November 5-11, 2017: National Vocation Awareness Week (NVAW) is an annual celebration of the Catholic Church in the United States dedicated, promoting vocations to the priesthood, diaconate and consecrated life through prayer and education. During this week, we hope for a renewal of prayers and support for those who are considering one of these particular vocations. This National effort began in 1976. At that time, the USCCB designated the 28th Sunday of the year as National Vocation Awareness Week. In 1997, this celebration was moved to coincide with the Feast of the Baptism of the Lord. Since 2014, National Vocation Awareness Week was moved to the first full week of November, and we begin this celebration this Sunday. All are encouraged to celebrate Mass with one of our friars in pastoral or shrine ministry (Locations).
We friars of Our Lady of the Angels Province ask for your continued prayers for an increase in Vocations to our Order, as friar brothers and friar priests. For more information on becoming a member of our province, please visit our Vocations Page.