November 5-11, 2017
National Vocation Awareness Week
National Vocation Awareness Week (NVAW) is an annual weeklong celebration of the Catholic Church in the United States dedicated to promoting vocations to the priesthood, diaconate, consecrated life, and lay ministry through prayer and education. This week we renew our prayers and support for those who are considering one of these vocations. Please take a few moments to join people across the United States praying for vocations.
Prayer for Vocations
Gracious God, thank you for calling us
at baptism to be your people.
In response to your call, we again say, “Yes.”
Keep us faithful to your mission and our vocation.
Bless with a renewed spirit of zeal and enthusiasm
all who dedicate their lives in service to your people.
Inspire more women and men of faith and compassion
to serve as lay ministers and deacons, sisters, brothers, and priests.
Fill them with your Spirit of Wisdom to proclaim the Good News
and to witness your presence among us.
We ask this through Jesus Christ our Lord.
— United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, www.usccb.org