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.

Activities / Lessons
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 26. 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 26 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
  • Easter Basket for Missions (grades K-1)
  • Easter Coloring (grades K-1)
  • Lent Word Search (grades 3-5)
  • About Lent (from Washington, DC Archdiocese)
  • Lent Calendar (from Washington, DC Archdiocese)
  • 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
  • 40 Ideas for 40 Days
  • Lent Calendar (from Boston)
  • Lent Calendar (from Philadelphia)
  • Pentecost Scripture Activity
Prayer / Sacrifice
  • World Mission Rosary Activity
  • Stations of the Cross for Children
  • MCA Prayer Service: Spring, a Season of Change
  • Prayer Service for Discipleship
  • Lent Missionary Pledge
  • Missionary Calendar for Lent
  • 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)
  • Pentecost Novena (Argentina)
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 January)
  • On Mission Ground (Archdiocese of Washington, DC)
  • 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


World Mission Sunday, our annual worldwide Eucharistic celebration for the Missions and missionaries of the world, will be celebrated on October 18 this year. This collection on the next-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 18 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.

2020 World Mission Sunday Materials
Materiales del Domingo Mundial de las Misiones 2020

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 / About World Mission Sunday
Historial / Sobre el Domingo Mundial de las Misiones
Parish Resources
Recursos Parroquiales
Promotional Materials
Materiales Promocionales
Pope Francis
Papa Francisco
Educational Resources (MCA)
Recursos Educativos (MCA)
  • A Moment For The Missions With MCA (interactive calendar for October)
  • DOMUND2020-Adolescentes_13 Paginas
  • DOMUND2020-Jovenes_36 Paginas
  • On Mission Ground (Archdiocese of Washington, DC)/Oct. 2020 Includes World Mission Sunday reflection, mission activities, saint profile, World Mission Rosary
  • Saint Thérèse and her "little way" (October 1) (San Diego Mission Office)
Prayer and Scripture
Oración y Escritura
  • Mission in Scripture (Nurturing a Missionary Heart), Week Before World Mission Sunday, October 11, 2020
  • Preaching Mission (Homily Help), World Mission Sunday, October 11, 2020
  • Mission in Scripture (Nurturing a Missionary Heart), World Mission Sunday, October 18, 2020
  • Preaching Mission (Homily Help), World Mission Sunday, October 18, 2020
  • Pauline-Marie Jaricot, Prayers (English / Spanish options)
  • World Mission Rosary (English / Spanish options)

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

Hol(l)y Headlines

How Well Do You Know Your Faith?

¿Qué bien conoces tu fe?

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