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Welcome to MCA:
Missionary Childhood Association ~
New Orleans Style

A Pontifical Mission Society, MCA focuses entirely on "children helping children" throughout the world.  It exists to be of service to schools and parish schools of religion within the Archdiocese of New Orleans and offers young Catholics an opportunity to grow in faith through mission education, sacrifice and service of others.

Mission Education Goals:  to educate young adults and children of the Archdiocese in order to instill:

► an ongoing conversion of the heart and life of Christ

► a familiarity with the Church's evolving teaching on mission

► an appreciation and respect for other cultures and values

► an awareness of the inter-relatedness of global peace and justice issues

2017-2018 theme "Mission at the heart of the Church" 

What is Children's Mission Day (CMD)?  In it's 27th year CMD is a special event for students in catholic schools and parish schools of religion to come together to celebrate their baptismal call to be missionary. Students from grades 3 - 7 are invited to participate in a full day of prayer, music, dance, educational activities, and guest speakers who share their mission stories from around the world. Mass will also be celebrated by Archbishop Gregory Aymond.

CMD will be on Saturday, October 20, 2018 at St. Mary's Dominican High School. Registration forms for schools and parishes can be found here and for individual registrations here.  

Students from the archdiocese are invited to participate in creating a logo for the CMD t-shirts.  The winning logo will be printed on the t-shirt for Children's Mission Day. Criteria for artwork contest can be found here.





Lenten Mission Assemblies (LMA) is an opportunity for catholic schools from regional areas to gather and grow in global awareness. World games, music and information on our Church-in-Mission are part of the day's learning and fun-filled experiences.  It is hosted by four schools in different regions each year from 9:00 am - 12 noon. Flyers and registration forms can be downloaded.



2017 Mission Prayer Card Contest

Guidelines for Contest
Deadline is Monday, November 13, 2017

2018 Toy Contest Flyer
Deadline is March 1, 2018

2018 Mission Stamp Contest
Deadline is April 3, 2018





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