Resources | Society for the Propagation of the Faith ~ Missionary Childhood Association


The season of Advent is a wonderful opportunity to engage young people in their call to missionary discipleship, seeking their prayers, actions and monetary sacrifices for their brothers and sisters around the world. These resources are designed to love beyond the classroom, engaging families who by virtue of their baptism share in the triple mission of Christ: priest, prophet, and king.

El tiempo de Adviento es una maravillosa oportunidad para comprometer a los jóvenes en su llamado a ser discípulos misioneros a través de sus oraciones, acciones y sacrificios monetarios en beneficio de sus hermanos de todo el mundo. Estos recursos están diseñados para hacer que nuestra capacidad de amar trascienda los límites de las aulas, comprometiendo a las familias que, en virtud de su bautismo, comparten la triple misión de Cristo: sacerdote, profeta y rey.

Activities / Lessons
  • A Moment For The Missions With MCA (interactive calendar for January 2023)
  • A Moment For The Missions With MCA (interactive calendar for December 2022, includes focus on Advent, Christmas and the New Year)
  • A Moment For The Missions With MCA (interactive calendar for November 2022)
  • Advent Lesson (Saint Nicolas), K-2
  • Advent Lesson (St. Francis Xavier), 3-5
  • Advent Lesson (St. Juan Diego), 6-8
  • Advent Activities
    (Grades K-8)
  • Advent Family Activity
  • Family Advent and Christmas Activities
  • Epiphany Lesson
    (Grades K-2)
  • Epiphany Lesson
    (Grades 3-5
  • Epiphany Lesson
    (Grades 6-8)
  • Manger Craft Activity
  • Advent Scavenger Hunt Activity
  • MCA Advent Calendar 2022 (Boston)
  • December 2022 MCA Calendar (Boston)
  • Angels Watching Over Me (Boston)
  • Saint of the Month 2022, K-4 (Boston)
  • Saint of the Month 2022, 5-8 (Boston)
  • MCA-India, K-4 (Boston)
  • MCA-India, 5-8 (Boston)
  • Origami Sailboat Instruction (Boston)
Saints / Witnesses
  • Saint Juan Diego
  • Activity: Saint Francis Xavier (Grades 3-5)
  • Activity: Saint Francis Xavier (Grades 6-8)


Lent begins on Ash Wednesday, this year February 22. Lent is a time for special prayer, fasting and abstinence in preparation for the great Easter celebration. It is a very special time to journey with young people as they deepen their love and commitment for Our Lord. Here are some resources for you to view, download and share with the young Church, enhancing their observance of Lent among young people, particularly as they remember in prayer and offer Lenten sacrifices for their brothers and sisters in the Pope's missions

La Cuaresma comienza el Miércoles de Ceniza, este año el 22 de febrero. La Cuaresma es un tiempo para oración especial, ayuno y abstinencia en preparación para la gran celebración de Pascua. Es un momento muy especial para caminar con los jóvenes mientras profundizan su amor y compromiso con Nuestro Señor. Aquí hay algunos recursos para que vea, descargue y comparta con la Iglesia joven, mejorando su observancia de la Cuaresma entre los jóvenes, particularmente cuando recuerdan en oración y ofrecen sacrificios de Cuaresma por sus hermanos y hermanas en las misiones del Papa.

Activities / Lessons
  • March Interactive Calendar
  • February Interactive Calendar with Ash Wednesday
  • Lent 2023 MCA Three Pillars of Lent
  • Stations of the Cross Booklet from Archdiocese of LA
  • Newsletter Countries MCA South Sudan
  • A Moment For The Missions With MCA (interactive calendar for June 2022, includes Pentecost Sunday)
  • A Moment For The Missions With MCA (interactive calendar for May 2022)
  • A Moment For The Missions With MCA (interactive calendar for April 2022, includes Holy Week and Easter Season)
  • **NEW THIS YEAR** Lent / Easter Lesson (Missionary Saints), K-2
  • **NEW THIS YEAR** Lent / Easter Lesson (Missionary Saints), 3-5
  • **NEW THIS YEAR** Lent / Easter Lesson (Missionary Saints), 6-8
  • Ash Wednesday (includes background, prayer, word search)
  • Fridays of Lent (includes background, prayer, Stations of the Cross)
  • Holy Week / Easter (includes background, prayer, printable "Holy Week Journey")
  • 2022 Lent Resources, Philadelphia Mission Office (includes Lent Mission Calendar, Ash Wednesday Prayer/Activity, Mission Saint Spotlight, and more!)
  • 'Missionary Hearts in Action' Lent Journey to Easter Activity, Los Angeles Mission Office
  • 2022 Lent Calendar, Los Angeles Mission Office
  • Easter Basket for Missions (grades K-1)
  • Easter Coloring (grades K-1)
  • Lent Word Search (grades 3-5)
  • Pentecost Crossword (grades 2-3)
  • Pentecost Word Scramble (grades 6-8)
  • Pentecost Word Search (grades 4-5)
  • Pretzels and Lent
  • Road To Easter Activity (grades 2-5)
  • Road To Jerusalem Crossword (grades 6-8)
  • Pentecost Kite Activity
  • Pentecost Word Jumble
  • Crown of Thorns Activity (Archdiocese of Philadelphia)
Prayer / Sacrifice
  • A Moment For The Missions With MCA (interactive calendar for June 2022, includes Pentecost Sunday)
  • A Moment For The Missions With MCA (interactive calendar for May 2022)
  • A Moment For The Missions With MCA (interactive calendar for April 2022, includes Holy Week and Easter Season)
  • Ash Wednesday (includes background, prayer, word search)
  • Fridays of Lent (includes background, prayer, Stations of the Cross)
  • Stations of the Cross, Los Angeles Mission Office
  • World Mission Rosary Activity
  • Stations of the Cross for Children
  • MCA Prayer Service: Spring, a Season of Change
  • Lent Missionary Pledge
  • Ash Wednesday Prayer
  • Lent Prayer Service, Mercy in Motion (Boston)
  • MCA Stations of the Cross PowerPoint (Boston)
  • Stations of the Cross (6-8) (from Boston)
  • Stations of the Cross (3-5) (from Boston)
  • Pray And Sacrifice (from Philadelphia)
  • Missionary Disciples Lent Prayer Service (from Philadelphia)
  • Lenten Litany (Archdiocese of Boston)
  • Lent Missionary Prayer (Archdiocese of Philadelphia)
Saints / Witnesses

