Missionary Childhood Association
The Missionary Childhood Association serves those who are providing a Catholic education to children in the Church, primarily by helping educators foster a missionary spirit among young members of the Church. Today, the Missionary Childhood Association serves 110 countries, helping to make Jesus known to children all over the world. Under its banner “children helping children,” donations raised through schools fund programs like building schools, providing health and nutrition programs, offsetting school tuition and fees, and supplying teaching resources.
Mission in Action
St. Joseph’s School in Beltsville, MD
The theme of St. Joseph’s 2019 Vacation Bible School was “Cathletics: Training to be Champions for Christ.” This Olympic/sports-themed program inspired children to set goals and to aim for commitment in their Catholic faith. About 50 children attended the event. Sr. Mariam Annai Vailankanni D’Souza, SSVM spoke with the children about her vocation and how to become a “Champion for Christ.”