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January 9, 2012


The Archdiocese of Philadelphia is celebrating National Vocations Awareness Week, January 8 to Saturday, January 14, 2012.

Archbishop Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M., Cap. will preside over a special Eucharistic gathering with students and faculty

Monday, January 9, 2012
10:00 a.m.
Bishop Shanahan High School
220 Woodbine Road
Downingtown, PA 19335 (Chester County)

National Vocations Awareness Week is an annual celebration dedicated to promote vocations to the priesthood, diaconate, and consecrated life through prayer and education. Parishes and schools will hold special events throughout the Archdiocese of Philadelphia during the week to promote and pray for vocations to the priesthood.

On Friday, January 13, 2012, there will be an Annual Gathering of Young Men at Saint Charles Seminary from 7:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. for those considering a vocation to the priesthood. The evening will include a tour of the seminary, discussion with priests and seminarians and conclude with Exposition of the Most Blessed Sacrament and Evening Prayer.

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Editor's Note: For more information on Vocations Awareness Week please contact the Vocations Office for the Diocesan Priesthood at 610-667-5778 or visit

Jhoselyn Martinez
Communications Specialist

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