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Weekly Devotion – January 27th

January 27, 2020

Our reflection from the Gospel this week is:“Come after me, and I will make you fishers of men.” In Matthew’s Gospel, Peter, Andrew, James, and John all left their fishing boats to follow Jesus. They gave up their lives to spread His Word all over the world. Jesus calls all of us to be fishers…

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Bible Diary for January 26th – February 1st

January 23, 2020
National Shrine of St. Jude Bible Diary

SundayJanuary 26th 3rd Sunday in Ordinary TimeSts. Timothy and Titus 1st Reading: Is 8:23 – 9:3:Yet, where there was but anguish, darkness will disappear. He has just afflicted the land of Zebulun and the land of Naphtali; but in the future he will confer glory on the way of the sea, on the land beyond…

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Weekly Devotion – January 20th

January 20, 2020
National Shrine of St. Jude Vigil Light

Our reflection from the Gospel this week is:“Behold, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world.” The Holy Spirit in that hour revealed to John Jesus’ true nature, such that John bore witness that this is the Son of God. We can only know who Jesus truly is through the Holy…

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Bible Diary for January 19th – 25th

January 16, 2020
National Shrine of St. Jude Bible Diary

SundayJanuary 19th 2nd Sunday in Ordinary Time 1st Reading: Is 49:3, 5–6:He said to me, “You are Israel, my servant, through you I will be known.” And now Yahweh has spoken, he who formed me in the womb to be his servant, to bring Jacob back to him, to gather Israel to him. He said:…

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Weekly Devotion – January 13th

January 13, 2020
Our Lady of Guadalupe Baptismal Font

Our reflection from the Gospel this week is:“This is my beloved Son, with whom I am well pleased.” In this week’s Gospel, Jesus is baptized by John the Baptist. Matthew tells us that upon Jesus’ baptism, “the heavens were opened for him,” just like the kingdom of heaven is open to us when we are…

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Bible Diary for January 12th – 18th

January 9, 2020
National Shrine of St. Jude Bible Diary

SundayJanuary 12th Baptism of the Lord 1st Reading: Is 42:1-4, 6-7:Here is my servant whom I uphold, my chosen one in whom I delight. I have put my spirit upon him, and he will bring justice to the nations. He does not shout or raise his voice. Proclamations are not heard in the streets. A…

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Weekly Devotion – January 6th

January 6, 2020
Nativity scene at the Shrine

Our reflection from the Gospel this week is:“They were overjoyed at seeing the star, and on entering the house they saw the child with Mary his mother.” This Sunday we celebrated Solemnity of the Epiphany of the Lord. The three magi (also known as “the wise men” from the East) followed the star to see Jesus.…

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Bible Diary for January 5th – 11th

January 2, 2020
National Shrine of St. Jude Bible Diary

SundayJanuary 5th EpiphanySt. John Neumann 1st Reading: Is 60:1-6:Arise, shine, for your light has come. The glory of Yahweh rises upon you. Night still covers the earth and gloomy clouds veil the peoples, but Yahweh now rises and over you his glory appears. Nations will come to your light and kings to the brightness of…

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January Day of Prayer for the Healing of Cancer

January 1, 2020

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 – December 30th

December 30, 2019

Our reflection from the Gospel this week is:“He rose, took the child and his mother, and went to the land of Israel.” In this week’s Gospel, Joseph places his trust in God for the safety of his family. He moved his family with confidence that God would always be there to care for them. Where do…

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