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National Vocation Awareness Week 2017

We are now exactly one month away from the start of National Vocation Awareness Week and we are excited to share [1] the many great ways in which you can promote a culture of vocations throughout the week of November 5-11 in your parish, in your school and in your homes. 

The greatest way to celebrate during this week is to pray as one Church for more vocations to the consecrated life and the priesthood. There are multiple opportunities to do that:

In addition to the prayer opportunities, Catechists and teachers (both traditional and home school) have access to great lesson plans throughout the week of Vocation Awareness week to inspire our children to think about the many ways God may call us to live out our universal call to holiness. Visit www.vocationlessons.com [4] and enter access code CinciVocations513 to access the Teacher site and have your children enter code StFrancis513 to access all the student materials. 

For pastors and parish staff, there are several high quality resources awaiting you at www.vocationawarenessweek.com [5] to help you to celebrate and emphasize this important week.

Finally, don’t ever forget the importance of personal witness and invitation! Talk to your friends and family about vocations and encourage the young men and women in your life to consider that God might desire for them to serve the world as a priest or religious. Or, do you have a buddy who inspires you in your faith, is he called to be a permanent deacon? Year after year, the statistics are the same: most people consider a consecrated vocation only after having 4 different people encourage them in that call. Be one of those people!

 

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