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.
This Sunday December 3rd we start the season of Advent. As we wait and prepare to celebrate the birth of our Savior. Let us quiet our hearts and let the light of God guide us this Advent season.
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Today's the day! May your gift to them be a gift to you. Visit https://tpms.igivecatholic.org/organizations/archdiocese-of-los-angeles to make your gift NOW! #GivetotheMissions #iGiveCatholic on #GivingTuesday
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This Black Friday, while you shop for deals 🛍️, consider matching your savings with a gift 🎁 that invests in the future of the Catholic Church in over 1,000 mission territories. Every contribution makes a difference! Schedule your gift for #iGiveCatholic at https://tpms.igivecatholic.org/organizations/archdiocese-of-los-angeles and post a picture of your Black Friday receipt with the hashtag #iGiveCatholic on #Giving Tuesday 🌍💖
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May we all get to enjoy a warm meal surrounded by people we care and love. Happy Thanksgiving!
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In this week of Thanksgiving, may we reflect on the ways that we have been blessed and can pay those blessings forward. People throughout the world go without food, water, medical care, schooling, and so much more – things that we forget to cherish in our daily lives. Give thanks for what you have, but also consider giving so that someone does not have to go without. #iGiveCatholic on #GivingTuesday
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Generosity begets generosity. In just one week, you can make a tangible difference in the lives of millions who live and work in mission territories worldwide. #iGiveCatholic on #Giving Tuesday
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Visit our website for more information https://missionsla.org/mca-christmas-artwork-contest. #TPMS #MCA #IAmAMissionary #infaciamisionera #Mission #Christmas
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Saint Charles Borromeo pray for us!
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Learn more about the life of St. Martin de Porres in the November MCA material available for free on our website. https://missionsla.org/mcamaterialslessonplans
Conozca más sobre la vida de San Martín de Porres en el material de la MCA de noviembre disponible de forma gratuita en nuestro sitio web. https://missionsla.org/mcamaterialslessonplans
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