Dialogue & Unity


2025 will mark 60 years since the second Vatican Council, or Vatican II. Following a Year of Prayer in 2024, celebrations will now begin. The theme is Pilgrims of Hope.

Vatican II
Year of prayer
Catholic Social Action
Care for Creation
The Irenaeus Project


The Vatican will be hosting a number of events throughout the year, which can be seen below.

Our own events will be coming soon. Watch this space!

Letter from Pope Francis.

Pope Francis has also released the following letter ahead of the Jubilee.


There is also a prayer from Pope Francis ahead of this special celebration.

"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."

Adoremus Liverpool

21 September 2024

Following the national Adoremus gathering on 14 September at St Mary’s College, Oscott, the Archbishop has decided that we will have a similar event for the archdiocese. This will take place at the Metropolitan Cathedral and at the Co-Cathedral of Saint Mary of the Isle on 21 September 2024. The Pastoral Development department will release more informatin shortly. This is part of our preparation for the Great Jubilee 2025, to come together as the archdiocesan family in this “year of prayer" which Pope Francis has called for. There is more information on the Jubilee on the archdiocesan website. This will be updated as and when information will become available. Communities are invited to come on pilgrimage to the Cathedral for this archdiocesan day of prayer.

To mark the theme, we are encouraging people to make their own pilgrimages throughout the archdiocese. We have plenty of Saints and Venerated people in our archdiocese to visit.

They are:

St John Almond (Liverpool)
St Edmund Arrowsmith (Haydock)
St John Rigby (Eccleston)
St John Wall (Preston)
Blessed Dominic Barberi (Buried in St Helens)
Venerable Elizabeth Prout (St Helens)
Venerable Ignatius Spencer (Buried in St Helens)
Shrine of Our Lady of Perpetual Succour at Bishop Eton

If you want inspiration to do your own pilgrimage, then head to the Pilgrim Way website, where there is a suggested route for Liverpool!