National Vocations Awareness Week 2014

October 30, 2014

National Vocations Awareness Week
November 2-8, 2014

National Vocation Awareness Week (NVAW) is an 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. NVAW 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 was moved to the first full week of November.

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 for Vocations

God our Father, we thank you for
calling men and women to serve in your
Son’s Kingdom as priests, deacons, and
consecrated persons. Send your Holy
Spirit to help others to respond generously
and courageously to your call. May our
community of faith support vocations of
sacrificial love in our youth and young adults.
Through our Lord Jesus Christ, who lives
and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy
Spirit, one God, forever and ever.
Amen.

Prayer for Vocations © 2014, United States Conference of Catholic Bishops.

For more information visit the Secretariat of Clergy, Consecrated Life And Vocations: http://www.usccb.org/vocations/