Children helping children

Missionary Children is the Catholic Church's official missionary charity for children. Under its original name of The Holy Childhood, Missionary Children has been active in Catholic schools for 170 years.

Part of the work of Missio Scotland is to connect children all over the world by enabling them to pray for one another and support one another in their needs. Missio's work also involves providing support for teachers in forming young people in their faith and helping them to be involved in mission.

Here you will find information and resources for the classroom and preparation for the sacraments.


Many thanks to all the schools who took part in Missio Scotland's annual Christmas Artwork Competition. Children in Catholic primary schools throughout Scotland showed off their artistic talents and brought to life the 'greatest story ever told,' the Birth of Our Lord Jesus Christ.

The standard of entries was amazing and it was very hard to judge between the hundreds of drawings we received. Here is a list of the winners and the schools they attend.


Alejandra Castro-Velazco, P2, St Margaret's Primary School, Montrose

Maria-Camelia Cristof, P3A, St John Vianney Primary School, Edinburgh

Liam Rankin, P4-5, St Sophia's Primary School, Galston

Natalia Iwaniak, P5-6, Halyrude Primary School, Peebles

Nicole Brownlie, P6, St Edward's Primary School, Airdrie

Ivy Ni, P6B, St Monica's Primary School, Milton

Lucy McGilvray, P7, St Patrick's Primary School, Greenock

Suzie Dunne, P7, St Patrick's Primary School, Greenock


Click the image above or here to see the winning drawings

Missionary Children

More information


Worksheets & Competition

St Thérèse of Lisieux

Primary & Secondary Resources

Mission Rosary

The Rosary for the world

Learn more


Missionary Children

in the world

The Pope's Charity Cup

Highlights and interviews from the first ever Pope's Charity Cup Final
on Saturday October 26, 2019 at Lochburn Park in Maryhill, which saw St Anne's Primary School defeat St Brigid's Primary School 2-1 (AET) in a thrilling match!

Thank you to the Glasgow Catholic Schools FA for agreeing to this wonderful new annual partnership tournament for Mission Month and thanks to Samuel O'Neill of The Luna Film Co in Glasgow for this excellent video!

Missio Scotland is a company limited by guarantee. Registered Charity Number: SC014858

Missio Scotland

St Andrew's

4 Laird Street



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