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2019 August Solemn Novena to St. Jude

August 21, 2019

St. Jude calls us all to experience the intercessory power of Novena prayer in our lives. As we continue to pray during this August Solemn Novena, there is still time to send your petitions. To enhance your connection to this Novena you can also: View Novena meditations and videos Check our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for daily Novena content Missed our June Solemn Novena? View…

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Weekly Devotion – August 19th

August 19, 2019

Jesus shocks the Apostles when He says, “I have come to set the earth on fire.” Fire is often used to represent God’s presence through the Holy Spirit—such as the burning bush in Exodus and the tongues of fire at Pentecost. In this Gospel, we see a passionate side of Jesus. He asks to be…

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Bible Diary for August 18th – 24th

August 15, 2019

SundayAugust 18th 1st Reading: Jer 38:4-6, 8-10:Then the officials told the king, “This man should be put to death, because he is weakening the will of the fighting men and the people left in the city. In fact he is not out to save the people but to do harm.” King Zedekiah said, “His life…

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St. Jude Journal — August 2019

August 14, 2019

Our need for healing impacts each of us differently. For many of us, the path to healing starts with prayer. We ask God to give us His healing love, and maybe a bit more strength than we usually need. We also turn to St. Jude, the Patron of Hope, for the courage to approach our…

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Weekly Devotion – August 12th

August 12, 2019

Our reflection from the Gospel this week is:“Blessed are those servants whom the master finds vigilant on his arrival.” This week’s Gospel parable teaches us a lesson in faithfulness. It is the foundation for any lasting and meaningful relationship as well as an attribute of God. He expects us to be faithful in return, though…

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Bible Diary for August 11th – 17th

August 8, 2019

SundayAugust 11th 1st Reading: Wis 18:6-9:The night of the Passover was known beforehand to our fathers, that, with sure knowledge of the oaths in which they put their faith, they might have courage. Your people awaited the salvation of the just and the destruction of their foes. For when you punished our adversaries, in this you glorified us…

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August Day of Prayer for the Healing of Cancer

August 7, 2019

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. I invite you to 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…

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Weekly Devotion – August 5th

August 5, 2019

Our reflection from the Gospel this week is:“Take care to guard against all greed, for though one may be rich, one’s life does not consist of possessions.” Jesus warns us about greed in this week’s Gospel and asks us to consider what is truly valuable. Our worth is not determined by the number of possessions…

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Bible Diary for August 4th – 10th

August 1, 2019

SundayAugust 4th St. John Vianney 1st Reading: Eccl 1:2; 2:21-23:All is meaningless—says the Teacher— meaningless, meaningless! For here was a man who toiled in all wisdom, knowledge and skill; and he must leave all to someone who has not worked for it. This is meaningless and a great misfortune. For what profit is there for…

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Weekly Devotion – July 29th

July 29, 2019

Our reflection from the Gospel this week is:“Lord, teach us to pray.” Each of us may pray differently and with different intensity, depending on our needs and gratitude. Jesus gives us a great gift in the Our Father, and this week we reflect on the praise, personal intentions, and hope found in its words. We…

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