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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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  • Happy Mother's Day!
  • Today is National Teacher Day and we want to give a big shoutout to our Catholic School teachers! You are so wonderful in helping us raise an awareness among children of our call to mission. Especially to all those of you who are actively promoting MCA in your schools and parishes. Thank you!
  • We have new material for MCA. Check out our website and download the material for May. In this month in which we also we also celebrate the Virgin Mary as our heavenly mother and mother of God we ask that you pray a novena for all the children in the missions. www.missionsla.org/mca 
#missionaries #Mission #IAmAMissionary #TPMS  #virginmary #MotherofGod
  • Thank you to all the schools that joined us this morning for the MCA Lenten Virtual Prayer Service. We had schools from five dioceses join us: San Bernardino, San Diego, Orange, San Francisco and Los Angeles. Thank you to the students of St. Gregory the Great School, Beatitudes of Our Lord, and St. John the Baptist School for representing the Archdiocese of Los Angeles and reading at the prayer service. 
It was truly a blessing to know that we can gather as one family in Faith to pray. #Mission #MCA #Lent #TPMS #MissionaryChildhoodAssociation #IAmAMissionary #missionaries
  • Mark your calendars for the MCA Youth Appreciation Mass on October 16, 2024.
  • Thank you to all the schools that encouraged your students to participate in our Christmas Artwork Contest this past Advent Season. We have selected our local finalist. Students' artwork from the following schools was selected: Beatitudes of Our Lord School, All Souls World Language Schoo, St. Gregory the Great School, Incarnation School, Cathedral Chapel School, Resurrection School, St. Cyril of Jerusalem School, and Our Lady of the Assumption School. All these will not be considered in the national round of the artwork contest and their artwork will be on display at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels Advent 2024.
  • Mark your calendars and join us for a prayer service during the season of Lent.
  • #Mission #RECongress #MCA #TPMS #Lent
Happy Mother's Day!
Happy Mother's Day!
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Today is National Teacher Day and we want to give a big shoutout to our Catholic School teachers! You are so wonderful in helping us raise an awareness among children of our call to mission. Especially to all those of you who are actively promoting MCA in your schools and parishes. Thank you!
Today is National Teacher Day and we want to give a big shoutout to our Catholic School teachers! You are so wonderful in helping us raise an awareness among children of our call to mission. Especially to all those of you who are actively promoting MCA in your schools and parishes. Thank you!
Today is National Teacher Day and we want to give a big shoutout to our Catholic School teachers! You are so wonderful in helping us raise an awareness among children of our call to mission. Especially to all those of you who are actively promoting MCA in your schools and parishes. Thank you!
Today is National Teacher Day and we want to give a big shoutout to our Catholic School teachers! You are so wonderful in helping us raise an awareness among children of our call to mission. Especially to all those of you who are actively promoting MCA in your schools and parishes. Thank you!
Today is National Teacher Day and we want to give a big shoutout to our Catholic School teachers! You are so wonderful in helping us raise an awareness among children of our call to mission. Especially to all those of you who are actively promoting MCA in your schools and parishes. Thank you!
Today is National Teacher Day and we want to give a big shoutout to our Catholic School teachers! You are so wonderful in helping us raise an awareness among children of our call to mission. Especially to all those of you who are actively promoting MCA in your schools and parishes. Thank you!
Today is National Teacher Day and we want to give a big shoutout to our Catholic School teachers! You are so wonderful in helping us raise an awareness among children of our call to mission. Especially to all those of you who are actively promoting MCA in your schools and parishes. Thank you!
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We have new material for MCA. Check out our website and download the material for May. In this month in which we also we also celebrate the Virgin Mary as our heavenly mother and mother of God we ask that you pray a novena for all the children in the missions. www.missionsla.org/mca 
#missionaries #Mission #IAmAMissionary #TPMS  #virginmary #MotherofGod
We have new material for MCA. Check out our website and download the material for May. In this month in which we also we also celebrate the Virgin Mary as our heavenly mother and mother of God we ask that you pray a novena for all the children in the missions. www.missionsla.org/mca 
#missionaries #Mission #IAmAMissionary #TPMS  #virginmary #MotherofGod
We have new material for MCA. Check out our website and download the material for May. In this month in which we also we also celebrate the Virgin Mary as our heavenly mother and mother of God we ask that you pray a novena for all the children in the missions. www.missionsla.org/mca #missionaries #Mission #IAmAMissionary #TPMS #virginmary #MotherofGod
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Thank you to all the schools that joined us this morning for the MCA Lenten Virtual Prayer Service. We had schools from five dioceses join us: San Bernardino, San Diego, Orange, San Francisco and Los Angeles. Thank you to the students of St. Gregory the Great School, Beatitudes of Our Lord, and St. John the Baptist School for representing the Archdiocese of Los Angeles and reading at the prayer service. 
It was truly a blessing to know that we can gather as one family in Faith to pray. #Mission #MCA #Lent #TPMS #MissionaryChildhoodAssociation #IAmAMissionary #missionaries
Thank you to all the schools that joined us this morning for the MCA Lenten Virtual Prayer Service. We had schools from five dioceses join us: San Bernardino, San Diego, Orange, San Francisco and Los Angeles. Thank you to the students of St. Gregory the Great School, Beatitudes of Our Lord, and St. John the Baptist School for representing the Archdiocese of Los Angeles and reading at the prayer service. 
It was truly a blessing to know that we can gather as one family in Faith to pray. #Mission #MCA #Lent #TPMS #MissionaryChildhoodAssociation #IAmAMissionary #missionaries
Thank you to all the schools that joined us this morning for the MCA Lenten Virtual Prayer Service. We had schools from five dioceses join us: San Bernardino, San Diego, Orange, San Francisco and Los Angeles. Thank you to the students of St. Gregory the Great School, Beatitudes of Our Lord, and St. John the Baptist School for representing the Archdiocese of Los Angeles and reading at the prayer service. It was truly a blessing to know that we can gather as one family in Faith to pray. #Mission #MCA #Lent #TPMS #MissionaryChildhoodAssociation #IAmAMissionary #missionaries
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Mark your calendars for the MCA Youth Appreciation Mass on October 16, 2024.
Mark your calendars for the MCA Youth Appreciation Mass on October 16, 2024.
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Thank you to all the schools that encouraged your students to participate in our Christmas Artwork Contest this past Advent Season. We have selected our local finalist. Students' artwork from the following schools was selected: Beatitudes of Our Lord School, All Souls World Language Schoo, St. Gregory the Great School, Incarnation School, Cathedral Chapel School, Resurrection School, St. Cyril of Jerusalem School, and Our Lady of the Assumption School. All these will not be considered in the national round of the artwork contest and their artwork will be on display at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels Advent 2024.
Thank you to all the schools that encouraged your students to participate in our Christmas Artwork Contest this past Advent Season. We have selected our local finalist. Students' artwork from the following schools was selected: Beatitudes of Our Lord School, All Souls World Language Schoo, St. Gregory the Great School, Incarnation School, Cathedral Chapel School, Resurrection School, St. Cyril of Jerusalem School, and Our Lady of the Assumption School. All these will not be considered in the national round of the artwork contest and their artwork will be on display at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels Advent 2024.
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Mark your calendars and join us for a prayer service during the season of Lent.
Mark your calendars and join us for a prayer service during the season of Lent.
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#Mission #RECongress #MCA #TPMS #Lent
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