We are all called by God. Listen in your heart and follow God's call. Last week, St Patrick Catholic School celebrated Vocations Week with a visit from a very special guest. Sister Monica Seaton of the Ursuline Sisters of MSJ Vocations shared her knowledge and joy with the children. National Vocation Awareness Week (NVAW) 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 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.
The children of Jubilee are so fortunate to have special friends, like Sister Monica, who are happy to share their experiences and stories and this is the perfect time of year to reflect on our individual calling to serve. The Jubilee schools pride themselves on nurturing the whole child - mind, heart, body and soul - so that one day they will have the knowledge and courage to find their vocation. This is made possible because of friends and donors like YOU. Because of you, the children of Jubilee are able to go to school in a faith-based, nurturing environment where they are encouraged to listen in their heart for God's calling.