The Year of Jubilee 2025

Pope Francis officially declared 2025 a Year of Jubilee with a papal bull, titled “Spes Non Confudit,” meaning “Hope Does Not Disappoint.” The Jubilee Year will begin with the opening of the Holy Door of St. Peter's Basilica on Christmas Eve 2024. Our liturgies will reflect the intentions of the Jubilee Year. More information as it comes to hand.

Pope Francis opening the Holy Door of St Peters 2015.

Full Text of ‘Spes Non Confundit - Hope does not disappoint’ papal bull for the 2025 Jubilee Year HERE

Information links

For ongoing updates and information visit the Jubilee Year 2025 section on the NZCBC website HERE

For Jubilee 2025 news from the Vatican visit their special website HERE

This is especially helpful if anyone is planning to be in Rome during next year.



We are all invited to offer this Jubilee prayer during gatherings throughout this year.

The Jubilee Prayer

Father in heaven,

may the faith you have given us

in your son, Jesus Christ, our brother,

and the flame of charity enkindled

in our hearts by the Holy Spirit,

reawaken in us the blessed hope

for the coming of your Kingdom.


May your grace transform us

into tireless cultivators of the seeds of the Gospel.

May those seeds transform from within both humanity

and the whole cosmos in the sure expectation

of a new heaven and a new earth,

when, with the powers of Evil vanquished,

your glory will shine eternally.


May the grace of the Jubilee

reawaken in us, Pilgrims of Hope,

a yearning for the treasures of heaven.

May that same grace spread

the joy and peace of our Redeemer

throughout the earth.

To you our God, eternally blessed,

be glory and praise for ever.


Prayer translations

We have four translations of the words. Link to a pdf of English; Māori; Samoan HERE

Link to the Jubilee prayer in Tongan HERE

Jubilee Hymn

We are all invited to learn to sing this hymn during gatherings throughout this year.

Pilgrims of Hope

Text of the hymn HERE

Score of the hymn HERE

Performance of Pilgrims of Hope mp3  HERE