National Vocation Awareness Week

National Vocation Awareness Week is a 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.

25% of priests ordained in the U.S. in 2022 participated in Scouting growing up.

The Class of 2022: Survey of Ordinands to the Priesthood

Scouting is a time-honored way for young people to learn about themselves, develop a commitment to service and become leaders. Scouting helps young people grow up to be good citizens, always aware of their duty to God and country. The Scout Oath and the Scout Law form the foundation for Scouting.

Catholic Scouting programs build on that framework to offer opportunities for young people to grow spiritually, emotionally and intellectually. Through Religious Emblems and Activities, Scouts learn more about their Catholic faith. Retreats, high adventure journeys and other gatherings with fellow Scouts help them discern their calling in life and connect with the larger Catholic community.

It’s no wonder that Catholic Scouting can help young people discover a path to vocations to the priesthood and religious life.

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