Nov. 1-7 is National Vocation Awareness Week

National Vocation Awareness Week (Nov. 1-7, 2015) is an annual week-long celebration in Catholic Churches of the United States dedicated to promote vocations to the priesthood, diaconate and consecrated life through prayer and education, and to renew prayers and support for those who are considering a vocation in the Church. 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 Theophany. Beginning in 2014, NVAW was moved to the first full week of November.