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Missionary Childhood Association

French Bishop Charles de Forbin-Janson founded the Missionary Childhood Association (MCA) in 1843. Deeply affected by a mission trip to the United States, he was convinced that children, rich in faith and love, were capable of playing their own part in the Church’s mission – and even of stirring adults to show the same generous spirit.

Today MCA helps students in Catholic schools and parish Faith Formation programs to Learn, Pray, and Give through their faith for their brothers and sisters in the developing world.

Click on the picture to listen to Saints and Scholars on the Go!  Maureen Crowley Heil, of Boston’s MCA talks with Kathy Mears, Superintendant of the Catholic Schools Office of the Archdiocese of Boston, about mission education programs that help form missionary disciples in our homes and classrooms.