SCCS Enrolled in Papal Missionary Society
On Friday, October 3rd, the students of SCCS participated in the annual Missionary Childhood Association Assembly which is celebrated near the feast of St. Teresa of the Child Jesus, patron saint of missionaries.
” The Missionary Childhood Association is one of the four Pontifical Mission Societies and is active in 110 countries throughout the world. The goal of MCA is to gather prayers and financial support for children in mission countries, while at the same time animating a missionary spirit and inviting all children to help spread the Good News of Jesus to other children around the world. MCA endeavors to attain its ends through the united efforts of all Catholic children who are taught to recognize that sensitivity to others is an essential dimension of Christianity. MCA’s motto of “Children Helping Children” continues to guide the program today.
MCA’s membership is made up of students from Catholic elementary schools, parish schools of religion, and home-schooled children. These students take part in many activities throughout the year that foster their education and awareness of the missionary nature of the Church.”
Mrs Narynski, Vice Principal, couldn’t say enough positive things about the students who prepared the assembly. “The formal presentation was led by the Gr.7 Class, all of whom demonstrated wonderful leadership!”
As the assembly progressed, the K-8 students learned more about how the Missionary Childhood Association was formed, how SCCS could help children in Ghana (the country of focus for 2014) who are not as fortunate as they are, and as a school, all promised their support. The students listened to a story from the Bible, and together prayed a special prayer for compassion.
Appreciation is extended to the musicians Mrs. Lalonde, Mrs. Sherlock and Mrs. Langlois, who led the songs, including school favorites: City of God and We Are Called.
Next week, all of the students at St. Charles Catholic School will receive Association membership and prayer cards. Throughout this year, the students will continue to show their commitment to the children of Ghana through prayer, education and fundraising.
Thank you to Nyja, Eleni and Paige Q who helped create the Holy Childhood Association bulletin board across from the office. It looks great!