enter our MCA Christmas Artwork Contest. Our 12 Local Finalists are carefully chosen, and they proceed to the next round–where their artwork is sent to our National Office. We are happy to announce that 2 of our Finalists were chosen to be National Finalists and will be honored during our MCA Mass in October 2019. Using the link above, you can view all 12 finalists amazing artwork.