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

 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. 

Advent 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

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.

2018-19 MCA National Christmas Artwork Contest Entry Form


The 2017-18 Archdiocesan Winners of the Missionary Childhood Association’s National Christmas Artwork Contest will receive awards at the Archdiocesan Celebration of World Mission Sunday on October 21, 2018 at the Mother Church of the Archdiocese – the Cathedral SS Peter & Paul in Philadelphia.

This year’s Archdiocesan winners are:
Natalie Cardillo, St. Monica, Philadelphia
Isaiah Giddens, Regina Coeli Academy, Abington
JuanPablo Pulido, St. Peter the Apostle School, Philadelphia
David Rendon-Garcia, Sacred Heart, Swedesburg
Grace Stephen, Maternity BVM, Philadelphia

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 2018 Christmas Card design sent to all who have helped support our Missionaries in 1,111 Dioceses.

Congratulations Missionary Artwork Contest Winners!