The Vatican-sponsored event is marked on Feb. 2 in Rome. John Paul II instituted this annual event in 1997.
Kits to assist parishes and dioceses in commemorating this event are available for purchase from the National Coalition for Church Vocations in Chicago.
The kit includes a liturgy planning guide, music suggestions, general intercessions, prayer-card master, bulletin announcements and clip art.
Kits are available in English and Spanish for $14 each, plus shipping and handling. Quantities of kits are available for purchase at discounted prices.
Kits may not be duplicated for quantity distribution by a diocese, religious congregation, or other organization without the purchase of a bulk distribution permit from the National Coalition for Church Vocations.