The PMC group was founded in 1843 by Bishop Charles de Forbin Hanson in France. These are
children within the age bracket of 0-14 years. Our motto is to help other children, especially
the less fortunate. PMC’s role in the Church is to save children’s lives from death and misery, to
give others hopes in God and in life and prepare them to be apostles to their fellow children.
Membership is open to all children between 0 - 4 years, but those active are mainly between
4yrs – 14 years. Many of these children attend Sunday school where the first part of Mass
(Liturgy of the Word) is celebrated. Several of them also attend the Saturday junior catechism
class for faith formation. The group is currently experiencing fast growth from additional shortterm
and long-term membership which includes forty PMC members, twenty five involved in
Catechumen and over sixty attending Sunday Class.
The PMC aims to help children in the Church become better, stable and strong in the catholic
faith. Specifically, its goals are to:
1. Inform: make the children aware of their faith in Christ.
2. Form: develop children into responsible Catholic Christians
3. Transform: an informed and formed child can be instrumental in positively transferring
faith from one Individual to another, to friends, family, SCCs and the wider society,
which also promotes continuity of the faith.
The PMC’s 3-year strategic plan, 2014 – 2016, supports a holistic approach covering the basic
spiritual and social needs fofor a growing Christian child, as well as the group’s economic
requirements at Church and other levels of the Church (i.e. Deanery, Diocese, and national).