National Vocation Awareness Week, November 5-11, 2023

National Vocation Awareness Week, November 5-11, 2023


 

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. 

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 social media posts, use either #NVAW or #NationalVocationAwarenessWeek

NRVC resources

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

Vocation Vocabulary Booklet

Short videos on Religious Life

NVAW videos

National Vocation Awareness Week video 1

National Vocation Awareness Week video 2

National Vocation Awareness Week video 3

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

Other resources

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

The USCCB website offers news releases, 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. 

 



7 Comments

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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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