National Vocation Awareness Week, Nov. 3-9, 2024

National Vocation Awareness Week, Nov. 3-9, 2024

Promote vocations to ordained ministry and consecrated life through prayer, invitation, and education.


 

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, invitation, and education, and to renew our prayers and support for those who are considering one of these particular vocations.  For social media posts, use #NationalVocationAwarenessWeek or #NVAW. Please avail yourself of the many resources NRVC offers to help promote NVAW in your community, parish, school, or campus ministry office.

NRVC resources

Resource for National Vocation Awareness WeekThe new interactive vocation resource showcases today’s Catholic sisters, nuns, brothers, and priests, the Bold and Faithful Storymap: Meet Today's Religious. 

QR Bold and Faithful Meet Todays Religious storymapThis storymap is designed for use by individuals considering a religious vocation and for parishes, campuses, and classrooms to promote vocations and connect those in religious life to everyday Catholics.

Featuring audio, video, articles, an interactive events calendar, and a religious institute map, the 2023 Bold and Faithful storymap is a companion resource, along with 2021 Religious Life Today storymap, to the NRVC’s 2020 Study on Recent Vocations to Religious Life

Conversation Cards

Fifty Fun Facts about Religious Life handout

Religious Life Today Booklet

Responsibilities of Members for Vocation Ministry Handout

Ten Questions Parents ask about Vocations to Religious Life Brochure

Ten Questions People ask about Vocations to Religious Life Brochure

VISION Vocation Guide Digital Edition | VISION Article Index 

Vocation Vocabulary Booklet

Short videos on Religious Life

NVAW videos

 

Religious Life Is...

Finding Joy in Religious Life

What You Might not Know about Religious Life

Favorite Ways to Pray


Additional NRVC videos to share on your social media platforms are also available on the NRVC YouTube Channel, including our Learn it! Love it! Live it! webinar series. 

Religious Life Today: Learn it! Love it! Live it!

Other resources

VISION Vocation GuideVISION Vocation Network resources: NRVC's VocationNetwork.org offers many vocation-related resources, including, articles, videos, prayers, and quizzes on vocation discernment and religious life. Order free VISION guide, prayer cards, and posters.

The USCCB website offers news releases, prayer cards, video clips, and other resources.

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. 

History

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 the 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.



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Sr. Denise Glazik O.P.

11:23:54 - 2019. Dec 12

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

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Br. Chris Patiño F.S.C.

23:17:14 - 2019. Oct 30

This was great! Thank you!

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Fr. Daniel Bowen O.de M.

03:17:14 - 2019. Oct 17

Very nice. Much thanks.

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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"

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Sr. Anne Germaine Picard S.M.P.

16:46:09 - 2019. Oct 15

Thank you for these helpful resources!

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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.

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Sr. Tarianne DeYonker O.P.

13:55:42 - 2019. Oct 15

Love these videos! Thanks for them. Tarianne

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