This week, the Catholic Church in the United States celebrates National Vocation Awareness Week (Nov. 7–13). During these seven days, the Church promotes vocations to the priesthood, diaconate, and consecrated life and invites the faithful to pray and support all men and women who are considering one of these vocations.
We join the Church in this prayer for vocations:
God our Father, we thank you for calling men and women to serve in your Son’s Kingdom as priests, deacons, and consecrated persons. Send your Holy Spirit to help others to respond generously and courageously to your call. May our community of faith support vocations of sacrificial love in our youth and young adults. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, forever and ever.