National Vocation Awareness Week (NVAW) is an annual week-long celebration of the Catholic Church in the United States dedicated to promote 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 Feast of the Baptism of the Lord, which falls on January 13 in 2013. Beginning in 2014, NVAW was moved to the first full week of November.
Find a way in your council to celebrate vocation awareness in your parish.
Pass out Holy Cards to classrooms (Get them from Supreme)
Invite a Seminarian to your council meeting and have them share their vocation story
Have your chaplain or parish priest share there vocation story with your council
Consider the One of the Knight of Columbus Vocation Programs
RSVP: This Program is for councils, assemblies and Squires circles to “adopt” one or more seminarians or postulants and provide them with financial assistance and moral support.
Adopt a Seminarian Program for the Catholic Classrooms:
This program is to encourage classes in Catholic Schools or Religious Education to adopt a seminarian and support him through prayer and communication throughout the school year.
Pilgrim Vessel Vocation Awareness Program: This program enhances vocation awareness through family and Parish participation through prayer
Married Couple Retreats on the “Vocation of Matrimony”: These retreats focus on the aspect of “How to live out daily the Sacrament of Matrimony for the sake of the Church”.