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2021 St. Jude Prayer Banner

October 18, 2021

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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Weekly Devotion – October 18th

October 18, 2021

Jesus leads by being a servant. He affirms His teachings by picking up the cross and shedding His blood so that we might have life and have it to the full. Jesus proposes the model of servant-leadership, kneeling to wash the feet of His followers and stretching out His arms upon the cross to accomplish…

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St. Jude Journal – October 2021

October 15, 2021

When someone we love dies, we celebrate their life and remember the love and life we shared with them. We are grateful for the time we had together and for the memories they left that continue to enrich us, even as we work through our grief. We ask God for additional grace and strength to…

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Bible Diary for October 17th – 23rd

October 14, 2021
National Shrine of St. Jude Bible Diary

SundayOctober 17th 29th Sunday in Ordinary TimeSt. Ignatius of Antioch 1st Reading: Is 53:10-11:Yet it was the will of Yahweh to crush him with grief. When he makes himself an offering for sin, he will have a long life and see his descendants. Through him the will of Yahweh is done. For the anguish he…

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Weekly Devotion – October 11th

October 11, 2021

How tragic that the man in Sunday’s Gospel went away sorrowful because he could not give up his great wealth. Money and material possessions are often important necessities to be sure. Yet sometimes they become too important. The man in the Gospel let his possessions control his life, rather than being a good steward of…

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Pray with us during October 2021

October 9, 2021

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 20th—28th, and the Feast of St. Jude on October 28th. On the Feast Day of St. Jude we celebrate a special Mass at the Shrine.…

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Bible Diary for October 10th – 16th

October 7, 2021
National Shrine of St. Jude Bible Diary

SundayOctober 10th 28th Sunday in Ordinary Time 1st Reading: Wis 7:7-11:I prayed and understanding was given to me; I asked earnestly and the spirit of Wisdom came to me. I preferred her to scepters and thrones and I considered wealth as nothing compared with her. I preferred her to any jewel of inestimable value, since…

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October 2021 Day of Prayer for the Healing of Cancer

October 6, 2021
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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Bible Diary for October 3rd – 9th

September 30, 2021
National Shrine of St. Jude Bible Diary

SundayOctober 3rd 27th Sunday in Ordinary Time 1st Reading: Gen 2:18-24:Yahweh God said, “It is not good for Man to be alone; I will give him a helper who will be like him.” Then Yahweh God formed from the earth all the beasts of the field and all the birds of the air and brought…

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Weekly Devotion – September 27th

September 27, 2021

Our reflection from this week’s Gospel is:“For whoever is not against us is for us.” The disciples were suspicious of the person performing spiritual work in the name of Jesus. However, Jesus rebukes them for their envy because it is the opposite of love. The love of Christ not only frees us from envy and…

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