Missionary Childhood Association
MISSIONARY CHILDHOOD ASSOCIATION
The Missionary Childhood Association (MCA) is an international organization dedicated to fostering children’s awareness and participation in the missionary calling of our Church. Membership includes students in Catholic schools, religious education programs, and parishes.
Sponsored in a special way by the Pope, 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. With the motto of “Children Helping Children,” MCA encourages children to learn about and support underprivileged children in developing countries around the world.
The Missionary Childhood Association (MCA) program in the Mission Office exists to be of service to schools and religious education programs in the Diocese of Orange.
WELCOME TO THE NEW 2019-2020 SCHOOL YEAR!
We are excited to present our 2019-2020 MCA Mission Education Calendar, a month-by-month guide with activities and resources for teachers of all levels. Also included in the calendar are forms to help you maintain missionary efforts in your own classroom.
DOWNLOAD OUR FREE EXTRA RESOURCES:
Missionary Education Calendar
September Activities/Extra Resources
October Activities/Extra Resources
November Activities/Extra Resources
December Activities/Extra Resources
January Activities/Extra Resources
February/March Activities/Extra Resources
April Activities/Extra Resources
May Activities/Extra Resources
Additional support is found in the Mission Education Guidelines for teachers and catechists, produced in 2012 by the national Missionary Childhood Association.
If you have any questions or would like more information about incorporating Mission Education in your classroom please contact us at 714-282-3030 or email@example.com.
EXTRAORDINARY MISSION MONTH RESOURCES FOR TEACHERS AND CATECHISTS
TEACHING ABOUT MISSION
Lesson plans for grades K-2, 3-5, and 6-8 from the Missionary Childhood Association for the Extraordinary Missionary Month (in English and Spanish) are the featured resources this week. The lessons incorporate the four dimensions of the Extraordinary Missionary Month as indicated by Pope Francis.
Of particular note is the Leader’s Guide which offers additional activities for the lessons, as well as background information on the EMM, the Synod for the Amazon, Laudato si’, and Maximum Illud. Additional activities for young people in grades 6 through 8 center on Sister Dorothy Stang, SNDdeN, who is the U.S. missionary witness for the celebration of the EMM and World Mission Sunday.
MCA is a part of The Pontifical Mission Societies