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The Jubilee Year 2025 ‘Pilgrims of Hope’

The Jubilee Year will take place in 2025. It will run from the opening of the Holy Door in Rome on 24 December 2024 until the Feast of Epiphany 2026. The Holy Father has invited the whole Church to prepare for the Jubilee through 2024, which he has called a Year of Prayer.

Jubilee Motto

The motto for the upcoming Jubilee Year is ‘Pilgrims of Hope’. The motto aims to give a concise sense of the meaning of the jubilee journey. The 2025 jubilee will be a year of hope and trust for a world suffering the impacts of war, the ongoing impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic and the increased threats to the climate.

Jubilee Website – Vatican

The official Vatican website for the 2025 Jubilee can be found here: www.iubilaeum2025.va

Jubilee Website – Catholic Bishops of England and Wales

The Bishops’ Conference have put together information about the Jubilee on the CBCEW website. Please find the link below:

The Year of Jubilee 2025 – Catholic Bishops’ Conference

Jubilee Logo

The logo shows four stylized figures, representing all of humanity, coming from the four corners of the earth. They embrace each other to indicate the solidarity and fraternity which should unite all peoples. The figure at the front is holding onto the cross. It is not only the sign of the faith which this lead figure embraces, but also of hope, which can never be abandoned, because we are always in need of hope, especially in our moments of greatest need.

The logo can be found here.

Jubilee Hymn

Under the “Hymn for the 2025 Jubilee” section of the Vatican website you can obtain the musical score, words of the text and recordings of the Jubilee hymn in English, for your choir or music group to consider: https://www.iubilaeum2025.va/en/giubileo-2025/inno-giubileo-2025.html

News & Updates

The Holy Father has asked that 2024 be a ‘Year of Prayer’, as a preparatory year for the Jubilee.

Jubilee Prayer

The Prayer allows pilgrims of hope from all over the world to use the same words to express gratitude to God for the Jubilee experience and request the grace of forgiveness. The Jubilee Prayer can be found here:


Constitutions of Vatican II

Ahead of the Jubilee Year Pope Francis has also asked us to reflect on the four Constitutions of Vatican II:

· Sacrosanctum Concilium – The Sacred Council -the Constitution on the Sacred Liturgy,

· Lumen Gentium – Light of Nations- the Constitution on the Church –

· Dei Verbum – Word of God- the Constitution on Divine Revelation

· Gaudium et Spes -Joy and Hope – the Constitution on the Church in the Modern World.

The links below are video resources provided by the Bishops’ Conference specific to each constitution.

We Dare to Say

‘We Dare To Say’ is a resource for small group faith-sharing and for individual meditation, featuring five sessions each based on a line from the Lord’s Prayer. It is now available as a booklet (distributed in parishes across the diocese) or for download from the Bishops’ Conference website. It is a resource for small group faith-sharing and for individual meditation, featuring five sessions each based on a line from the Lord’s Prayer. Each session includes scripture, prayers and a reflection with questions. Please consider joining with others this Lent to use ‘We Dare to Say’, exploring together the prayer our Saviour gave us.


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Adoremus at Oscott – September 2024

A National Eucharistic Congress is planned for Saturday 14th September 2024 at Oscott, Birmingham. Oscott is significant as it was the place where the first Eucharistic procession took place after the restoration of the Church in Britain. There will also be a youth event on the Sunday which will be concentrating on vocations. St Marie’s Cathedral will have Eucharistic Adoration over that same weekend, and parishes may also offer a holy hour with exposition of the Blessed Sacrament.