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MCA Children’s Mass 2021 Celebration

MCA Youth Appreciation Mass Virtual Celebration – October 20, 2021

The annual MCA Youth Appreciation Mass for the youth and faculty is the largest gathering of Catholic elementary and secondary school children in the world. This unique Catholic experience highlights the natural generosity of our Younger Church and allows us to thank ALL personally for being Christ’s help to children around the world with a Eucharistic celebration, dancing, music and food.

This year we are thrilled to be able to celebrate the MCA Youth Appreciation Mass in person once again. All safety protocols will be followed as we welcome you the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels. Archbishop Jose Gomez will be celebrating and we will also have the presence of the newly appointed National Director for the Pontifical Mission Societies in the United States, Msgr. Kieran E. Harrington.

Among other highlights of this event is the announcement of the winners of the Christmas Artwork Contest whose winning artwork will be on display at the Basilica of National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, D.C. during the Advent/Christmas season. 

Click here to see a Live Streaming of the Procession and the entire MCA Children’s Mass.


To catch a glimpse of past MCA Youth Appreciation Mass: The Tidings Newspaper in Los Angeles, California received Honorable Mention for “Missionary Childhood Association Mass” by Paula Doyle, producer and Davy Cheng, editor. All of us here in the Mission Office are so glad to have this honorable mention at the 2014 Catholic Press Awards!

“A vibrant and energetic video that captures the spirit of the Missionary Childhood Association Mass at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels.”

To RSVP for this year’s MCA Youth Appreciation Mass, click on the image below and let us know your parish or school name. You can also email us your RSVP at mca@la-archdiocese.org

RSVP to the mass before September 27, 2021
MCA Mass 2020 Worship Aid (PDF file)