Missionary Childhood Association Christmas art contest winners include local student
Families of student finalists from around the country gathered in the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception for the annual Missionary Childhood Association Christmas Artwork Contest exhibit and plaque ceremony on Dec. 2.
Students were instructed to draw from the following options: the Nativity, the three wise men, shepherds, Mary and the baby Jesus, Mary and Joseph traveling to Bethlehem, newborn Jesus, and/or the angel Gabriel.
Msgr. Kieran Harrington, the national director of the Pontifical Mission Societies and Msgr. Vito Buonanno, the associate rector and director of pilgrimages of the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception gave remarks at the start of the event before presenting awards.