National Vocation Awareness Week

From November 3 – 9, the nation will celebrate National Vocation Awareness Week (NVAW) through prayer, education, and promotion for all vocations to the priesthood, diaconate and consecrated life.

Join us for a Holy Hour of Adoration to pray for our priests, seminarians, and all those who are discerning their vocation. The participating parishes are listed below in the "Holy Hour Adoration Schedule" PDF.

Additional resources for your parishes or schools are also available below. If interested in ordering free vocation resources, please click here.

Guiding you to the priesthood Posters (English/Español, English/Polski)
Holy Hour for Vocations – with Priest (PDF)
Holy Hour for Vocations – without Priest (PDF)



  • Bulletin Insert (PDF)
  • Holy Hour Adoration Schedule (PDF)
  • Discernment Prayer (PDF)
  • Vocation Prayer (PDF)
  • Serenity Prayer & Prayer of Abandonment (EnglishEspañol | Polski)
  • Booklet of Daily Prayer for Chicago Seminarians (PDF
  • Seminarian Baseball Cards (PDF
  • Seminarian Poster (English | Polski
  • Grade School Coloring Sheet (PDF)
  • Chicago Priest Video - Fr. Connor Danstrom (Link)
  • Chicago Priest Video - Fr. Dan Brandt (Link)
  • Chicago Priest Video - Fr. Tom Boharic (Link)
  • Chicago Priest Video - Fr. Derek Ho (Link)
  • Seminarian Video - Kevin Gregus (Seminarian from 2017-2023, ordained 2023) (Link)
  • Seminarian Video - Jesus Raya Custodio (Seminarian from 2017-2023, ordained 2023) (Link)
  • Seminarian Video - Br. Kevin Menard, SJC (Link)