Opening Mass at San Fernando Cathedral 10am. We pray for vocations to the priesthood, diaconate, and the consecrated life.
Once again it is with hearts filled with joy and hope that we are invited to celebrate the 2017 National Vocation Awareness Week, November 5th to 11th. Opening Mass was held Nov. 5 at San Fernando Cathedral. During this week, we encourage you to pray for continued vocations to church ministry as well as for the spiritual well-being of those who already serve our church as brothers, deacons, sisters, priests and lay ministers. With God’s hand and your support this week will be filled with the Spirit to help guide many to joyfully respond to God’s call.
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.