Ordinary Time

Called to Missionary Discipleship 24/7

God has blessed your parish, school and home through calling you to witness to your faith in Jesus Christ and thus helping children deepen their knowledge, love and life in Him. What a gift to be able to live your own call to missionary discipleship by accompanying them on their faith journeys! Pope Francis reminds young people that Jesus calls each one of us to become His missionary disciples - the path to sainthood. MISSIO helps all children on the path of holiness, those at home and those in mission countries.

Monthly Resources
  • A Moment For The Missions With MCA (interactive calendar for February 2023, includes Ash Wednesday)
  • World Mission Meditation On The Saints
  • Prayer Journal
  • Prayer Card to Our Lady of Perpetual Help Against COVID19
Activities / Lessons
Saints / Witnesses
General Information / Backgrounders
  • Missionary Childhood Association A History of Helping
  • History, Charism and Spirituality of the Missionary Childhood Association
  • Anniversary Year (2022) Information (from TPMS-Australia National Director, Father Brian Lucas)


World Mission Sunday, our annual worldwide Eucharistic celebration for the Missions and missionaries of the world, will be celebrated on October 22 this year. This collection on the second-to-last Sunday in October is a unique, global effort for the entire Church to provide for the building up of over one thousand local churches in Asia and Africa, the Pacific Islands, and parts of Latin America and Europe. Through the work of these churches, and their witness to Christ, the poor receive practical help and experience God's love and mercy, His hope and peace.

El Domingo Mundial de las Misiones, nuestra celebración eucarística anual mundial para las Misiones y los misioneros del mundo, se celebrará el 23 de octubre este año. Esta colecta en el penúltimo domingo de octubre es un esfuerzo único y global para que toda la Iglesia se ocupe de la construcción de más de mil iglesias locales en Asia y África, las islas del Pacífico y partes de América Latina y Europa. A través del trabajo de estas iglesias y su testimonio de Cristo, los pobres reciben ayuda práctica y experimentan el amor y la misericordia de Dios, su esperanza y paz.

2023 World Mission Sunday Materials
Materiales del Domingo Mundial de las Misiones 2023

All materials are bi-lingual (English | Spanish) unless noted otherwise
Todos los materiales son bilingües (inglés | español) a menos que se indique lo contrario.

Background / Information
Historial / Información
Parish Resources
Recursos Parroquiales
  • Msgr. Harrington's
    Letter to Parishes
Promotional Materials
Materiales Promocionales
Pope Francis
Papa Francisco
Educational Resources (MCA)
Recursos Educativos (MCA)
  • A Moment For The Missions With MCA (interactive calendar for September 2022)
  • A Moment For The Missions With MCA (interactive calendar for October 2022)
Prayer and Scripture
Oración y Escritura

For archived resources for the special past Extraordinary Missionary Month, click here. / Para recursos archivados para el Mes Misionero Extraordinario pasado, haga clic aquí.

Extraordinary Missionary Month ~ October 2019
Mes Misionero Extraordinario ~ Octubre 2019

Pope Francis has set October 2019 as an Extraordinary Missionary Month (EMM) to foster greater awareness of "missio ad gentes" (mission to all peoples) and to animate the missionary transformation of Church life and pastoral activity. World Mission Sunday (WMS) will be celebrated in this EMM on October 20. These resources are presented to help inform, inspire and invite the fullest celebration in this special missionary moment.

El Papa Francisco estableció el mes de octubre de 2019 como un Mes Misionero Extraordinario (MME) para fomentar una mayor conciencia de "missio ad gentes" (misión a todos los pueblos) y para animar la transformación misionera de la vida de la Iglesia y la actividad pastoral. El Domingo Mundial de las Misiones, conocido en ingles por sus siglas (WMS), se celebrará en este MME el 20 de octubre. Estos recursos se presentan para ayudar a informar, inspirar e invitar la más plena celebración en este momento misionero especial.

MCA Resources
MCA Recursos
Catechesis / Formation
Catequesis / Formación
Prayer / Spirituality
Oración / Espiritualidad
Missionary Charity
Caridad Misionera
Missionary Witnesses
Testigos Misioneros

For resources for World Mission Sunday, click here. / Para recursos para el Domingo Mundial de las Misiones, haga clic aquí.

Animation and Formation Blogs for older students and adults.

Mission In Scripture

Misión en la Escritura

Preaching Mission

Predicando Misión

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