Our Work in the UK
Mission Together is the Catholic Church's only official mission charity for children. This status is rooted in Vatican II documents, for example:
Ad Gentes (Chapter IV, 38): "In Missionary Cooperation it is right that the Pontifical Mission Societies should be given the first place, as they give Catholics a truly universal and missionary outlook and a means for an effective collection of funds."
Now known as Mission Together, the Holy Childhood Society in England and Wales has been known as 'Black Babies', 'Mission Club' or 'Missionary Childhood' over the years.
Throughout England and Wales, Mission Together volunteers visit schools and deliver assemblies and workshops to share stories of the Church's worldwide mission. Children here have responded to these stories, raising money for children in Nigeria, Uganda, Ecuador, India, Ghana and Sri Lanka, to name just a few.
They have also responded in prayer; the Mission Together Prayer is said in schools throughout the country, in classrooms at the start and end of each day, at home in the evenings and in assemblies. In 2010-11, the Mission Together Prayer was said over 500,000 times!
This year the children of England and Wales are supporting projects in Zambia, and we are asking you to join us in our mission to build a better future for children overseas. You can find out more by downloading our Together in Zambia materials and by booking a Mission Together assembly.