Preparing for the Jubilee Year of 2025: Pilgrims of Hope

Jubilee 2025 Pilgrims of Hope logo - four figures embracing the cross, which turns into an anchor over the waves at the bottom

Pope Francis has announced that the Church will celebrate a Jubilee Year in 2025, with the theme of “Pilgrims of Hope.” In preparation for the Jubilee Year, Pope Francis is asking Catholics to prepare by dedicating time in the following manner:

  • 2023: Study the documents of the Second Vatican Council.
  • 2024: Focus on prayer.

Now that 2023 is upon us, we would do well to turn our attention to the documents of the Second Vatican Council, in particular, the four constitutions issued by Vatican II:

To assist in the study of these documents, the Vatican is making available simple, user-friendly guides which, as far as I can tell right now, have yet to be translated into English. Stay tuned. In the meantime, take advantage of these simple and user-friendly resources that flow from the spirit of these documents:

About Joe Paprocki 2728 Articles
Joe Paprocki, DMin, is National Consultant for Faith Formation at Loyola Press, where, in addition to his traveling/speaking responsibilities, he works on the development team for faith formation curriculum resources including Finding God: Our Response to God’s Gifts and God’s Gift: Reconciliation and Eucharist. Joe has more than 35 years of experience in ministry and has presented keynotes, presentations, and workshops in more than 100 dioceses in North America. Joe is a frequent presenter at national conferences including the Los Angeles Religious Education Congress, the Mid-Atlantic Congress, and the National Conference for Catechetical Leadership. He is the author of numerous books, including the best seller The Catechist’s Toolbox, A Church on the Move, Under the Influence of Jesus, and Called to Be Catholic—a bilingual, foundational supplemental program that helps young people know their faith and grow in their relationship with God. Joe is also the series editor for the Effective Catechetical Leader and blogs about his experiences in faith formation at www.catechistsjourney.com.

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