Area students participated in an annual Christmas card contest sponsored by the Missionary Child Association of the Pontifical Mission Societies, with 10 winners honored at the Oct. 20 Mass celebrated at the Cathedral Basilica of SS. Peter and Paul to mark World Mission Sunday. (Read our feature story on the contest.)

Below are the winning images, which will be featured online and in print throughout Advent by the archdiocesan office of the Pontifical Missions Societies. (Photos courtesy of Michele Meiers)