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Weekly Devotion – July 13th

July 13, 2020

What does the parable about seeds and roots say to us about the Kingdom of God? Jesus’ parable of the sower is aimed at the hearers of His Word. God graces those who hunger for His Word that they may understand His will and have the strength to live according to it. We pray together:…

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Bible Diary for July 12th – 18th

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

SundayJuly 12th 15th Sunday in Ordinary Time 1st Reading: Is 55:10–11:As the rain and the snow come down from the heavens and do not return till they have watered the earth, making it yield seed for the sower and food for others to eat, so is my word that goes forth out of my mouth:…

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Weekly Devotion – July 6th

July 6, 2020

In this week’s Gospel, Jesus thanks the Father in heaven for revealing to His disciples the wisdom and knowledge of God. Only the humble in heart can receive true wisdom and understanding of God and His ways. Jesus also uses the analogy of a yoke to invite us to trade sin and despair for His…

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Bible Diary for July 5th – 11th

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

SundayJuly 5th 14th Sunday in Ordinary TimeSt. Anthony Zaccaria 1st Reading: Zec 9:9–10:Rejoice greatly, daughter of Zion! Shout for joy, daughter of Jerusalem! For your king is coming, just and victorious, humble and riding on a donkey, on a colt, the foal of a donkey. No more chariots in Ephraim, no more horses in Jerusalem,…

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July 2020 Day of Prayer for the Healing of Cancer

July 1, 2020
National Shrine of St. Jude Vigil Light Room

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 – June 29th

June 29, 2020

Our reflection from the Gospel this week is:“He who loves father and mother more than me is not worthy of me.” Jesus challenges His disciples to love God more than anyone or anything else. Does the love of Jesus Christ compel you to put God first in all you do? We pray together:St. Jude, give…

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Bible Diary for June 28th – July 4th

June 25, 2020
National Shrine of St. Jude Bible Diary

SundayJune 28th 13th Sunday of Ordinary TimeSt. Irenaeus of Lyons 1st Reading: 2 Kgs 4:8-11, 14-16a:One day Elisha went to Shunem, and a rich woman invited him to eat. Afterward, whenever he went to that town, he would go to her house to eat. The woman said to her husband, “See, this man who constantly…

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June 2020 Solemn Novena to St. Jude

June 24, 2020

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

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Weekly Devotion – June 22nd

June 22, 2020
St. Jude Relic at the National Shrine of St. Jude

In this week’s Gospel, Jesus tells the Apostles that as they go out to spread the word of God, people may respond with opposition and dissent. While this was a warning of what was ahead of the twelve, it was also a statement that they must each carry their own cross just as Jesus did.…

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Bible Diary for June 21st – 27th

June 18, 2020
National Shrine of St. Jude Bible Diary

SundayJune 21st St. Aloysius Gonzaga 1st Reading: Jer 20:10-13:I hear many people whispering, “Terror is all around! Denounce him! Yes, denounce him!” All my friends watch me to see if I will slip: “Perhaps he can be deceived,” they say; “then we can get the better of him and have our revenge.” But Yahweh, a…

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