Episode 2 of a new ‘Pause for Prayer’ video resource is now available as we continue our Year of Prayer journey.

The monthly video reflection is hosted by assistant priest Fr Toby Duckworth, who serves in the parishes of St Dunstan, Kings Heath and St Jude, Maypole. Fr Toby is also the newly appointed Diocesan Spirituality Contact.

In this episode Fr Toby meets Fr Simon Bishop SJ, who discusses and explains the Daily Examen Prayer. Prayer intentions are shared by students from Cardinal Wiseman Catholic School, Kingstanding.

Fr Toby, together with Paul Northam, Diocesan Co-ordinator for the Jubilee Year 2025 ‘Pilgrims of Hope’ from the Diocesan Office for Mission, and James Trewby, Columban Justice and Peace Education Worker, will be producing regular episodes focused on teaching, testimony and intentions.

In preparation for the 2025 Jubilee Year, this year has been designated a Year of Prayer by Pope Francis. 

There is a particular focus on the Our Father, and this presents us with a great opportunity to go back to the basics of prayer.

Watch! Pause for Prayer, episode 2

Watch! Pause for Prayer, episode 1