The Chaplain of the Missionary Childhood Association (MCA), Catholic Archdiocese of Lagos, Very Rev. Fr. Simeon Irabor has asked parents and guardians to release their children and wards to join the Missionary Childhood Association, as a first step in nurturing the young minds to identify with the mission of the Mother Church. Fr. Irabor spoke on Sunday at the investiture of over 300 newly enrolled children of the Missionary Childhood Association, St. Cyprian Catholic Church, New Oko-Oba, Agege, Lagos. He said the Church in its wisdom set up the MCA to enable the children cultivate the habit of showing kindness, and sharing what they have with other children, still as part of the evangelization mission of the Church of bringing together people of different backgrounds, whether rich or poor.
The MCA Chaplain, who is also the Parish priest of Our Lady Queen of Nigeria Catholic Church, Clegg Street, Yaba, Lagos recalled with nostalgia how he began his journey to the priesthood from the parish about thirty years ago, describing it as homecoming, and that he was happy to preside over what he said was an impressive event. Those in attendance were Sr. Judith Osen, enrolment chairperson, representing the Archdiocesan Coordinator of the MCA, Sr. Doris Gali, Sr. Esther Mbanu, MCA Coordinator, Agege Deanery, Animators, parents and well wishers. The Parish priest, Very Rev. Fr. Richard Fasuyi thanked all who put the event together and prayed for them.