Wednesday, January 11, 2012

National Vocation Awareness Week

The Catholic Church in the United States will celebrate National Vocation Awareness Week, January 9-14.

God calls us all to live our faith and seek out our vocation to become a deacon, priest, religious, married or single person.

Little Sister of the Poor enjoys singing with students
Perhaps God is calling you to the priesthood or consecrated life. Will you have the courage to follow your heart? We are all called to love and serve Him and one another. As we continue to walk in the light of Christ and to serve our Lord with our whole heart, mind and soul, may we be filled with the love of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and seek to forgive all who have hurt us. 

National Vocation Awareness Week is a time for reflection. During the week of January 9th-14th, we encourage all Catholics to:

Marianist Brother Thomas and World Youth Day pilgrims
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- Take time to pray for vocations to the priesthood and consecrated life.

- Reflect on our own vocation and strengthen your personal relationship with Christ.

- Educate our young people about the importance of silent prayer and taking the time to truly listen to God's voice in our hearts