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Bible Diary for May 16th – 22nd

May 13, 2021
National Shrine of St. Jude Bible Diary

SundayMay 16th 7th Sunday of EasterSolemnity of the Ascension of the Lord 1st Reading: Acts 1:1–11:In the first part of my work, Theophilus, I wrote of all that Jesus did and taught from the beginning until the day when he ascended to heaven. But first he had instructed through the Holy Spirit the apostles he…

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Weekly Devotion – May 10th

May 10, 2021

This week’s Gospel speaks to the core of our faith. We hear Jesus’ most important message for us when He said, “This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you.” This week we are invited to reflect, celebrate, and appreciate the love God has for us. In the eyes of…

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Bible Diary for May 9th – 15th

May 6, 2021
National Shrine of St. Jude Bible Diary

SundayMay 9th Sixth Sunday of Easter 1st Reading: Acts 10:25–26, 34–35, 44–48:As Peter was about to enter, Cornelius went to him, fell on his knees and bowed low. But Peter lifted him up saying, “Stand up, for I too am a human being.” Peter then spoke to them, “Truly, I realize that God does not…

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May 2021 Day of Prayer for the Healing of Cancer

May 5, 2021

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. This month, we also continue to pray in a…

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Weekly Devotion – May 3rd

May 3, 2021
St. Jude Relic at the National Shrine of St. Jude

Our reflection from the Gospel this week is:“Just as a branch cannot bear fruit on its own unless it remains on the vine, so neither can you unless you remain in me.” What does it mean when Jesus asks us to remain in Him? One way we remain close to Christ is through our devotion…

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Bible Diary for May 2nd – 8th

April 29, 2021
National Shrine of St. Jude Bible Diary

SundayMay 2nd Fifth Sunday of EasterSt. Athanasius 1st Reading: Acts 9:26–31:When Saul came to Jerusalem, he tried to join the disciples there, but they were afraid of him because they could not believe that he was a disciple. But Barnabas took him and brought him to the apostles. He recounted to them how Saul had…

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Weekly Devotion – April 26th

April 26, 2021

Christ’s message in this week’s Gospel is both inspiring and challenging. Just as a shepherd protects his sheep, Jesus watches over us. We are asked to give our whole selves over to God. Our devotion to St. Jude gives us the strength we need to trust in God and turn ourselves over to Him. We…

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Bible Diary for April 25th – May 1st

April 22, 2021
National Shrine of St. Jude Bible Diary

SundayApril 25th 4th Sunday of EasterSt. Mark 1st Reading: Acts 4:8–12:Peter, filled with the Holy Spirit, spoke up, “Leaders of the people! Elders! It is a fact that we are being examined today for a good deed done to a cripple. How was he healed? You and all the people of Israel must know that…

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St. Jude Journal – April 2021

April 21, 2021

Our Solemn Novena to St. Jude is a meaningful way to respond to God’s invitation to continually deepen our relationship with Him. We hold our simple prayer, “St. Jude, pray for us,” close to our hearts as we honor the blessings and ask for help with the challenges. When we take part in Solemn Novena…

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Weekly Devotion – April 19th

April 19, 2021

Our reflection from the Gospel this week is:“Why are you troubled? And why do questions arise in your hearts?” In this week’s Gospel, Jesus miraculously appears before His disciples and asks them to trust in Him and His Resurrection. Jesus goes to great lengths to assure His disciples that He is not a ghost or…

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