It’s Beginning to Look a lot like Christmas . . . .

To share the Good News of God’s love and salvation as a Missionary.  This is the opportunity offered by the Missionary Childhood Association [MCA]. During Advent, young people can learn about their brothers and sisters in Mission countries – children just like them in many ways, but living in different circumstances. From short Advent prayer services to activities to celebrate the Epiphany, help your students discover through prayers and sacrifice how to make a difference for their Mission Family. 

2014 Advent Calendar EditedAdvent to Epiphany Calendar for Missionary Children–a one-page calendar in English with a daily Advent activity to do.  This and many other Family and Missionary inspired activities, including the calendar and prayers for Advent and Epiphany are here 2017 Advent to Epiphany Family Prayers and Activities.

Prepare your family for Advent with this Prayer for Children in the Missions: Prepare for Advent Prayer – Bringing Jesus to the Nations

There are also two types of Advent Wreath Prayers.  Pick one for your home, school or PREP from those listed below:

MCA Advent Wreath Prayer Service Simple Version
MCA Advent Wreath Prayer Service Elaborate Version

For more Advent Family Activities, go here.

2017-18 MCA Artwork Contest Entry Form

  • Brenna Finan, St. Francis of Assisi School, Springfield
  • Isabella Martell, Holy Family Regional Catholic School, Levittown
  • Dominique Chojnacki-Silva, St. Laurentius School, Philadelphia

  • Charlotte McDonald, St. Francis of Assisi School, Springfield
  • Dominicio Cucarese, Holy Trinity Catholic School, Morrisville
  • Madison McGough, Maternity B.V.M. School, Philadelphia
  • Alanah Torres, St. Peter the Apostle School, Philadelphia

  • Christian Esposito, St. Monica School, Philadelphia
  • Fedora Cherelus, Saint William Parish, Haitian Community, Philadelphia

  • Juliana Fratantuono, St. Monica School, Philadelphia
  • Tommy Mastroianni, Regina Coeli Academy, Abingto

These students were recognized at the Archdiocesan Celebration of World Mission Sunday on October 22, 2017 at the Saint Francis of Assisi Parish in Springfield.  Their artwork will be displayed in the lobby of the Archdiocesan Pastoral Center in Philadelphia during Advent and be a part of the Missions office 2017 Christmas Card design sent to all who have helped support our Missionaries in 1,108 Dioceses.

Congratulations Missionary Artwork Contest Winners!