Oceania

Missionary Childhood Association

Country of the Month Archive

 

As members of the Missionary Childhood Association, students have a direct impact on the lives of their brothers and sisters in over 1,100 mission territories around the world. These lesson plans give a brief overview of the featured country (including country and continental maps) as well as an example, with pictures, of the work that missionaries accomplish with your students’ help. Country facts and statistics come from a variety of sources: CIA World Factbook, World Atlas, Wikipedia, and various (Arch)diocesan websites, among many others.

Oceania

  • MCA in Australia
    Missionary Childhood is alive and well in Australia under a different name – Catholic Mission. Students in Catholic schools there were recently introduced to the World Mission Rosary and learned that other children in the world were already praying for them on the blue beads! Learn about a great fundraiser the schools run for the missions in October – Socktober – when they Sock it to Poverty! Your students can get on board by making their own soccer balls as kids do in the missions – find out how!

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  • MCA in Kiribati
    In the South Pacific country of Kiribati, life is built around the local community. That’s because the country itself is spread across islands, atolls and reefs that cover 1,351,000 miles! Missionary Childhood is reaching out one place at a time to help improve the life of the citizens, who live a mostly subsistence lifestyle. Recently, our members built a maneaba – a community meeting house – that can be used for faith formation!

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  • MCA in Papua New Guinea
    There are many missionary orders in Papua New Guinea – each can speak about the support they get from the Missionary Childhood Association for schools, orphanages, feeding programs and faith formation. Read how MCA’s Director from Trenton NJ traveled to this beautiful country to witness the work – and saw examples of a people embracing the faith while holding on to their local culture!

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  • MCA in Samoa
    Imagine having to find a new home because yours was destroyed by a volcano eruption! If you lived in Samoa, you would count on Missionary Childhood to help rebuild your schools and support the Salesian Sister there who staff it. Read about a local tradition that continues in Samoa called White Sunday, too!

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