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National Shrine of St. Jude

We invite you learn about the history of the shrine and join in our devotion to St. Jude, a faithful friend in times of difficulty.

St. Jude is the Catholic patron saint of impossible causes. The National Shrine of St. Jude and the St. Jude League bring together hundreds of thousands of devotees in a community of prayer and hope to our patron saint. We invite you to join us and send your prayers to St. Jude, as he has proven to be a beacon of hope to those facing seemingly impossible trials and tribulations.

October 2020 Solemn Novena to St. Jude for All Souls

Oct 27, 2020

St. Jude calls us all to experience the intercessory power of Novena prayer in our lives. As we continue to pray during this October Solemn Novena for All Souls, there is still time to send your petitions. To enhance your connection to this Novena you can also: View Novena meditations and servicesCheck our website, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for daily Novena contentLearn more about Novenas…

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Weekly Devotion – October 26th

Oct 26, 2020

In this week’s Gospel, the Pharisees tested Jesus to see if He correctly understood the law as they did. Jesus’ simple answer was to “love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind.” The love of God comes first and the love of neighbor is…

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Bible Diary for October 25th – 31st

Oct 22, 2020

SundayOctober 25th 30th Sunday in Ordinary Time 1st Reading: Ex 22:20–26:You shall not wrong or oppress a stranger, for you were strangers in the land of Egypt. You shall not harm the widow or the orphan. If you do harm them and they cry out to me, I will hear them and my anger will…

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2020 St. Jude Prayer Banner

Oct 22, 2020

We are grateful for you and the thousands of others who have sent their petitions to be joined together in the Feast of St. Jude Prayer Banner. The banner is placed on the altar of St. Jude at the National Shrine to offer thanksgiving to St. Jude throughout the days of Novena prayer, during the…

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St. Jude Journal — October 2020

Oct 21, 2020

The loss of someone we love often leaves us with a complex range of emotions and thoughts. Along with our loss, we are grateful for the unique gift the person was in our life. We celebrate the rich memories; recalling these with others is often an important part of our healing and acceptance. The death…

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Weekly Devotion – October 19th

Oct 19, 2020

Our reflection from the Gospel this week is“Then repay to Caesar what belongs to Caesar and to God what belongs to God.” In the ancient times of Caesar, the ruler’s image was on the currency used. It could be interpreted that the coins were the ruler’s personal property. We, too, have been stamped with God’s…

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Bible Diary for October 18th – 24th

Oct 15, 2020

SundayOctober 18th 29th Sunday in Ordinary TimeSt. Luke 1st Reading: Is 45:1, 4–6:Thus says Yahweh to his anointed, to Cyrus: “I have taken you by the right hand to subdue nations before you and strip kings of their armor, to open the gateways before you so that they will be closed no more. For the…

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Weekly Devotion – October 12th

Oct 12, 2020

The king in this week’s Gospel parable became upset that many of those invited to his party did not attend and those that did come did not wear appropriate attire. How many times have we received God’s call but had something better to do? How many times have we done something simply because we had…

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Pray with us during October 2020

Oct 10, 2020

The month of October is a special time of prayer and thanksgiving for us at the National Shrine of St. Jude. We celebrate our last Solemn Novena of the year, October 24th—November 1st, and the Feast of St. Jude on October 28th. On the Feast Day of St. Jude we celebrate a special Mass at the…

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