National Vocation Awareness Week, celebrated November 6-12, 2022 is an annual week-long celebration of the Catholic Church in the United States dedicated to promoting 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.

Learn about Vocations in the Diocese of San José

Hear some of our priests, deacons, married couple and seminarians talk about the one thing they love most about their vocations, what surprised them the most about their vocation, and what they can say to someone discerning a vocation. 

Fr. Angelbert Chikere

Fr. Xavier Benavides S.J

Deacon Richard Noack

Deacon Carl Bugarin

Javier & Christina Llerena

Seminarians and Candidate Seminarian

Robert Lamorena

Than Ho

Michael Silva

Ryan Mau

Quizzer Besinio

Duy Nguyen

Thien Bui