National Vocation Awareness Week

Sunday, Nov. 4, 2018 - Saturday, Nov. 10, 2018

Location: Parishes - Nationwide

National Vocation Awareness Week is being celebrated Nov. 4-10. This annual observance of the Catholic Church in the United States is designed to focus on vocations to the priesthood, religious life and diaconate. It is a time to encourage young people to ask themselves: "To what vocation in life is God calling me?" It is also an opportunity to bring awareness to and pray for those already in discernment of one of these vocations. Parish and school communities are encouraged to include, during the first week in November, prayer and special activities that focus on vocation awareness. For information about this observance in the Diocese of Little Rock, contact Msgr. Scott Friend in the Vocations and Seminarians Office or Sister Mary Clare Bezner, OSB, minister for religious, at (501) 664-0340.

National Vocation Awareness Week is sponsored by the Committee on Clergy, Consecrated Life and Vocations. It began in 1976 when the U.S. bishops designated the 28th Sunday of the year for this observance. In 1997, the celebration was moved to coincide with the feast of the Baptism of the Lord in January. In 2014, it was moved to the first full week of November. For more information, visit the USA Council of Serra International.