So, you think you can write a song? Not just any song, but a catchy, inspirational song that shares the Good News of the Gospel and focuses on caring for God’s creation? Youth in first through twelfth grade are eligible to sign-up for this one of a kind contest sponsored by MISSIO and the Missionary Childhood Association, one of the Pope’s mission societies.

Grab a pen, a copy of Pope Francis’ encyclical Laudato Si, and invite the Holy Spirit to inspire you to write a song for the Baptized And Sent Song Contest which celebrates the Extraordinary Missionary Month which Pope Francis has asked all of us in the Church to celebrate this October. 

One grand prize winning song will be chosen based on originality and best interpretation of the contest theme. That song will then be submitted to the International Secretariat of the Missionary Childhood Association (at the Vatican), and may be used for promotion of the Extraordinary Missionary Month as part of materials (print and digital) from MISSIO and the Missionary Childhood Association. There will be six additional winners chosen, in grade categories, as follows: Grades 1-2, 3-4, 5-6, 7-8, 9-10, 11-12.

This is your chance to share your gifts with the world – to be a missionary with music and song!

Submissions must be received by September 23, 2019, and winners will be announced in the Extraordinary Missionary Month of October.

Don’t delay. The September 23 deadline will be here soon!  Find out more by visiting

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