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Remember National Vocations Awareness Week all year

National Vocation Awareness Week is celebrated Jan. 9-14.

The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops encourages people to renew their prayers and support for those who are considering a vocation to the priesthood, diaconate and consecrated life.

“It is our responsibility to help children and young people develop a prayerful relationship with Jesus Christ so they will know their vocation,” said Archbishop Robert Carlson of St. Louis, chairman of the USCCB Committee on Clergy, Consecrated Life and Vocations. “Through a culture of vocation in families, parishes, schools and dioceses Catholics can nurture an environment of discipleship.”

The celebration coincides with the Feast of the Baptism of the Lord, which fell on Jan. 9. The U.S. Bishops encourage everyone to keep vocations in their prayers and ask the Lord for more dedicated, holy priests, deacons and consecrated men and women.

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