Please find below various resources for use during this year of prayer 2024 in preparation for next year’s jubilee 2025. The intention is that these will be added to as the year progresses.
OFFICIAL VATICAN WEBSITE:
All things jubilee can be found here: https://www.iubilaeum2025.va/en/giubileo-2025.html
JUBILEE 2025: LOCAL WALKING PILGRIMAGES
Dr Phil McCarthy has launched a website: www.pilgrimways.org.uk
Here you will find a walking pilgrimage route for each diocese.
In the Diocese of Middlesbrough, the route is called, The Way of Our lady of Mount Grace.
It leads from St Mary’s Cathedral to the Lady Chapel in Osmotherley:
More information can be found here: https://www.pilgrimways.org.uk/middlesbrough
YEAR OF PRAYER 2024: PILGRIMS OF PRAYER AND PRAY-AS-YOU-GO
In preparation for the year of Jubilee, we are invited to lead our communities in a pilgrimage of prayer.
There are some resources available for parish use.
The Jesuits have produced a booklet called ‘Pilgrims of Prayer’, it can be found here: https://www.cbcew.org.uk/home/events/previous-events/the-year-of-jubilee-2025/pilgrims-of-prayer/
JUBILEE 2025: DIOCESAN PILGRIMAGE TO ROME
There will be a Pilgrimage to Rome sometime in October 2025.
We hope to publish further details, dates and prices soon.
PRAYER RESOURCES FROM HEXHAM AND NEWCASTLE
The Vicariate for Faith and Mission of Hexham and Newcastle shares some simple ‘ready to print’ pamphlets on personal prayer:
‘Ways into Silence and Stillness https://diocesehn.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2023/12/Ways-into-Silence-and-Stillness.pdf
‘Simple Centring Exercise’ https://diocesehn.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2023/12/Centring-Exercise.pdf
‘A Simple Guide to Lectio Divina’ https://diocesehn.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2023/12/Simple-Guide-to-Lectio-Divina.pdf
are all available for download.
YEAR OF PRAYER 2024: LENTEN RESOURCE ‘WE DARE TO SAY’
‘We Dare to Say’ is a resource for small group faith-sharing and for individual meditation.
It features five sessions, each based on a line from the Lord’s Prayer.
Each session includes scripture, prayers and a reflection with questions.
The connection of the Our Father with the sacraments and the devotional life is explored, and wisdom from the saints is offered.
Find the booklet here: Lords-Prayer-Booklet-2024.pdf
Can be found by following this link: https://cafod.org.uk/pray/year-of-prayer
Sign up to their special email service to receive weekly reflections, useful for parishioners: https://cafod.org.uk/weekly-reflections
Resources for Lent can be found here by scrolling to the bottom of the page: https://cafod.org.uk/pray/lent-calendar
YEAR OF PRAYER 2024: CAFOD PRAYER
CAFOD have also produced a prayer for the Year of Prayer.:
‘Symphony of prayer and praise’
God of blessings,
in this year ahead,
give us a spirit of listening,
of openness to your word
and longing for your kingdom.
As we journey toward the Jubilee,
a time of new beginnings,
we pray for help and strength,
to heal our relationships with each other
and all creation.
Sing your song of love over us,
renewing our faith and courage,
so we may join our voices together,
discovering new harmonies of hope,
new melodies of reconciliation
Attentive to the Spirit,
and awake to the needs of the world,
may we seek your life-giving presence,
as we join as one global family,
in a great symphony of prayer and praise.
THE HOLY FATHER’S CATECHESIS ON PRAYER
Here is a PDF Document allowing us to journey through this year with Pope Francis.
The Document begins from the first week of Advent past, continuing through to the Feast of Christ the King 2024.
It contains weekly catechetical reflections on prayer throughout the liturgical year.