Bible Diary for September 26th – October 2nd

National Shrine of St. Jude Bible Diary

SundaySeptember 26th 26th Sunday in Ordinary TimeSts. Cosmas and Damian 1st Reading: Num 11:25-29:Yahweh came down in the cloud and spoke to him. He took some of the spirit that was upon him and put it on the seventy elders. Now when the spirit rested upon them, they prophesied. But this they did not do…

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Weekly Devotion – September 20th

Our reflection from this week’s Gospel is:“If anyone wishes to be first, he shall be the last of all and the servant of all.” In this week’s Gospel, Jesus made a dramatic gesture by embracing a child to show His disciples who really is the greatest in the Kingdom of God. In Jesus’ time, children…

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Bible Diary for September 19th – 25th

National Shrine of St. Jude Bible Diary

SundaySeptember 19th 25th Sunday in Ordinary TimeSt. Januarius 1st Reading: Wis 2:12, 17-20:Let us set a trap for the righteous, for he annoys us and opposes our way of life; he reproaches us for our breaches of the Law and accuses us of being false to our upbringing. Let us see the truth of what…

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Weekly Devotion – September 13th

Who is Jesus for you? While Jesus was compared to the prophets and John the Baptist, it was through his faith that Peter came to know who Jesus really was. However, Peter’s faith wavered when he learned that Jesus would need to suffer and die in order to fulfill God’s work of redemption. From this…

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Bible Diary for September 12th – 18th

National Shrine of St. Jude Bible Diary

SundaySeptember 12th 24th Sunday in Ordinary TimeMost Holy Name of the Blessed Virgin Mary 1st Reading: Is 50:5-9a:The Lord Yahweh has opened my ear. I have not rebelled, nor have I withdrawn. I offered my back to those who strike me, my cheeks to those who pulled my beard; neither did I shield my face…

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Weekly Devotion – September 6th

The prayer that Jesus uttered over the deaf man in Sunday’s Gospel is His ardent desire for all of us: that by being open to His Word we might be liberated from our sins and walk in freedom as the sons and daughters of God. We echo this prayer when we make the sign of…

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Bible Diary for September 5th – 11th

National Shrine of St. Jude Bible Diary

SundaySeptember 5th 23rd Sunday in Ordinary TimeSt. Mother Teresa of Calcutta 1st Reading: Is 35:4-7a:Say to those who are afraid: “Have courage, do not fear. See, your God comes, demanding justice. He is the God who rewards, the God who comes to save you.” Then will the eyes of the blind be opened and the…

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September 2021 Day of Prayer for the Healing of Cancer

Prayer to St. Jude for those Affected by Cancer

Throughout today’s liturgies at the National Shrine of St. Jude, we will pray in a special way for all those who suffer from cancer. Join us today, and on the first Wednesday of every month, as we call upon St. Jude’s intercession for the healing of cancer. We pray together: God of healing mercy, in Jesus your…

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Weekly Devotion – August 30th

In Sunday’s Gospel Jesus challenges the Pharisees to make certain that the motivations in their hearts truly live up to what they profess with their words and ritual gestures. For Jesus, holiness is not just a matter of observing a collection of precepts. Holiness is a way of life, striving to love the Lord with…

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August 2021 Solemn Novena to St. Jude

St. Jude calls us all to experience the intercessory power of Novena prayer in our lives. As we continue to pray during this Solemn Novena, there is still time to send your petitions. To enhance your connection to this Novena you can also: View Novena meditation videos Check our website, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for daily Novena content Learn more about Novenas by viewing…

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