Vocation Dates To Remember

PRIESTHOOD SUNDAY is a day to pray for our priests, in praising God for their courage and their generosity.  A simple note, a smile or a phone call to assure him of your loving care and gratitude for his presence in the life of your local church will go a long way to serve the greater good of our wonderful and growing Catholic Church. It is celebrated on the last Sunday in September.

Go to https://serraus.org/priesthood-sunday/ to find lots of ideas for celebrating this annual event.  On this page you will find lessons for Religious Education programs, templates for Priesthood Sunday “thank you” cards, and ideas from parishes and dioceses across the country.

NATIONAL VOCATION AWARENESS WEEK (1st week of November) November 1 – 7, 2020
The purpose of National Vocation Awareness Week is to bring awareness to the priesthood, consecrated religious life, and sacramental marriage.

WORLD DAY OF PRAYER FOR VOCATIONS  The purpose of 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). As a climax to a prayer that is continually offered throughout the Church, it affirms the primacy of faith and grace in all that concerns vocations to the priesthood and to the consecrated life. – https://www.usccb.org/committees/clergy-consecrated-life-vocations/world-day-prayer-vocations.

This day of prayer is celebrated on Good Shepherds Sunday. Please visit https://www.worlddayofprayerforvocations.com/ for more information.