Time To Pray For Vocations

National Vocation Awareness Week Nov. 5 to 11

National Vocation Awareness Week (NVAW) will be celebrated Nov. 5 to 11 across the U.S. All Catholics are urged to pray for more dedicated, holy priests, deacons and consecrated (monastic) men and women:

May they be inspired by Jesus Christ, supported by our faith community and also respond generously to God’s gift of a vocation.

NVAW is designed to help promote vocation awareness and encourage faithful of all ages to aske the question: To what vocation in life is God calling me?”

Parish and school communities across the nation are asked to include prayer and special activities focusing on vocation awareness.

NVAW began in 1976 when NVAW U.S. bishops designated the 28th Sunday of the year for the observance. In 2014, it was moved to the first full week of November.