National Vocations Awareness Week

The Catholic Church in Australia celebrates National Vocations Awareness Week in August, coinciding with the feast of the country's first saint: St Mary of the Cross MacKillop. In 2022, National Vocations Awareness Week is being celebrated from August 7-14.

This page has a special focus on National Vocations Awareness Week through the sharing of resources from dioceses, religious institutes, vocations networks and other Catholic ministries. If you would like to offer to have resources added to this portal, please email with a description of the resource, and web links to the material, including video, podcasts, PDFs, websites and other online material.

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Prayers | News | Video | Websites | Other Multimedia

Prayer Resources

Intercessions and Music Suggestions for Vocations Awareness Week
Prayer for Vocations (Diocese of Broken Bay)

News Items

New portal puts spotlight on vocations
Brothers in arms from formation to ordination (The Catholic Weekly)
How to Stop Religious Vocations In One Easy Step (And What to Do to Encourage Them!) -- by Fr David Cartwright on ChurchPOP
The Carmelite Story -- The Carmelites Australia & Timor-Leste

Video Stories


Other Multimedia Content

Reflections from Josephite Sisters Jo Brady and Rita Malavisi (Sisters of St Joseph)

Useful Websites (A website of the Australian Catholic Diocesan Vocations Directors Conference)
Pledge to Pray (Supported by Catholic Vocations, Archdiocese of Melbourne and
Discerning and Deciding (Archdiocese of Sydney)
Vocations Awareness Week Resources (Archdiocese of Adelaide) 

Catholic Vocations Ministry Australia