Mission Awareness for Students


Pontifical Mission Societies

Holy Childhood Association (HCA)

The Holy Childhood Association is for the children of the Church. The ages involved are from birth up to the eighth grade. The HCA has been in existence for over 160 years. It is an association that has children helping children of the same age range to have a better life if possible. Several projects in which the children participate are the Extra Mile, the Christmas Artwork Contest and sealing the Christmas cards, the Advent and Lent collections and general contributions.

They learn about children from different countries that will be assisted by the money they contribute to these different projects. They also learn that this is one way for them to be active missionaries until they become old enough to decide how they will continue to be involved in active missionary endeavors.

Pontifical Mission Societies in the United States
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