National MCA Christmas Artwork Contest

All children in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia are encouraged to enter the annual Missionary Childhood Association Christmas Artwork Contest.  The Archdiocesan winner’s artwork is displayed:

† At the Archdiocesan celebration of World Mission Sunday

† In the Pontifical Mission Societies annual Christmas card

† In the lobby of the Archdiocesan Pastoral Center during Advent

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The local winning entries are also submitted to the MCA National Office for the nation wide contest.

2019-2020 Entry Form

On October 20th 2019, Winners of the 2018-2019 National Christmas Artwork contest were recognized at the Archdiocesan Celebration of World Mission Sunday by Archbishop Charles Chaput. 



Emily Gouge – St. Anastasia School – Grade 2

Scarlett Barker – Holy Cross Regional – Grade 1

Moira Larkin – St Francis of Assisi School


Paul Osada – Regina Coeli – Grade 6


Leo Fiore – St Katharine of Siena – Grade 6

Kelly Finan – Saint Francis of Assisi School – Grade 5

Caitlin Small – Saint James Regional School – Grade 5

Casey McDonough – st Katharine of Siena – Grade 6

Dale Hernani – Maternity BVM – grade 4


Hailey Padlo Castro – St. Cornelius – Grade 5