National Vocation Awareness Week, celebrated November 7-13, 2021, is an annual week-long celebration of the Catholic Church in the United States dedicated to promoting 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!
“A vocation flows from the heart of God and blossoms in the good soil of faithful people, in the experience of fraternal love.” (Pope Francis)
We will soon be celebrating National Vocation Awareness Week–November 7-13, 2021. By our Baptism, we have been called to praise God for His goodness in calling each of us to know, love, and serve Him. Let us thank God for the special gifts that He has given to each of us in a unique manner to proclaim the Gospel message, to serve the needs of the Church, and to reach out to those who need to hear about His special love for each one of us.
We look forward to hearing how your parish celebrates National Vocation Awareness Week!
NATIONAL VOCATION AWARENESS WEEK – NOVEMBER 7-13, 2021
National Vocation Awareness Week Is almost here! If you are late to the game and still want to do something to make an impact, here are some last-minute, easy ideas to implement.
A. Ask your priest to give a homily about vocations or share his testimony at Mass on the weekend of November 6-7 or at the school Mass the week of the 7-13th.
B. As an educator, you can access some of the free curricula for K-12 at www.VocationMinistry.com and pick and choose some of the most exciting activities.
C. Make sure to have banners/posters up to show everyone what this week is all about!
D. It is not too late to order prayer cards or materials to have in your parish book rack or classroom library.
Find bulletin blurbs, prayers of the faithful, announcements, ideas, and downloadable resources, including banners, by clicking on the buttons below. You can do this!!!! Make sure to take pictures or videos to send to us after your week, too!