Sunday, October 28, 2012

October 28th, Feast of St. Jude Thaddeus

Oh glorious apostle St. Jude, faithful servant and friend of Jesus, the name of the traitor who delivered thy beloved Master into the hands of His enemies has caused thee to be forgotten by many, but the Church honors and invokes thee universally as the patron of hopeless cases--of things despaired of. Pray for me who am so miserable; make use, I implore thee, of that particular privilege accorded thee of bringing visible and speedy help where help is almost despaired of. Come to my assistance in this great need, that I may receive the consolations and succor of heaven in all my necessities, tribulations and sufferings, particularly (mention your request), and that I may bless God with thee and all the elect throughout eternity. I promise thee, O blessed St. Jude, to be ever mindful of this great favor, and I will never cease to honor thee as my special and powerful patron, and to do all in my power to encourage devotion to thee. Amen


  1. Happy Feast Day, St. Jude! I honor and think about you today!

    …to the only God our Savior, through Jesus Christ our Lord, be glory, majesty, power, and authority, before all time and now and forever.” ~ Jude 1:25

    As we celebrate the Feast of St. Jude today, we remember the incredible amount of trust St. Jude placed in Jesus. Like the other Apostles, St. Jude left everything to follow Christ’s call. Trusting that God knows what is best in our lives can be very difficult. Though God always wants what is best for us, He may guide us to grow in ways that push against our natural desires. We ask God for patience and understanding to accept his guidance and the wisdom to see the greater benefits His path brings to us. We trust that God hears our prayers and will guide us to the answers for each of them.

    St. Jude, you showed great trust in God as you gave up everything to follow Christ. Give me the strength to trust in God and the courage to follow the path He lays out for me. And on your Feast Day, I thank you for the blessings you have shown me through your intercession throughout this past year. Amen.

  2. mary RodgersJanuary 07, 2013

    have smear test next week pray st jude will let every thing be alright through the Immaculate Heart of Mary and the Sacred Heart of Jesus