National Vocation Awareness Week (NVAW), celebrated November 1-7, 2020, 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.
Join the Office of Vocations at “Encounter, A Night of Prayer for Vocations” on Wednesday, November 4, 2020, from 6:00-8:00 pm at St. Timothy Parish in Lutz. The evening will include Mass, Eucharistic Adoration, Praise & Worship. Click here for the event flyer.
National Vocations Awareness Week resources can be found on the Vianney Vocations website. Additionally, to help celebrate NVAW, the Office of Vocations will be releasing a new Q&A video each day, featuring a priest, religious brother or sister, seminarian and Bishop Parkes! Those videos will be posted on their website and will also be shared to @dospvocations on Instagram.
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.