Diocese celebrates National Vocation Awareness Week


FALL RIVER, Mass. — National Vocation Awareness Week, November 5-11, 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 prayers and support for those who are considering one of these particular vocations.  

NVAW began in 1976; it was moved to in 2014 to its present time, the first full week of November.

In the context of this week, Bishop Edgar M. da Cunha, S.D.V., will lead a Holy Hour for Vocations on Wednesday, November 8, at 7 p.m. at St. Mary’s Cathedral in Fall River. All are invited to attend.

Please ask Our Lord for more dedicated, holy priests, deacons and consecrated men and women.  May they be inspired by Jesus Christ, supported by our faith community, and respond generously to God’s gift of a vocation.


Prayers for Vocations (English)


Prayers for Vocations (En Espanol)



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