National Vocation Awareness Week, Nov. 5-11, 2017

National Vocation Awareness Week, Nov. 5-11, 2017

 

"Becoming a priest or a man or woman religious is not primarily our own decision.... Rather it is the response to a call and to a call of love."

—Pope Francis, Address to Seminarians and Novices, July 6, 2013

 

National Vocation Awareness Week (NVAW) is an annual week-long celebration of the Catholic Church in the United States dedicated to promote vocations to ordained ministry and consecrated life through prayer and education, and to renew our prayers and support for those who are considering one of these particular vocations. 

Observance of Vocation Awareness Week began in 1976 when the U.S. bishops designated the 28th Sunday of the year for the celebration. It was later moved to Feast of the Baptism of the Lord in January. In 2014, after extensive consultation, the Committee on Clergy, Consecrated Life and Vocations moved the observance of National Vocation Awareness Week to November to engage Catholic schools and colleges more effectively in this effort. For more information about the news release, prayer cards, video clips, and other resources, click here.

For materials from SERRA USA, click here.

In 2017, National Vocation Awareness Week is celebrated November 5-11.

In 2018, National Vocation Awareness Week is celebrated November 4-10.

Send any plans, photos or news about your events celebrated during National Vocation Awareness Week to debbiesscm@nrvc.net.



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