40 Ideas for 40 Days – Lenten Activities: HCA Mission Stations of the Cross

This Lenten activity is an opportunity for catechists to combine prayer and almsgiving and to help those they teach to develop an appreciation for the Missions, specifically through the Holy Childhood Association (children helping children).

UPDATE: This resource is no longer available from HCA, now Missionary Childhood Association.


Founded in 1843, the Holy Childhood Association is an international organization whose membership is made up of students in Catholic elementary schools and religious education programs; it is an organization dedicated to fostering children’s awareness of the missionary nature of the Church.

For Lent, the HCA provides a Stations of the Cross that links the suffering of people (especially children) throughout the world with the suffering of Jesus. These stations are available in English and Spanish.

Be sure to check out HCA Kids that provides fun ways for children to learn about the missions and children all over the world.

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Joe Paprocki, DMin, is National Consultant for Faith Formation at Loyola Press. He has more than 30 years of experience in ministry and has taught at many different levels. He is the author of numerous books, including the bestseller The Catechist’s Toolbox and Under the Influence of Jesus.

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