National Vocation Awareness Week, November 7-13

National Vocation Awareness Week, November 7-13


 

National Vocation Awareness Week

 

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.

NVAW resources from NRVC

Fifty Fun Facts about Religious Life downloadable or printed handouts from our online store

Brochure on Religious Life Today

Infographic on Recent Vocations to Religious Life 

NRVC 2020 Study on Recent Vocations to Religious life

Infographic on the Characteristics of Recent Entrants to Religious Life

 

Short videos on recent entrants to Religious Life.

NVAW videos

NVAW: Newer Entrants Video 1

NVAW: Newer Entrants Video 2

NVAW: Newer Entrants Video 3

Additional NRVC videos to share on your social media platforms are also available on the NRVC YouTube Channel including over 70 Abundant Hope videos of newer and senior members.

 

VISION resources: NRVC's VocationNetwork.org offers many vocation-related resources, including, articles, videos, prayers, and quizes on vocation discernment and religious life.

Shop the NRVC store

Consider bulk orders of printed NRVC resources, such as Ten Questions Parents Ask about Vocations. Find them in the NRVC store  

Other resources

For more information about NVAW, go to the USCCB website for news release, prayer cards, video clips, and other resources.

Catholic Extension also has  infographics and handouts from a previous Vocation Awareness Week.

Global Sisters Report offers lessons for classrooms about Catholic Sisters.

Serra International offers Spark Vocation Tools.

Keep us in the loop

Please send us any plans, photos, or news about your events celebrated during National Vocation Awareness Week. We're happy to spread the good news. Email Sr. Debbie at debbiesscm@nrvc.net.

 



7 Comments

Nrvc avatar default

Sr. Denise Glazik O.P.

11:23:54 - 2019. Dec 12

Thank you for ALL your hard work and graciousness at gatherings!

Nrvc avatar default

Br. Chris Patiño F.S.C.

23:17:14 - 2019. Oct 30

This was great! Thank you!

Nrvc avatar default

Fr. Daniel Bowen O.de M.

03:17:14 - 2019. Oct 17

Very nice. Much thanks.

Nrvc avatar default

Fr. Lamar Partin C.Ss.R.

19:50:13 - 2019. Oct 15

Thanks Ya'll! These are great. I will def upload them to the Redemptorist Vocation Social Media during that week. I will also have the Province Social Media person upload them as well. "Well Done Good and Faithful Servant"

Nrvc avatar default

Sr. Anne Germaine Picard S.M.P.

16:46:09 - 2019. Oct 15

Thank you for these helpful resources!

Nrvc avatar default

Sr. Paula Gaudet DHM

14:52:40 - 2019. Oct 15

Wonderful videos to share... will certainly be loading them to our website during the week.

Nrvc avatar default

Sr. Tarianne DeYonker O.P.

13:55:42 - 2019. Oct 15

Love these videos! Thanks for them. Tarianne

Leave a comment

Please Log-in to comment this article

Fall Institute ...
Join us as we move incrementally to innovative virtual learning. Due ...  More
Navigating Uncertainty with Young People ...
Join us for this free online workshop for all NRVC members ...  More
National Vocation Awareness Week ...
National Vocation Awareness Week is an annual week-long celebration of the ...  More
HORIZON ...
Learn what skills, traits, and practices build up communal bonds. Explore ...  More
Religious Life Today Storymap ...
Be sure to visit and share our new Religious Life Today ...  More
2020 Study on Recent Vocations ...
Download the complete study and supplemental resources. Spanish translation is also ...  More

NRVC Member Areas


Click here to locate members of the NRVC in your member area.

CONNECT WITH NRVC

NRVC Board Meeting

Sept 21-23,

via Zoom

Member Area Gatherings - Hudson & Delaware Valley

September 28,

via Zoom

Member Area Gathering - West Coast

September 30,

via Zoom

From Call to Charism to Community Living

September 30,

Read more...

Behavioral Assessment 1

Oct 8-10,

Read more

Behavioral Assessment 2

Oct 5-6,

Read more

Member Area Gathering - New England

October 14,

via Zoom

Orientation Program for New Vocation Directors

Oct 12-16,

Read more

Navigating Uncertainty with Young People

October 19,

Read more...

Member Area Gathering - Midwest & Upper Midwest

October 19,

via Zoom

SUPPORT NRVC

Iamnrvc
Renew your NRVC membership