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Bible Diary for March 14th – 20th

March 11, 2021
National Shrine of St. Jude Bible Diary

SundayMarch 14th 4th Sunday of Lent 1st Reading: 2 Chr 36:14-16, 19-23:Furthermore, all the heads of the priesthood, and the people, too, were exceedingly unfaithful, following the disgusting example of the nations around them, and so they defiled the house which Yahweh himself had made holy. Yahweh, the God of their ancestors, continued to send…

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Weekly Devotion – March 8th

March 8, 2021
Celebrate Lent with the National Shrine of St. Jude

In Sunday’s readings we are told the temple of God is the Body of Jesus. In receiving the Eucharist, we too are the Body of Christ, and we become the temple of the Holy Spirit. What can we do to make that temple a more fitting home for God? We pray together: St. Jude, give…

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Bible Diary for March 7th – 13th

March 4, 2021
National Shrine of St. Jude Bible Diary

SundayMarch 7th 3rd Sunday of LentSts. Perpetua and Felicity 1st Reading: Ex 20:1-17:God spoke all these words. He said, “I am Yahweh your God who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of slavery. Do not have other gods before me. Do not make yourself a carved image or any…

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March 2021 Day of Prayer for the Healing of Cancer

March 3, 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 – March 1st

March 1, 2021
Celebrate Lent with the National Shrine of St. Jude

Our reflection from the Gospel this week is:“This is my beloved Son. Listen to him.” The story of the Transfiguration that we see in Sunday’s Gospel speaks of the glory of God, which is His presence in the midst of the world. God’s presence in Jesus is the guarantee of our salvation. What the Apostles…

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Bible Diary for February 28th – March 6th

February 25, 2021
National Shrine of St. Jude Bible Diary

SundayFebruary 28th 2nd Sunday of Lent 1st Reading: Gen 22:1-2, 9a, 10-13, 15-18:Sometime later God tested Abraham and said to him, “Abraham!” And he answered, “Here I am.” Then God said, “Take your son, your only son, Isaac, whom you love, and go to the land of Moriah and offer him there as a burnt…

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Weekly Devotion – February 22nd

February 22, 2021
Celebrate Lent with the National Shrine of St. Jude

Our reflection from the Gospel this week is:“Repent, and believe in the gospel.” On this first Sunday of Lent, Mark tells how Jesus retreated to the desert to be tempted. Upon returning to Galilee, Jesus—like John the Baptist—preached repentance. Do you seek temptation directly or does it come from ordinary situations of life? We pray…

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Bible Diary for February 21st – 27th

February 18, 2021
National Shrine of St. Jude Bible Diary

SundayFebruary 21st 1st Sunday of LentSt. Peter Damian 1st Reading: Gen 9:8–15:God spoke to Noah and his sons, “See I am making a Covenant with you and with your descendants after you; also with every living animal with you: birds, cattle, that is, with every living creature of the earth that came out of the…

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Weekly Devotion – February 15th

February 15, 2021

Jesus continues to demonstrate His power over evil by healing the leper in Sunday’s Gospel. When the man found out that he was healed from leprosy, he proclaimed the awesome power of Jesus. Jesus did not only free the man from physical ailment, He set him free also to give witness. What hinders us from…

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Bible Diary for February 14th – 20th

February 11, 2021
National Shrine of St. Jude Bible Diary

SundayFebruary 14th Sixth Sunday in Ordinary TimeSt. ValentineSts. Cyril and Methodius 1st Reading: Lev 13:1–2, 44–46:Yahweh said to Moses and Aaron, “If someone has a boil, an inflammation or a sore on his skin which could develop into leprosy, he must be brought to Aaron the priest, or to one of the priests, his descendants.…

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