National Vocation Awareness Week

On the week of November 4 – 10, the nation will celebrate National Vocation Awareness Week (NVAW) through prayer, education, and promotion for all vocations to the priesthood, diaconate and consecrated life.

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.

Below you will find resources to use for your parishes or schools or you can contact the Vocation Office for more information, 312.534.1037.


  • Homily Aids (PDF)
  • Prayer of the Faithful (PDF)
  • Bulletin Blurb (PDF)
  • Holy Hour for Vocations – with Priest (PDF)
  • Holy Hour for Vocations – without Priest (PDF)
  • Discernment Prayer (PDF)
  • Vocation Prayer (PDF)
  • Seminarian Prayer Booklet (PDF)
  • Vocation Video (Link)