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Praying Hands

Year of Prayer 2024 & Jubilee Year 2025

In preparation for the 2025 Jubilee Year 'Pilgrims of Hope', 2024 has been designated a Year of Prayer by Pope Francis, starting this Advent.


There is a particular focus on the Our Father, which presents us with a great opportunity to go back to the very basics of prayer. So this week, let us re-focus on the Our Father, and say the prayer slowly, making a special effort to attend to the words, and notice if a word, phrase, or line strikes you and remains in your heart.


This year, we are invited as Catholics to have a deeper, prayerful encounter with Jesus; to go deeper in our commitment to pray, and to consider how we might share this with others. 

Over the coming weeks and months, we will provide suggestions and resources on how you might begin to do that.

Our Father
Who art in Heaven, 
hallowed be Thy name; 
Thy Kingdom come, 
Thy will be done 
on earth as it is in Heaven. 
Give us this day our daily bread; 
and forgive us our trespasses 
as we forgive those who trespass against us; 
and lead us not into temptation, 
but deliver us from evil. 


Ein Tad,
yr hwn wyt yn y nefoedd,
Sancteiddier dy enw,
Deled dy deymas,
Gwneler dy ewyllys, megis yn y nef,
Felly ar y ddaear hefyd.
Dyro i ni heddiw ein bara beunyddiol,
A maddau i ni dyledion,
Fel y maddeuwn ninnau i’n dyledwyr.
Ac nac arwain ni i brofedigaeth,
Eithr gwared ni rhag drwg.

2025 Jubilee Year 

The official Jubilee website states: After the year devoted to reflecting on the documents and studying the fruits of the Second Vatican Council, Pope Francis has proposed that 2024 should be marked as a year dedicated to prayer. In preparation for the Jubilee, dioceses are invited to promote initiatives to remind people of the centrality of both individual prayer and community prayer.

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