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 2018-2019 school year!

We are excited to present our 2018-2019 MCA Mission Education packet, a month-by-month guide with activities and resources for teachers of all levels. Also included in the packet are forms to help you maintain missionary efforts in your own classroom.

Download our:

Mission Education packet

Extra Resources

Order forms:

Christmas Artwork Entry

Fiscal Donation

Fundraising Ideas

Mite Box Order

Speaker Request

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 missionoffice@rcbo.org.


MCA is a part of The Pontifical Mission Societies

MCA is a part of The Pontifical Mission Societies