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National Vocation Awareness Week

by | Jan 13, 2013 | Uncategorized

January 13-19, 2013 marks the annual week-long celebration of the Catholic Church in the United States dedicated to promote vocations to the priesthood, diaconate and consecrated life through prayer and education, and to renew our prayers and support for those who are considering one of these particular vocations.  National Vocations Awareness Week began in 1976 when the U. S. bishops designated the 28th Sunday of the year for NVAW.  In 1997, this celebration was moved to coincide with the Feast of the Baptism of the Lord, which falls on January 13 in 2013.  Beginning in 2014, NVAW will be moved to the first full week of November.

USCCB Vocations


NVAW News Release

Holy Hours for Vocations

Prayers for the Faithful

For young people in our community that they may respond generously with open hearts and willing spirits if the Lord calls them to the priesthood, diaconate, or consecrated life.  We pray to the Lord … In this Year of Faith, for men and women to be open to God’s call to spread the Good News of Jesus Christ as priests, deacons, or consecrated persons.  We pray to the Lord …

Short Bulletin Quote


“National Vocation Awareness Week will be celebrated in our country January 13-19, 2013.  Please ask Our Lord for more dedicated, holy priests, deacons and consecrated men and women.  May they be inspired by Jesus Christ, supported by our faith community, and respond generously to God’s gift of a vocation.”

Prayer Card for Vocations – View or download the pdf version to print out and share with family and friends.


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