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Prayer for Vocations

World Day of Prayer for Vocations

April 25

World Day of Prayer for Vocations is celebrated in parishes April 24th & 25th. The purpose of the World Day of Prayer for Vocations is to publicly fulfill the Lord's instruction to, "Pray the Lord of the harvest to send laborers into his harvest" (Mt 9:38; Lk 10:2).

Religious Brothers Day

Religious Brothers Day

May 1

Get the Religious Brothers Day Guide here (English, Italian, and Spanish) Pray: Pray for Brothers, for those in discernment, and for many others to be open to and respond to the call to this vocation, and use these resources: Prayer card (PDF) (2 cards/page) Morning Prayer and Evening Prayer (from Br. Sean Whitty, CFC) One-day and three-day (triduum) Prayer Services (Salesians) Thank: Tell a brother you know how much you appreciate his vocation Celebrate: Gather as a community to share in the joy of your vocation Share: Spread the…

Priesthood Sunday

Priesthood Sunday

September 26

Priesthood Sunday, Sept. 26, 2021, is a special day set aside to honor priesthood in the United States. It is a day to reflect upon and affirm the role of the priesthood in the life of the Church as a central one. Note: Parishes may choose to celebrate on another Sunday when it is convenient for them. This nationwide event is coordinated and sponsored by the US Council of Serra International. We invite you to pray for our priests: Gracious and…

National Vocation Awareness Week

National Vocation Awareness Week

November 7 - November 13

National Vocation Awareness Week, celebrated November 7-13, 2021 is an annual week-long celebration of the Catholic Church in the United States dedicated to the promotion of 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.  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…

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