National Vocation Awareness Week will be celebrated throughout the United States Nov. 1 – 7, 2020.

Started by the United States of Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) in 1976, National Vocation Awareness Week is an annual week-long celebration dedicated to the promotion of vocations to the priesthood, diaconate, and consecrated life. The celebration is intended to renew our support for those who are considering one of these vocations through a focus on prayer and education.
National Vocation Awareness Week will be celebrated in our country Nov. 1 – 7, 2020. Please ask our Lord for more dedicated, holy priests, deacons, and consecrated men and women. May they be inspired by Jesus Christ, supported by our faith community, and respond generously to God’s gift of a vocation.

Furthermore, Catholic schools and church parishes are urged to engage their students and parishioners in this celebratory renewal. Visiting the USCCB’s website allows pastors, principals, and other parish or school staff members and volunteers to access a number of supporting resources.

Additional resources found on the USCCB website include a PDF prayer card (with English and Spanish versions available) which may be downloaded, printed, and distributed throughout the community. Visitors can also access a guide to conducting a Holy Hour for Vocations and special homily aids.

Those who feel called to discern a vocational calling to religious life or the priesthood are encouraged to contact the Diocese of Alexandria’s Office of Vocations by calling 318-445-6424 ext. 260 or emailing frllafleur@diocesealex.org.